Classes are always fun and engaging!
Thank you for everything!!! You are truly one of the best (if not the best) instructor I’ve had at UW. Your energy and love for the subject helps students learn so much.
Everyday I learned something new.
Everyday Kim challenged us which I think is really important when learning a language.
This class was a highlight of my 2020 pandemic year. I appreciate that I was challenged and that Kim was encouraging as we navigated language acquisition in a virtual setting!
I think the variety in types of class lessons from lectures to group work to talking with Swedes was really helpful.
I appreciated the varied learning activities, from making videos, to reading books, to writing, to speaking with native speaker!
I felt comfortable making mistakes, which was really helpful. I tried my best, of course, but it was understood that I wasn’t going to do everything perfectly and that was okay!
Kim really cares for us- keep that compassion! We notice and appreciate it.
This language course uses multiple methods for teaching/understanding Swedish. We listen, write, speak, watch media relevant to current events in Sweden, work in groups, and have the opportunity to do Nordic-related community events in Seattle. This dynamic combination of events, opportunities, written, oral and group work ensures that all students have at least one channel through which to deeply absorb the material. It is highly interactive.
My Swedish has made massive improvements and i’ve learned more about language as a whole.
The greatest asset to the class, in my opinion, was the instructor herself. She is very welcoming and actively helpful, and she makes it fun.
Kim’s enthusiasm and understanding of the diversity of skills sets between students was exceptional .