Summer 2018 - This is one of those classes where you don't meet the instructor and everything is conducted by your TA. My TA was Madison Panagotacos (I think that was her last name...Madison for sure) and she was great. I took 4 years of Spanish in high school and considered it to be a strength of mine, but it had been 3 years since that before I took this class. Even so, everything came back pretty quickly and it wasn't difficult at all. But this is because I was proficient enough to not have to take Spanish 1 and 2 at UCLA, so that probably contributed to my performance in the class. There were a lot of people with different speaking and comprehension abilities in the class and Madison was well aware of it. She made herself very available for anyone who needed extra help. There are a lot of annoying homework assignments in this class but it's just busy work, nothing is actually difficult. That would be my only complaint for this class. Otherwise very easy and fun.
Fall 2019 - The professor really cares about the students understanding the material. The course load is focused on the online textbook workbook which is easy/busy work. The only annoying thing is the speaking portion of the midterm and final, but those are in all language classes.