professor
Marie Pelichet

Jan 2006

I really liked Mlle. Pelichet. The first day she was a little intimidating (she was my first native speaking French teacher) because I wasn't used to how quickly she spoke, but after the first week, I found myself understanding almost all of what she said and with less and less work to do so. She's a prompt grader, and pretty generous with mistakes. Don't expect to be able to sit in the back and not say anything though. There are only fifteen or so of you, and she will call on you. If you don't understand her question, she'll try to rephrase it several times until you get it. Only once or twice has she let someone get by with a simple "Je ne sais pas." She's very helpful, friendly, and she's a good teacher.

Jan 2006

Marie Pelichet is studying film at Columbia, I think (she said it in French, and that's what I thought she said), and she's a very good conversation teacher. The class usually starts with a newspaper article, an essay, etc., and then the class discusses it. She picks interesting subjects to talk about, a few of them good films. She doesn't call on people, so to earn your participation points you have to jump in the conversation on your own. She's very friendly, and she grades fairly (and then some). I had a great experience in her class, and I would recommend her class. It was a little intimidating at first, but I'm a much better listener and a better speaker than I was at the start of the semester.