Ratings for Italian Studies 1
Based on 30 ratings for the instructor(s) that have taught this course.
Comment: she is so amazing! from italy simplifies the material- the test and course was easy. I took the time to learn and went in for help during office hours. she was always available to help me and talk about school, classes, italian, etc.
Submitted Sept. 13th, 2012
Comment: This was the very first class I ever took at Cal and it was also my favorite of the semester. Marco was a fantastic instructor. Right from the beginning, he was engaging and extremely enthusiastic (which should be praised because 8am classes can be brutal)! He made an effort to get everyone participating but was never rude or negative if students were distracted or weren't picking up the material as quickly as he had planned. I enjoyed all of his activities and even learning grammar wasn't too bad. He focuses a lot on group activities, which I'm very grateful for because I met some of the nicest people in his class. The assignments were incredibly simple for me because I'm a spanish speaker but Marco was great about adapting to everyone's needs and keeping us all at a good pace. He's also lenient to a fault and will let you make up tests and whatnot as long as you let him know you need it! It's a shame he won't be teaching until probably next spring but if you get the chance, definitely take this course with Marco. He's so enthusiastic and he's part of what inspired me to continue taking italian and to possibly minor in the subject!
Submitted Aug. 16th, 2012
Comment: Marina is the absolute sweetest. I could not think of a better person to introduce and immerse me in a foreign language. She is from Italy, so you will definitely get an authentic experience! She is very passionate about the language (and you should ask her about opera!) and an excellent teacher. Exams were straightforward, especially because we do enough drills in class. I highly recommend taking Italian 1 with her!
Submitted May 6th, 2012
Comment: Greg is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My favorite professor in Berkeley !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! he really cares about students and teaches well and his grading is fair !!!! i barely spoke in Italian in class but got A !!! STRONGLY recommend him!!
Submitted April 24th, 2012