Katzensprung's fresh contents reflect the interests of today's teenagers, and its multimedia format meets modern classroom requirements. Logical sequencing and easy-to-follow instructions make teaching simple and enjoyable, whilst the range of authentic text types brings variety and cultural enrichment to the classroom. Katzensprung 3 is set in Berlin and Neustadt an der Orla in eastern Germany, with reference to the other German-speaking countries. The Textbook compares and contrasts the lives of Jakob in Berlin and his exchange partner Simon in New Zealand with the experiences of Ines from Neustadt and her exchange partner Megan from Australia. Each chapter of Katzensprung 3 Textbook has: clearly stated learning outcomes clear instructions to promote independent learning structured diagrams that introduce and model key language structures and vocabulary a range of text types that integrate language and culture and introduce the new material a range of extended oral activities that encourage students to actively apply the language they have learnt extra challenges for quick workers cultural information presented in a variety of text types tips on language learning and the use of information technology a systematic, topic-based treatment of grammar.