Intermediate Modern Chinese for Advanced Students

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Xiaoxin Sun See Full Profile

Overall 3.5 Easiness 1.2 Workload 1.5 Clarity 3.8 Helpfulness 3.5

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Professor Sun only teaches the chinese courses designed for native speakers. She WILL make you learn!!! On top of effectiveness though, is a LOT of work. No sweat though, if you do 90% of what she asks you to do, you'll get that A or A-. Beware, the courses are NOT friendly toward those people who truly aren't native speakers. If you think you have enough bulls$^t skills to fake it aand get in, you're wrong. It will rapidly become apparent that you don't belong and you'll be shamed out of class. All in all, if you really enjoy a energetic teacher and want to review chinese, go for it!

Dec. 29, 2003
Yu-wen Yao See Full Profile

Overall 4.6 Easiness 2.1 Workload 1.4 Clarity 4.6 Helpfulness 4.7

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The other reviews for Professor Yao all say it already: she's incredible, definitely one of the most efficient, funny and engaging teachers I've ever had. I P/NP'ed this class because it wasn't a requirement for my degree, but had it been a letter grade it would've been an A-. The emphasis in her classes is not getting everything right but rather trying your best, and it shows in how she doesn't grade assignments punitively. She even canceled a couple of assignments this quarter to take it easier on us. I'm going to be honest, this class does have a heavy workload but it 100% pays off because it's excelent practice. Her sense of humor kept me going this quarter and I'm sad I probably won't get to take another class with her again.

About the grading:
> 15% participation
> 20% homework assignments
> 10% quizzes
> 35% exams (one on week 5 and another on finals week)
> 20% oral exams

Fall Quarter 2020
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