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with Florence Feiereisen5 months ago

This class is definitely a big time commitment and you have to be willing to put in the work. However, the structure works and you can clearly see the benefits from it. Florence is one of my favorite professors I've had, she is so fun and kind and genuinely cares about her students and their success. She is fair and understanding.

Fast-PacedLots of HomeworkEasy Grading
6hrs / week Extremely difficulty High value Would take again
with Florence Feiereisen12 months ago

Florence is the perfect professor for Beginning German. Her enthusiasm is unmatched, and she has a clear love for teaching, making it a much more enjoyable experience as a student. She has a talent for pronunciation and will give you a million different strategies to work on tricky sounds. Although class meets every day, you almost never get bored of it because Florence keeps the classes interesting and engaging. If you are interested in starting German, I would highly recommend taking a class with Florence.

Florence is the perfect professor for Beginning German. Her enthusiasm is unmatched, and she has a clear love for teaching, making it a much more enjoyable experience as a student. She has a talent for pronunciation and will give you a million different strategies to work on tricky sounds. Although class meets every day, you almost n …Read more

Fast-PacedLots of HomeworkFair Grading
6hrs / week Low difficulty High value Would take again
with Thomas Preston2 months ago

German 101 is a course designed to open the door that leads into the world of German linguistics, culture, and history. If one wants to learn a language at Middlebury, I highly suggest they sign up for this course, as it shows what learning a language takes and where it can take you. Thomas is a highly effective teacher, and his greatest strengths are his high energy and enthusiasm.

German 101 is a course designed to open the door that leads into the world of German linguistics, culture, and history. If one wants to learn a language at Middlebury, I highly suggest they sign up for this course, as it shows what learning a language takes and where it can take you. Thomas is a highly effective teacher, and his grea …Read more

Fair GradingFast-Paced
5hrs / week Some difficulty Very high value Would take again
with Florence Feiereisen6 months ago

Ich liebe Florence. She is the best. She is very enthusiastic in class and very effective in teaching German and making us remember all the grammar and stuff. The class atmosphere is great. Great class, great prof.

Lots of HomeworkFair GradingEasy Exams
5hrs / week Extremely low difficulty Above average value Would take again
with Thomas Preston5 months ago

Thomas was awesome, I enjoyed the class with him. He is very entertaining and has lots of really cool anecdotes about his time in Germany. He relates to students very well, and makes sure to develop a one-on-one relationship with each.

Fast-PacedLots of HomeworkFair Grading
4hrs / week Average difficulty Above average value Would take again
with Viola Huanglast year

Viola is super enthusiastic about teaching German. She does talk a bit fast so sometimes it's hard to keep up but also helps you learn faster. The grading is pretty straightforward except for the pronunciation exam which was a little bit harsher.

Fast-PacedLots of HomeworkFair Grading
0hrs / week Average difficulty Average value Would not take again
with Viola Huanglast year

Prof Huang is very kind and very engaging with her students. The class as a whole requires you to be alert because she loves to cold call, but it is never a big deal if you get it wrong or don't know the answer. She is very helpful in teaching the complexities of the german language and I would highly recommend her as a prof. There is a significant amount of homework every night in the form of practice problems on connect, but is otherwise a great class

Prof Huang is very kind and very engaging with her students. The class as a whole requires you to be alert because she loves to cold call, but it is never a big deal if you get it wrong or don't know the answer. She is very helpful in teaching the complexities of the german language and I would highly recommend her as a prof. There i …Read more

Fast-PacedLots of HomeworkFair Grading
6hrs / week Average difficulty Above average value Would take again
with Florence Feiereisenlast year

I would recommend this class to everyone. Professor Feiereisen is amazing and really cares about her students. I especially encourage freshmen to take this course as it really generates some feeling of belonging. Would love to take it again!

Fast-PacedEasy GradingLots of Homework
4hrs / week Low difficulty Extremely high value Would take again
with Viola Huanglast year

Viola is one of the best professors I had in Middlebury. She is really nice and always happy to help, and she is also very accommodating to students' needs. She explains concepts very clearly and she is just a sweet person. I love the German dpt.

Chill and RelaxedLots of HomeworkFair Grading
10hrs / week Some difficulty Above average value Would take again