Beginning Spanish 2
Prof: Sonia San Juan / Spring 2023
Mar 15, 2023
i hated it; way too much work to learn very little.
firstly, the syllabus is basically incomplete; its missing major aspects and the syllabus quiz then asks for stuff u wont have the answer to lol. the course covers a bunch of topics such as clothes, storytelling, and art. each unit (this course covers 10-18) consists of a stupid amount of assignments (prep, quizzes, readings, etc.) then a project (usually these are awful and learning how to use video services, create stories, make timelines, etc. takes longer than actually doing it in spanish), an exam (usually fairly difficult but not awful), and in the later units extra practice assignments. you also have to do reflections after each unit in canvas, 12 linguameetings (u meet with a language coach and speak spanish for 15 min), a final (u have to create slideshow with u talking about ur l...read more
prof sonia san juan was fine. it was online so it could have been a dog on the other end and i wouldnt have noticed. u can reach out to her for help if u need (she says, i never did)
prepare for an awful semester honestly. maybe come to college with credit for it or take a clep to get out of it. gl tho
Prof: Vicky Munoz / Fall 2022
Dec 12, 2022
I really felt as though my Spanish skills improved from this course, and I liked the diversity in the assignments.
Health,Immigration, Food, tenses, and direct object pronouns.
Prof. Muñoz is very nice and caring. I felt at home in the class and was a comforting environment.
The attendance policy is quite strict so be very good about your attendance
Prof: Hadder Ceballos / Summer 2022
Aug 3, 2022
This class is 90% tedious homework assignments that take you 2-3 hours to complete each day. Since I took this class over Summer B, we had class every day and multiple homework assignments due each day at 9am. It also pretty much follows the same structure as Spanish 1. We had 2 IPAs, 4 LinguaMeetings, and roughly 5 chapters to cover. If you can, take Spanish somewhere or else or a different language completely.
This course covers the past tense (preterite) and the imperfect along with a new set of vocab words from each chapter. Near the end, it gets more complicated with the use of direct/indirect objects, por v para, and the tu commands but you're never really quizzed too hard on them. Also, we are not given nearly enough time for the quizzes (30mins). I thought the textbook was useless and never helped me understand these concepts. The IPAs were not difficult as long as you prepared for them and they were worth the most toward your grade. We only had to do 4 LinguaMeetings which I thought were interesting since you're talking to a native Spanish speaker from a different country. I would just suggest making sure you're in a group of 4 people or else the 30 minutes will only be you talking. Parti...read more
Hadder is probably one of the better Spanish instructors teaching Beginning Spanish 2! He's very patient and understanding when it comes to students needs. He makes class very enjoyable. I would only recommend taking SPN1131 with him because he made the class very easy. He is also a fair grader and willing to negotiate points back if you talk to him. And he mostly spoke Spanglish during class so you were never completely lost.
I took this class S/U because of the horror stories I've heard about the Spanish department here. However, I ended with a high A. I think taking it over Summer B with no other classes is the best way to go because of how much work is assigned. I can't imagine taking a 5 credit course like this during a normal semester on top of 3-4 other classes. This course expects a lot from you and it really is ridiculous. Also, your professor will probably speak in Spanish most of the time so you really have to pay attention to that.
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