Magdalena Tarnawska Senel
Winter 2017 - Professor Magda is awesome. She is a more than well-qualified language instructor. She really knows how to help students grasp a new language in a short amount of time, in an enjoyable and non-stressful way. Her class is designed to encourage students to speak in German all the time; it can be a little intimidating at first, but you become familiar with the language so much more quickly. Professor Magda is never annoyed or critical when you make mistakes; instead, she always smiles and willingly corrects your mistakes. While she is a charismatic and competent instructor, she is also motherly and caring toward her students. She is always pleasant, diligent, and hard-working. German 2 with Professor Magda was rewarding and worthwhile. I also took German 1 with her and plan to take intermediate German with her as well!
I absolutely love Magda, she is a wonderful professor in every meaning of the word. She cares and is more than happy to help outside of class with things both related and not related to the course, it's wonderful to have a professor who knows and cares so much. Her chosen texts for the course, although somewhat depressing, were very interesting and tied in well through documentaries and excerpt readings. My biggest complaint is she is slow to responding to emails, occasionally not responding at all. Aside from this she is very caring, and engaging during lectures.