January 23, 2004

Shkolnikov, Vadim
Second Year Russian I

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

Vadim lacks the enthusiams needed to make a language class interesting. He knows his Russian, but his explainations fall short of satisfying anyone with even the slightest interest in linguistics. To his credit, he does grade the homework, but his comments are not helpful. He only marks what is wrong, not why it is wrong. His classes are not worthless but there are so many better professors in the Slavic language department who are passionate about the language. If you are in his section, you may want to try shopping around a bit more.

Workload:

Time consuming but not helpful homework (this is the book's fault, not his). His tests are fair but boring.