Spanish IV is taught in English. A nice guy, and my child liked him, but students leave his class severely lacking in speaking & listening skills. A lot of vocab, but students aren't taught much else. Students watch a lot of videos, but that's about it for listening practice, and students don't speak in class. The class leaves students very unprepared for its follow on class, AP Spanish Language. Religious beliefs make girls target of comments and point deductions for short skirts/shorts.
I honestly cannot figure out why he has such a high rating. I am in Spanish 3, but my friends in Spanish 1 with Stacey Hutchings seem to know how to actually form a sentence, something we have not been taught. He expects you to learn 50 vocabulary words every week or so, which makes you forget them in less time than you learned them! Destinos is terrible, just do other class homework. He threatens to take my points almost daily and hasn't ever done it.But You get extra credit just for showing up
I've been taking Mr. Thompsons Spanish class for 2 years. The first year was alright. I learned a fair amount, but the dress code policy is bad. He takes off points for dress code sometimes even for no reason. As long as you are modest, you'll be fine though. The real problem was when I went into Spanish 3. Almost everything is the same. We even watched the same crappy soap opera, Destinos. Almost everything was a review. He allows for test retakes, but there are tests so often that it is hard.
Very funny and helpful. He knows Spanish better than most native speakers, and history Friday is the bomb! It's so interesting. Destinos is REALLY boring though, but I think it's his way of imitating immersion. He lets you retake anything (tests) until you pass. Has high expectations and wants students to live up to things like the honor code (which ticks off a lot of the more immature winy students). You only learn if you try and do what he asks, otherwise you can get out learning nothing.
The class itself is really easy but the teacher doesn't even know spanish, and his teaching style is horrendous. He doesn't even speak spanish in the class
Decent teacher, but there's only so many times you can watch Destinos before you want to die. I learned how to sleep with my eyes open though, which is a very helpful skill.
Better than people give him credit for. He does drill Spanish into your head, but some of this is offset by Destinos, history Fridays, and other wastes of time. Easy class, but does not prepare you for Aviles at all.
He was a terrible teacher that did not teach spanish well and did not prepare students for harder spanish studies.
Hilarious. Didn't actually learn any spanish but destinos was hilarious to mock. Thompson is a funny guy and his stories are so entertaining.
Great guy. Don't fall asleep. Learned a lot. But not enough for final Spanish 3 test. Do what your told, take it seriously. Fun class. but don't fall asleep.
The only way you can fail that class is if you don't go to that class. The teacher has a great sense of humor and teachers good.
Yeah he's pretty cool. He's random and funny and wants to help out. And he's good at teaching people.
Mr. Thompson was an amazing teacher! I truly learned soooo much from him and his style of teaching just gets me more interested in the subject! Awesome teacher!
i love thompson! he's very...interesting. but seriously, he's a great guy, even though destinos absolutely sucks.
He is great. He is funny and I am learning so much from him. I don't like Destinos though.
Greatest teacher ever. He really cares about people and wants them to do well. He will stay extra time to help and he lets you retake quizes. He is really funny and smart.
Best spanish teacher in the school if your willing to work or care about spanish. His history days are awsome, he should be a history teacher. His stories are hilarious. PS I HATE Destinos.
The very best Spanish teacher I ever had. Destinos sucked but he was great. I was going to drop his class because at first it was very hard but I didn't and I'm so glad that I stayed.
Funny dude, easy class. And you learn more in his class than you did in griffenhagens...
great guy, he gives EC if hes mean enough to you(hint hint) but he doesnt teach well or grade well. overall i liked his class.
Funny guy! Wow, he is hilarious. Also, I have learned a whole heck of a lot more in that class than I did in my others.
His unique teaching style hits and misses, but he's rarely boring.
he's alright and all but i had his class 3 times and it was the same every time, so all i had to do was keep my stuff from the previous year and i passed
He's so awesome! His jokes at the beginning of the year made my side hurt after each class. I give him a thumbs up.