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with Luis Castaneda8 months ago

This is great course! Professor Castañeda is extremely passionate about teaching the language and cares deeply about his students. If you are nervous about starting Spanish (literally from the beginning), this is a great place to do so as you will receive a lot of support. It may be difficult at the beginning of the semester, but you will learn a lot in a very short amount of time. The coursework is very manageable.

This is great course! Professor Castañeda is extremely passionate about teaching the language and cares deeply about his students. If you are nervous about starting Spanish (literally from the beginning), this is a great place to do so as you will receive a lot of support. It may be difficult at the beginning of the semester, but you …Read more

Fast-PacedLots of HomeworkFair Grading
7hrs / week Some difficulty High value Would take again
with Luis Castaneda8 months ago

This was a great introduction to the Spanish language! It is fast paced but extremely manageable as long as you stay on top of the readings and attend class regularly. Professor Castaneda is very enthusiastic and accommodating. You will learn a lot in a relatively short amount of time.

Fast-PacedLots of HomeworkFair Grading
6hrs / week Average difficulty High value Would take again
with Luis Castaneda8 months ago

I really like this class! I'm learning a lot and it's really valuable. I thought going to language tables so much and having class every day would be annoying, but I completely understand why we have to do it. Literally the only con is that it was so early in the morning...

Fair Grading
3hrs / week Average difficulty Average value Would take again
with Luis Castaneda7 months ago

I loved Spanish 101 with Prof. Castaneda, he was an excellent, kind, and effective teacher. The course was extremely rewarding as well. It is not very common to see such concrete progress in such a short time and that certainly happens in Span 101.

Fast-PacedLots of HomeworkFair Grading
6hrs / week Some difficulty Extremely high value Would take again
with Luis Castaneda8 months ago

Professor Castaneda is clearly passionate about teaching and cares about how his students are doing. The class is very fast paced, especially for someone who has never learned spanish in their life. This professor makes it worth it to have 8:40s every day.

Fast-PacedLots of HomeworkFair Grading
5hrs / week Very difficulty Very high value Would take again
with Marcos Rohena-Madrazo5 months ago

Professor Rohena-Madrazo is very energetic as a professor. He kept class super engaging and interesting. He made learning Spanish fun and was very encouraging. He loves participation. It was a lot of partner work, practicing speaking to each other. It is 5 days a week which was a lot but only 50 minutes every day so not too bad. The homework outside of the class takes a long time if you have no prior Spanish background, but also a very helpful tool to learn the language.

Professor Rohena-Madrazo is very energetic as a professor. He kept class super engaging and interesting. He made learning Spanish fun and was very encouraging. He loves participation. It was a lot of partner work, practicing speaking to each other. It is 5 days a week which was a lot but only 50 minutes every day so not too bad. The …Read more

Fast-PacedLots of HomeworkFair Grading
21hrs / week Average difficulty Average value Would not take again
with Nicolas Poppe2 years ago

I just took this class for a credit, so I spent less time outside of class working on it than other students. That being said, I had a blast. The hardest part was waking up every morning. I loved getting to learn a language in a way that emphasized communicating, even if everything we said wasn't perfect. I feel like this class gave me a basic foundation to start learning the language as I travel.

I just took this class for a credit, so I spent less time outside of class working on it than other students. That being said, I had a blast. The hardest part was waking up every morning. I loved getting to learn a language in a way that emphasized communicating, even if everything we said wasn't perfect. I feel like this class gave …Read more

Fast-PacedLots of HomeworkFair Grading
1hrs / week Some difficulty Extremely high value Would take again
with Nicolas Poppe2 years ago

Poppe was very enthusiastic and kind and clearly very passionate about teaching Spanish. Although the early wakeup time was annoying and quizzes were graded very roughly I learned a lot and felt Professor Poppe was very supportive of my needs

Fast-PacedLots of HomeworkTough Grading
5hrs / week Some difficulty Very high value Would take again