This class was tough.
I would highly recommend this course because it refines the areas of speaking, writing, and reading comprehension skills. This course marries all the elements from previous courses, including reading well-known Spanish literature, researching traditional holidays, and learning the language through contemporary mediums such as emails and texts. The subjects explored within the curriculum can be related to our daily life, and include relevant areas such as immigration, religion and philosophy.
A major highlight of this course was when I had to prepare a video interview of an immigrant from a Spanish-speaking country. I chose to interview my mother, who was born in Cuba. This experience was very enlightening for me, not only because I was able to learn from the project, but also because I learned so much about my own mother's background and journey to the United States.
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Advice for students:
My advice to students considering this course is to give it a try, even if you do not have a particularly strong foundation in Spanish. This course will force you to utilize the skills which you have learned, and force you to put it into practical use. The teacher will absolutely work with you one-on-one, especially in areas of grammar and reading comprehension.