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I had a fairly good experience with Professor Hualpa's course overall. Although I don't feel like the reading is necessary to understand the material, you will need to read and cite it for some of the written assignments. This class has no exams and is entirely based on several written assignments and projects, which weren't too difficult but did take some work. Most of the class is focused on the theories of education, and we do get a bit of hands-on experience with giving feedback to a UCLA ESL student. Attendance is graded but Prof. Hualpa was fairly accommodating with COVID concerns this quarter.
Unless you're planning on becoming an English teacher, I wouldn't recommend taking this class. It wasn't bad per se, I just don't think it was the best use of my time as someone with a more general interest in language learning. You kind of need to read the textbook in order to participate in class and complete the assignments. That being said, the reading was probably the worst part of the entire class. You have to read two chapters every other day and they aren't very interesting. The assignments themselves are fairly easy, as they're mostly based on self-reflection. In sum, pretty low stress but not super interesting (IMO).