Winter 2022 - Good class. Elias is a good professor. Not like super easy but I wouldn't say hard either. Very reasonable. Class was structured and that was nice. Assignments to do on your off days (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and over the weekend). These could be pretty quick if you wanted them to be, but I usually took notes and sat with the material to really understand and they'd take about an hour. This material set us up for what we'd be doing in the next class. About every week we'd have a 15 minute conversation to do with a French speaker abroad, and these were so nerve-wracking sometimes but also very helpful. I almost cried during one but I also would feel really good about myself sometimes and really feel like I could speak French. Not time-consuming but stressful sometimes. Sometimes we would have forum assignments to write a few or maybe five sentences or maybe a 10-page story and/or comment on friends' things. Would also have "Expanded Classroom" assignments that weren't required but were just to prepare for quizzes and tests and stuff. I did these. They were helpful and really quick.