professor
Yevgeny Medvedev

Jul 2002

One of the best instructors I've ever had at Columbia -- and not just in French. Yevgeny has a great and ironic sense of humor (you'll dig when he says something hilarious yet keeps his straight face). He responds to all e-mail promptly and is EXTREMELY helpful in office hours (he'll go over your essay with you slowly, carefully), and he's always willing to make extra time outside if you're schedule's tight. I entered class with a shaky grasp of the language. By the end, I could read many French periodicals and have an excellent grasp of most grammatical structures. Highly recommended.