December 13, 2006

Cooke, Roderick Silver_nugget
[FREN W1101] Elementary French I

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

Very capable in the French language, as it his native language (even though he is from England), however, it would be hard to tell that from his classes, since he rarely speaks French. A very down to earth guy, who we rarely stumped with translations (even for some of the weirdest requests). Didn't encourage students to answer questions in French, which made speaking in French an odd thing to do. If you're looking to get through your language requirement with an easy grade, than I would recommend Rod, but if you're looking to actually learn the language, a classroom with more immersion would be more beneficial.

Workload:

Standardized French I workload -- Weekly quizzes, 4 tests, 5 compositions, oral test and presentation -- however, he is very relaxed about it, quizzes aren't too tough, compositions have very laidback deadlines, and he helps you with any question you have