Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I took Spanish all throughout high school, but I never took a Spanish course quite like my Composition and Conversation class at Loyola University Chicago. My professor had unconventional teaching methods, particularly having us enhance our knowledge of the Spanish language through presentations on progressive topics ranging from LGBTQ equality to substance abuse.
This was the most influential course I have ever taken because my professor was able to teach us Spanish in an interesting fashion. Usually foreign language instructors focus on the “drill and kill” of vocabulary and grammar (i.e., memorizing vocabulary lists and listening to lectures on grammatical concepts), but my professor gave us the choice to write about and discuss thought-provoking, significant issues that are present in our society while communicating in Spanish.
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Advice for students:
Be prepared to frequently meet with classmates outside of class and be committed to long hours of group work to complete presentations. The textbook assigned for this course (Manual de Gramática) was also a life saver! Use it religiously to help build your knowledge of Spanish grammar.