Elementary Modern Chinese for Advanced Beginners

Xiaoxin Sun

Elementary Modern Chinese for Advanced Beginners

Chinese department

Xiaoxin Sun

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Ratings

Bad
Overall 3.6
Good
Hard
Easiness of class 1.7
Easy
Heavy
Workload 1.4
Light
Not Clear
Clarity of professor 3.9
Clear
Not Helpful
Helpfulness of professor 3.9
Helpful
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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Is Podcasted
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Participation Matters
  • Would Take Again

Grades

Spring 2019
45.9%
38.3%
30.6%
23.0%
15.3%
7.7%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2017
46.7%
38.9%
31.1%
23.3%
15.6%
7.8%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2016
34.0%
28.3%
22.6%
17.0%
11.3%
5.7%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2015
47.1%
39.2%
31.4%
23.5%
15.7%
7.8%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2014
30.6%
25.5%
20.4%
15.3%
10.2%
5.1%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2013
39.0%
32.5%
26.0%
19.5%
13.0%
6.5%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2010
29.8%
24.9%
19.9%
14.9%
9.9%
5.0%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Spring 2020
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Submitted June 5, 2020
Grade Received: B

Professor Sun is a caring professor and teaches well. The workload can be a lot at times but I appreciate the fact that she is pretty understanding especially during these times. The homework and midterm exam is fair, as she taught everything that were in these assignments. Overall really enjoyed this class!

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted July 3, 2014 Grade Received: N/A

Disclaimer: You must be influent in Mandarin Chinese in order to her 1A-3A series classes as the class is taught entirely in Chinese.

Sun Laoshi is tough, but she is fair. There is a difference between if you come to class late every day or if you go to her office hours every week. She will do her best to help you succeed in the class if you're the latter.

For those of you that already speaks Chinese fluently, do not think it is an easy A class. Sun Laoshi is not an easy grader and is almost too meticulous when it comes to grading quizzes and exams.

There are 2 quizzes every week, 1 midterm and 1 final. The class is well structured and organized, you know exactly what you're doing in class ahead of time. There are no TA for her classes so get to know her well and do go to class on time every day, and office hours too in order to get on her good side. It will pay off later on if she sees you trying hard.

I am Taiwanese myself and I have not experienced any discrimination like one other reviewer wrote. The only discrimination Sun Laoshi has is if you slack off in class, texting, facebooking in class, she will notice as she knows her entire class by name and face.

Overall, you don't really have a choice in the professor if you're taking beginner level Chinese but do not be afraid to take it if you're prepared to work hard and spend time on it.

I ended with an A in the class but it was not an easy A. From my understanding, not many people got As. Many got Bs, though. Something to considered.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted May 16, 2010 Grade Received: N/A

I hate this class. Sun laoshi makes this class harder than most premajor or major classes out there. The amount of work that most students put into this course is ridiculous. Expect to spend at least 5 hours a week of your free time on this class. Every week there is an essay + a workbook packet due, as well as two quizzes. Two fucking quizzes every week, so be prepared to memorize a lot of shit. But the workload for this class isn't even the main problem, what sucks the most is that participation is mandatory. YOU CAN NOT DITCH THIS CLASS. Every time you ditch class she marks it and this affects your participation grade which is either 15 or 20 percent of your overall grade. One absence results in -1 point in participation(thats one percent of your overall grade). So be prepared to wake up everyday at 7AM to go to your gay 8AM chinese class... 4 days a week. Sucks. I am so glad that I'm almost done with this course, do yourself a favor and try to get into regular Chinese. The A series with Sun Laoshi is a nightmare

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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Is Podcasted
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Participation Matters
  • Would Take Again
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