MÃ©lanie has really interesting philosophical ideas, and she's cute and Parisian. The fact that she's a native speaker doesn't, unfortunately, make her a good teacher. It was her first semester of teaching, but that can't justify the black hole of boring that was this class. She seemed to have favorites and was incredibly intimidating when it came to speaking in class, especially if you didn't know how to express your ideas. Teaching of grammar (the main point of the course, I think) was minimal and unclear.