July 23, 2003

Rounds, Carol Silver_nugget
intensive elementary hungarian I and II

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

carol is the most wonderful instructor i have ever had at columbia. she says elementary hungarian is her favorite class to teach, and it shows. she has such a love for the language, which she passes on, and she presents all the lessons so that the language seems logical and sensible. she has more patience than anyone i've ever known, and doesn't mind if you keep making the same mistake -- she'll gently remind you every time. she's always enthusiastic, cheerful, encouraging, and energetic despite a 2-hour commute to a 9 a.m. class. and she's been teaching hungarian for years and years, so she knows the best way to explain every grammar point, knows what will trip students up, and isn't surprised when you don't catch on for another 2 weeks. hungarian may be a hard language but i wouldn't know -- in this class, i just thought it was fun.


one or two hours a night of studying and homework.