Spanish Ib builds upon the vocabulary, grammar and cultural study from Spanish Ia. A more detailed study of grammar includes stem changing verbs, irregular verbs, the future tense and the preterit tense. Vocabulary is geared towards the themes of each chapter of the text. The series develops an engaging story line involving two students who enter a contest to win a trip around Latin America. Spanish Ib students are expected to read, write, and communicate the ideas expressed within weekly assigned cultural essays. Oral drills, written work, reading comprehension and listening skills are further developed throughout the course.