Average 4.21 based on 70 professor ratings
David Boutin is a French professor at John Abbott College - CEGEP located in St Anne De Bellevue, Quebec. When comparing David Boutin's ratings to other professors in the province of Quebec, David Boutin's ratings are above the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average professor rating at John Abbott College - CEGEP is 4.07 stars.
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He's a sweet guy and he's really chill. He's an easygoing teacher with a relatively light workload, and he gives extensions easily.

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I had him for level 4 french, where pretty much all the kids spoke french perfectly, so I assumed he'd take our work seriously. Nah. He was incredibly condescending at all times. At one point, he handed back work and left half of class time to recheck and correct it again. My text only had one or two mistakes which I corrected right away, but he wouldn't let me leave because he didn't think I could possibly understand my mistakes. Plus, he decided last minute the final wouldn't be open book.

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he was gone for the first half of the semester, but when he came back it was assignment after assignment-they weren't that difficult individually but when added together, it was a lot of work. he also yelled at at students a lot, but laughed about it minutes later, kinda confusing. he told the class the final would be open book, and then a week before it, he changed his mind and didn't allow notes. the final was hell btw. he is a fair grader which is a plus though, and classes were pretty chill

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When I took him, he was gone for the first half of the semester on paternity leave. When he came back, the homework he assigned was mostly small. He is a fair grader, which is a plus. At the beginning, he assigned a 20+ page research paper to hand in at the end, which totally stressed me and my friends' out. The workload for that was insane and I regret not dropping out of his class. His test isn't hard if you've taken note of EVERYTHING he's said in class.

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David was the only French teacher I had at Abbott (2 level 4 classes) and he was amazing. Although the classes could sometimes get long (my classes were 3 hours long), he still made the content interesting, which is tough to pull of in French. Grades fairly and is always willing to help. Put in the effort, and your results will reflect your effort. Overall, not too tough, and I would definitely recommend him!

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David is a really nice guy and a great French teacher. When it comes to my experiences with French teachers, he by far stands alone in regards to his approachability and his fairness with course content. As long as you somewhat engage with the class/him, you should be on his good side. He does prioritize grammar and spelling though, so don't rely on Google Translate to help you get 85+ in the class.

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David is a very nice guy. Like others said, show some interest in his class and it'll definitely work in your favour! His assignments are kinda long and annoying, but do them well and use good grammar and vocabulary and it should be okay. Also he's super unclear so be prepared to be very confused throughout the entire course and not know what he even wants

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I had him for level 4 French and his class was one of the most boring classes I've ever had to endure. Very long and boring lectures, he does nothing to try to make the class interesting. He knows his stuff but presents it very quickly and sometimes it's hard to follow. the topics of his class aren't interesting at all, I wouldn't recommend him to those who don't care for the history of French litt. and for those who don't want to work hard.

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I'm a science student and went to a french private school but his final exam was THE hardest exam I ever took. He is a very knowledgeable man but he talks continuously for the whole lecture. Everything else was pretty easy though, we only had to read 1 book and his assignments were pretty simple.

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A very nice guy, he really cares about the students who stand out, so make sure you do that. His tests are kind of difficult, because they're just a huge sum of what you learned. You'll do fine if you take notes and listen in class. Try to use a rich french vocabulary in your texts too and you're already guaranteed to pass.

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David is a very nice guy. He does not give you a lot of work through out the semester but at the end he gives a test that sums up all the semester just pay attention in class and take notes and do the work he asks you'll be just fine :) recommended

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David Boutin, a man of great wonder. Initially, he may come off as a strict teacher, but if you get to know him and he gets to know you, he's like your best friend. Do as he says and pay close attention in class and you'll be rewarded when the semester is over. Over to the teaching side, prepare for three hours of lecture, but do expect ten minute breaks halfway. As for workload and exams, entertaining, and creative. If you have an imaginative mind, David is right teacher for you. :)

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Basically grades you on how much he likes you. Expects you to learn the ENTIRE history of literature if you're in level 4. He's very obnoxious as well. Maybe he just didn't like me though.

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Really cool teacher but his exams and essays are difficult. I was in the class that had to do with the 19th century and it was pretty tough. I ended up with a 70 something but I had to work hard for it.

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Pretty cool teacher, lets us mess around in his class a lot and really wants to see us succeed.

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He isn't the easiest marker, but if you make the effort and try your best then he will for sure pass you. Show up, and ask questions if you do not understand. He can come off as being strong and intimidate you at first, but he is so chill! My friends and me always got 80-100%

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Had him for level 2 French, he's suuuper chill. He likes to joke around, and the classes are pretty fun. He doesn't mark that easy, but as long as you put a bit of work in you'll do fine.

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He is very nice and a really easy teacher for level 2 French. You don't get much work and his classes are pretty fun.

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He's a really nice guy. Fun class. He could have perhaps done a bit more to prepare students for tests though.

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Had him for level 4. He's a pretty hard marker, because he expects his students to improve. Don't expect 90ies in his class, but dnt expect to fail either. Take him if you consider yourself a good student, but don't if youre used to slacking off. Also, his attendence is on paper so you can skip as much as you want if you get someone to sign your initials for you :)

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Great French teacher. Lots of work and assignments are very hard but he helps you out with them a lot. He doesn't mark very hard either. He has a good sense of humor as well!

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He's actually hilarious, always laughs and jokes around. He's still serious in what he teaches though, and will expect you to do your work. However, he's pretty easy going and will usually let you hand in assignments late. The class material isn't very interesting though.

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Had him for level 4 and honestly, the amount of work he gives is ridiculous. we practically had to write an assignment for every class. he's nice and all, but it's hard to get good grades in his class he is not very clear on what we have to do for an assignment or study for an exam.

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I have had him twice and found that he was much more of a pain this time. In general okay teaching habits are bland when you take hes second french. Although willing to help you if you need it but is

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he is a very good teacher who helps you alot with assignment and exams.he is also not very though for the correction..

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He's a really nice guy but I didn't like his assignments too much. You will have to work to earn grades in his class.

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best teacher evarz

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I also had him for level 4, he's a pretty tough teacher and it was hard to get a good grade since it took a lot of work for a FRENCH class... but it was an okay class overall...

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had him for lvl 4, ridiculous amount of work for a french class (and i went to french high school). Hes a super chill guy n all, very nice and wants to help you, but its very hard to get a good grade

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talk to him about hockey and your his best friend, chillest teacher ever

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love this guy so much that i refused to take another teacher for 2nd semester of french and i didn't even get an extrememly high mark i actually looked forward to his classes, they were fun. yea. fren

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Best teacher ever, not a lot of work, makes class fun and if you become close with him, you have lots of laughs.

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cool guy, I had him in french lv2. your final mark consists of maybe 10 little tests like listening practices or writing a short story...

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i had him for french 3, the first one. pretty nice guy, easy class. show up and put a bit of effort into it and you shold have no problems

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Had him for french level3. The readings were boring but it wasn't much work and he's a fair marker

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hes a good teacher, easy marker and good looking..wouldnt mind having him as a teacher again :P

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he is a really hard marker... but nice guy .. he likes sports... he gives really hard work but he is helpfull in class.

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L4:: One of the hardest french class i had & i use to go to a french high-school. He's still an okay guy

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L4: Talks about sports a lot. Difficult marker. You can slack off in class. Fun guy, generally in a good mood. Would take again.

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really boring but really easy class. Lets you write all essays at home and looks over your introduction before you hand it in to make sure ur on the right track. For some reason always looks in the corner or out the door

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Great teacher!

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As a person: great guy, very funny and always happy. As a teacher: hard marker

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FOR LEVEL 4: Very nice guy, funny but the class itself is quite hard. A lot of work. Apparently he is one of the hardest Level 4 French teachers at Abbott. He is a hard-marker. Apparently he is completely different for level2

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Very cool teacher!!! makes classes fun to go to, a bit hard with marks but youll do fine.

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Best french teacher at John Abbott. Period.

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Coolest french teacher. take him!

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Cool guy. I actually enjoyed his french class and I don't like french much. You won't regret taking him.

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He's very helpful. take it you won't regret

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Cool and not too hard

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fun teacher.... but i found that it was more of a philosophy class than a french class....

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He's a great teacher! He treats you like a buddy. He is very clear. You can easily get a great grade in his classes.

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every good thing da ppol here wrote is true...and if he sees ur doing great effort,he wil be realy generous with ur grade...also,the work he makes u do,make sure to do it,it will help alot...hes a good teacher!

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Great french teacher! He really knows what he's talking about and makes the subject fun to learn. I have him for Level 4 French, and although the class is very "deep" as he would say... he really makes it easier to understand. Take this teacher if you can!

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fun guy! good french teacher, knows what he's talking about. Funny, interesting, and helpful. Definitely take him if you can!

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He's a great teacher and if you don't know that much french, by the end of his classes, you will. He loves hockey and like everyone says, talk to him about hockey and you'll be fine

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Just do everything he wants you to do. Let him know that you're doing an effort in learning French. You should go often to CAF or the learning center for him to know that you're really into French. And one more tip, talk to him about HOCKEY, he loves it so much especially the Canadiens. You'll be his favorite! :)

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David is at times funny and nice, but you really have to do your work to be on his good side. The homework is very easy, but the assingments and tests are very hard. He does very little teaching, he lets the book do most of the teaching, so at times it feels like you're missing info that he should have teached. Do the assignments, don't be absent often, and you'll be ok. Although you must speak only French with him. So be ready!

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A very good teacher.

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A good summerschool, relaxed, appropriate amount of work. By the way, those notes are very useful, if you want to learn French well.

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I liked him. I took him for summer school french level 3. He's a nice guy, his class isn't too difficult, and, all in all, I recommend him. He's BORING tho.

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Best summer school ever!

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his classes are very slack and super easy, but still good. he is funny and really tries to make you understand.

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Pretty good teacher, lots of notes, but if you study a bit you get like 90.

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best french teacher i ever had, take him hes very cool, classes are so slack but you still learn french. take him!

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Very good french teacher. If you have a choice, take him! Classes are slack.

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Awsome teacher for french... if you can take him, its an easy and fun class

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Very good french teacher. Give him mango starburst to bribe him into giving answers :) he,he,he... But seriously, he's worth taking.

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best french teacher ever!

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Very cool french teacher!

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