December 31, 2012

Wolfe , Loren Gold_nugget
[FREN W1101] Elementary French I

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

Loren Wolfe is a fabulous addition to the Barnard faculty. She is possibly the nicest woman alive and goes out of her way for her students and truly wants each one to succeed. She is so down to earth and at times I forgot that she was a teacher as well as a friend.

Her exams are super straight forward and she takes off minimal points for repeated mistakes. I got an A+ in the class and all I really did was review my class notes every day, do the assigned work book and pay attention in class.

That said languages come easily to me but if they don't and she sees you are putting in effort she will totally boost your final grade. She honestly made me look forward to her class at 9 am every day, even on Fridays. She loves French and really wants her students to love it to. She succeeded with me. If I hadn't come to it so late I would major in it.

P.s. Not only is she an amazing teacher but her fashion sense is impeccable! Entertaining just to look at her different outfits every day!

Workload:

Workbook chapters to be handed in at each quiz. Easy 100s for your grade. Just make sure you do self corrections.
4 easy quizzes lowest grade is dropped
1 midterm that is super easy. I got a 99 and studied for maybe an hour
3 compositions graded slightly harshly but she allows rewrites and averages the two grades
1 departmental final that is slightly more difficult but she prepared you so well.

Overall not bad at all!!!!