Review Comment

[FREN W3131] Third Year French Conversation

May 23, 2014

Perisic, Alexandra Silver_nugget
[FREN W3131] Third Year French Conversation

As a non-French major who just wanted to have a way to keep up my French, this class was exactly what I wanted. Every week we had a new topic (e.g. cuisine, art, film) and we basically just came into class and had discussions about those topics. If you put a decent amount of effort into your oral presentations (*and made sure all of your vocab and grammar were correct), getting a good grade was easy enough. Participation in this class does count for a good portion of the grade (it is a conversation class, after all), so making sure to participate in the discussions every class is a good thing to do.

Alexandra is a really great professor. She made sure to correct us on our grammar and pronunciation—and especially on our “anglicisms”—and was always helpful in class when we were lost for words and didn’t know how to say things in French. She also took the time to make up a bunch of helpful grammar practice sheets for us when she thought we needed a brush-up with specific grammar concepts, which was great because it made the class really tailored to our needs. Her grading was always fair, and her feedback on our presentations was great and really helpful.

Workload:

1 voice recording every two weeks, just reading a passage she gave us (completion grade, as far as we could tell)
2 oral presentations, 15-20 minutes on a topic of your choice (20% each)
Very short homework grammar exercises every few weeks

April 21, 2013

Olivennes, Benjamin
[FREN W3131] Third Year French Conversation

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Fantastic professor. Great lecture, he manages to put together wonderful content that teaches us a lot about what seems to be less stereotypical aspects of French culture. He's also a great character and makes you feel like you're drinking in French culture from a hose. I mean, the guy dresses like a Frenchman from the late 30's, how could you not feel frenchicized after an hour with him. Outside of a couple of uncomfortable jokes made (people in the class will remember march 27th), he's a wonderful professor.

Workload:

Extra hwk per grammar mistake (a bit third reich of him)

December 24, 2012

Olivennes, Benjamin
[FREN W3131] Third Year French Conversation

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Such a sweetie. :)

If you're looking to practice speaking with a heavily accented professor, Benjamin is your guy. Hearing a native Parisian accent is super, super helpful and great for you if you're planning on studying abroad.

Benjamin is hilarious, and makes the class hilarious. Once everyone gets comfortable speaking french with each other, you end up joking around a lot, talking about real things (i.e.: not about going to the supermarket or getting on a plane). We discussed women's rights, french politics, philosophy, and um oysters.

And on the last day of class he brought in lots of food and we talked about oysters.

Benjamin is great. Such a lovable guy.

Workload:

Two presentations, regular homework that was quick and usually played into class discussion, no midterm, secretly no final

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3131: Third-Year Conversation Fr I 2012 Fall MW / 2:40- 3:55 PM 3
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3131: Third-Year Conversation Fr I 2012 Fall TR / 10:10-11:25 AM 2
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3131: Third-Year Conversation Fr I 2012 Fall MW / 10:10-11:25 AM 1
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3131: Third-Year Conversation Fr I Morgan Labar 2010 Fall MW / 9:10-10:25 AM 1
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3131: Third-Year Conversation Fr I Morgan Labar 2010 Fall TR / 10:35-11:50 AM 2
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3131: Third-Year Conversation Fr I Ngara N'Diaye 2010 Fall MW / 2:40- 3:55 PM 3
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3131: Third-Year Conversation Fr I Christopher Wood 2009 Fall TR / 10:35-11:50 AM 2
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3131: Third-Year Conversation Fr I Nicolas Delon 2009 Fall W / 10:35-11:50 AM 3
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3131: Third-Year Conversation Fr I Nicolas Delon 2009 Fall W / 9:10-10:25 AM 1
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3131: Third-Year Conversation Fr I Fanny Jaffray 2008 Fall MW / 10:35-11:50 AM 2
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3131: Third-Year Conversation Fr I Fanny Jaffray 2008 Fall TR / 10:35-11:50 AM 3
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3131: Third-Year Conversation Fr I Celine Marange 2008 Fall MW / 9:10-10:25 AM 1
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3131: Third-Year Conversation Fr I Christopher Wood 2007 Fall R / 10:35-11:50 AM 3
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3131: Third-Year Conversation Fr I Sarah Sasson 2006 Fall W / 9:10-10:25 AM 1
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3131: Third-Year Conversation Fr I Olivia Harrison 2006 Fall W / 10:35-11:50 AM 3
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3131: Third-Year Conversation Fr I 2006 Fall R / 10:35-11:50 AM 4
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3131: Third-Year Conversation Fr I Priya Wadhera 2004 Fall MW / 10:35-11:50 AM 3
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3131: Third-Year Conversation Fr I Vincent Aurora 2004 Fall R / 2:40- 3:55 PM 5
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3131: Third-Year Conversation Fr I 2004 Fall TR / 10:35-11:50 AM 4
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3131: Third-Year Conversation Fr I Caroline Goffic 2004 Fall TR / 9:10-10:25 AM 2
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3131: Third-Year Conversation Fr I Angela Schoenfelder 2003 Fall W / 10:35-11:50 AM 3
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3131: Third-Year Conversation Fr I Yongyan He 2003 Fall TR / 9:10-10:25 AM 2
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3131: Third-Year Conversation Fr I 2003 Fall W / 9:10-10:25 AM 1
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3131: Third-Year Conversation Fr I Yongyan He 2003 Fall TR / 10:35-11:50 AM 4
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3131: Third-Year Conversation Fr I 2003 Fall R / 2:40- 3:55 PM 5
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3131: Third-Year Conversation Fr I Priya Wadhera 2002 Fall MW / 10:35-11:50 AM 3
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3131: Third-Year Conversation Fr I Amanda Martina 2002 Fall MW / 9:10-10:25 AM 1
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3131: Third-Year Conversation Fr I Tracy Adam 2002 Fall TR / 2:40- 3:55 PM 5
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3131: Third-Year Conversation Fr I Leigh Allen 2002 Fall TR / 9:10-10:25 AM 2
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3131: Third-Year Conversation Fr I Maria Muresan 2002 Fall TR / 10:35-11:50 AM 4
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3131: Third-Year Conversation Fr I 2001 Fall TR / 9:10-10:25 AM 2
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3131: Third-Year Conversation Fr I L Gabaston 2001 Fall MW / 9:10-10:25 AM 1
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3131: Third-Year Conversation Fr I 2001 Fall MW / 10:35-11:50 AM 3
FRRP / FREN FRRP FREN W3131: Third-Year Conversation Fr I 2001 Fall TR / 10:35-11:50 AM 4