Students of Spanish III will graduate from the course able to speak Spanish fluently. They will gain yet more experience in using already-acquired grammatical and cultural knowledge gleaned from Spanish I and II, and there is a strong focus on the use of spoken language in all contexts. As in Spanish I and II, this course is given entirely in Spanish; the key difference in Honors Spanish III is that all students are required to speak exclusively Spanish during class. Beyond the continual practice of spoken daily usage, students will learn the few remaining verb tenses that they lack and master the three moods in Spanish. Another emphasis is developing an understanding of and familiarity with Spanish literature. We use excerpts from Cervantes, Unamuno, Borges, and other masters of Spanish and Latin American literature and poetry. Additionally, much emphasis will be given to regional culture and immersion into the living tapestries that are the Hispanic and Latino worlds. Students who complete this course should be academically prepared to take the AP Spanish Language exam. Prerequisites: Spanish I, II, and teacher approval.