Not too easy. Not too difficult.
It's a challenging class and does not require you to do a ton of work. Although it does challenge your conversational skills in Spanish. The class is full of engagement in the language and also promotes a sense of comfort in speaking aloud. There are also many essays that you will have to write but it expands your ability and potential in the language. The professor is very understanding and encouraging when it comes to giving mistakes in public or in private. She works with your problem areas and by the end of the semester you'll be confident in your Spanish speaking and writing skills.
I learned how to be comfortable in making mistakes while speaking Spanish. I also learned to become confident in speaking while making mistakes. The biggest highlight of the course was having to give a presentation in Spanish without reading off of a notecard. It was frightening but liberating at the same time. It gave you freedom to show your comfort in the language. That alone made me realize that it's okay to be a slow learner but it also challenged me to improve and grow in speaking and understanding it while having conversations.
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Advice for students:
Be open to making mistakes while learning the language. Make sure to study before arriving to class, it is important to know basic and intermediate Spanish before taking the class. The class is an overview of things you should already know and focuses on holding conversations. So be expected to be called on. The main focus is to be able to thoroughly respond in Spanish conversations while learning new vocabulary and maintaining great writing skills. Practicing wrong in Spanish is a MUST in order to pass the class. It's integral to know the use of accent marks and changes in verbs and tenses.