January 06, 2002

Stoyanova, Silvia
[V1101] Elementary Italian I and [V1102] Elementary Italian II

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Silvia is excellent. She is careful, attentive, and will answer every question you have. Although she's not a native speaker (she's Bulgarian) her Italian accent isn't a problem, and it actually helps to have a non-native speaker teaching you because she probably had the same problems when learning Italian as you're likely to encounter - this makes it easier for her to identify problem spots for students. She's great fun too... she made us three home-cooked meals. If you have Silvia, make sure you hold on to her - she's absolutely brilliant!

Workload:

Lots of busywork - rote exercises etc, but very easy.