She is just AMAZING!! Her exams are not difficult if you pay attention in class. If you show up to every class, you will get the 10% for the in-class oral grade. Don't be lazy and the online assignments since it will boost your grade and help you to study for the tests. Would totally recommend her!
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She isn't even in the class yet that you're already learning. Miss Barreca is an amazing teacher and you will learn a lot with her. But, be prepared to answer her questions when she asks you to! If you really want to learn the use of the italian language, take Francesca Barreca. If you don't have any knowledge of this language, I assure you that you will be better than the ones who actually speak a dialect of it at the end of the semester! She's the best and I recommend her A 1!
She's great. I know a lot of other people found her difficult but she really teaches you Italian and you will learn a lot. I didn't find her exams difficult as long as you go to every class and pay attention you wont need to spend more than 1 hour to study for a test. If you're interested in Italian definitely take her, she's great and her class is definitely not boring. she's got a fun sarcastic personality.
While italian is an interesting class, it can very difficult, especially if you are unfamiliar with the language. Even the beginner class was challenging and required an insane amount of studying. I find for a complementary class there was way too much work .She gives quizzes bi-weekly, which helps us study for the tests. Lots of homework, but if she sees that you put a decent amount of effort, you will get full marks. Don't skip class cuz if you fall behind its hard to catch up later on.
Had her for italian as a complimentary class and it was really hard for me. I find that for a complimentary class she expected A Lot out of us and assigned a lot of homeworks. Did not quite enjoy it. Maybe because I wasn't so interested in learning italian. Nevertheless, its a heavy class so if you have other heavy classes you might not want to take her. AND YOU ACTUALLY HAVE TO STUDY A LOT AND COME TO CLASS PREPARED BECAUSE SHE WILL PICK ON YOU. Glad I dropped the class.
If you want to actually learn, take Francesca. She's amazing at explaining and getting you to understand. You need to go to class, study everything (at least a little) and do the homework. She gives a lot of quizzes and exams, so be prepared. She makes jokes every now and then to lighten up the mood and tends to be very sarcastic, but she's really great. I recommend her, hands down : I'm taking her again for my next semester without a doubt.
amazing teacher! i highly recommend her!! super nice and the work is very managable
best italian teacher in the department! she's funny and teaches in a way that lives up the class and makes it interactive. A lot of work but definitely worth it.
great teacher, but you need to go to class to do well. She's really nice you just have to know how to take her sarcasm!
She is fantastic and i love her sarcasm lol i learned a lot from her, take her if you can.
YOU HAVE TO TAKE HER! Honestly, best Italian teacher at Dawson! She makes class so much fun, very funny, and above all is always willing to help out her students anyway she can. She is my favourite teacher this semester, and bcs she is so fun, the class flies by. love herrrr
i love her!!!! i love how everything is nicely structured and organized. makes for easy learning!
Shes a great teacher!!! if you actually do your work you'll pass. she is really cool and definitely fair
By far, my favourite class this semester. An excellent teacher: challenging but really nice. I learned a lot of Italian in her class, and with some work, did well. I strongly recomend her. Many quizes
The course load can be heavy. Overall, she is a very prepared teacher, knows how to work under presure, is democratic and is VERY patient! Her humor is somehow dark I like her as a teacher!
She is a really teacher. If you wanna learn italian you will learn it for sure with her! She doestn give too much homework and often takes late assignments in. Alwyas in her office! good thing!
TAKE HER!u learn more than with other italian teachers.If u do the homework&u pay att in class ul find the quizzes & exams eaaasy!talks clearly and is always smiling!wants students to succede.
she has her favorites, she will always choose a few that will fail her class no matther what they do...she is nice , but even if she says that something is okay its not,
BEST TEACHER EVER!! She made italian soooo nice!! Seriously take her! you do have to work in her class but it is not that much of work and you learn a lot! quizzes often but really easy just study!!
all i have to say is that she is a great teacher. She teaches really well and everything is clear!! Always there for help too
Amazing teacher!Has a good sense of humour,is very helpful, patient.Her exams R VERY easy(if u study at least a bit,of course!those who complain R prolly some lazzy ppl).I'm addicted 2 Italian now.=)
Loved her. She is demanding, but very nice about it. Very, very good Italian teacher, pleasant to talk to. Puts marks online. Just don't get lazy, she hates that. (Fall 06)
One of the best teachers I've had at Dawson! Explains well and is extremely patient.She is fun and at times sarcastic but you learn a lot. Highly recommended!!!!
Nice but demanding, quizzes & tests can be tricky but it's nothing you didn't learn in class already. Don't miss class coz she goes fast with the material. Overall good teacher, u'll learn something
Although a little demanding she is an excellent teacher! Always available to help and she encourages students to persist. Great experience with my first language class.
Somewhat helpful but too demanding in an unnecessary way. Unaware of the class as a whole unit. You have a quiz almost every class.
I suggest you take her if you have the chance! She is so sweet and will take the time to help you!If you respect her, she will definitely respect you too.
Very nice person. Fair teacher, understands your problems. It's a pleasure to take her class. Always ready to help you.Dana S.
this teacher is very cool she makes me dance and she rocks my socks i feel we have a very good relationship she took me bowling once and got a cheesburger for two.
TAKE THE INTENSIVE! It's 9 days and you do have to work, but it's EASY work and you'll have a good time! I took it with a friend and it was the best decision I could have made!
Best teacher I've had at Dawson! She's super nice and makes the material incredibly easy for you. I wanna take her again for Italian II!
Greatest italian teacher of them all. Explains REALLY clearly, if you review the material for every quiz, you'll get 90's easily. You don't sleep in her class and you have loads of fun learning. Yes there are weekly quizzes, but it'll take you 15 minutes to study for each one if you listen in class, which everyone did in my class 'cause it was so easy and interesting. It's a really fun class, take it take it take it!!! She's a really great teacher, I got a 97 with her and class average was 85%!
Sweet teacher. Quiz almost every class, but it keeps you on track of things (really easy though). Do the homework, you're guaranteed an 80. Explains well, except sometimes she screws up what she's teaching on the board. Besides that, take her!
She is a wonderful teacher. Very clear, always willing to help.
amazing teacher. the ppl who may not do well, dont do well because they dont catch on to italian or wtvr. but she explains everything, is vrey nice andsweet and has a good sense of humour. make an effort and she appreciates it. theres some work to do, but just the regular amount of work you need in order to learn a new language. she is worth taking.
Very good Italian teacher with a great sense of humour: she knows how to make the class entertaining and interesting by making comparision to other languages
She's my favourite teacher this semester. As long as you listen in class you'll pass, her explanations are really clear, it's impossible not to understand her. She's really nice and funny. True, we have a quiz every week, but each one counts for less than 1% and it's what allows students to stay on top of things instead of learning everything the night before the big exam, which guarantees failure. She's a fantastic teacher, anyone who has her would confirm it, and she's very helpful.
She's a little strict, just do you you're work and show up to class on time and you'll do fine. Shes pretty nice... would take again. Shes not as bad as some ppl make her seem.
She's very nice. I love her. I would definitely recommend this teacher. There is no way you can fail her class if you do what you have to do. She explains very well.
Greatest teacher I've had all year at Dawson! Gives super easy homework and makes you get good marks on tests by not counting the hardest part of the test for everyone! So nice and so cool!
wow this teacher is wonderful in everyway. smart, funny, organized and easyyy. i passed with a 90, but you have to do your work!!!!
Makes class fun and keeps us all awake. The epitome of a GREAT teacher. As long as you do all of your work, you are guaranteed to pass. Even if you didn't do really well on all of your tests. Do the work, there's a lot of little assignments. Do them!
great teacher! Easy to talk to and makes class fun. Best Italian teacher there is. Take her if you get the chance!!
She is an amazing teacher! Take her if ever you have the chance!
An AMAZING teacher, she loves what she's doing and she wants everyone to do well. i enjoyed the class very much! I found it relazing
If you feel like taking a quiz everyday, take her. If you want to get graded unfairly, take her. If you want to fail, take her.
Excellent teacher!!!!!!Explains well and is extremely patient.
Shes top five best teachers at Dawson. Helpful, kind, funny, and easy to talk to. TAKE HER!!!!
she is the nicest teacher, really helpful especially if you dont know anything before hand, shes amazing
Awesome teacher. She explains things well, albeit very quickly. You need to keep up. She gets the whole class really involved, and class is genuinely fun. She's got a great sense of humor, and doesn't mind if you just yell out a question.
She really is a good teacher, she's nice and has a sens of humour :)