Fall 2018 - As someone who could barely speak any Korean before taking this class, I am so glad to have taken this class with Professor Ju. She really cares about her students, and in my opinion, is quite good at teaching Korean. While the pacing of this class did feel too fast at some points, Professor Ju did her best to make sure we were learning as well as we could, and she even adjusted the way she taught based on student feedback. Just a heads up, this class can be chill, but you do have to put in work and effort. Each lecture and discussion attendance is worth points, and there are usually either vocab quizzes or homework assignments for every discussion, so as long as you stay on top of everything, this class should be a great experience for you. Totally recommend
Winter 2022 - This is my 5th time taking Ju Hee 선생님 as the professor for Korean. I'm not native Korean, so I was initially really nervous about being able to cope, but this course is very intuitively structured and has numerous ways to practice and understand the nuances of the language beyond just learning the grammar. I would say, it's a big time commitment. I had more homework for this class than I did for any other classes I took this quarter, spending around 4-5 hours a week just on homework. But I think this is true for every language class, and comparatively this is much easier. The course is structured with 18% being homework and 18% forum assignments (targeted activities using the grammar patterns for the week), 10% attendance (mandatory and very strict), 25% tests, 4% oral interview, and 20% final project.