December 22, 2005

Twilley, Phillip
[V1101] Elementary Italian I and [V1102] Elementary Italian II

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

wow. italian with twilley can be summed up in the first day: no introductions about himself, even though he's clearly not much older than anyone in the class, and asks everyone to speak in italian after we had only been learning it for three months, and AFTER that big 4 month summer vacation in between. it was a little ridiculous; everyone was baffled/out of it, but we sat there, in pain. twice a week. two hours at a time. seriously, if you want to remember why you liked the italian language (so much while keeping the workload to something sane), try to stay out of his class. or at least, get yourself into a class where the prof wont refuse to give you a check plus on your workbook exercises that you check YOURSELF.

Workload:

five compositions, weekly quizzes, weekly workbook and lab assignments, midterm, test, final...standard for a language class