I took Latin in high school and hated it with a passion. The class is one of the best I have taken at Columbia.
Dr. Gillespie is as intelligent as she is approachable. She genuinely wants students to succeed and is incredibly conscious how stressful language classes can be. The class was two hours long, but not once did she lecture for more than 10 min. If you want to sit on your laptop and do nothing for two hours this is not the class for you. If you want a friendly teacher, engaging discussion and fair grading I absolutely reccomend.