May 12, 2005

Popoff, Gabrielle Silver_nugget
[V1101] Elementary Italian I and [V1102] Elementary Italian II

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

Elissa was an amazing instructor, if you get through her tough-guy persona on the first day. She is geniunely interested in teaching and seems eager to engage each of the students on a personal level and make them as interested in the material as she is. In addition to being a great instructor she's a truly kind and interesting person.

Workload:

The workload is pretty light, and while workbook assignments are never interesting the essays ocassionally are and both are necessary to learn the language. For an hour or two a week you should be able to pull off an A and actually learn the language.