Review Comment

[RUSS W4335] Advanced Russian Through History

May 08, 2009

Smyslova, Alla Silver_nugget
[RUSS W4335] Advanced Russian Through History

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This class was fantastic. Alla incorporated the lecture material with grammar instruction seamlessly. She was always super-prepared for class with handouts and power points. Her lectures were really engaging and she constantly interacted with students in the class so that no one could escape without participating at least once. I actually really loved going to this class... even though it meant climbing the 7 flights of stairs in Hamilton.

Alla is an extraordinary professor. She has an amazing way of motivating the students in her class and keeping everyone engaged. I'm always nervous about using my Russian but Alla conducted the class in a really non-threatening way. So, by the end, my spoken Russian had improved dramatically. She even managed to resurrect my grasp of Russian grammar; something I had thought was long-dead.

Alla is a credit to the Slavic Department and I'm so glad I had the opportunity to study with her!

Workload:

Very do-able and always relevant. I don't remember doing any busy work for this class at all. The reading was helpful and the final presentation at the end was a really good exercise for me.

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
SLAL / RUSS SLAL RUSS W4345: Chteniia Po Russkoi Kul'ture: Advanced Russian through History Frank Miller 2012 Fall TR / 11:40-12:55 PM 1
SLAL / RUSS SLAL RUSS W4345: Chteniia Po Russkoi Kul'ture: Advanced Russian through History Frank Miller 2009 Fall TR / 2:40- 3:55 PM 1
SLAL / RUSS SLAL RUSS W4335: Chteniia Po Russkoi Kul'ture: Advanced Russian through History Frank Miller 2008 Fall TR / 2:40- 3:55 PM 1