November 26, 2004

Ziolkowski, Saskia Gold_nugget
[V1101] Elementary Italian I and [V1102] Elementary Italian II

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I looooooooove Saskia!!! Her class is great: fun, fast-paced, and enlightening. She is always moving around, trying her best to make sure you understand what she is trying to explain. She speaks only Italian from day 1, but it's extremely helpful in regards to pronunciation and comprehension. I know that I speak on behalf of my entire class when I say that we enjoyed coming to see her Monday through Thursday AND that we actually established a good foundation in the language. And to prove it - most of us are signed up to take Elementary Italian II with her again! I myself arrived at L course sign-up 3 hours in advance just to make sure that I would be in her section next semester. If you are truly looking to learn but also want to have a good time, visit Saskia!

Workload:

Weekly workbook, listening lab, and quiz. Occassionally short 100-150 word compositions. Midterm: cummulative, same length as weekly quizzes. Final: 4 minute oral and cummulative exam. She is very lenient and understanding - we're usually very good about doing everything on time because we feel so bad taking advantage of her kindness!