Review Comment

Accelerated Elementary Italian 1

January 15, 2003

Nastri, Paola Silver_nugget
Accelerated Elementary Italian 1

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I disagree with the previous review. Paola is an incredible teacher who makes you excited to learn italian. Her endless energy and positive attitude is infectious- I always look forward to her class. Although the typical pseudo-
intellectual Columbia student (as represented by the review above) might find her annoying- I find her enthousiasm and joy for teaching very refreshing. Don't miss this class- Paolo is great!

Workload:

Not bad, although she could stand to cut back on the busy work a little.

December 31, 1999

Failla, Scott Silver_nugget
Accelerated Elementary Italian 1

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This man is animated, engaging and a sharp dresser. However, he makes close to no effort to find creative ways to teach language. Class is spent going over rote book excercises and conjugations. An interesting plus is the common digressions, where the class debates the merits of various Italian cuisine and restaurants, or compares the language to other romance languages. Failla is a spunky man who sticks to traditional (and somewhat boring) methods of teaching.

Workload:

very easy but sometimes time-consuming; so many rote excercises!

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
ITAL / ITAL ITAL ITAL V1301: Accelerated Elementary I Paola Nastri 2002 Fall MWF / 4:10- 5:25 PM 1