Honors French III is an upper-level course designed not only to review, but also to refine and expand, the four basic language skills already acquired in French I and French II: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Speaking is stressed in the classroom, with the class being conducted in the target language the majority of the time. Grammar is challenging at this level. Students read a wide variety of topics, including francophone culture, art, history, travel, and current events in the textbook and on-line. Students see several films during the year and write critical essays as follow-up. Students read abridged works of literature such as Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables or Jules Verne’s L’Ile Mystérieuse, as well as some short stories.