Irene Alonso Aparicio

Nov 2014

Ok, if you're like me and want to complete the language requirement but still have an amazing learning experience I'd HIGHLY recommend you take her class. She has incredible energy and amazing teaching style. She is super encouraging and makes learning Spanish incredibly fun. Some professors are not understanding when students are having a hard time learning the material, but she actually facilitates learning where you never run into a roadblock. I wish the department picked out more professors like her because she has been one of my favorite at Columbia so far!

May 2014

Irene has such a positive energy and knowledge, of the subject and how to convey it to her students. She is a joy! The class really starts to roll after mid-term and can get difficult, only because all the information that needs to covered and the limited time remaining, however...she makes it effortless, partly due to her encouraging manner and her passion for teaching. Yes, I'm a fan. Would I take her class again? ABSOLUTELY! (Over and over, if need be.) *Also, her diction is perfect and clear...southern Spain. Recommend (on a 5 star gauge): *****