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.


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.