May 03, 2006

Nusbaum, Juliet (TA) Gold_nugget
[V1101] Elementary Italian I and [V1102] Elementary Italian II

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

Juliet is an amazing teacher and so much fun to take an Italian class with! After my first semester of Elementary Italian (taken with another/not-so-good teacher), I switched into Juliet's class hoping that my experience would be better. I couldn't have asked for a better second semester of Elementary Italian. Although she is a little picky about grading and grammer, it is well worth it. My speaking and writing skills have improved dramatically because of Juliet. Her enthusiasm for Italian is wonderful and I never dreaded going to class. The time flies and she always has classes planned out very well. She is easily approachable and if you are unable to meet during her office hours, she will always find time to meet with you outside of class. Juliet never makes you feel stupid or slow (which you may feel a lot of the time when starting a language) and although she does speak a little fast, she is always willing to go over the material until you understand it completely. I have developed a new love for Italian because of Juliet and if you are willing to put some effort into it, Juliet's class is a great way to get a start with the language. I loved it!!

Workload:

weekly quizzes, short midterm, oral presentation, long final