Dina Fabery - University of Central Florida

Professor: Dina Fabery
Department: Languages
College: University of Central Florida
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: SPN1150C
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
It's an 8 credit hour course, so expect a lot of work. A lot of weekly assignments, a weekly project, and a weekly proctored quiz. Plus other assignments every few weeks in Canvas. Zoom class participation is a part of your grade. I found most of these assignments easy and Fabery is very nice and willing to help. Lots of work but manageable!
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: SPN1150C
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
So this is an 8 credit foreign language course, therefore it is not for the faint of heart. It requires hard work and studying and there is a lot of work due throughout the week, but if you understand that it is intense and are willing to put in the work then you'll be ok. Fabery is nice and helps, but you will learn a lot more from other sources.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: SPN1150C
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Given that it's an 8 credit class, the workload is tremendous. There are about 150-200 questions of homework a week plus a quiz. Several writing assignments and 6 meetings with a third party coach every other week. Don't recommend at least you need exactly 8 credits to graduate like me.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: SPN11201121
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I took Fabery for two semesters, she is the absolute best. The class mostly consists of VHL assignments, which plenty of help can be found online for :) Sometimes calls out students in a fun way
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: SPN1121
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Fabery is a very sweet lady but she is a little all over the place. Her class was fun, but she made us do lots of group work/presentations that were last minute. Overall not bad, there's a lot of assignments, so lots of ways to get your grade up if need be. Lots of busy work.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: SPN1120C
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Easily one of the nicest teachers I've had at UCF. She's a little bit disorganized, but it's nothing too serious. You have VHL homework for 2-3 days each week and some in-class quizzes. There's a project, but it's really easy. If you miss an assignment she's more than happy to open it back up for you so you can do it. Overall, a pretty easy class.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: SPN3760
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Prof. Fabery is really nice, but her class is not the most organized. Things can be very confusing. Not much work, but you gotta attend every meeting for this class. There are 3 presentations, an oral interview, and five movies to watch in the class. Textbook is used for (mostly weekly) homework.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: SPN1120C
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This class is really easy and she is very nice
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: SPN1150C
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I took this class online and it was tough. You can't really have a life, all you will be doing is work work work. She makes you take video monitored test that you MUST study for. Quizlet will give you answers to VHL assignments, however doing this won't prep you for the test, so study study study.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: SPN1120C
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Taken online, summer A. Class has weekly tests w/proctorhub which require insane amounts of memorization of vocabulary and rules. All of the Spanish profs seem to teach the same material and have the same sort of class structure, but this prof gave no feedback and seemed annoyed by questions. She did very little and graded slowly on top of that.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: SPN1150C
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Fabery doesn't always respond to emails. The tests are hard unless you genuinely already know Spanish, and they are webcam proctored. All of the homework assignments are easily completed on quizlet or google translate. Grades easily, but lots of work.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: SPN2201
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Prof Fabery is awesome! Even though the class was online, she interacted with the class by video and asked you to do some participation that way. So be sure you have the technology to do so, if taking the class online. Lovely woman, who wants you to succeed and do your best!
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: SPN1120
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This was my first time taking a Spanish class this summer online. It was a lot. But just do well in the writing assignments, the virtual chats, the VHL homework and the webcam presentations and you WILL survive this class. I promise. Get at least a C or better on the exams too. She's not a tough grader and she does answer the emails within 2 days.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: SPN1150C
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
You WILL have to teach yourself!! She has NO original teaching insight into the language-- ALL material and assignments are copy and pasted from the book and VHL site. Yet she can't even manage to copy and paste correctly, I have screenshots of her uploading WRONG review material for her difficult tests. She encourages you to NOT ask her Questions
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: SPN2201
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Always had an interest in spanish and unfortunately this class diminished that, not because of Ms. Fabery, but probably due to the fact that it was online. Despite Oral Interviews and virtual chats through VHL I felt I didn't learn as much as I would have in an actual classroom setting. Fabery is a sweetheart though, helps you out if you need it!
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: SPN2201
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Fabery helped me become even more fluent (as well as interested) in the Spanish language and culture.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: SPN2201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Not impressed. Makes excuses and doesn't give you proper preparation for this. Expects you to be prepared but then isn't prepared herself! Negligent and doesn't see to care about the class. Take a different professor. Wish I could drop.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: SPN1150C
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This class is insane. There is way too many assignments whether it's a combined class or not. We spend so much time doing the online course which does not teach speaking it at all and then she gives speaking assignments. Unreal class.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: SPN1150C
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I took the online 8 cr. hr. combined course for SPN I and II. I knew the work load would be a lot, but I never could have imagined just how much. Prof. Fabery really overdoes it. Expect 40-60 exercises a week, a quiz and test every week all on top of presentations and discussions. Trust me, not easy to keep up.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: SPN1121
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She's a pretty good online professor. I took her last semester so I knew what to expect with an online Spanish class. I was worried considering I took the Summer B session (6 weeks) but she really cut back the number of assignments and made our lives easier. She takes kind of a long to grade some things but it?s not out of control. :)
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