professor
Jinghua Li

Apr 2006

Li Laoshi was an amazing instructor who really cared that we learn everything. The class was taught around a table, so we spoke to each other and to her. She's very gentle and friendly with the students, and gives up her time to help you at office hours anytime you need it. She also takes an interest in how you are doing individually, and will bring up concerns she might have with your progress. Her Powerpoint lectures are helpful and always available online within the week they were presented. Studying those is a key to doing well - as is memorizing the presentations well. If you're looking for cold and business-like, don't take her class. Otherwise, you'll learn a whole lot of Chinese and have a lot of fun, too. Our class almost wholly returned from the first semester, and we're like a little family now. Li Laoshi also teaches in the Summer in Beijing program.