All Ratings and Reviews for Victoria Mateu Martin
C140 is an extremely difficult class, but Victoria is a lovely, helpful, and sweet professor. You can learn a lot from C140. She doesn't want to give anyone bad grades. I swear I don't really deserve my A because I feel like I just did so bad in my midterm and final. But still, Victoria just curved everything to make sure that everyone receive a decent grade. The lectures are very clear and Victoria is always happy to answer your questions. She doesn't care much about the results, she just wants to see that you are working hard and you are learning in the progress. I recommend this class if you are interested in doing linguistic researches in the future. It really makes you more think critically and you can really develop your research skills in her class.
Victoria is a great professor. If you have trouble with accents, you may need to focus more, but she's always willing to stop and explain something more if someone asks a question. She's passionate about the topic and really cares about student success.
Took this class as a GE and loved it! Even though it's not required, it's really helpful if you know Spanish or Portuguese since a lot of the examples are in Spanish/Portuguese. I wouldn't recommend taking the class if you don't have any background with either language, otherwise you might have a lot more difficulty learning the material, especially since you need to come up with examples on the hw in Spanish or Portuguese. We didn't need to write any papers, but there were weekly hw assignments that were graded on accuracy. Since the class was asynchronous, the lectures were all posted on CCLE. The lectures can be kind of lengthy though, and you had to watch them before Tuesday at 9am even if your discussion was on another day. For participation, there'd be a couple of questions embedded throughout the lectures that you had to answer and submit, but you as long as you try your best to answer most of them, it's okay if you leave some blank. The material for the most part was pretty straightforward, but I think the hardest concept in class was learning the IPA and phrase structure trees. Overall, I'd recommend taking this class!
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