March 23, 2012

Belhoussein, Tarik Silver_nugget
Arabic I

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

If you want to learn Arabic do not take this class. Although he might seem nice, he is not what students need in the first year. He was horrible at explaining grammar, which will curse you for years if you dont get it down.
He never wrote on the board!!! This was extremely annoying because we had no class notes, no examples, no visual aid! Even when students would as him, he wouldn't do it. I ( and my fellow classmates) were scared to come to class because he always put students on the spot.

Now that I have a different arabic teacher, I realize how deprived I was. Teachers are suppose to guide you and make themselves available to you. Tarik would frequently skip out of all OH appointments students made. All in all, he is not someone you should take for year 1 or 2. He did not prepare us for the quizes. When we asked him what we should study, he would always respond " Know everything". He is an okay guy ( even wrote me a good rec letter) but in all honestly the other teachers in the department are heavenly!!!

Workload:

standard arabic.

March 10, 2005

Dika, Rifaat
Arabic I

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

I loved his section because he is hilarious..his dry and often subtle humour made me cry almost every class! I loved going to class even though I heard that other professors are better for learning the language..Dika's explanations are often unclear but he is a really lenient grader and he wants everybody to succeed...

Workload:

Well--ARABIC is a bitch and should be 5 if not 6 credits for its workload--not different in this section...

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