eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Xiaoming Hu

Available Survey Results

CHN202, Summer II 2012
CHN302, Spring 2012
CHN301, Fall 2011
CHN302, Spring 2011

Xiaoming Hu: CHN202, Summer II 2012

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: East Asian Languages & Lit
Course: CHN 202 - Intermediate Mandarin Crn (Section): 92497 (701)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.33 6 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
6. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%)
7. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Presenting our scripts out loud in front of the class
She assigned relevant homework and made meaningful comments, then gave us incentives to make the corrections so that we would really learn the material. This was very valuable.
The valuable tips and pointers on how to effectively learn a language. The easy to follow format.
The teachers sincere interest in going beyond the textbook to further explain an idea, concept, culture, and grammatical structures of the Chinese language. Hu laoshi was extremely kind an understanding, and made Chinese fun, interesting, and enjoyble!
The most valuable aspect I learned in this class is that I learned a lot more vocabulary.
8. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
Everything was essential to learn chinese
The least valuable aspect that I learned in the class is the grammar usage. Since I already know most of it, only very little of it is new to me.
9. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
10. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 2 (33%)
11. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
13. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
15. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
16. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
17. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
18. Other comments:
i had enjoyed this class very much and hope i learned everything i need to for my future
One of the best language teachers (and teachers overall) that I have ever had. She really knows the material and is very experienced in learning foreign language and makes a real effort to contribute to our learning. She goes above and beyond and I really appreciated it.
The ability to connect real life situations to the learning and teaching us about Chinese customs makes learning Chinese easier.

Xiaoming Hu: CHN302, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: East Asian Languages & Lit
Course: CHN 302 - Third-Level Mandarin Crn (Section): 85351 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 14 (93%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 9 (60%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 7 (47%) 7 (47%)
4. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (40%) 8 (53%)
5. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
textbook, tv clips, presentations
The bountiful opportunities to do solo presentations entirely in Chinese in front of the class has helped prepare me for future lectures or presentations I may need to do in China in the future. Because someone would do a presentation everyday, my breadth of knowledge of Chinese culture and language was vastly expanded.
Quizzes Pinyin/listening exercises Cultural peer presentations
Speaking and writing, these two aspects will definitely help to learning chinese.
I thought that the listening practice, as well as Prof. Hu's time spent speaking Mandarin in class were extremely valuable. Listening practice was incorporated in every class in one way or another.
hearing correct Chinese spoken constantly during class, being forced to compose Chinese written compositions & being corrected on them quickly, learning about Chinese culture via 5-minute presentations
The presentations in front of our classmates.
Being forced to speak more in Chinese. Its the only way to learn the language
- reviewing homework in class - reviewing vocabulary in class - computer lab listenings
Spending a lot of time talking about a lot of different topics helped me to use my chinese in areas other just those covered by the text.
speech in a language class is very important and I think she showed a good trait of that quality. She encourages students to use more Chinese in class, and outside.
Having a chance to read aloud and talk in class with my instructor really helped my Chinese improve. Her homework was very useful because I had to learn to write characters.
6. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
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Journals
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character writing practise
Reading in class with classmates.
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I felt that there weren't really any part of the course that were completely not valuable.
n/a
I think she valued every minute she had to teach us. She never rested in class. She was busy teaching us every minute.
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7. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
8. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 9 (60%)
9. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 15 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 7 (47%) 5 (33%)
10. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 7 (47%) 6 (40%)
11. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
12. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
13. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 3 (20%) 9 (60%)
14. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 14 (93%)
15. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.67 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 10 (67%)
16. Other comments:
Thank you for all of your help!!!
Get new textbooks, seriously. Xiaoming Hu did her best to supplement other materials for our study as well, and she is just as aware as the students that this book is a bit problematic by modern standards.
I really liked this course, and Prof. Hu followed a clear plan throughout the semester. I was new this semester, and it didn't take me long at all to become accustomed to the way the class was organized. I definitely learned a lot this semester.
This course was very helpful & improved my Chinese, but I would like more discussion of & focus on grammar.
Professor Hu is super nice!
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Sometimes the amount of vocabulary can be pretty daunting.
excellent course with a great instructor! I would encourage any other students to take her course!
I lived in Taiwan for two years and I am very grateful Professor Hu is helping me continue to improve my Chinese skills.
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Xiaoming Hu: CHN301, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: East Asian Languages & Lit
Course: CHN 301 - Third-Level Mandarin Crn (Section): 74607 (001)     75821 (002)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 11 (79%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 14 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 8 (57%) 12 (60%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.57 14 1.02 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (36%) 4 (29%) 12 (60%)
4. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.93 14 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (7%) 10 (71%) 2 (14%)
5. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Doing presentations and being able to practice speaking Chinese through these presentations. Listening exercises were also helpful.
The cultural aspect of this course is the most valuable. I didn't just learn about the Chinese language, but I also learned about the culture and customs of China. The textbook we learn from is very relative to this aspect. I will continue to study from this textbook.
I really liked Taiwan Today and the vocabulary. I also like the presentations that we did in class. I think it was good for us to present and for us to hear other students present in class. It gave us an opportunity to practice our Chinese and learn new vocabulary on our own. In addition, we can practice our listening skills.
learning new words and vocabulary and practice speaking
Learning more new vocabulary words and the Chinese culture. Some Chinese sentence patterns were also taught in the course.
I thought the homework really helped to keep me on task and the extra credit helped keep me from being discouraged.
There are a lot of opportunities throughout the semester for extra credit so there shouldn't be an excuse for not being able to pass the class, unless you are skipping classes or not doing your homework.
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The vocab quizzes forced us to learn the new vocab words. There were a lot of passages that we could practice reading.
I learned a lot about culture and was able to hear a lot of spoken Chinese. I wish there had been more taught about grammar, but what grammar was taught was very helpful.
Learning vocabulary, speaking in front of the class in five minute orals. Listenining recognition tests.
Learning content, culture and language
The 5 minute talk was the most valuable. It let me listen and actively communicate with fellow students to learn Chinese.
As we enter into the more advanced stages of Chinese language study, we are encountering many synonyms that are only appropriate in certain situations; Professor Hu is especially good at clarifying and contextualizing such discrepancies. I also thoroughly enjoyed the class oral presentations, of which we had three over the course of the semester lasting five minutes each. This was a great way to share our personal experiences and interests with the class, and was an affective means for facilitating dialogue.
Laoshi brought in many learning techniques that were fun, interesting, and informative. She was always caring, understanding, patient, and willing to help her students. I appreciate her effort to help everyone learn.
I thoroughly enjoyed the 5-minute presentations. It allowed us to research a topic and explain it in Chinese and I feel that really strengthened my language abilities. It was also good to hear what our other classmates were interested in.
When we presented our own presentations in front of our classmates became a very valuable aspect of the course because it allowed me to practice using the language.
I find the professor very empathetic as an educator, and enthusiastic at the course. She made me more interested in learning and made the environment comfortable
I got the opportunity to work on my casual conversation mandarin skills in addition to the more rigorous vocabulary of the lessons. She also has a very unique way of structuring class with one student giving a short presentation in Mandarin every day. It was an extremely informative class.
Learning another language is very important, and professor Hu demonstrated that my practicing Chinese everyday can help deepen our understanding of Chinese, which can also help us learn it more easily. She explained that speaking Chinese is very important, especially the tones. This helped me become a more effective Chinese speaker.
I enjoyed the textbook. Although a little old, it gave me valuable reading skills.
That the teacher focused a lot on speaking and understanding of Chinese, which I think are the two most important aspects.
Because I was taking this class for C/NC, I appreciate Hu Xiaoming's flexibility and accommodation for students in the class. She is a very good teacher, and it is clear she loves teaching Chinese and her greatest desire is for students to learn. I will continue to take class from her if possible.
Learning new vocabulary and learning to speak more fluently in Chinese.
I like the fact that this course was suited to people of different levels. This way everyone can go at an appropriate speed.
The most valuable part was learning the correct Chinese pronunciation and grammar.
5 min talks
The presentations and participation were great because we could practice our comprehension and speaking skills and we could learn about each other.
Hulaoshi was very enthusiastic about the course and our participation. She was always available for consultation and was clearly personally invested in not only our performance, but our general well-being.
Everything was valuable - every assignment helped me better my Chinese language skills somehow. The five minute presentations weren't the most enjoyable because they're a little nerve-wracking but they have given me an opportunity to better my speaking skills.
6. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
The 5 minute presentations went a little longer than 5 minutes and took up class time.
There is none that I can think of.
I really did not like China Scene. I don't like the vocabulary and I don't believe it is helpful. It was hard to cover and retain all of the material that I've learned.
labs
I think the bi-weekly journals were the least valuable.
I think the 5 minute presentations were good, but there were too many. I think one or two of these would be better than 3. I also think the textbook is weird, and covers irrelevant and outdated material.
I can not think of any aspects that were the least valuable.
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I didn't consider having to go to the PC lab on Tuesdays was very effective.
Sometimes the teacher went too in depth in certain areas in Chinese which I couldn't understand, but this was probably helpful for people who are better than me at Chinese.
Reading the texts on our own.
Text, China Scene was time consuming for 1.5 weeks of study
The 5 minute talk was also the least valuable in that students usually took more than 5 minutes because of that class time is shortened.
While the course book we used, "China Scene," has some critical grammar points and advanced idioms, I feel that some of the reading passages are a bit outdated. Most of the material focuses on elements of Chinese society that were prevalent more than a decade ago. This is not a negative reflection on Professor Hu, it is only unfortunate that there is not a more up to date book available with more current learning material and strategies.
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I don't think the bi-weekly journals are that important to this course. They did not really help with my Chinese language skills too much.
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The textbook that was chosen for the course is outdated and very boring. I'm very excited about learning the language, but I want to learn relevant facts and contemporary language expressions.
Writing and Listening and also speaking was important, but for me, speaking is the most important aspect in learning a language. In this course, the bi-weekly journals were helpful to let the teacher know where we're at but it did not contribute to learning Chinese speaking wise. But in all, everything in this course was valuable!
3 five minute class presentations a term were a little excessive. They never last 5 minutes and they use up valuable class time. I wish we could have practiced more grammar and performed spoken grammar drills in class instead.
All aspects were valuable.
Because of the large class size, the teacher was not able to use the 50-min class time effectively, in order to fulfill the daily schedule goal. Also, the class was extremely divided in terms of needs for language learning .. more than half the class spoke or was exposed to a Chinese language (Cantonese, Taiwanese) at home, and the remaining classmates did not have this background. This led to Hu Laoshi trying to diving the class time in teaching certain aspects of tone, grammar, or pinyin in ways that really only benefited half the class.
I felt that there was not anything to argue with.
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listening labs
The text book for this course is the worse text book I have ever had the misfortune of using in an course. It is poorly organized and does not provide any sort of continuity from the texts of the first two years here at UHM. Worst of all, the books topics are not only out-dated and boring, but overly specific and depressing to the point of detriment. While I understand that engendering a certain level of awareness of social problems of the culture one is studying is helpful, this level of fixation makes the text unbearable and, in my opinion, casts China in an unnecessarily bad light.
Nothing I can think of.
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7. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 20 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (25%) 15 (75%)
8. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 20 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 7 (50%) 12 (60%)
9. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.57 14 1.09 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 3 (15%) 2 (14%) 6 (30%)
10. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.57 14 1.02 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (21%) 7 (37%) 7 (37%)
11. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 20 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (7%) 9 (45%) 10 (50%)
12. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.6 20 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 6 (30%) 13 (65%)
13. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (14%) 3 (21%) 10 (50%)
14. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 12 (60%)
15. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.21 14 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 7 (35%) 5 (36%)
16. Other comments:
I think the homework should be due before the quizzes.
I often had difficulty understanding professor Hu because she talks so fast. I thought my ability to understand would improve over the semester, but I think it was just frustrating sometimes.
very understanding and very nice teacher!
I would like more in-class help with grammar.
Very good instructor, cares much for the learning of the students and tries to help supplement students with additional content to learn.
Professor Hu was always willing to go the extra mile for our class. She was constantly uploading new study materials online, some of which took hours to prepare. Professor Hu always gave multiple opportunities for extra credit, and handouts with specific material we should familiarize ourselves with to prepare for the exams. As a graduate student with a seminar that took place every Wednesday during her class, professor Hu was very accommodating and understanding of my having to leave early. If this meant I had to miss a quiz, professor Hu extended her office hours so that I could come and take the quiz I missed with no penalty. I was truly impressed with her ability to teach, her patience, and overall passion for her students' learning.
Xiexie nin, laoshi~
I think a new, lighter textbook would be great. The topics covered in the current textbook are not so applicable to everyday life and it just weighs so much! Other than that, I had a really great time this semester. :)
N/A
n/a
I liked the class and the enthusiasm of the teacher, but I did not like how the class was oriented toward the Cantonese speakers who are basically already fluent in spoken and listening Chinese. It was hard to learn important points because the teacher already assumed most students already knew the answer. Because these students have average reading and writing skills, the teacher would often read out the tests to help them while hindering those who studied. Overall the teacher is very nice, but I wish this class could be more accessible to all students.
Updated Chinese textbook is needed. China Scene was published in 2000, and has been outdated in many respects, including chapter content and multimedia supplements. Students would benefit more from an up-to-date text book.
It is a little overwhelming to have chapters with so many vocab words. Since we aren't required to know all of them thing get confusing at times.
This was a really great class with a really great professor! I will miss this class a lot!!

Xiaoming Hu: CHN302, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: East Asian Languages & Lit
Course: CHN 302 - Third-Level Mandarin Crn (Section): 85845 (001)     86944 (002)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 11 (85%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (63%) 8 (62%)
4. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (63%) 3 (38%)
5. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
learning about chinese culture as well as language
I really enjoyed the video clips that we watched; having Tuesdays in the lab was really nice because we got to see "real" stuff, not just from the textbook.
Class discussion and student questions
Being able to develop listening and comprehension skills
Everything
The 5min oral presentation because we get to learn new things from our classmates.
the way that she is able to relate to a lot of what we are feeling as students learning another language as she is also brushing up on her English while educating us in Mandarin.
The teacher is great. She is patient and knows her students and their level of ability and works with them according to it.
Being able to read, write, and practice conversational Chinese in class and learning valuable words to broaden my vocabulary.
I really enjoyed the presentations and the diversity of the books and lessons we learned. I also enjoyed the listening exercises we did in the listening lab.
the interaction between students and the teacher. our 5minute oral presentations are a great way to show our improvement in chinese.
The in class practice.
6. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
The internet connection in our classroom SUCKS! It was so difficult to watch clips or go to websites during presentations. Every time the ITS people said it should work but it did not!
Bi-weekly journal
I felt like my speaking did not improve very much.
I thought the book China Scene was boring and I could not relate to it. I wish we could have used a different book that touched on all sorts of aspects of China and not mainly about their social and economic problems.
Nothing
none
I feel like everything we did had a purpose.
bi-weekly journal because it is just too much. although one is due every two weeks, with the vocabulary tests to study for, and homework lessons due it is a bit overwhelming.
7. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
8. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 9 (69%)
9. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 9 (69%)
10. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
11. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
12. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
13. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%) 10 (77%)
14. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 12 (92%)
15. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (50%)
16. Other comments:
lots of work
I really like Hu Laoshi's class; sometimes when she speaks it is difficult to understand but I also thought it was nice to be able to hear native speech; I feel that my listening skills improved in this class, and if I didn't understand I always felt free to ask. She also knows a lot of funny sayings, so class was funny. And it was nice to learn Taiwanese alternatives to much of the vocabulary.
None
I think that the students need to have more opportunities to talk and discuss. Maybe prepared questions and answers in chinese and about chinese topics. Also, I think that we need a little bit more time to go over the lesson in class. Reading together in pairs is sort of effective but I think we need to maybe translate it as a class to make sure everyone understands it.
I have taken 2 courses with this instructor and she is great. Hope she could teach more class I would like her to be my teacher for all of the Chinese class.
I enjoyed this course and the teacher was really great.
I really really enjoyed this course! Thanks so much for a great semester!
i liked this class. very fun and going at a good pace.