By Emma W.
I took Spanish 1 in 9th Grade. I thought it was a very fun, interesting, informative course. In this course, you learn the present tense of many verbs and a lot of vocabulary, not just the alphabet and numbers. You learn how to make full sentences. You also get a Rosetta Stone account; I found that the audio and required speaking practice was extremely helpful in helping me retain the information. The Rosetta Stone activities didn't take very long to do, nor did the activities in the Curriculum. They were short and easy to do, but helped you practice using the new vocabulary. You get multiple choice answers, but you also get an opportunity to create your own sentences and to make recordings of yourself speaking in Spanish. Near the end of the year, the Rosetta Stone lessons got a little longer and more difficult to do in one sitting, but you still got a lot out of them. I got a great foundation from Spanish 1; I highly recommend taking this course. Although different parts of the world have different dialects, for example Puerto Rico, Argentina, and Spain, having a foundation in this widely-used language will definitely give you a boost in life, especially in the world of adulthood and careers.
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