eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Stephen Tschudi

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CHN205, Spring 2013
CHN105, Fall 2012
CHN205, Spring 2012
CHN105, Fall 2011
CHN205, Spring 2011
CHN399, Spring 2011

Stephen Tschudi: CHN205, Spring 2013

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: East Asian Languages & Lit
Course: CHN 205 - Interm Chn Business Prfssnals Crn (Section): 85384 (001)    
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  
3.0 9 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.5 9 0.53 Freq(%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
6. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
7. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The class activities!
Learning the grammar, characters, and the fundamentals of chinese language
The in class activities were more helpful than studying only with the book. I was able to absorb more information and retain knowledge with what we would go through in class.
-i loved that the class very always interactive. It was never a "sit and listen to the teacher" kind of lesson which forced us to actually practice our Chinese. That was probably the most helpful part of being in class
Learning activities were very interactive!
Learning more about the Chinese culture and the language.
Feedback
8. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
the pinyin tones
Just the class location was dissatisfying.
none
None
Online textbook-videos (some videos were cut off early and made it impossible to complete text homework)
9. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
10. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
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  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
13. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 9 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
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  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
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 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
17. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
18. Other comments:
Greatest Chinese teacher in UHM or perhaps in the world
I would definitely recommend this class just because the professor is one of the best I have encountered. He not only encourages you to try, but he makes learning fun! :) Thank you so very much laoshi!
wonderful teacher that really understands how to communicate with students. He understands that not everyone is on the same level of Chinese and therefore really nails the basics down. I loved this class!

Stephen Tschudi: CHN105, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: East Asian Languages & Lit
Course: CHN 105 - Elem Chn Business Prfssnals Crn (Section): 75445 (001)    
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  
3.63 8 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
6. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
7. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The professor was great in the methods he used to teach. I personally thought that reading the dialogues at the end of each unit as a class was very helpful. In addition, the class activities were closely integrated into what we were learning, thus making it enjoyable and retainable (the knowledge).
Our teacher, he was amazing at getting us excited about the language, and pushed us to take risks. He has an amazing talent for teaching! Also, he even provided time outside of class for extra help for those in need.
Class group speaking exercises and grammar study.
Small class size & personalized attention
8. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
The videos required to watch through the Encounters Chinese program was a bit lacking. If there was a control on the speed, it definitely would have been helpful.
I wished that the book has more practice grammar sections, but Tang Laoshi was great at providing the information we needed.
All valuable, I took away something important from every part of this class.
9. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
10. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
11. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
12. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
13. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
14. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
15. 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 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
16. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
I can't imagine anything he could have done better.
Perfect pace, perfect content.
Record the lectures online so we can review them for later
17. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
18. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Honestly, if Professor Tschudi was not teaching this course, I probably would not be interested in taking the CHN 205 course next semester. Professor Tschudi is very unique and fun, and he brings this personality into to classroom setting and ultimately formed our class into a family/community.
He is a great, caring teacher who has gone beyond what was expected of him. I haven't had many teachers like him, where he can both lead and be apart of our learning process. I am taking his class next semester for all of these reasons.
Excellent!
Amazing teacher. It is a rare gift when someone with so much knowledge and skill can convey that info effectively to students. A pleasure and an honor to be taught by him.
Awesome
19. 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  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
20. The instructor gave fair and consistent grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
21. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
22. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.86 8 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
23. Other comments:
Loved it. Perfect pace and content. I've never learned so much so fast in a language course.

Stephen Tschudi: CHN205, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: East Asian Languages & Lit
Course: CHN 205 - Interm Chn Business Prfssnals Crn (Section): 85938 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
4. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
5. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
I would say that everything he mentioned to us and taught us was valuable.
I loved everything! Chinese is awesome. Tang Laoshi is a great teacher and he really knows his material. I loved his teaching so much I wish he could teach me Chinese till I graduate! The textbook is awesome, the lessons are great, and everything was most valuable.
The daily practice. The array of exercises.
Kind friendly teacher who is always willing to help
The one on one session he provides and he takes the time to help students with their work.
Our books were really nice.
6. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
Nothing wasn't valuable, I thought.
Nothing
I don't think anything was not valuable.
None
Having to trudge through large amounts of work, but it was necessary.
7. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
8. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
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  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
10. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
11. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
12. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
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  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
14. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
15. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
16. Other comments:
Best course ever! Very difficult but this is a foreign language class! I wish he could teach all Chinese classes! I love Chinese so much after taking this class.
Tschudi is a great teacher. He knows how to push students and make them think about subject material. The only complaint I have is the scheduling of exams and assignments. For CIMBA students, our schedules are our lives! If we know about exams in the future then we know how to prepare. I felt a lot of pressure knowing that exams were coming but not exactly when. This is literally my only complaint with this entire course, including the first session in the Fall. I hope other CIMBAs get to benefit from this teacher as we have.
I really respect this teacher he manages to keep the entire class focused on learning while keeping the environment very friendly and comfortable. The teacher also demonstrates extensive knowledge on the course material as well as being knowledgeable in any subject brought up in class making me comfortable in learning not only language but social and cultural situations.
excellent teacher!!
:D

Stephen Tschudi: CHN105, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: East Asian Languages & Lit
Course: CHN 105 - Elem Chn Business Prfssnals Crn (Section): 76014 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
4. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
5. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Everything! This class was awesome!
All.
I think the WAU and the feedback on speaking was the most valuable. It was nice to be able to do a variety of things as opposed to just working out of a book. I also really enjoyed the way the book is set up.
He is very knowledgeable when it comes to Mandarin, and is also willing to help you if you need it.
The fun activities! Where we got to "play" different things and everything. Also going through everything together made it easier to remember and learn.
The vast amount of experience and knowledge of not only the language but the culture and the life style of the Chinese.
Fundamentals of Chinese
Tang Lao Shi's enthusiasm amde the class very interesting. And his personal stories and experiences were a great contribution to our learning
6. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
Nothing! Chinese is super interesting how can you not like it??????
None.
I wish we could do more with computers as that will be the way we will communicate in China.
N/A
good question
??
None
n/a
7. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
8. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
9. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
10. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
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  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
13. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
14. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
I love his teaching! Stay the same!
I can't think of a way.
I think the WAU could be expanded, as I feel it is great to hear yourself and get feedback on mistakes.
I think he does really well already. I do not have any suggestions.
Force more work on Hanzi.
He went into the depth and meaning of some of the Chinese terms.
n/a. He's great at what he does!
15. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
16. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He is awesome! Chinese is a hard language to learn and he makes things more easier for us to understand! I hope to use my Chinese in China! That would be awesome! He is helpful and makes sure we learn a lot. He understands our situation of learning Chinese and he tries to make things better for us.
Excellent instructor. Very passionate. He cares about students.
very good. He is very understanding of everyone's situation and always looking to accommodate their situation. He is very creative and makes learning Chinese a joy, which creates less stress in our already busy lives.
He is an amazing teacher and always tries to help the students no matter what.
He is always excited and very willing to teach. Helpful. Nice. Awesome instructor!
Great!
Very knowledgeable man. He is very fun to listen to and makes class entertaining.
Wonderful. Many of us wanted Tang Lao Shi for level 2 and were sad at first that we weren't going to get him!
17. 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 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
18. The instructor gave fair and consistent grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
19. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
20. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
21. Other comments:
Awesome! Everyone needs to take Chinese!
I think he is the perfect teacher for our introductory class. Having English as his first language allows for him to better understand our issues in developing a Chinese base and helping to develop the base.
I love this class!

Stephen Tschudi: CHN205, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: East Asian Languages & Lit
Course: CHN 205 - Interm Chn Business Prfssnals Crn (Section): 86585 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
4. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
5. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
teaching us the meaning behind common radicals and how to remember them was most helpful. Also, other methods of remembering characters. Everything else in the class was equally helpful to me.
The most important aspect of this course was the class relationships. Our class took 105-205 together throughout the 2010-2011 year. Having strong student relations were very valuable.
Tang Laushi's knowledge of Chinese language and its' application in actual Chinese culture.
Cultural explanation, explanation of meanings of hanzi, stress on correct tones
Learning real world instances. Our class focuses on the business aspect of the Chinese language thus learning the subject matter in a different light. The subjects that seem to help us the most are learning how to interact with service personnel. In this class we have learned how to exchange money in China, how to get from point A and B, and even how to book a hotel room. This class is exceptional and is honestly great at teaching us language that will be extremely helpful in real world experience.
I feel that the real world simulations provided by Prof. Tschudi provide us with real life opportunities to practice our speaking. He also provides us with materials that not only challenge us intellectually, but also in a way that supports us in a way so that we still learn.
The in-class practice, the quizzes, and the explanations provided by the teacher.
his vivid first hand knowledge and ability to make class fun. I felt like I was was hanging with friends learning a language instead of in a classroom. this experience is was so awesome I'm kinda sad it gonna end.
I enjoyed the cultural aspects of the course. I also learned to read a lot of Hanzi and vocabulary.
The wealth of knowledge Tang Laoshi has in respect to the Chinese culture allowed a more personal and immersed experience that most classrooms fail to offer; having the ability to indeed experience China for the first time at the end of the first semester gave a unique opportunity to to cross check in class room discussions with hands on experience. Without a doubt his knowledge and understanding of understanding was spot on! Although digressions seemed to occur on occasion, it is remarkable how important and memorable those talks became - It was although he had a purpose, a somewhat master plan from the start of the course, disguised within class by theatrics, a cunning humor, and approachable discussions.
Stephen Tschudi's knowledge of the language and the historical creation of written characters makes a very difficult language enjoyable to learn and enriches study with history and culture. The speaking exercises paired with innovative classroom exercises made it an interactive and engaging environment compared to other languages that I have learned in other academic settings.
6. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
The self created expectations of where I would be by the end of each semester.
The book was rather lacking in applicability. Obscure vocabulary and no English explanations of concepts or grammar rules.
Ordering sentences was too easy.
All subjects in this class have been helpful in the learning of Chinese. I wouldn't say that anything has lesser value then others. We have to read novels as well as real world Chinese websites thus helping with all around language learning.
n/a.
N\A
Although we learned a lot of vocabulary, I felt that we did not use the vocabulary enough to actually use it in conversation. I do not feel that we worked with the spoken language enough. I am slightly worried about going to China; however, I think if we were able to try to speak more using our knowledge base, I would have felt more accomplished. It wasn't until classmates were hanging out that we realized we had actually learned a lot.
The selection of the text book left a lot to be desired. The vocabulary and dialogues were archaic and did not teach the best sets of vocabulary so that I feel prepared for my move to China. Stephen Tschudi added additional course material that enriched the existing class material and went beyond the text to teach additional material that the class requested.
7. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
8. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
9. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
10. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
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  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
13. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
14. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Informative, systematic, compassionate.
The people's laushi
interesting, engaging, knowledgable
Spontaneous, Innovative, and Approachable
innovative, spontaneous,approachable
Knowledgeable, fun, interesting
Supremely awesome Teacher
Dedicated, understanding, knowledgeable
Clever(è?ªæ??)! Charismatic(æ??é­?å??)! Engaging(ä»?äº?)!
Energetic, Understanding, and Brilliant
15. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
16. 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  
4.27 11 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 2 (18%) 6 (55%)
17. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
18. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
19. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
20. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
21. Other comments:
This was a very effective course. The content was constructed efficiently, considering our abroad environment. Using a more casual and comfortable class setting may be more productive.
Would like to see more real world speaking of Mandarin ie.news/television/youtube videos. Stephen Tschudi's background and cultural knowledge helped me to understand some of the reasoning involved in the language.
I can't say the course wasn't intensive, but 8 credits is a bit much for a language course. I would have liked to take some other courses, but couldn't because of all the credits I had to spend on this course. Also the textbook wasn't very good, but that was hardly the teacher's fault.
Laoshi is AWESOME!!!! This class is great and anyone interested in learning Chinese should take this course with him!
very interactive course. every day is designed to engage different students' strengths which includes most if not all students.
Great course and instructor!
If you want to learn Chinese learn it from him and you learn so much that you won't know how much you've learn till you catch yourself naturally understanding Chinese people speak without knowing you are doing it.
I really enjoyed this course, but I feel that there were two classes of students in one class. There were advanced students in the course and practical beginning students in the same course. This made it difficult to actually learn at a good pace. I would recommend that students who are already proficient enough in the language not take 205 because it is disheartening to true beginners; however, if I student really does apply him/herself, it is still possible to get a lot of the class.
~ Would love to have experienced a few more in class oral practice. ~ Glad we never finished can I dance with you. ~ Enjoyable class.
This was an excellent class and the instructor made learning a challenging language very worthwhile. This class is an excellent part of the CIMBA class curriculum.

Stephen Tschudi: CHN399, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: East Asian Languages & Lit
Course: CHN 399 - Directed Third-Level Reading Crn (Section): 80641 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
4. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
5. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
(see comments below)
6. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
No survey responses were found.
7. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
8. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
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  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
10. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
12. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
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  
3.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
14. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
15. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
16. Other comments:
Stephen, thank you so much for leading my directed reading this semester! This was INVALUABLE for me. Our readings were directly useful to my dissertation research and, through our work together, I have absorbed SO much more about my research topic than I ever could have on my own. The readings we accomplished are critical sources that will help me for many years down the road. Even more, I gained a stock of vocabulary associated with this topic that has already helped me to skim related works. Probably most significant, though, are the general reading skills that I gained in this directed reading course. Now, when I approach a long, daunting sentence, I have a much better ability to "parse" the text and determine how the grammatical structures are organized than I was able to before. I have absorbed a new range of grammatical patterns that occur frequently in writing and have also added significantly to my character "repertoire." Hearing you read out loud has especially helped me to internalize written grammar patterns and has increased my own ability to read out loud (-- a skill in Chinese that is not straightforward and requires a lot of mental grouping and ability to piece out grammatical organization on the spot). I appreciate your attention to detail and close interest in getting the full meaning out of the text. In some parts of a text that I might have glossed over myself, you took the time to really piece out the entire depth of the meaning. As a part of this process, you offered me a great introduction to the art of translation and gave me basic tools and guidelines to use as I attempt my own translations. Thank you, again, for a great semester! All that I have gained this year (including the fall & spring semester) will travel with me and will significantly benefit my future work with the Chinese language!!