Susan is absolutely fantastic. My Spanish skills improved an incredible amount throughout this course. The class is great and she is a terrific professor, but what is even better is how willing she is to help students outside of class and how much she cares about the class. She is extremely helpful both in class and when meeting outside the class. The class requires weekly compositions, and her feedback is great. It is because of these compositions, meeting with Susan, and looking over her feedback that I am no longer (as) nervous about going abroad next semester. Moreover, the topics for the compositions are interesting, and she provides you with more than one option each week so you can choose what interests you the most. That way, you actually feel as if you are getting something out of the essays. I cannot stress enough how great Susan is -- you should definitely take a class with her. I do not believe she is teaching this same one again next semester, but whatever she is teaching, I assure you it will be great.