Pretty easy, overall.
The teacher was one of the most engaging and exciting I have had at USC, and her teaching style makes French II very easy to understand. She gave a lot of constructive feedback for essays, was very available to help clarify in office hours, and helped us substantially when a topic was difficult to comprehend. She encourages group work, which makes this course much more interesting than the average lecture-based language class.
We learned several of the prominent tenses of French, including the passé composé (or past tense), the imparfait (or imperfect) tense, the conditional tense, and two future tenses. We learned a large amount of important vocabulary, terms, and cultural facts about French-speaking countries. We had several writing projects, which were manageable, and the teacher gives a lot of constructive feedback to help improve your writing.
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Advice for students:
I would advise you to do the online homeworks as the course goes on - they are due the day before tests, but trying to do all of them the night before is rather tough. The homework is vital to comprehension, and she explains the topics before assigning the work. Participate as much as possible and don't shy away from taking advantage of office hours.