Elementary Modern Korean

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Jane Choi See Full Profile

Overall 5.0 Easiness 3.5 Workload 4.0 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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최 선생님! She is a very sweet and very giggly teacher, she's so cute! She always has a smile on her face and she's very approachable! This was my first time taking her and since her last review on here was from 2017, I was a little nervous but fret not, she's still as amazing as she was since the first review was posted!

I took 임 선생님 for Korean 1 so I don't know how similar the structure for 최 선생님's Korean 2 class is compared to her Korean 1 class, but there's a vocab quiz every lecture beginning the second week of the course, there are two lesson tests and one cumulative final, two in-class writing assignments and there are two oral tests.

The three tests are pretty much the same as Korean 1 test reviews--she uploads the test format and possible questions she may ask on CCLE so if you just go by that, you'll be good (she's not sneaky/tricky)!
The first oral test is a video dub that you do with a partner and the second oral test is a video dub you do by yourself--these are both submitted via CCLE so you don't have to present them!
The writing assignments are based off of two essay prompts from the workbook, but they're alright since you just have to write a minimum of 10-13 sentences and the TAs hold in-class writing workshops so they can help you with organizing it/grammar. Homework assignments are still from the workbook and you turn the packet in during discussion.

The hardest part of this class is the honorifics introduced and 최 선생님 knows this, but it can't be helped ;-; Apart from the honorifics, the course was very easy going and both 최 선생님 and her TAs were very helpful and understanding so if you are struggling, I really recommend going to their office hours!

Winter Quarter 2020
J Im See Full Profile

Overall 4.4 Easiness 4.0 Workload 4.2 Clarity 4.8 Helpfulness 4.4

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one of the most understanding and helpful professors in the department! Professor Im was very concise and organized in her lecture style. She's very approachable, if you need help, and will take the extra time to make sure you understand various grammar rules.
Class requires a textbook and a workbook, which is what a majority of the lessons come from. There is also an online workbook website that was extremely helpful in studying for the lesson tests and final exam.
Korean 2 is definitely doable, given that you study diligently and regularly.

Winter Quarter 2017
Jae Im Mitsunaga See Full Profile

Overall 4.5 Easiness 4.5 Workload 4.0 Clarity 4.5 Helpfulness 4.5

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Overall, it's an easy class. Just study the slides and the textbook for tests. There are vocab quizzes almost every discussion section, but they are very easy.

Winter Quarter 2021
Jae Mitsunaga See Full Profile

Overall 5.0 Easiness 5.0 Workload 4.0 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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Again, highly recommend taking this class as well as this instructor! This quarter was definitely a bit harder and the first midterm was actually quite challenging because of all the new grammar rules introduced but afterward it wasn't bad at all. The quiz format changes about 2/3 into the quarter where you have to now place the vocab words into context which honestly made it easier because you don't have to completely memorize all the words if you guess from context. Pay attention to the things she says to memorize during the lectures as they'll usually come up as extra credit opportunities during quizzes.

Quizlet and come to class and you'll be good!

Winter Quarter 2020
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