Average 4.38 based on 49 professor ratings
David Vaillant is a French professor at Dawson College located in Montreal, Quebec. When comparing David Vaillant's ratings to other professors in the province of Quebec, David Vaillant's ratings are above the average of 4.16 stars. Additionally, the average professor rating at Dawson College is 4.02 stars.
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He is a good teacher who makes the class interesting. Unfortunately, I failed the course due to my weak grammar in French. But overall, he is super chill.

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He is pretty good. The only way I could see someone fail is if they have major difficulties with spelling grammar and reading comprehension.

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This teacher is honestly one of the chillest teacher at Dawson. I've had him twice and loved it! he is encouraging, will help you all the time and doesn't make you feel any stress. He explains his instructions very well and does several examples before making you do it in your own. Also, when it comes to presentations he'll place you in small groups instead of being in front of the whole class. TAKE HIM IF YOU HAVE THE CHANCE!!!

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Funny easy-going teacher. Makes the topic interesting.

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By far one of my favourite teachers. I'm very bad at French but he made his class as easy to learn and learn as possible. He's a great teacher and guy. He's genuine and will try to help as much as he can. He does take attendance and will mark you absent or gone for the exact amount of time you've left his class (ex I had 30mins absence). Course pack is MANDATORY trust me but, he's an overall fantastic teacher that I don't think anyone should have an issue with. A+

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David is a good teacher but be prepared to work. Hard marker but a good teacher. Exams are fair, homework is rare

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Super chill teacher! His classes are mostly reading texts and doing exercises in the course Pack but he teaches everything very well and clearly. Tests are very easy. Makes a lot of jokes in class. Overall great teacher and highly recommended!

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If u want a teacher that is clear on what he wants, actually helps you and is chill this is your go to guy. Kind, always there for you either if you missed a class or a test he is there to find a solution for you not to lose marks. His homework is actually not that bad if you want to learn some french just be 100% when writing a essay for him because he is really harsh,check spelling,accents everything take your time. He also makes a lot of jokes in class.For sure take him if u can he is legit.

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Take him if you can!! He's extremely helpful, and clear on what needs to be done. Exams can be tough, but he makes sure there's lots of practice before an exam. He's very approachable and funny!

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This teacher kicks ass, I totally recommend him. Homework? Hardly any, and very simple. Grades harshly, but is a super nice guy, really helpful, class content is interesting and the few assignments there are are very clearly explained and outlined. And you'll actually LEARN something in this french class, he makes things very easy to understand.

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He's an okay teacher. However hes very precise and hard marker, his exams are easy but the compositions is where he gets tough on the marking especially for a basic french course, but you can really learn a few things from him. Make sure you are clear in your compositions just make sure you have impeccable grammar and punctuation.

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I had him for french 101 and it was okay. He is very organize, knowledgeable and knew what he was doing. 2 20% writings to do in lab, last test was to write 300 words about a picture he showed in class. The homework for each week was to write a 250 words of anything as he called it 'journal de bord' that was an easy 10 points to get. And, for the oral, i didn't feel pressured. I had 83 with him.

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The two to three compositions you do through out the semester are graded very harshly. He will literally mark down every mistake you do and fail you. He's a great guy and nice teacher, but his grading system sucks. Since I'm giving you this information, I would recommend taking him but make sure when writing your 20% compositions, that you quadruple check your verbs and spelling. Also, make sure your letters are clear as he will mark them wrong if he can't understand what you wrote.

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Very hard marker when it comes to writing compositions. Class lectures are interesting, but the exam is difficult.

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Great teacher & really nice! He's very clear about what he wants, is easy to understand, and doesn't give too much work. He also learned everyone's names in the first week or two, so it's nice to know he puts in the effort and genuinely cares. Would highly recommend him! Very easy but not boring. :)

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A nice guy and a good teacher. He is not harsh at all; grades are easy to get if you just do the work. Most of the time his test and quizzes arent that difficult, but the final exam is a little bit more challenging.

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I had this teacher for tutoring, so it wasn't really a real class. However, the time that was spent in class for the theory part was really boring and discouraged me. I went to French school all my life, before coming to Dawson, but this class made me realize how my French seemed to have weakened, and made me question my usefulness as a tutor. Glad I went to an English Cegep! On the bright side, the theory is only for 2-3 weeks, and then you're on your own. More or less of a hard marker..

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Chillest guy ever ! Such a nice man ! His work is easy and understanding. I would take him again! He says jokes and doesn't take anything too seriously. Plus you have a lot of time to do your homework

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If anyone is looking for a great French teacher, this guy's your man! make sure you do the work though! If you do the work, you're safe! Very fair marker as well, take him if you can, highly recommend

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GREAT TEACHER!! TAKE HIM! Easy marker, very clear when explaining do your homework and you pass simple as that. He is so nice and understanding if you miss a class all you have to do is message him an

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Amazing teacher. He's a fair marker. He explains well.

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he's a really nice guy and his class is easy. he's also pretty easy on the eyes ;) ;)

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Overall he is a nice teacher but the most difficult marker, not understanding, even when you do the homework he takes little consideration to show you what you did wrong. I WOULD AVOID THIS TECHER!!!!

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He's a really good French teacher. Tries to explain things in the simplest, most efficient way posible. His tests aren't that hard and if you are having trouble in class, he's always available to help

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AMAZING teacher, if you have the chance take him!! do the homework and you'll for sure pass, hes rly nice and dedicated to his students. He has a good teaching method i understood everything he taught us, doing the oral presentation was suprisingly not scary at all he makes his students feel comforable hes not judgmental. TAKE HIM!

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great guy, understanding, clear, intelligent, and I took him twice because of it. made french in dawson enjoyable.

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very intelligent teacher, fair and kind, amazing man...takes my breath away....

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he's an amazing teacher. im taking him again this semester

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He can be pretty funny sometimes. I didn't really like the class though, it was boring but pretty easy if you study for tests and quizzes.

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He is the chillest french teacher that I have ever had. I came in late fairly often, but I put my hand up a lot, even if I was usually wrong, and sat in the front row, and he loved me. Take him!

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Well during the semester the class was preety easy but when i got my results i was shocked for how low they were. Overall the class wasnt that bad and i learnt a lot.

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Nice guy, fair quizes/ tests very helpful not bad at all

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Very professional, almost cool and distant. Excellent teacher, clear, fair, and easy. Not too much work either. Usually funny and self-depricating. Stubborn

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Very nice teacher and knows how to teach. He is an easy marker and there's not much homework. Take him!

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he's very funny... the class is easy and there is not much homework at all. he's cool.

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The man is a champion. The easiest marker the nicest guy

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His class is easy and my French was improved I'd take him again,He was well organized,he gave in class work

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got a 75 missed 2 quizzes and didn't do my oral...really easy teacher take him

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got a 75 missed 2 quizzes and didn't do my oral...really easy teacher take him

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Put in considerable effort and you'll do great. Teacher very approachable, fun and patient. Very supportive when you are nervous doing orals.

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No work, easy mark.

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Like the teacher, very chill, easy grader

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The class is pretty easy and sometimes fun. the teachers odd but teaches well.

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soooo full of himself

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is an ok teacher, but there is a lot of reading and writing envolved

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the class is pretty easy, he's a little pretentious

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excellent teacher

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The wisdom of a sailor, the ethics of a monk, I have learned a lot in his class

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