Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I took this course as a concurrent credit class in 10th grade. It was a lot less stressful to take it in high school as a concurrent credit class rather than wait to take it in college. I learned a lot in this class, especially since the teacher made the lessons fun. We would often do art projects that included the Spanish vocabulary and that made it easier to remember.
In this course one of the highlights was that before each test we would be put into pairs and then in our partnerships we had to write a short skit (about six sentences each) that used the chapter's vocabulary. We then had to memorize it and perform it in front of the class. This made learning very fun since we could be as creative as we wanted with the plot of the skit. It made the vocabulary feel more relevant. Since the skits used verbs that would be used in real life situations, it helped with practicing conjugations and grammar in a variety of sentence types (past, present, future, subjunctive, et cetera).
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Advice for students:
If you take this as concurrent credit in high school like I did, make sure to be confident that you will do well since this will count as a college grade. One helpful thing that I do that I would recommend if you are serious about becoming proficient or fluent in a language is to change your phone's language to your target language. This way you are constantly reading it and learning new vocabulary in an everyday context.