This course is designed as a continuation of Spanish I and Spanish II. Students will be guided toward functional communicative proficiency while developing a general insight into how languages work. The goals are to enable students to function in a Spanish-speaking culture, use the language for a lifetime of personal enjoyment and enrichment, appreciate the role of Hispanic cultures in a global context, and to continue expanding their communicative proficiency for further education or for the workplace. By studying another language, students will gain a knowledge and understanding of the cultures that use that language. By learning another language students will make connections between their native language and a foreign language, which will enable them to develop greater insight into their own language and culture and realize that multiple ways of viewing the world exist.