When I first showed up to class, I was expecting an old, strict Soviet professor, but instead got an energetic young scholar with a Jew-fro. Matt was so great. He combines academic rigor and fun in his teaching style, and yields amazing results. Not only did my French improve in such a short time, the class was dynamic and passed by quickly. Workload is heavy, and there is a pretty annoying group project near the end of the course, but this class was worth it. He also has a wonderful accent in French and tries to help us improve ours. Great professor.