Modern and Classical Language department - student evaluation

As a language department, our goal is to provide each student with the best opportunities possible to learn to communicate in languages other than English. To that end, we invite each student to contribute to a meaningful conversation for improvement. Your evaluation, opinions and suggestions are extremely valuable as we continue to improve our program and courses. Evaluations are all done anonymously in order to provide candid feedback, but we request that you answer honestly and completely in order to help us gain a fuller perspective and plan for our improvement.

A red asterisk (*) indicates required questions.

  1. What language are you studying?  *

  1. Who is your teacher for this course?*

  1. What is the level of your current course?  *

  1. How much do YOU communicate in the target language (French, Chinese, Spanish) while in the language classroom?  *

  1. Which period do you take this course?  *

  1. How much does your teacher communicate in the target language during the class?  *

  1. In minutes, how much time do you spend on the average per night doing homework or studying for this class? (Please answer in minutes)*

  1. Please comment on how well you agree with the following statements about your language class.*

            1 2 3 4 5       N/A
      This class challenges me. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I feel respected by my teacher. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      The amount of homework is fair. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      Assigned homework helps me master required concepts. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I understand what I need to do to earn the grade that I expect of myself. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      Homework, test and other feedback helps me improve.  Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      The grades I earn reflect my ability and effort. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I feel comfortable asking the teacher questions when I don’t understand. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I am improving in my ability to communicate in the new language. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      My teacher is available and willing to meet with me outside of class. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      The class is taught on the correct difficulty level for me. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I feel that class time is well-used. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      The teacher incorporates technology into the class. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      There is an appropriate sense of humor in the class. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      Students show appropriate respect and discipline in the class. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      This class helps prepare me for using the language in the real world. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      This class motivates me to use the language outside of school. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      The teacher uses a wide variety of teaching methods and materials to promote learning. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      The pace of the course is appropriate. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I actively participate in class. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      The textbook, workbook and other materials help me understand the language Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I enjoy this class Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  

  1. Please comment on how well the following areas are covered in class. Please select "Does not apply" if the category doesn't apply to your language.*

            1 2 3 4 5       Does not apply
      Oral (speaking) activities Excellent  Poor  
      Listening activities Excellent  Poor  
      Reading activities Excellent  Poor  
      Writing opportunities Excellent  Poor  
      Cultural topics Excellent  Poor  
      Test preparation (for class tests) Excellent  Poor  
      National or other Test preparation (AP, National Language Exams, SAT-II, etc.) Excellent  Poor  

  1. Please respond to the following statements regarding technology in the classroom*

            1 2 3 4 5      
      My teacher uses technology to improve my learning experience Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I use technology appropriately during class to enhance my learning experience Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      My classmates use technology appropriately during class to enhance their learning experience Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      Having a computer with me makes learning the language easier and more enjoyable Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      Having a computer helps me to be a better organized student Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  

  1. How could we better use technology in this class to improve your language learning experience?*

  1. What is your favorite part about this class?*

  1. What is one thing you would change about this class? (Please share something meaningful. We would all like more parties and less work, but you don't need to share those)*

  1. What do you need more of in this class to succeed in meeting your personal language goals?*

  1. Our goal is to provide the best language learning experience in the country. What suggestions do you have that can help us accomplish this goal? Please comment on any areas above that you determined to be weak or strong. Also feel free to share other ideas for improvement.*

  1. What are your greatest strengths in the class?*

  1. What do you need to do better (as a student) in this class?*

  1. Are you planning on taking another course in this language next year?  *