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Which Spanish Class Should I Take?

Question: I am a high school sophomore in Spanish 3, and I have an A, but that's only because homework and tests are weighted equally. My Spanish 2 teacher was horrible, and I'm not the only one who says so. He fell asleep 50% of the time, and we never had homework. SO, I'm struggling in Spanish 3. Next year, I'm considering AP Spanish, IB Spanish HL, or IB Spanish SL. What's the difference? and is IB Spanish SL a two year class?

Given your weak background in Spanish, it sounds like the IB Spanish Subsidiary Level (SL) class (which IS a two-year course) would be the best fit for you. You may find that both AP Spanish and IB Spanish Higher Level (HL) are too rigorous and demand better Spanish language skills than you've acquired so far.

Here is a Web site with some information about the differences between IB HL and SL Spanish. http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/IB_Spanish#Differences_between_HL_and_SL(Note that colleges often do not give credit for SL level classes; most will give it for high scores on AP or HL exams, although policies vary greatly.)

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