Michael is a really good teacher, and made a great effort to engage us in conversation, both in large and smaller groups. He asked us at the start of the semester which topics we'd like to talk about, then followed through and came up with interesting activites for us for each one. I was impressed by how clearly he explained new concepts, and how enjoyable the class was (even when energy was low and no one really wanted to speak German).
I took this in conjunction with Intermediate German I, and speaking German in some context every day really improved my skills over the course of the semester. Grammar is not the focus of this class, and if you want every German sentence you create to have the correct word order, this won't help you. However, if you're looking for more general ease with the language, this is a great and relatively easy 2 points.