August 02, 2011

Cooper-Ramsey, Savannah
[V1101] Elementary Italian I and [V1102] Elementary Italian II

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

Here's the thing you need to know about Savannah: she's absolutely, crazily, out of this world awesome. She makes you actually WANT to come to her class by being super animated, funny, and understanding. Her lessons are always fun and she genuinely cares about her students. If you don't understand something or the class is really not feeling the activity, she's willing to compromise and have extra classes or move on. She's easily accessible and always makes time for office hours and extra review sessions.

I wasn't a great student last year, but she really helped me see the brighter side of things and I really looked forward to working on Italian assignments because of it. She's actually invested in the well-being and success of her students! By far my favorite class of the year.

Workload:

Weekly quizzes and workbook/lab exercises. A couple of compositions (avg 500 words), but they're all super fun to write and low stress: everything in Savannah's class is! The midterm and final are each structured pretty well--like a super long quiz. One or two oral presentations near the end of the semester. If you pay attention in class you'll be fine.