department
french

(French)

Barbara Szlanic (3 reviews)

Elsa Stephan (2 reviews)

Sarah Lazur (7 reviews)

Erica Weems (7 reviews)

Flora Schiminovich (13 reviews)

Benjamin Olivennes (2 reviews)

Nicolae Virastau (1 review)

Lucy Shriner (1 review)

Mark Lilla (57 reviews)

Estelle Depayre (0 reviews)

Alexandra Perisic (3 reviews)

Irene Motyl (14 reviews)

Pierre Force (12 reviews)

Vincent Aurora (55 reviews)

Mehammed Mack (5 reviews)

Dominique Jullien (5 reviews)

Michael W Meere (2 reviews)

Olivia Harrison (2 reviews)

Geoffrey Mac Adam (16 reviews)

Eva Martin (2 reviews)

Tracy Adam (5 reviews)

Camille Collins (0 reviews)

Sarah Sasson (9 reviews)

Maryse Conde (0 reviews)

Pascale Crepon (10 reviews)

Lin Han (0 reviews)

Sarah-Louise Raillard (1 review)

Noah Mintz (1 review)

Gerrit Jackson (13 reviews)

Jason Earle (6 reviews)

Heidi Holst-Knudsen (20 reviews)

Kent Davis-Packard (0 reviews)

Karen Santos Da Silva (4 reviews)

Anne Boyman (16 reviews)

Daniel Johnson (1 review)

Emmanuelle Saada (13 reviews)

Noura Wedell (1 review)

Ana Lazic (1 review)

Caio Ferreira (5 reviews)

Pierre Demarty (0 reviews)

Kaiama Glover (18 reviews)

Jonathan Eskew (3 reviews)

El Ndiaye (1 review)

Christopher Holmes (1 review)

Katherine Manansala (1 review)

Isabelle Fernbach (1 review)

Erin Curren (5 reviews)

Adham Azab (1 review)

Paul Creamer (20 reviews)

Roderick Cooke (4 reviews)

Kirsten Ellicson (5 reviews)

Sophie Queuniet (7 reviews)

Casiana Ionita (2 reviews)

Johanna Magin (1 review)

Serge Gavronsky (11 reviews)

Marie-Helene Koffi-Tessio (1 review)

Gabriela Badea (2 reviews)

Eve-Alice Roustang-Stoller (4 reviews)

Alma Mora (14 reviews)

Zeina Hakim (2 reviews)

James Crapotta (13 reviews)

Anne DuToit (2 reviews)

Pascale Hubert-Leibler (12 reviews)

Zuowei Chang (0 reviews)

May Ahmar (9 reviews)

Kevin Erwin (6 reviews)

Sag Melanie (1 review)

Sarah Keller (1 review)

Yevgeny Medvedev (1 review)

Thibault Courtois (2 reviews)

Herbert Leibowitz (2 reviews)

David Macklovitch (9 reviews)

Snejana Vassilev (2 reviews)

Christopher Wood (7 reviews)

Lisa Caren Anchin (1 review)

Brian O'Keeffe (28 reviews)

Celine Marange (3 reviews)

Toby Wikstrom (1 review)

Julia Chamberlin (0 reviews)

Nicolas Delon (1 review)

Charles Girard (2 reviews)

Phillip Usher (12 reviews)

Eliza Zingesser (10 reviews)

James Currie (0 reviews)

Claudine Frank (7 reviews)

Irlande Saurin (1 review)

Sarah E Myers (1 review)

Thomas Martin (5 reviews)

Bingshu Yang (5 reviews)

Eric Leveau (5 reviews)

Priya Wadhera (11 reviews)

Stephanie Loncle (1 review)

Sam Bloom (5 reviews)

Benjamin Young (1 review)

Rose Gardner (1 review)

Laure Astourian (1 review)

Clement Godbarge (1 review)

Madeleine Dobie (14 reviews)

Cecile Balavione (3 reviews)

Amalia Rechtman (1 review)

Peter Connor (13 reviews)

Yongyan He (7 reviews)

Nicole Rudolph (1 review)

Alexandra Borer (4 reviews)

Masha Mimran (7 reviews)

Delphine Renaut (2 reviews)

Sonia Sharma (2 reviews)

Isabelle Jouanneau-Fertig (19 reviews)

Eric Matheis (4 reviews)

Max Kramer (3 reviews)

Anjali Balasingham (9 reviews)

Naid Mubalegh (1 review)

Erin Twohig (2 reviews)

John Ames Hodges (1 review)

Paul Wimmer (1 review)

Berenice Baudry (4 reviews)

Matthew J. Udkovich (2 reviews)

Samuel Skippon (13 reviews)

Laurie Postlewate (17 reviews)

James Helgeson (19 reviews)

Severine Martin (4 reviews)

Elizabeth Albes (1 review)

Caroline Weber (8 reviews)

Thibault de Chazal (0 reviews)

Cathy K Leung (2 reviews)

Yunhee Lee (0 reviews)

Angela Schonfelder (5 reviews)

Emilie Littlehales (3 reviews)

Laurence Marie (3 reviews)

Greet Van Belle (14 reviews)

Laetitia Ndiaye (2 reviews)

Joanna Stalnaker (18 reviews)

Hayet Sellami (3 reviews)

Joanna Augustyn (9 reviews)

Joel Simpson (2 reviews)

Antoine Compagnon (3 reviews)

Isabelle Urban (5 reviews)

Raina Uhden (4 reviews)

Brian Kilgo-Kelly (3 reviews)

Andrea Thomas (3 reviews)

Loren Wolfe (6 reviews)

Mary-Alice Farina (1 review)

Liza Gabaston (0 reviews)

Rachel Mesch (8 reviews)

Joel Gersten (10 reviews)

Yaelle Azagury (18 reviews)

Katherine Balkoski (5 reviews)

Terri Gordon (6 reviews)

Gita May (10 reviews)

Hadley Suter (7 reviews)

Marie Pelichet (2 reviews)

Jean Terrier (4 reviews)

Kalinka Alvarez (1 review)

Philip Watts (4 reviews)

Elizabeth Albes (1 review)

Burton Budick (22 reviews)

Sylvere Lotringer (6 reviews)

Jerome Cornette (0 reviews)

No name (0 reviews)

Denise Carroll (5 reviews)

Diane Berthezene (7 reviews)

  • 1302- Third Year Convo
  • 19 Century French Fiction
  • 19th c. French Poetry
  • 20th Century French Literature
  • 20th Century French Thought
  • 20th Century Poetry
  • 3rd Year Coversation French
  • 8626, Literature and Cinema of the Maghreb
  • Accelerated Intermediate French I+II
  • Advanced Composition and Grammar Review
  • Advanced French Conversation II
  • Advanced French Phonetics
  • Advanced Grammar&Comp1
  • Advanced Oral French
  • Advanced Translation Workshop
  • Adv. Grammer and Comp I
  • Africa in Cinema
  • Age of the Enlightenment
  • Architecture and Dream: From Diderot to Baudelaire
  • Baudelaire and Mallarme
  • Black, Jews and Arabs in France
  • Blacks, Arabs and Jews in France
  • Commercial-Economic French
  • Composition and Conversation
  • Composition and Conversation
  • Composition and Conversation
  • Composition and Conversation
  • conversation
  • Cultural Studies: French Film
  • Cultural Studies: Novels on Screen
  • Cultural Workshop
  • Culture and Institutions II
  • Cultures and Institutions of France I
  • CULTURL STUDIES I: Enlightenment/Counter-Enlightenment
  • Dada and Surrealism
  • Elementary and Intermediate French
  • Elementary French I
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  • Elementary I and II and Intermediate I
  • Elementary II
  • Eloquent Animals
  • Flaubert
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  • France Past and Present: an Introduction to French Civilization
  • Francophone Fiction
  • French
  • French 1201 and 1202
  • French and Francophone Studies
  • French Composition and Conversation
  • french conversation
  • French Conversation V1221
  • french cultural studies
  • French Cultural Studies: Cultural Standards: Age of Classicism
  • French Cultural Workshop
  • French Elementary II, accelerated 6 weeks
  • french I and II
  • French Language, Culture and Society through the Discovery of Paris
  • French Language, Society, and Culture through Film
  • french literature before 1800
  • french literature post-1800
  • French Lit of the Middle Ages
  • French New Wave Cinema
  • French Novel Before the Revolution
  • French Rapid Reading and Translation, Spring 2003
  • French Women Writers since 1945
  • FREN LANG,SOC,CULTRE THRU FILM
  • FREN W3505 - Cultural Diversity in Contemporary France
  • Haitian Fiction
  • Haitian Novel
  • History of the French Language
  • Intermediate Conversation
  • Intermediate Conversation French
  • Intermediate Conversation French II
  • Intermediate Conversation II
  • Intermediate French Conversation I
  • Intermediate French Converstion I
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  • Intermediate French I, Barnard
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  • Intermediate French II
  • Intermediate French II
  • Intermediate I and II
  • Intermediate Oral French
  • Intro to Francophone Studies I
  • Intro to French 1
  • Intro to French and Francophone studies
  • Intro to French and Francophone Studies I
  • Intro to French and Francophone Studies II
  • Islam and Europe
  • Les Intellectuels
  • Life and Literature of Marcel Proust
  • Literature of the french speaking world
  • Love and Literature
  • Major French Texts I
  • Major Literary Works
  • Major Literary Works since 1800
  • Major Literary Works to 1800
  • Moliere
  • Nationalite et Citoyennete
  • Proust and Deleuze
  • Review of Elementary French
  • Review of French Fundamentals
  • Review of the French Fundamentals
  • Rousseau
  • Rousseau, Novel Before the Revolution
  • Textual Analysis
  • The French Philosophical Tradition
  • The French Poetic Tradition
  • third year conversation
  • Third-Year Conversation W3131
  • Third Year French Conversation
  • Third Year French Language and Composition
  • Third-Year Grammar and Composition
  • Third-Year Grammar and Composition I
  • Third Year Grammar and Composition II
  • Women and Writing in Early Modern France
  • Women in French Cinema
  • Writing/Rewriting the Caribbean
  • May 2021

    Eric est fantastique! If you have the chance to take Eric's class, take it. He is very sweet, outgoing, and super passionate. He wants everyone to succeed, and will offer extra time outside of class to help you learn the language. Of the dozens of professors I've had so far at Columbia, Eric stands out as one of the best and most caring. There's no one I would've rather taken a French class with!

    May 2021

    Eric est fantastique! If you have the chance to take Eric's class, take it. He is very sweet, outgoing, and super passionate. He wants everyone to succeed, and will offer extra time outside of class to help you learn the language. Of the dozens of professors I've had so far at Columbia, Eric stands out as one of the best and most caring. There's no one I would've rather taken a French class with!

    Apr 2021

    This is my first time writing a CULPA review, but if anyone deserves one, it's Laetitia Ndiaye. This was my last semester taking French for the language requirement, and I'm so thankful I lucked into having her as a professor. She's a grad student, so I'm not sure how much longer she'll be at Columbia, but if you have the chance, take her section of French! She is so kind and truly cares for students. She can also relate because she is currently a student herself. Of course, language classes require lots of homework assignments. I never felt like too much was assigned for one day. We did read a book that was incredibly difficult and time-consuming (La Place), but she helped us with it in in-class discussions. The reading was also spread out over several days, and I think every Intermediate II section teaches it anyway. For many of the assignments, we could redo it as a quiz on Courseworks until we got a score we were happy with. Other assignments were mainly graded on completion. Either way, she gave feedback on every single homework assignment. Some of the assignments were watching a film and preparing for a discussion. She had assignments neatly arranged in modules on Courseworks. Her class is the best online French class I've taken, and I'm sure her teaching style is just as good (if not better) in a classroom setting. She encourages participation by calling on people for answers, incentivizing people to pay attention. She is also patient if you do not get the answer correct. The final presentation was helpful for getting pronunciation down. She let us either work in pairs or by ourselves, which I appreciated. Doing group work is so terrible in college. It was in place of a final exam, so I am finished with my French class before my other finals began. Overall, I can't complain about her at all! Take her class if you have the chance.

    Apr 2021

    Professor Holst-Knudsen is truly one of the kindest, most considerate professors I've had at Columbia. If you can get into one of her classes, you without a doubt should immediately stop reading this review and sign up because you won't find someone better than her. In terms of the class, Heidi makes an effort to, along with grammar and tense instruction, intersperse French culture, whether it be by means of movies, television shows, books, etc. And she doesn't overburden students with homework. The assigned homework is always clear and can be resubmitted again and again after online submission/grading. Heidi also doesn't believe in large, overbearing tests, preferring to give homework/quizzes on a regular basis, which ends up being a huge relief for students. She is thoughtful and extremely understanding in terms of late assignments. I personally have submitted compositions weeks late with no penalty. Lastly, Heidi did not give us a final exam. Instead, she gave us a final group presentation. This presentation brought the class closer together (even in an online environment), and worked really well to test our knowledge in a constructive way. Summary: Take her class!

    Apr 2021

    Professor Holst-Knudsen is truly one of the kindest, most considerate professors I've had at Columbia. If you can get into one of her classes, you without a doubt should immediately stop reading this review and sign up because you won't find someone better than her. In terms of the class, Heidi makes an effort to, along with grammar and tense instruction, intersperse French culture, whether it be by means of movies, television shows, books, etc. And she doesn't overburden students with homework. The assigned homework is always clear and can be resubmitted again and again after online submission/grading. Heidi also doesn't believe in large, overbearing tests, preferring to give homework/quizzes on a regular basis, which ends up being a huge relief for students. She is thoughtful and extremely understanding in terms of late assignments. I personally have submitted compositions weeks late with no penalty. Lastly, Heidi did not give us a final exam. Instead, she gave us a final group presentation. This presentation brought the class closer together (even in an online environment), and worked really well to test our knowledge in a constructive way. Summary: Take her class!