The worst Spanish teacher you will ever have hands down. I was actually looking forward to learning Spanish, as my freshman year was not that bad, but Abadia's unorganized way of "teaching" don't teach you anything. He expects you to basically learn everything by yourself, rambles on in class expecting you to pay attention to irrelevant things, and is completely unfair in his grading. Overall, worst teacher I've ever had, and completely changed my view on Spanish.
I moved down from spanish 1 into senor's class and honestly find it to be a breeze. HIs quizes are extremely basic, which is a good thing because you don't learn to much in class. He teaches straight out of the textbook and gets off topic at least once a class. He lectures you every day about class participation, and will call you out in front of the whole class for anything.
He's a fluent spanish speaker. Just because he can speak spanish, doesn't mean he can teach spanish. He's disorganized as hell and extremely subjective with his grading. You're guaranteed to be let out 5 mins late after his class, especially during lunchtime.
A very nice person, who unfortunately isn't as good a teacher. While he means well, and his intentions are good, his ability to ramble on about unrelated topics, poor time management, and lack of understanding for where his students are at learning wise, leaves a disconnect between him and his students that makes his class an inefficient one.
Best spanish teacher and best soccer coach I've had
literally the worst. tries to make you do badly and blames you for everything
can be incredibly rude, but I think he's getting better. His projects are ridiculous and are basically art projects. He lectures us on how we're being bad students for about 20% of the class and ranted on a world issue (gender inequality is a favorite) for about 70% and then 10% (the last 5 mins) was teaching. he knows the material...since he's from Spain...but he doesn't know the tenses well and is just kind of like "here's a packet, figure it out, that's just the way it is." a good guy though.
the way he teaches the imperfect tense with his name is cool.
Didn't even know my name. Doesn't teach anything. For Exams told us to review the book.
Alright, here's the speil on Abadia. He's a great guy. He's funny and makes Spanish culture interesting. But he still hasn't figured out how to teach. Highly disorganized, forgetful, overly-strict, critical. But loveable. If you go on one of the trips to Spain or Costa Rica, etc, his true character will show.
Why isnt he fired? Insults students on a daily basis, yells at people who correct him in a kind way, and doesnt teach- instead he gets off topic by ranting about students doing poorly in his class. He needs to learn respect for his students if he expects students to respect him. Completely arrogant and ignorant. Never have I ever had a teacher as rude to their students as he is.
I didnt understand him half the time and he couldnt even pronounce my first name the entire year, even though i told him
Taught everything we needed to know for the final on the second to last day of school! Insults students. Lots of off topic discussion that takes up half of every class. Cant believe he still has a job
Bad teacher. Blames students for not correcting his mistakes. He literally rambles on about random stuff for the first 30 minutes of class everyday.
I once spent a magnificient evening at the theatre with a certain Mr. Abadia. We had a wonderful time, he bought me popcorn, and over some cherry coke we discussed the pro's and con's of the clubbing of baby seals. Afterwards, he bought me a nice seafood dinner, and never called me again.
he is horrible! he uses the whole class time to lecture us about nothing even relevant to spanish and he never accepts anyone elses opinions. sometimes he tells us stories for the whole class but it is never connected to spanish grammar or anything. and when he does teach us stuff he messes it up every time and confuses the whole class. he is so mean and by the end of the year the whole class wanted to strangle him! my best friend dropped spanish because of him.
Senor Abadia cannot stay on topic; For example a lecture on affirmitive tu commands went like this: "First you take the yo form and drop the O, then OO you guys think this is Boring, This isn't Boring BASEBALL IS BORING, you just sit on the bench all game, when my wife took me to a baseball game I was soo bored," then when the entire class does poorly he is surprised and flustered despite not teaching us
Sometimes Abadia crosses the line when it comes to his remarks. He does have good intentions, and is easy to understand. But it is difficult to participate in his class if you arent talkative.
Quite frankly, there are times when he is very insensitive. On the other hand, there are times when he is right to be abrasive, given the state of disarray that is the Spanish Department at LSRHS.
i actually learned a lot in his class and it wasn't that hard, but he is sometimes frustrating. its fun to get him off topic and i now like him alot more than my current teacher.
He is a funny guy, but when it comes to teaching its another story...he gives a lot of bookwork, and never teaches you anything. You have to learn it on your own, or switch out.
I think that he is a complete idiot. He has an opinion on everything, including things that he shouldn't and to him, we are always wrong and he is always right. He thinks we are stupid, and yells at him for not asking enough questions but when we do ask questions, he tells us that they are stupid and we should already know it. Overall, he is one of the worst teachers that i have ever had and I hate spanish even more than ever because I have him as a teacher!
He picks favorites and he doesnt know how to teach. His random rants can be hilarious but basically you have to teach yourself spanish to suceed in his class.
great guy, horrible teacher. rants off-topic for hour(s).
i could see how people would not like him, but i think hes a good teacher: explains things well, etc. His lectures can be hard to listen to, though.
"its not the class that is boring, it is the student that is boring"
amusing, but picks on students and is mean in general