Review Comment

French 1201 and 1202

November 12, 2012

Courtois, Thibault
French 1201 and 1202

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This guys is amazing. I have taken beginner and intermediate French with him and I feel like I have progressed to the point where I can already have a pretty good conversation with a Frenchman. Anyways, like any other classes, attendance is mandatory but he is lenient about accommodating students that need to have some days off. He structures his class to have several exercises in order to practice orally and he won't let you speak English. He is a very dynamic proffesr, he likes to joke a lot, and he is a very likable person. He is the professor you will for sure make friends with. He is very good at grading; he is not out to get you but he truly wants you to learn the language.

Workload:

Moderate but easy if you put in the time. Exercises every day to check if you are doing the reading. 5-6 'pop' quizzes that he tells you to prepare for. 5 essay and 5 tests which he grades very fairly.

I highly recommend this professor to anyone wanting to start learning French.

January 13, 2010

Ionita, Casiana
French 1201 and 1202

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casiana is a godsend to french language classes. one of the sweetest professors ive ever met. encouraging, approachable, competent, fun, and an easy grader.

the class met 4 days a week and was a moderate amount of mostly easy work. tests (of which there are 5 plus the final) are easy and graded fairly

no matter which prof you take for this class, if you do the work you will learn essentially the same things. that said, it makes a huge difference to have a prof that you look forward to seeing 4 days a week as opposed to one who is unnecessarily strict, demanding, or snotty. casiana made this class something i looked forward to on a daily basis.

Workload:

typical. a lot of assignments but they dont take long. final oral presentation. casiana is an easy grader

January 01, 2010

Ionita, Casiana
[FREN W1201] Intermediate French I and French 1201 and 1202

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Incredibly approachable, capable, and friendly professor. Casiana creates youtube videos that include popular French songs/ reference French culture, hands out helpful worksheets, and keeps students updated on movies being shown at the Maison Française. She is always eager to assist those who are struggling, and encourages a great deal of partner work which facilitates French conversation. Excellent professor for the beginner who is timid or nervous about their French speaking skills. I think she recently graduated from college, and can thus relate to students. She's a genuinely kind professor and her class offers a refreshingly painless means of completing core requirements.

Workload:

Standard for a language class. Put in the work, you'll get the A. Nothing too demanding

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