Emily Beck

May 2005

Emily is a great teacher!! She is very well organized and does an excellent job explaining the grammar concepts. Her in class activities are fun and very useful. In addition, Emily is very personable and friendly. I've studied 3 foreign languages here at Columbia and Emily is one of the best language instructors I've had.

Jan 2005

Emily is extremely organized, and gives most thorough explanations for grammatical rules. She also includes a lot of cultural, historical breadth during class, so it makes lessons much more interactive and interesting. She is one of the few instructors who really, and happily, encourage you to participate. Most instructors want you to, but cringe when you make mistakes. She's not like that. She's young, energetic, flexible, and is extremely personable. Highly recommended!