April 28, 2009

Perisic, Alexandra Silver_nugget
[FREN W1101] Elementary French I and [FREN W1102] Elementary French II

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

Alexandra was a great teacher, always in a good humor and laughing. She uses the class period efficiently and clearly explains the course material, which is extremely useful when learning and distinguishing between different verb tenses. I learned a lot more than I expected to during these past two semesters in Elementary French I and II with her (yes, I liked her teaching style that much). She's a fair grader, gives plenty of useful feedback, and is always available to help with any last minute questions and concerns.

Workload:

Elementary French I: Roughly 5 half to one page compositions, oral mid-term (an interview with a partner), and oral final presentation and written final. The same is applicable for Elementary French II, though the compositions are one to one and a half pages, increasing as the semester progresses. If it sounds like a lot of work, it is not; it's simply standard and necessary when learning a language.