April 09, 2003

Palumbo, Patrizia Silver_nugget
[V1101] Elementary Italian I and [V1102] Elementary Italian II

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

I absolutely dreaded Italian, but I love Patrizia's class. Patrizia is a really sweet, easy-going and fun lady who makes Italian seem like fun rather than a chore. True, she does speak English often in class, but THIS IS A GOOD THING. She speaks in Italian, and then repeats everything in English, so the information actually sinks in. Also, Patrizia does not drag her classes through all of the department assigned busy-work, and she arranges Italian field-trips. I love this lady-- if you have the opportunity, take her class.


Quizzes and exams follow Italian department syllabus, but MUCH less busywork. Class time itself is enjoyable.