Professor Sohn is very nice. The pace of her class i just right and class is never boring. I had no problem staying awake ever and the class really makes you want to join in the interaction. Overall a very fun and easy to take if your just interested in language or if you need the requirement.
Fall 2021 - This class overall is not hard. About every week there is an E-Journal submission where you just need to reflect on the week's readings (this can be literally whatever you want, but it is best to relate it to any and all language courses you have previously taken), an exit-card quiz almost every class, a midterm, two microteachings, and two lesson plans for the microteaching. Although the reading can be a bit heavy some weeks the assignments as a whole aren't hard to complete and the material being covered is easy to comprehend and often interesting to reflect on. Although like stated the class is not hard overall, there are some components that can make it difficult to follow along throughout the course. Professor Sohn is a very sweet person who has clearly been researching in the field for a while. However, she seems slightly disorganized. Often times she will tell us what she would like to see us include in our assignments (mostly this happened with the microteachings and lesson plans) the day it was due already after we had submitted them. This can be frustrating but ultimately if you consistently refer to the syllabus you should be fine.
Spring 2020 - Professor Sohn is possibly one of my favorite professors at UCLA. Especially with the context of COVID-19 and everything being online, she was exceptionally understanding of students' circumstances and structured her class in a way that wasn't overwhelming but still digestible. The course content is pretty consistent with any linguistics class but Professor incorporates interesting data from Korean culture (e.g. mukbang, variety shows, etc.) to make the class more interesting. There is a "required" textbook for the class, but you can possibly get by with just the articles and slides she posts online. I would highly recommend taking this class with Professor Sohn if you're at all interested in Korean culture and/or linguistics.