Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would highly recommend this course. As a strong proponent for bilingualism, I see taking your Spanish skills to the next level (AP level) as a very important step along the path to better understanding other communities and cultures. As an AP level course, part of the time will be spent preparing for the test, but this is not a negative aspect. Every part of the exam is designed to allow you to demonstrate your ability to interact with people from another culture. Broadening your Spanish language skills along with familiarizing yourself with Spanish culture through this course will give you another perspective on our ever expanding human race.
Some course highlights for me occurred not in the classroom, but outside of it. The various practice exams that required an oral presentation allowed me to practice for real world encounters with Spanish speaking persons. Overall, this has been very beneficial in my travels.
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Advice for students:
In order to succeed in this course, you cannot wait to wake up one day suddenly understanding Spanish. Put yourself out there! Immerse yourself in a Spanish speaking community near you! Put that Netflix account to use and watch Spanish tv shows! All of these are excellent ways not only to prepare for the exam, but to enjoy the process.