Winter 2019 - Professor Whitesell is the best professor ever for spanish. He is extremely helpful and willing to go out of his way to make sure you understand what is going on. I was never afraid to ask questions and it is nice that you can speak to him after class in english if you don't know what is going on. Lectures are mostly talking with your group practicing speaking guided by his slides, you don't have to volunteer to speak up if you don't want to and he doesn't call on anyone unless they volunteer. But, participation is graded so make sure you speak up sometimes to get your points. As for tests, there are two oral exams and two written exams. The oral exams are a little intimidating but he prepares you well and you do it in a group. The written exams are online and are a little more challenging but manageable. Homework is all online too and you can do it until you get a 100, so its not too hard just a little time consuming. Overall, this was a great class and Whitesell was the best professor to take it with. He is literally the nicest guy in the world and knows how to teach really well.