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Instructor: Ok Kim

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KOR307, Fall 2013
KOR102, Spring 2013
KOR101, Fall 2011

Ok Kim: KOR307, Fall 2013

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: East Asian Languages & Lit
Course: KOR 307 - Readings Chinese Characters I Crn (Section): 74294 (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  
3.13 16 1.31 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 5 (31%) 4 (25%) 4 (25%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
6. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
7. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
weekly quizes
Learning several Korean words that use each Chinese character. It helped me build my vocabulary.
The aspects of the course that was the most valuable was the professor. She explained all of the course content clearly and efficiently. She helped the students learn through many visual images of the Hanja script.
The length to which the teacher knew the material was astonishing. Grade A course
The memorizing of the words
The powerpoints and how the professor explained using illustrations were the most valuable aspects of the course.
Learning history of the language.
Valuable subject to know in general, repetition to learn course material.
Going over the individual chinese characters with notes, stories to help in understanding and learning to identify the character
The instructor has helped to learn chinese characters in easy and fun ways
The stories behind the character were most valuable. I felt like I was learning a new culture and it gave me an eye opening experience to see that there was so much more behind the characters and definition.
Learning Chinese characters to understand exact meaning of Korean words.
She tells a story for each Chinese Character she teaches us so that we can remember them.
We didn't just memorize the stuff but we learned from how each characters have started to form. The instructor made it interesting, and motivating.
8. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
leaning the origins of each chinese characters
N/A
The aspects of the course that was least valuable was the structure. To learn Hanja, one must learn Busu, which is practically the "ABC's" of Hanja. The beginning chapters of the textbook only had a brief summary of Busu, and jumped straight into the lessons of Hanja. I kind of felt that I was learning something without fully understanding the base components and fundamentals. I hope to see a revision in the textbook and see more of a detailed explanation of Busu.
the class moves a little fast and can be difficult to keep up with
Nothing
n/a
I liked everything about the course
nothing.
Nothing, I am really happy with this course!
The teacher is not following rules about absence, and tardy strictly how it is on syllabus.
9. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
10. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 14 (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  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
13. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 13 (81%)
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
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  
4.63 16 1.02 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (81%)
16. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
17. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.87 16 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (81%)
18. Other comments:
Revise the textbook!
The course is good but it moves a little too fast. Its hard to memorize all the words.
Very useful course. Professor Kim is highly organized and always ready to answer any questions if a student is struggling. Highly knowledgeable in subject matter and teaches material in an easily accessible manner.
her class was really fun! I'm japanese, so I knew chinese charactors already but this class was really helpful for me. I found some vocabs which are similar to Japanese, really fun:)
It was fun to taking this course ! thank you ! :)
Ok Kim is a great teacher!

Ok Kim: KOR102, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: East Asian Languages & Lit
Course: KOR 102 - Elementary Korean Crn (Section): 86467 (003)    
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  
1.75 16 1.18 Freq(%) 10 (63%) 2 (13%) 3 (19%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
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 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
7. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
every aspect of the course was valuable
I love how she is so nice and not a quitter. It was a very warm class. Also the random music songs and movie and video clips were really cultural.
Everything
Everything
The most valuable aspect was having class four times a week and having small classes because it allows everyone to participate regularly. Also quizzes were really helpful for learning vocabulary.
Reading/Speaking practice
Communication
The practice of each of the grammar points that we went over was really helpful.
I normally like the structure of the Korean courses. They are different, interactive, and engages the students, which is what I like in my classes.
The hand-out worksheets helped. The pdf files of the lecture that was uploaded on laulima helped me study.
Learning a new language in a fun and comfortable environment.
The powerpoints were very useful, and she took time to explain all the material until we fully understood it.
The lectures
8. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
the oral presentations were least valuable.
None
The homework was valuable but sometimes the assignments took very long to do.
Final video project
Quickness
None.
The final project kind of got squished at the end. I feel too rushed to get this project done.
Memorizing the dialogue.
Having it for 50 minutes, 4 days a week is too much.
n/a
Nothing
9. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
10. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
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  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 16 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (81%)
13. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
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  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
16. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
17. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
18. Other comments:
professor Kim was very energetic and made the class enjoyable
I'm not sure but sometimes the powerpoint seemed to leave some stuff out. I think the reviews for tests can be better or it can just be a note reviews with practice.
I really liked having Ok Kim ì? ì??ë?? as my professor. She was really cool and taught very well. Her style of teaching made it very easy to learn Korean, and the class was always fun to go to! If I could, I would take Korean from her again!
Once again, Korean has been my favorite class of the semester. I had my share of absences and didn't do great on lesson tests sometimes, but I still feel like I learned a lot. My interest in Korean has grown tremendously and I can't wait to continue learning. Also, Kim ì? ì??ë?? was an awesome teacher!
I had a lot of fun this semester :) Thank you professor for being so understanding and for being such a good teacher!!!
Congrats on the baby~! Hope you'll be my teacher next time!
I had a great time in this class ^^ ê°?ì?¬í?©ë??ë?¤!
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Ok Kim: KOR101, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Korean
Course: KOR 101 - Elementary Korean I Crn (Section): 21398 (0)    
1. The amount of effort I put into this course was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Low   Low   Medium   High   Very High  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
2. The number of times I was absent from class was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0   1-2   3-4   5-7   8 or more  
2.8 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%)
3. The number of times I was tardy for class was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0   1-2   3-4   5-7   8 or more  
2.8 5 2.05 Freq(%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%)
4. The grade I expect in this class is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
5. The number of semesters I have attended HCC - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   1   2   3   4   5+  
2.0 5 1.73 Freq(%) 3 (60%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%)
6. My overall GPA at HCC is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Below 2.0   2.0-2.49   2.5-2.99   3.0-3.49   3.49-4.0  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
7. For me, this course is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Required   Elective   General Education   Running Start   Other  
2.6 5 1.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%)
8. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
9. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
10. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
11. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%) 1 (20%)
12. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
13. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
14. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
15. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
16. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
17. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
18. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
19. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
20. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
21. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
22. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
23. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
24. The instructor treats students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
25. The instructor engages in a healthy exchange of ideas and opinions with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
26. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
27. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
28. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
29. Overall, this is a very important course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%)
30. Overall, this course is more important than I thought it would be.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
31. How did the instructor show concern for students?
She asks her students questions to see whether or not they understand the material and tries her best to answer questions that students may have.
She encourages mistakes to be made, which is essentially encouraging students to not be afraid to voice what they have learned. She always asks the following day of having to take the day off if our well being is alright. One of the friendliest teachers ever met.
She always ask if there's any question during her lecture. We would show our homework in the beginning of class and she would be concern if we had any wrong and asks us if we understand what the lesson. If we don't understand, she clearly explains the material again.
She would constantly ask the class if they understand. She also tries to make sure that everyone is keeping up with the lessons and if not, she will help you to catch up. She also thinks about the students who missed class.
32. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
This course was taught at a consistent pace, not too fast and not too slow. Also, she did not give her students too much homework and how she clearly explains what is going to be on the exams.
It was fun! I cannot believe how much I've learned in this short period of time from scratch. Never have I had a class in history of my college career where I enjoyed the homework and going to class.
I really like how she teaches each lesson really slow to us, especially because I'm new to this language. She teaches Korean really clearly and explains why do Korean pepole was taught this way. She really knows her material and background!
I liked how she would answer all questions even though they aren't part of what we are learning. That also helped because sometimes the questions we ask are part of a lesson we would be covering in the future. I also liked how much she emphasizes class participation as well as the amount of oral tests we have. Although the oral test amount is a bit much, I have found that I understand conversational Korean in real life a bit more easier to understand due to having test conversations in class often.
33. What else would you like to say about this instructor/course?
I liked how Teacher Kim always uploads what was covered in class into Laulima and regularly checked her emails.
ì? ì??ë?? 짱!!
She is really a great teacher! And I would like to take to teach my Korean 102, 201, & 202 classes.
Definitely not a slack off course. You need to put effort into the studies in order to keep up.
34. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
Yes, because Teacher Kim makes learning Korean fun and interesting. She is also friendly and she really does care about her students.
Definitely would. It was sad to hear she'll be transferring to Manoa because it's too expensive for me to attend, but I'm happy for her to be moving up. UH students will be most pleased.
Yes I would highly recommend Ms. Ok Kim to other students because she cares about her students. If students are absent or not doing their work, she encourages them to come and do their best, that's what I really like about her.
I would definitely recommend her because when she teaches, she speaks to the students as if we are adults. I have taken Korean classes many times in KCC and in Korean schools outside of the UH system and I could never stay in class because of how they spoke to me (as if i was a child). I also like how she jokes around in class a bit. A little shy when joking around but i find it quite a charming thing. I also like how she welcomes mistakes and helps to correct the student in a polite manner.
35. Other comments:
I enjoyed learning Korean.
We need more professors like Ms. Ok Kim that can teach different subjects and classes.