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[Italian V1211] Intensive Elementary Italian

August 06, 2014

Spinelli, Barbara Silver_nugget
[Italian V1211] Intensive Elementary Italian

I took Barbara's class in spring 2014 and thought she was fantastic. Her project on multilingualism can get a little tedious at times, but all and all I learned A LOT more from this intensive elementary course than the intensive intermediate course I took over the summer. This woman knows her grammar and knows how to explain it. I found her to be fun and engaged. If you have a background in Italian or another romance language, you'll find this class very accessible. I don't recommend it for someone without a language background though. Despite some of the previous reviews, she returns homework, papers and tests back within a few days.

Workload:

Lots of work, but not too difficult.

November 15, 2012

Spinelli, Barbara Silver_nugget
[Italian V1211] Intensive Elementary Italian

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

Love this woman. She's funny, reasonable, very fair with work and deadlines, and really helped me review/learn everything to get me to where I needed to be (I took italian with awful teachers in high school). If you have any previous exposure to italian and just want to breeze through the elementary level so you feel you're ready for intermediate, take this class. Other students who came into this class with no exposure at all thought it was reasonable as well.

Workload:

A decent amount, but not unreasonable by any means. Weekly quizzes, compositions (which she lets you revise), and workbook/lab manual exercises, but not too difficult. One midterm, one final, both in class.

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
ITAL / ITAL ITAL ITAL V1121: Intensive Elementary Italian Barbara Spinelli 2012 Fall TRF / 12:00- 1:50 PM 1
ITAL / ITAL ITAL ITAL V1121: Intensive Elementary Italian Barbara Spinelli 2012 Spring TRF / 11:00-12:50 PM 1
ITAL / ITAL ITAL ITAL V1121: Intensive Elementary Italian Barbara Spinelli 2011 Spring F / 11:00-12:50 PM 1
ITAL / ITAL ITAL ITAL V1121: Intensive Elementary Italian Patrizia Palumbo 2010 Fall MWF / 11:00-12:50 PM 1
ITAL / ITAL ITAL ITAL V1121: Intensive Elementary Italian Barbara Spinelli 2010 Spring TRF / 11:00-12:50 PM 1
ITAL / ITAL ITAL ITAL V1121: Intensive Elementary Italian Federica Franze 2009 Fall MWF / 11:00-12:50 PM 1
ITAL / ITAL ITAL ITAL V1121: Intensive Elementary Italian Maria Gozzi 2009 Spring R / 11:00-12:50 PM 1
ITAL / ITAL ITAL ITAL V1121: Intensive Elementary Italian Maria Gozzi 2008 Fall R / 11:00-12:50 PM 1
ITAL / ITAL ITAL ITAL V1121: Intensive Elementary Italian Barbara Spinelli 2007 Spring MTR / 11:00-12:50 PM 1
ITAL / ITAL ITAL ITAL V1121: Intensive Elementary Italian Maria Gozzi 2007 Fall MTR / 11:00-12:50 PM 1
ITAL / ITAL ITAL ITAL V1121: Intensive Elementary Italian Barbara Spinelli 2006 Fall MTR / 11:00-12:50 PM 1
ITAL / ITAL ITAL ITAL V1121: Intensive Elementary Italian Barbara Spinelli 2006 Spring R / 11:00-12:50 PM 1
ITAL / ITAL ITAL ITAL V1121: Intensive Elementary Italian Paola Nastri 2004 Fall MWR / 10:00-11:50 AM 1
ITAL / ITAL ITAL ITAL V1121: Intensive Elementary Italian 2002 Spring MWR / 11:00-12:50 PM 1