Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Personally, I was just an average student, the class itself wasn't too bad, and didn't require much time to practice. I wasn't the best student, but I definitely came out with information about the language and Spanish culture that I would've never known about before. It is very important that you don't take the teacher for granted. Every day we would go through vocabulary lists and do multiple tasks involving every style of learning. With effort, you can and will succeed in this class.
I learned a lot of vocabulary and some sentences. I learned the basic sentences (and those stuck with me the most), while other sentences I remember learning, but I haven't been religiously practicing as of late. I can recall we learned food, school supplies, nouns, colors, numbers, names, greetings, and the names of rooms in the house.
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Advice for students:
Don't go into the class without any information beforehand. Know that Spanish is an entire language, and like any other language, it will come with time. You have to know that in order to actually learn anything in this class you have to be willing to work.