Pretty easy, overall.
Rida Bouchebcheb was not a staff member but a lecturer in training. I am not aware if he has become a full-time staff member at UM but I can say that his course was ridiculously easy. It was very difficult for anyone to fail.
We would take turns reading passages from the book and no one was penalized or ridiculed for making mistakes, no matter how badly they were made. We were required to complete actualites ever so often and to engage in conversation in french with a rotation of class mates. He switches seating arrangements often, to keep the class lively.
Hours per week:
Advice for students:
Engage in conversation and participate and you'll be just fine. The class is literally a beginners course on how to say short french sentences. However, the most difficult part was learning the passe compose, conjugations, past participles, future, etc. of more sophisticated words other than the easier ones (etre, avoir, aller, faire, prendre).