July 05, 2004

Mackin, Zane
[V1101] Elementary Italian I and [V1102] Elementary Italian II

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Zane is amazing! You totally forget he's not italian...he knows sooo much about the culture. Once you're inside the classroom it's like traveling right into the heart of Italy. He has so much to say about the way of life there. His italian is great and will move the world to be available for you. Zane truly cares about his students learning the language well. His students feel no intimidation to speak italian and make as many mistakes as one possibly can. He gives equal amount of time dedicated to grammar and conversational skills for an elementary/intermediate level. He's funny and makes the class a relaxing and fun environment with ramdom activities and assignments. Overall, I recommend this class enthusiastically!!!

Workload:

Workbook every week, Labwork every two weeks, Weekly Quizzes, 1 page essays every two or three weeks, 1 midterm, 1 final