May 15, 2010

Nocentini, Valentina Silver_nugget
[V1201] Intermediate Italian I, [V1102] Elementary Italian II, and [V1202] Intermediate Italian II

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

You will fall in love with Valentina because she is Italian to the core: she's hilarious, gregarious, and relentlessly searches for a good time in every class session. She cackles with laughter and holds back no emotion in class, and her openness is delightful. When she teaches, you feel more like you're being won over by someone who wants to be your friend than being lectured at. No one is more approachable than Valentina: be honest and respectful and put in a genuine effort (most of the time) and she'll love you forever; demonstrate that you're apathetic or decidedly uninterested in Italian and things will get tense. She's an easy grader and teaches clearly enough.

If you have any sense of humor, Valentina's class will quickly and surely become your favorite.

Workload:

Average (for elementary language courses).