Spanish 1 was a good elective to get you started on learning the Spanish language. Spanish 2 is also an excellent elective to take, especially if you've already taken Spanish 1. You get a Rosetta Stone account for this year as well, but the lessons are much longer than in Spanish 1. They are really difficult to do in one sitting, so Calvert's curriculum is set up so that you do the vocabulary half of the lesson one day and the grammar half another. But once you get past the long Rosetta Stone lessons, everything else is easy and short, just like in Spanish 1. In Spanish 2, you learn more complex grammar structures in Spanish 2, like past-tense and how to form direct and indirect object pronouns. Spanish 2 really helps you take off from what you learned in Spanish 1. Spanish 2 is supposed to be more difficult than Spanish 1, and it is. But it is definitely well worth it. I find myself being able to understand different articles or stories in Spanish and I can translate them. I recommend taking Spanish 2 unless you've never done Spanish 1. It seems obvious, but you would really want to have some background in Spanish before you dive into level 2.
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