Anderson-Cain, Brittany  

Modern Languages and Literatures

3.36/4.00

11 evaluations


SPAN 101


Freshman
A
Required (Major)
Mar 2016
Loved her. I hadn't taken Spanish since my sophomore year of high school and she made it come back so easily. She grades easy, her tests are almost a joke, and she's super funny and super chill. Just don't use your phone in class, and don't forget to do your online homework, otherwise you're golden!

SPAN 103


Junior
N/A
General Ed
Mar 2015
So sweet and caring you learn hella spanish there are 5 tests, basically they are large quizzes. and a final and some small page long papers. not very many. very fair grader presents spanish very clearly she's funny she again is so sweet helps you unbelievably much loves it when students try their hardest and suck at it. she is right there holding your hand through the class difficult yes but fun and you learn so very much. love love love this woman. ¡ME ENCANTA ESPAÑOL PORQUE DE ESTA MUJER!


Sophomore
N/A
Required (Support)
Dec 2016
This quarter was my second class taken with Anderson-Cain, and for good reason! She is such a nice and sweet woman and she is so understanding. She understands that SPAN 103 is still a beginners course so her expectations are not extremely crazy. She speaks in Spanish the entire class but will clarify in English if her students look like deer in the headlights. She's always open to extensions if needed on essays and she's very understanding of absences if doctors notes are provided. You take a Chapter test every other week consisting of only the one chapter's material, the tests consist of an oral section, fill in the blank, multiple choice, short answer, lecture comprehension and then an essay typically at the end. You write two essays over the course of the quarter, both aren't over a page in length, the third composition is just a revision of the first essay. Final consisted of a typical test format, no longer than usual, and then an oral interview that was conducted the week before finals where you show up to class in pairs to answer 3 questions and then you get to be done with class until the final! She is such an awesome professor I would 10/10 recommend taking her course. Such a sweet professor and a really stress free but beneficial class!

SPAN 111


Senior
B
Required (Support)
Nov 2014
Well, if you have never taken a Spanish class before- RUN. I fortunately took six years before her class ( a required one for my major) and it helped a lot. It's supposed to be an introductory class, but she starts day one by teaching in Spanish. How is anyone who doesn't know Spanish supposed to learn what you are saying? They didn't. Some people I know without previous experience got D's because she made it too difficult for them to understand what was being taught. Also, more importantly, besides introducing the basics of the language to students, she was supposed to give our class terms we could use in the agricultural world. It says it in the description for crying out loud. We never learned ANY kind of Agribusiness terminology the whole quarter; she said at the end she'd send out an email with a list of useful terms.... DIDN'T happen. Also... Rosetta Stone. I have nothing against the program except that it is boring and expensive. $90, for just the quarter (and that's with a student discount). She really likes it and expects you to put hours into it every week. If you have her, register as early as possible. Any complications and you're screwed for the quarter. Mine didn't register properly, along with some other students and we ended up starting late halfway through the quarter. It killed my A, I had 98% and not participating as much in that program dropped it to a B. Besides that, she makes classroom participation really easy, and it can be a relatively fun class, if you know Spanish already. She also does a good job with the Hispanic culture portion. The tests are directly what you learn in class and do for homework, so they are easy to study for. OVERALL, I'd say try and get any other professor for this particular 111 class, she's really nice, but not a right fit for Spanish 111. If you know Spanish though, you CAN do really well in the class.

SPAN 122


Freshman
A
Elective
May 2013
Britt is the bomb! She's super nice and a good teacher. Her tests were always fair and had no unexpected material. She graded fairly on both tests and essays as well. Also, her classes consisted of doing random activities/readings in the book which were all pretty easy. Basically she rocks and you should take her. (and shes recently married so yeah).

SPAN 203


Junior
A
Required (Major)
Mar 2016
Anderson-Cain is great. Her midterms are fair and her expectations for this class are very clear. She is helpful if you go to her office hours and she is willing to explain why she gives you the grade she does. This class isn't much work, and on the online hw if you take it 3 times it gives you the answer the fourth time. Remember that.


Freshman
A
Elective
Mar 2016
Dra Anderson-Cain is a really good teacher! She is very sweet and explains very well. She is a pretty easy grader on essays, and is very understanding if you are not a native speaker. I encourage participation, even if you are not very confident, because she seems to be a lot easier on kids that try hard. The class was kind of weird because it randomly switches around week 7 from grammar and vocab to literature, which was a hard transition. Overall, I highly recommend Dra Anderson-Cain!

MCRO 213


Freshman
B
Required (Support)
Nov 2016
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SPAN 233


Sophomore
A
Required (Support)
Jan 2015
I love Doctora Anderson-Cain!!! She is a very nice person and makes herself super available if her students ever have questions or need help on essays. You can definitely tell she's very passionate about what she teaches. Honestly my favorite Spanish teacher that I've had at Cal Poly!!


Junior
A
Required (Major)
Mar 2017
Dra. Anderson is very nice and wants to see her students succeed. She presents class material clearly and fuels great discussion around all of the works. However, she is slightly unorganized and it is difficult to follow your progress in the overall course.

SPAN 301


Junior
A
Required (Major)
Apr 2014
Span 301 with Anderson Cain was an OK class. Although the course is supposed to make you a better writer, I don't think she taught us how to write better. Every lecture consisted of answering questions about the reading which was entailed all of Spanish and Latin American history. We would do the reading as we went in class as we filled out the answersto her worksheets. She is super easy to please participation wise. Just raise your hand and say something, it doesn't have to be all that intelligent. You don't have to do the readings to get by in class. Overall I like her as a person and liked how easy the class was. It didn't improve my Spanish very much though. It was basically an easy A with not much enrichment. She made us write small one pagers each week and then half way into the quarter we started to work on an 8 page essay that was due at the end of the quarter. You can write about any topic within Spanish and Latin American history ad she is a very nice grader. She would help correct grammar throughout your whole paper which was great! Overall I wish I had taken a different Spanish class but at least it fulfilled a requisite for my minor.