Hi, I was wondering if anyone has had experience with taking the AP Spanish Language course online. This option is not ideal for me, but the only teacher at my school who teaches it is rude, obnoxious, and dislikes me and therefore I’d like to avoid spending another year in their classroom. I would love to take the course, however, because I’ve always gotten good grades and want to minor in it.
To give a you a bit of a background, I’m currently a junior taking Spanish 4. I’m also a non native speaker. I’ve always had a 99 or 100 in Spanish (all four years). However, I’ve always done grammar drills and have never done any true speaking or listening practice. For instance, in my current Spanish 4 class (or “pre-AP” class as my teacher calls it), we haven’t done a single listening or speaking practice all year. My skills in these two domains are horrible- I can’t even sustain a basic conversation, yet I take an upper level class and have a 99. Today we learned about when to use “el” and “la”, something you learn in the first week of Spanish 1. I feel as though I’m losing the little Spanish skills I have.
I’m a little leery of taking AP online, because I’m afraid I won’t get the necessary listening and speaking skills, but I’m also afraid the situation will be the same in the actual school offered course. The question is: should I risk taking it online or take it with a horrible teacher? Have any of you taken the course online? If so, how did you do on the exam and would you recommend it?
Any input is greatly appreciated, thank you so much for your time!