Alex is THE MAN. He is fun and interesting as a person, and that really carries over into his teaching style. This is one of the few professors who has ever made me *want* to get up for a nine am class! He's a native speaker, so you don't have to worry about picking up a funky accent. He tries to make the activities as interesting as possible. There's lots of group-work and conversation, with a heavy emphasis on interaction in general. He's very knowledgeable about the language in general and is always willing to stop, answer questions, conjugate verbs, repeat pronunciations multiple times...take his class if at all possible. He is everything you could ever want in a foreign language professor.