May 08, 2010

Leung, Cathy
[FRNB BC1204] Intermediate French II

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

I have to disagree with the first review. I only took this class because I had to fulfill the language requirement, so I have little interest in the subject matter. Prof. Leung made this class so enjoyable that I actually considered taking another French course. She is kind, patient, funny, a little off (in a good way), and great at explaining concepts. You can't teach a language like you would say, math- you can write out grammatical formulas but you also need tangential conversation about different points (about grammar, vocab, culture, whatever). We read some great literature, learned more advanced grammar, and learned a lot of music/film/theater vocab (which will definitely help if you plan on traveling to France). Granted, Prof. Leung was a little scattered sometimes, but I've been taking French since 7th grade, and I think it comes with the territory :)

Workload:

4 compositions (short and easy), few quizzes w/ flexible scheduling, midterm, final, homework exercises