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Pretty easy, overall.
This is a great course for those looking to improve their conversational proficiency in Spanish. Professor Ibanez is great and extremely flexible when helping students. She doesn't give a lot of homework because the class revolves around practicing conversation, but you will have two interviews and two presentations (one individual, one paired). She's a great professor inside and outside the classroom. The course itself is also good because it reviews the vocabulary from the intermediate classes and gives you more practice speaking.
I took this course alongside its prereq, Intermediate Spanish II, so I was reviewing a lot of the vocabulary from my Intermediate class. I did learn a lot of cultural insights from the presentations, and I do feel that it helped improve my listening proficiency.
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Advice for students:
Try to pronounce words the way the professor does! You have to change your accent when learning another language if you want to be correctly understood. Don't be afraid of looking silly. Nobody in the class besides the professor is a native speaker.