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Always Do the Reading
Background Knowledge Expected
Many Small Assignments
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I highly recommend taking this course, as it allows students with a basic understanding of Spanish to fulfill their foreign language requirement in one semester instead of two, while still furthering their Spanish-speaking abilities.
This class began with a basic introduction to the Spanish language, but progressed much quicker than the Spanish 101 class would. Students who test into this course are able to review and deepen their basic Spanish skills and expand their knowledge by learning new material at an accelerated pace. The course covered all the same concepts taught in the Spanish 101 and 102 series in half the time. Material was taught in ways that allowed students to read, write and speak, emphasizing the importance of all three skills. The professor's enthusiasm and attitude towards his students was a huge factor in the quality of the course. Dr. Peterson found exciting ways to teach the material that went beyond the lecture to ensure that students were understanding the concepts presented in class. He was available for help on coursework and communicated with students what would be expected of them in the course.
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Advice for students:
Because the course is taught at an accelerated pace, reviewing the material outside of class is essential for staying on top of things. Be sure to ask questions as they come up, as lots of material is covered in each class and it's easy to get behind. Practice speaking Spanish outside of class as well in order to get comfortable with the material.