professor
Casiana Ionita

Jan 2010

casiana is a godsend to french language classes. one of the sweetest professors ive ever met. encouraging, approachable, competent, fun, and an easy grader. the class met 4 days a week and was a moderate amount of mostly easy work. tests (of which there are 5 plus the final) are easy and graded fairly no matter which prof you take for this class, if you do the work you will learn essentially the same things. that said, it makes a huge difference to have a prof that you look forward to seeing 4 days a week as opposed to one who is unnecessarily strict, demanding, or snotty. casiana made this class something i looked forward to on a daily basis.

Jan 2010

Incredibly approachable, capable, and friendly professor. Casiana creates youtube videos that include popular French songs/ reference French culture, hands out helpful worksheets, and keeps students updated on movies being shown at the Maison Française. She is always eager to assist those who are struggling, and encourages a great deal of partner work which facilitates French conversation. Excellent professor for the beginner who is timid or nervous about their French speaking skills. I think she recently graduated from college, and can thus relate to students. She's a genuinely kind professor and her class offers a refreshingly painless means of completing core requirements.