Review Comment

Advanced Italian Conversation II

January 04, 2018

Palumbo, Patrizia Silver_nugget
Advanced Italian Conversation II

Patrizia is an amazing woman.

I took Advanced Conversation with her, we were only 6 students. She asked our opinion about every topic and let us shape the class as we wanted.

You don't need to worry about grades at all. Even when she schedules an assignment (like, once per semester), you can ask her to postpone it if you have a fair reason. She basically wants people to talk and practice, what is great.

We had a lot of "extra" events as well. She brought snacks to us when we were talking about food, we went to see the tree lightning festival because it was just during our class time, and we had lunch at faculty house together. I definitely recommend taking a class with Patrizia because I feel you'll get closer not only to her but also to your peers.

Every language teacher should be like Patrizia. Taking Italian with her means you will be prompted to speak, not threatened. She is an amazing woman, and will do anything she can for the class.

Workload:

I never had to touch a book for this class. Patrizia takes "conversation" literally. We had one "group presentation" (each of us presented one slide) and one "individual final presentation" throughout the semester, and she lets you chose whatever you want to talk about.

February 26, 2003

Noe, Daniela Silver_nugget
Advanced Italian Conversation II

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

Daniela is certainly one of the nicest professors in the Italian department, but her workload for a 2-point class is simply unreasonable. She does very well with facilitating discussions on every topic imaginable, and a semester with her will vastly improve your Italian skills. She tended to forget that we were all enrolled in a conversation class, and assigned grammar homework weekly.

Workload:

Presentations, grammar packets, dialogue writing. Would be tolerable if it were anything but a 2 point class.

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
ITAL / ITAL ITAL ITAL W1312: Advanced Conversation Italian: Advanced Conversation II Felice Beneduce 2012 Spring MW / 10:35-11:50 AM 1
ITAL / ITAL ITAL ITAL W1312: Advanced Conversation Italian: Advanced Conversation II Patrizia Palumbo 2011 Spring MW / 4:10- 5:25 PM 1
ITAL / ITAL ITAL ITAL W1312: Advanced Conversation Italian: Advanced Conversation II Maria Gozzi 2010 Spring W / 4:10- 5:25 PM 1
ITAL / ITAL ITAL ITAL W1312: Advanced Conversation Italian: Advanced Conversation II Federica Franze 2009 Spring TR / 2:40- 3:55 PM 1
ITAL / ITAL ITAL ITAL W1312: Advanced Conversation Italian: Advanced Conversation II Mario Bellati 2007 Spring TR / 2:40- 3:55 PM 1
ITAL / ITAL ITAL ITAL W1312: Advanced Conversation Italian: Advanced Conversation II Mario Bellati 2006 Spring TR / 2:40- 3:55 PM 1
ITAL / ITAL ITAL ITAL W1312: Advanced Conversation Italian: Advanced Conversation II 2005 Spring TR / 2:40- 3:55 PM 1
ITAL / ITAL ITAL ITAL W1312: Advanced Conversation Italian: Advanced Conversation II Maria Gozzi 2004 Spring MW / 2:40- 3:55 PM 1
ITAL / ITAL ITAL ITAL W1312: Advanced Conversation Italian: Advanced Conversation II Maria Gozzi 2002 Spring TR / 1:10- 2:25 PM 1
ITAL / ITAL ITAL ITAL W1312: Advanced Conversation Italian: Advanced Conversation II Mario Bellati 2001 Spring MW / 2:40- 3:55 PM 1