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with Hang Du5 months ago

If you are passionate to continue learning Chinese, then this course is for you. 102 in J-term is an amazing intense class with lots of activities to practice, speak and use the language in different ways. There will be a lot of grammar to learn and if you want to have success in the class, then you have to put a lot of effort into it. Professors are great and will be there to support you if you also contribute your part. I would like to note that if you felt like 101 Chinese was horrible and you were near to drop it. Then I would suggest you to not take it since it can be overwhelming, however NOT IMPOSSIBLE. Make sure you review what you learned in 101 so you do well in 102.

If you are passionate to continue learning Chinese, then this course is for you. 102 in J-term is an amazing intense class with lots of activities to practice, speak and use the language in different ways. There will be a lot of grammar to learn and if you want to have success in the class, then you have to put a lot of effort into i …Read more

Fast-PacedLots of HomeworkFair Grading
10hrs / week Very difficulty Extremely high value Would take again
with Hang Du6 months ago

Chinese 102 was one of the most intense classes I took at middlebury. If you’re on the brink of dropping chinese after takibg 101, then dont take 102 — way more intense. However, while this class was tough with 2-4 quizzes a week and a test weekly, i dont regret taking it as I am now an upperclassman and can speak chinese relatively well. It all comes down to whether you want to know chinese or not. If you do: get ready for an intense j-term, if you don't save yourself the trouble.

Chinese 102 was one of the most intense classes I took at middlebury. If you’re on the brink of dropping chinese after takibg 101, then dont take 102 — way more intense. However, while this class was tough with 2-4 quizzes a week and a test weekly, i dont regret taking it as I am now an upperclassman and can speak chinese relatively …Read more

Fast-PacedLots of HomeworkDifficult Exams
16hrs / week Extremely difficulty High value Would take again
with Kai Zhanglast year

honestly I think everyone knows this is a super hard class. its endless work and so much homework and exams and surprise quizzes, presentations, drill work etc - BUT if you like chinese, and put in the work, you will come out of the winter term so much more proficient in the language you will shock yourself - its one of those classes that pays of in the long run. Chinese Department unironically the most supportive department at middlebury no complaints there at all

honestly I think everyone knows this is a super hard class. its endless work and so much homework and exams and surprise quizzes, presentations, drill work etc - BUT if you like chinese, and put in the work, you will come out of the winter term so much more proficient in the language you will shock yourself - its one of those classes …Read more

Fast-PacedLots of HomeworkTough Grading
15hrs / week Hardcore difficulty Extremely high value Would take again
with Kai Zhang3 months ago

I think overall the class was very effective and has helped me really advance in chinese. The class overall was a lot of work but overall the class was manageable and enjoyable. There were also a lot of non-academic related activities as well.

Fast-PacedLots of Homework
20hrs / week Average difficulty Average value Would take again