Average 3.34 based on 19 teacher ratings
Coleen Darden is a Languages teacher at Westlake High School located in Westlake Village, California and part of Conejo Valley Unified School District. Coleen Darden's 19 teacher ratings contributes to Westlake High School's ranking of 1,087 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Westlake High School is 4.05 stars.
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Over the time having had Ms Darden for French I and II, I must say that I truly miss her. She has a true passion for teaching, and was always willing to help students. She made situations in class seem so funny and some of my most memorable moments of high school came in French surprisingly. If you truly study and do your homework, this will not only be a fun class, but also lays down a strong framework if you're willing continue French.
Merci Madame Darden!

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She's nice but knows absolutely nothing about French. If you want to learn don't take this class but if you're just looking for an easy class than this is it.

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Although she is well meaning, and cares about her students greatly, the only students that end up with a decent grade in the class are kids with a knack for languages. She moves very quickly throughout the lessons, and doesn't give enough time for the material to set in. Great person, fun class, yet I didn't learn much from the class.

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I like Mrs. Darden! She's super nice and knows what she's talking about. However, I'm finding a few issues I have with the class so far. I'm taking my first year of French, so I know NOTHING about French other than the basic cultural outline along with my own heritage. Due to this, I feel like I'm falling behind. She seems to move wayyy too quickly through the lessons for me to get a good enough grip on sentence structure as well as vocabulary words. I wish she'd take more time teaching...

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I love Madame Darden!! I have had her for two years and I am sad to leave her class. My first impression of her was that she was kind of crazy. She is a little strange, but she is always smiling and the kindest teacher i have ever had. Her class is so easy; I always finished my homework in class and got perfect scores on the tests that I did not study for. I would say that although she is not the best teacher, I now know how to speak french reasonably well.

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She's a great person but an awful teacher. I think it's one of the reasons why I still don't understand french even though i've been taking classes for 5 years. The class felt like preschool and even though I enjoyed my class we didn't learn much and everyone was just as confused as I am today. She's very nice and sweet though and still tries to talk to me in french whenever I see her which i'm not sure how to respond honestly.

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Madame Darden is an exceptional woman and teacher. Honestly, people on this website can say she is a bad teacher, but I don't think she is. She was available the first half of lunch and was ALWAYS willing to help. If you actually take time to do your HW and study the vocab cards she asks you to do you will succeed. She can teach you only if you put the effort into learning. Sometimes, its not the teacher. It's you. I learned that I would have done better in class if I did what she asked of me.

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Madame Darden is extremely passionate about French and Spanish. She knows more about the world and different cultures than almost anyone I've ever met. She's always smiling, which some people make fun of her for, but I always leave her class in a good mood. Kids are really mean to her, and take advantage of her patience and high tolerance for disrespect. Definitely helped me with my Spanish and French, and always willing to help or just chat whenever. An incredibly kind hearted woman.

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Mrs. Darden was by far one of the best teachers I've ever had. I was in her class for Spanish 1 and then again for French 1 and she is very clear, knowledgable, friendly, and extremely helpful. She is always in such a good mood and you can really tell she cares about her students. She wants them to learn shes passionate about language, and will help them to make sure they understand the material. I left both courses feeling confident in my ability to speak basic French and Spanish.

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Can NOT teach. Been in her class for 2 years sadly and I have not learned a thing. She chooses her favorites and everyone else she does not care about. She get's mad and complains it's the students fault when we fail tests and she did not even teach the required material. Darden has been the worst teacher I have ever had. NEVER taking french ever again.

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She's always always smiling. It seems to really freak people out, but it's better than having a teacher that's always scowling. It's a hard class, but she's an easy grader.

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Ms. Darden was awesome! She's kind and extremely dedicated to foreign languages. Yes, she's strange, but that doesn't mean she's a bad teacher. It just makes your day that much more interesting.

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Just plain awful

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Worst teacher ever!!

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she was a good teacher. some of the things were did were uneffective and others helped alot. but yes she does smile alot. but hey she's super nice so you can't hate her.

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Great teacher. A bit quirky but she really knows her stuff. Strict but fair. But yes, she's strange.

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Ok teacher. One problem is she never stops smiling. You do work the entire period and sometimes shes strict but you learn the material.

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