Spanish 1A and 1B students begin developing basic language skills such as pronunciation and speaking, writing, listening comprehension, and reading. The acquisition of the new language requires that the student frequently use vocabulary related to everyday life. Students are introduced to Spanish cultures, through their study of schools, holidays, customs, food, and geography. Parts A and B constitute one full credit of Spanish 1. Students must register for both A and B classes. Students must pass Spanish 1A in order to continue on to Spanish 1B. Students with previous Spanish experience should take the Spanish 2 placement exam.