Spring 2022 - I took this class with a TA, not the professor, but I loved this class. I learned so much in Italian and the TA was so helpful and understanding when we would try to formulate conversation or questions. This class is entirely in Italian and while it can be confusing at times, the TA would repeat herself and answer any questions. Not many assignments and if there were assignments they never felt like busy work. Lots of studying outside of the class but that's to be expected with a language class.
Professor Truong was just OK. There was definitely a jump in work load between Italian 5 and 6, but it wasn't too difficult. There were five two page compositions and two oral presentations, plus the usual two quizzes, midterm and final. Truong was a moderately fair grader overall, but I felt like she could get a little nit-pickey especially when grading the compositions. Also, she doesn't explain her assignments very well. Troung was definitely more strict than the other Italian teachers I've taken--she makes you turn in the homework and other busywork, which made me feel like I was back in high school. But overall, if you're one of those people who has done all of your assignments throughout Italian 1-5, I'd say you'd be fine.