January 16, 2006

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

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

Lots of people don't like him. I don't know exactly why, but I have an idea...Bottom line, though, he's a great instructor. He's funny and does a great job of conveying meaning of Italian in Italian. I learned a lot from being submerged in Italian. If you're a good student, you'll enjoy the class, if you're not so great, you might find his methods annoying. If you're the average student, there shouldn't be anything to complain about. There are much worse. That's my observation. From what I've heard, he's tight about any kind of excuse for anything. Four out of five stars.

Workload:

The worst part is the work because the Lab/Workbook stuff is kind of tedious and pointless and I got little from them. The compositions are plentiful but helpful. The quizzes are weekly but serve as a good review. Standard midterm and final.