January 02, 2005

Spinelli, Barbara Silver_nugget
[V1101] Elementary Italian I and [V1102] Elementary Italian II

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I looked forward to Barbara's class everyday! She's very lively, and she makes classes interesting. We covered everything in the syllabus about two weeks before the semester ended, so we had plenty of time to review for the final. She's very supportive and open to help with any questions her students have. Barbara showed us a few movie clips in class so we could enjoy ourselves while we observed Italian dialogues. It helps that she is from Italy - she tells us stories about Perugia, and she teaches us to speak with an authentic Italian accent. I loved having class with Barbara, and I'd recommend her to anyone looking to take Italian. I hope I can register for one of her classes again!

Workload:

short to mid-length Mid Term, very manageable Final Exam, easy weekly quizzes, workbook and lab manual exercises due weekly