April 30, 2003

Azagury, Yaelle
french I and II

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

yaelle is a fairly good teacher. i would not go to the lengths to say that she is a horrible teacher, however i would not say she is a great teacher. she does seem to get some sort of pleasure out of putting students on the spot but i think that may be the french way. she is not necessarily the most accessibly teacher either for some reason because i do not think she teaches all that many classes. she will spend extra time on harder chapters, but then throws that back in your face a little to show to you that the class is behind schedule. she will postpone tests at the last moment and tell you about two days beforehand that you are having one, but that is purely for your benefit. her tests are definitely difficult and she does not really give you any slack. all in all, i did learn a lot from these classes but her harsh abrupt tones can get in the way of your learning and the enjoyment of learning a new language...so to anyone who is taking her class just give it some time and go in knowing that she is not sweet all the time but is one of the most temperamental teachers i have had at barnard.


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