Ratings for Italian Studies 1

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Average Ratings

85

Based on 30 ratings for the instructor(s) that have taught this course.

Assignments
84
Exams
82
Helpfulness
85
Enthusiasm
86

Instructor Ratings

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Thow, D (ITALIAN 1, Fall 2013)
Assignments
100
Exams
80
Helpfulness
80
Enthusiasm
90

Submitted Dec. 28th, 2013

50
Romani, M (ITALIAN 1, Spring 2012)
Assignments
50
Exams
50
Helpfulness
50
Enthusiasm
50

Submitted Oct. 15th, 2012

96
Romani, M (ITALIAN 1, Spring 2012)
Assignments
77
Exams
100
Helpfulness
100
Enthusiasm
88

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

100
Purpura, M (ITALIAN 1, Spring 2012)
Assignments
100
Exams
85
Helpfulness
100
Enthusiasm
100

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

100
Bellezza, A M (ITALIAN 1, Fall 2011)
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89
Exams
100
Helpfulness
100
Enthusiasm
100

Submitted May 7th, 2012

100
Romani, M (ITALIAN 1, Spring 2012)
Assignments
100
Exams
100
Helpfulness
100
Enthusiasm
100

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

92
Purpura, M (ITALIAN 1, Spring 2012)
Assignments
100
Exams
91
Helpfulness
76
Enthusiasm
100

Submitted May 4th, 2012

100
Bonetti, G (ITALIAN 1, Fall 2011)
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100
Exams
100
Helpfulness
100
Enthusiasm
100

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

50
Purpura, M (ITALIAN 1, Spring 2012)
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50
Exams
50
Helpfulness
50
Enthusiasm
50

Submitted April 10th, 2012

50
Bonetti, G (ITALIAN 1, Spring 2012)
Assignments
50
Exams
50
Helpfulness
50
Enthusiasm
50

Submitted April 10th, 2012