Coming from an IB student. He does NOT teach grammar and he expects you to learn it yourself (using websites such as le point du fle), most classes he speaks in french regarding issues he feels are worth talking about (very random). He has no marking system but does assess you on writing which is found on paper 2. While I wanna be frustrated, if you read some passages and work on your writing you are ready for 80% of the marks. The Spanish class although has way more preparation and confidence.
A different way of teaching. He has strong opinions and a unique worldview, but his passion for language and literature will be instilled into you permanently. Admirable man, and we learned much more than just French after 3 years with him. He's more of a philosopher than Capier is. Heart of gold, and very gentle even if he seems intimidating at times.
he is a great teacher, but one thing that i didnt like was that we did a lot of essays. it did become useful in university though.
a very good teacher. not always my favorite person, but he genuinely cares about every individual student in his class.
He assigned us a project in French, giving us no guidelines, and expected us to know to present without a script. He told the class what he wanted after half the class, including me, had presented.
I get the impression that he genuinely cares that we actively try to learn, instead of waiting for information to be fed to us. very intimidating but not a bad person. goes on some decent tangents
I thought he was super good, and I learned a hella lot more than with Blundell. Wierd but good marking system...
Definitely the hardest English teacher at school for regular English 12. Fun, interesting classes, but he doesn`t give good marks that easily. Best English teacher at school in terms of helpfulness!
As a person, his intensity and rigid views scare me, but as a reacher, he demands respect and obtains it. But could teach more I think. I like tat he actually speaks in french rather than in English.
worst teacher to have in your last year. great guy, fun class but you will not recieve a a good grade at all. One person got an A in my class for grade 12 English. Transfer immediatly
Best teacher ever! Even of all uni. profs., most memorable and engaging, not easy but that's what made me learn so much. looked forward to his class every time!
WORST TEACHER. He doesn't care at all about the students. He comes late, gives a ton of hmwk, and even if u finish all the work to the best of your ability, u can expect a C- or an F.
Good but hard,Understands life,good marking system although really hard compared to other english classes such as Mrs.Baxters% all 80's and 90's. good=u learn, bad=drops average for gr.12s %=50's-80's
although he was impossibly difficult in grade 8 and 9,i now see that those years were the only times that i learned french. very strict and extraordinarily intimidating
Doesn't teach, just hands you a piece of paper, says go, and leaves the class to go do whatever he fancies. Reads his novel in the middle of the class. We came here to learn!!
Hard marker but I think he knows what he's talking about.
cool, interesting guy, helpful as long as you ask questions. i found his marking very generous - kids who say otherwise must be really bad at french - because i had practically zero homework all year.
I have been in his class for 2 years and he got me motivated. i always had sailed by on my prior knowledge of french and did well but he brought out my full potential. real helpful
great guy...really interesting stuff he teaches...hard marker though
he's okay, picks on people a bit, but he does teach us a lot. reminds of the teacher guy from school of rock! lol
Kind of tough, but a really good teacher. I learned a lot.
Yea he's hard but I in the end it'll all pay off..even tho he doesnt tell us a lot of stuff...it is up to us to take the iniciative to ask questions
he's hard but in the final exam you will blow away all the other classes that are under different teachers
totally knows his stuff. may not be easiest teacher but u learn a lot. (don't transfer out, you'll regret it in long run!)
When your on his good side he's a teddy bear in orange pajamas.
I thought Thiel was teh best untill Obeck kicked his but in the Sumo Ring. Still a good teacher though,
I had Thiel last year and I learned so much. Difficult, but not boring. Can be mean and scary but it's okay.
LOVE MR. THIEL, hes the best! BEST french teacher you lil spoiled west vanners will ever have, be thankful you have him. He's hard but thats cuz u dont STUDY
He told us he wouldn't give us extra help because he said his time was better spent tutoring at $40/hour. Cool guy, but a bit of a jerk
Ya, i didn't like him much, doesn't seem to care about his students. He passed me though so im thankful.
I really liked his class. made it very interesting and he knew a lot, which is good.
he may be hard, but you learn way more with him than with anyone else
Somewhere there is a happy tree cuz this lumberjack is teaching
Good teacher, but made us sing all of Motorhead's songs in French. Weird.
Mr. Thiel is probably the best teacher I have ever had