This was a great class! Samuel is a great professor who always made class interesting and lively. Very talkative, funny, and honestly just adorable. He always provided creative and fun topics of discussion or exercises to do in class as a way of practicing whatever it is you're learning -- which forces you to learn it because you're using it in conversation but also helps students understand how to practically use the grammar rules in real conversation. My only vice is that we didn't get back graded work in a timely manner at all -- it's the end of the semester and I only know my grade for one test and two compositions. But Samuel has made it clear that we're all doing very well, and if you need to work on something specific he will let you know. Take this class if you have the chance! Take Accelerated Int. in general; all the profs are good and the class is really a great way to finish up the language requirement if you still need to.

Workload:

Weekly homework in the workbook (never graded), 4 compositions, and 5 tests (2 of which were take-home because we missed a few classes because he was sick). He assigns some reading out of the textbook, but never very long and if you don't do it it's no big deal because you will most likely read it together in class anyway and talk about the vocabulary and then the text itself.