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CHNS01014 days ago

If your goal is to master Chinese, take this course. Chinese language is a hard skill to acquire and entering it with little background can be hard. The Middlebury Chinese community is very friendly and supportive, but the course is very time intensive. I recommend not balancing it alongside other reading or writing intensive course work. One must always be on their game and stay ahead of their work.

If your goal is to master Chinese, take this course. Chinese language is a hard skill to acquire and entering it with little background can be hard. The Middlebury Chinese community is very friendly and supportive, but the course is very time intensive. I recommend not balancing it alongside other reading or writing intensive course …Read more

Fast-PacedLots of HomeworkTough Grading
30hrs / week Impossible difficulty Very high value Would not take again
CHNS02023 months ago

Chinese 202 is a pretty standard chinese class, nothing too different from the other chinese classes. Personally was not a huge fan of He Laoshi and wish Wu Laoshi could continue teaching the class along with Zhang Laoshi.

Fast-PacedLots of HomeworkDifficult Exams
4hrs / week Average difficulty Average value Would not take again
FYSE10425 months ago

Prof. Harris is absolutely wonderful, very friendly and holds a very good classroom environment. Only two writing pieces, with lots of time to work on drafts. The reading got a bit overwhelming at times, but always more or less manageable. A lot of the class time is spent discussing readings, so it's understandable, and the discussions were all productive and engaging.

Fast-PacedConstant ReadingFair Grading
5hrs / week Average difficulty Above average value Would take again
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