Throughout Level One, a functional approach is used to emphasize communication skills in everyday life. Instruction focuses on situations such as greeting others, expressing emotions and opinions, and seeking information. Students are engaged in motivating activities that develop their ability to use the language authentically. Exercises focus on self-expression through speaking and writing formats.The program depicts everyday life, such as family and peer relations, and social customs in the countries of the target language. A variety of activities , designed with an emphasis on using the language as well as learning, is based on common situations and help students to become proficient in the three modes of communication: interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational.