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SPAN02203 months ago

While the teacher was obviously very well-educated and interested in the topic, I found their teaching style severely lacking. They focused too much on the grammatical aspects of the language, and didn't encourage the natural learning that comes from use and repitition. I felt that many of the hardest topics in the course could simply have been replaced with raw Spanish exposure rather than painfully long and needlessly complex lectures. The focus on McGraw Hill Connect (an awful program) is also way too high, as it serves little to no purpose in actually aiding the language-learning process.

While the teacher was obviously very well-educated and interested in the topic, I found their teaching style severely lacking. They focused too much on the grammatical aspects of the language, and didn't encourage the natural learning that comes from use and repitition. I felt that many of the hardest topics in the course could simpl …Read more

Fast-PacedTough GradingDifficult Exams
6hrs / week Very difficulty Low value Would not take again
SPAN03473 months ago

This class is super interesting, especially if you are interested in studying abroad in South America. The readings are a bit repetitive, but that makes it easy to participate in discussions without doing any reading at all. Be prepared to watch lots of films during the semester, while long at times, they did help break up the monotony of reading before every class. There are no major assignments aside from the final research project, so over all the workload is quite low. I would take this class again in a heartbeat.

This class is super interesting, especially if you are interested in studying abroad in South America. The readings are a bit repetitive, but that makes it easy to participate in discussions without doing any reading at all. Be prepared to watch lots of films during the semester, while long at times, they did help break up the monoto …Read more

Chill and RelaxedEasy GradingProject Exams
3hrs / week Low difficulty Very high value Would take again
SPAN03474 months ago

I learned a lot from this course and the professor was very kind about giving feedback on how to improve our Spanish. Oral presentations were a big component of the class and there was a participation threshold for the week.

Chill and RelaxedConstant ReadingEasy Exams
3hrs / week Average difficulty Above average value Would not take again
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