Basically, if you actually want to learn Chinese, don’t take her. She can’t teach, and once you go to the next level of Chinese you won’t understand anything. Her class is an easy A. She’s “chill” but once you ask too many questions she’ll start to dislike u. She makes many meaningless assignments, and you’ll get carpal tunnel syndrome due to writing a whole character book every single grading period. Just don’t take her. I'm pretty screwed for Chinese 3, so just take this advice from a veteran
The main reason why I am developing this review is because Nahleen Pang decided to destroy my GPA thus killing my chances of going to my dream school. A couple of years back, I took Ms. Pang and it was horrible. She always wrote Chinese characters on the board wrong and google searched them. She asked me if I was taking her class next semester and I told her it did not go with my schedule so she gave me a D. Try not to take her if you can. Also, anything above a 1 star is her making ratings.
She gives everyone the same grades, it's like she doesn't even know what grades are (2nd quarter she told us literally everyone had an A), she added random extra credits so now I have 107% and I don't know why. She's super unreasonable and you only won't get yelled at if you don't talk at all. You memorize everything (dialogue,vocab,grammar) straight from the textbook and that's your grade. I have forgotten everything because she never goes back to it (no final)
Ms. Pang is definitely the best teacher I've ever had in my two years at Lowell. She is so chill and the class is so easy going and chill. The homework is reasonably assigned and the tests are of appropriate difficulty. As a person, she is very nice and chill, and an even better teacher that loves and cares about her students. She spends all of the class time for teaching and there is never a time where we sit there and do nothing. I recommend you pick her chill class for French or Chinese.
Ms. Pang is probably the best teacher I ever had at Lowell. She is always incredibly nice and cool. Whenever you needed help she would enlighten you with her great knowledge.
great teacher. the only thing better than her chinese class is everything. 8/10 would take again
In all honesty, "Madam" Pang is a dreadful teacher. She rushes through lessons (if you can even call them that), says "d'accord?", and expects us to be able to absorb the information she just threw at us in the 2 minutes that she actually spends teaching. Next, she assigns us work to copy from the textbook ALMOST EVERY SINGLE DAY and unfinished work is homework. She then proceeds to spend the rest of the class on her laptop and ignoring us. Thank you for providing me a such a great education.
If you are a beginner in Chinese, this is the teacher who will ruin your chances in getting into AP chinese! why you may ask? You don't learn a single thing. You may have came from Mr. Danforth's class who taught you rigorously so you can learn chinese, making you strive to learn more and improve. Now that's over. This is my last year in learning Chinese and that's it. If you are a pro at Chinese, then take Ms. Pang since it will be easy for you!
Many of the one star review are fake, she is great and chill teacher with great skits, I totally recommend her class if u want a chill semester
ms pang is such a chill teacher! idk why people give her bad reviews when she's so chill! the skits are so fun to do and she is really nice. she's chill with grading and is very fair. shes just a great teacher overall dont listen to these fake reviews because she's just really chill
Words cannot describe how terrible she is. I have never disliked a teacher so much in my life. I came into her French class, hoping to learn the language throughly, but soon realized that all we do is busy work from the textbook. She meddles into students personal conversations and brings those topics up in front of the class, embarrassing them. She is unreasonable when it comes to her being upset with a student. She likes to pick on certain students and favors others. She's just too much... -_-
Well... To start off, she doesnt know how to write or speak chinese. When she teaches us new words, she always looks at the textbook and sees how to write it. When she pronounces words, her tone is off. Her test is only hard because you literally have to memorize all the words and dialogue in chinese and English. She gives tests speech wise, not paper. She does gove practice tests which are in chinese, but what pisses me off is that her real test is in English. Her homework is just busy work.
She cannot teach at all
People say she's a horrible teacher but honestly they have no idea what they're talking about. She's probably the best teacher in the school if not the world. I've never had so much fun learning absolutely nothing in a class. It's incredibly amazing when you manage to waste your time doing nothing important or useful towards the subject you had hoped to learn something in. It's ok though, at least it was fun being the most terrible class I've ever been in.
i have never disliked a teacher so much in my entire school career. she doesn't even know how to pronounce five correctly in french, i corrected her on the first day of high school and she's hated me ever since. i got a 70% on participation after that. she constantly uses a cd to teach you the material in the textbook and she doesn't shut up about french toilets. we also had a week where we leaned nothing but chinese. if you haven't noticed, this is a french class.
you are all selfish bullies she is a great teacher I highly recommend her
I took her last year and she is so biased. I deserved an A in that class and she gave me a B because of spite. She literally only grades on whether she likes you or not. I have a friend that failed all her tests but still got a B+. Don't take chinese honors if you have her unless you're smart or you will fail!!
If you try to ask her a question about something, she'll most likely tell you to ask her later, ignore it, say its not important, or answer it and question why you asked her. She'll ask you to do something out of the textbook and when you're halfway done, she'll make an announcement saying you're doing it completely wrong. She is a easy grader. Hate how she doesn't post grades on schoolloop. Definitely not taking her next semester.
She is by far one of the worst teachers ever. she is a chinese teacher and covers the board with chinese calliggraphy when its a french class. when you try to talk to her she will make you shut up even if you are right. she is a really bad gradder and doesnt post grades. she does not even like it when you mention grades she will flip out on you. she will lower grades if she seees you phone even if your not using it.
Worst teacher I have ever taken at Lowell so far. I learned absolutely nothing this semester with Pang. Her class is ridiculously easy, and we have to do 10 min skits, which are useless. Grades are also based on favoritism. Never take her!
Has a lot of energy and enthusiasm. Starts class on time, gets homework back fast.
I had Ms. Pang a years back and it's funny to see all these negative comments of her still rolling. Ms. Pang disliked me because I chose another teacher over her and gave me a D in her class even when I didn't deserve it. She ruined the chances of me getting into a good college and I had to fight tooth and nail to get into a UC. I did eventually, but it was no thanks to her. :) She will never learn her lesson and it's sad to see her in this school. Oh well.
She spends half of class on the computer. I bet all that time is spent writing her own reviews on this.
She started the year off okay, but got worse--tons of plain busy work (mostly punish) However, her teaching style is kind of all over the place--if you ask a simple basic question, she says that's very "advanced" and quickly writes something down on the board but then erases it before you have time to copy. If she finds a way to connect with you (other language) she'll like you better but sometimes gets a little too inquisitive and ALWAYS calls on you so be on your toes,spring=way too many movie
Grades are based on participation, tests, and skits. I foyu pay attention and study you should be able to get an A. A B isn't too hard. Gets really easily annoyed at her students. She knows a lot about French and knows a lot about France, too. For the most part her teaching is decently clear. But she plays favorites and I heard she rates herself on this site. You learn a lot, but she's a really annoying person.
While she has good pronunciation and is pretty knowledgeable, she gets very defensive when students ask questions and wastes tons of time on the computer or giving pointless busy-work assignments. I could have learned a lot more in this class but she tends to not use the time wisely and we don't practice enough. She'll go off on a tangent saying it's too advanced so don't pay attention but the students who really want to know don't get much of a chance to understand the concept. good/mostly bad.
I don't understand why students here have such an entrenched sentiment for her. She's not bad, not bad at all. People act like she's the only teacher at Lowell High school who "doesn't teach." What teacher at Lowell High School actually "teaches"? I don't even know what that even means anymore because I've been self-studying/teaching myself in all my subjects, and I manage.
reading all this makes me enjoy summer :) .... i liked chinese when i was with pang for the beginning. things started t o go down hill from there. :/ i enjoyed her random stories but hated the skits and her favoritism. pang, i hope you read this and try to change how you organize your class. theres a lot of hatred going on but understand its because of how you shaped the class and our perception of you
One of the great things about her class is working in groups. I will seriously miss working with my group buddies. I never felt so connected to a group for a class before.
if you look closely at the ratings, which i have since I'm such a math guy, a pages 6~12 are all her reviews haha. she uses the word "chill" thinking and it's all hip and stuff and she deliberately spells words wrong to try and trick us into thinking we are dumb. Honestly, she's THE WORST teacher in Lowell. AVOID AT ALL COSTS.
The dances in the skits are awesome I wasn't happy about that part but now I see that its chill.
French is hard and she makes it fun by doing skits and singing songs with a retro beat.
Easy class. not many tests and homework is easy. you do a lot of skits and watch good movies. take her for a chill class.
she;s good about 1st teaching hard stuff than letting us do something fun. shes got a chill movie collection stuff i cant find on the internet
She's a pretty chill teacher. Mainly all we do are skits. So its about 3 skits a semester. Not too bad. Except in the final skits, we have to dance
I transferred from another school and like how she teaches with skits and projects
she's nice bout working w me on my special learning needs
Class can be tough but she lets u pad your grades w chill projects.
homework and tests are fairly straightforward and she reviews pretty well.
Easygoing class and there's a lot of laughs.
We had he--a fun doing the Chinese characters board test! Its a good way to prep for the real thing.
It seems like we have hw eveyday. nice thing is that it doesnt take 2 long. Warning! she looks at it and will bump down if your missing something. dont try to scam. Other then that the class is fun.
Everyone gets to speak everyday so stay awake! Makes me speak better and now my French oncle=uncle says i'm GOOD!!
I get helped a lot when she corrects characters everyday. I learn that theres always little things i miss. good way to learn how to write.
Her room is fun to go into..sooo colorful and get to look at posters of friends.
Saw movies about a french guy walking across the twin towers and stories about Paris. So funny! Pretty interesting too.. she knows a lot about Paris.
I've been gettin good grades. HW is okay. Class is fun and she gives us time to talk w. friends on projects.
I like how she thinks of new ways to teach. i also learn more about culture. hwk load is okay too.
i think she's a good teacher. tests are kinda hard but you get to boost it with her projects. she does curve.
I like how she really cares about us. Yea she can be strict but she's also nice. When I had a problem, she helped.
I wasn't sure what her class would be like. It's chill and we do a lot of fun stuff like making valentine cards.
She might be a bit moody sometimes, but she's a fun teacher. She helps you get the material. Homework's not too bad.
I thought she wouldn't give me a good grade cause she didn't seem to like me but she just told me that I got an A on the latest project!
Doing skits for her class is fun. I like how we pick who's going 1st from a hat and there's funny sayings. There's pressure to perform well but after it's over i get to kick back and watch my friends.
hw isn't too bad but she always checks on homework and will catch u if you didn't finish it. She will help you write words correctly and is pretty nice about it.
She has good projects. Now we're doing my favorite, the food project. We get to eat cream puffs, creole gumbo, chocolate cake, and all that yummy french stuff. Definitely spices up the class.
Awesome reg teacher! she decorates the room for holidays and helped with the food for our party. Best reg teacher!
My group had fun learning to write Chinese new years sayings. It seems like we're learning more then the book. I liked the movie we watched about dating in old china. We all laughed n got good ideas 'bout our skit.
LUV the movie we saw in class! I recognized some of the words that she taught. Plus i like watching different kinds of people speaking french. I've only seen white people speaking french. Good movies.
I didn't know that she was going to be this nice. She lets you know way ahead of time when work is due. Pretty reasonable.
Really like her. She's helpful and will answer all yur questions. She also makes class fun with additional stuff.
She's actually pretty good. Already learned alot. Kinda strict.No texting, no eating, no sleeping! Will ask you why yur absent. Have a good story.
teaches well, fair grader, learn alot. class is pretty chill. good teacher. participation is important!
Skits help with my verbal skills and projects are FUN!! Working in groups share the workload and my group is family to me now. Yay!
She only assigns stupid skits that don't help learn at all. She's a horrible teacher, doesn't teach s**t, and assigns random homework assignments she hasn't even looked at. Don't take her. She made a lot of mistakes in writing Chinese too. She's fairly easy if you're good at memorizing things, but s
She wasn't as bad as i thought. shes a pretty easy B if you do your work. She does too many long skits though and shes kinda ugh -_- she's not that boring but for hw, she makes you copy WAY too much. I've learned hardly anything from her class. her skits has nothing to do with what we learn, jsut fo
She gives us a million vocab words once a quarter, we do skits to entertain her and we're forced to cook for her. Terrible teacher, but easy A if you're good at memorizing and acting.
To be honest, Ms.Pang's class is more interesting than my past chinese classes.i was able to bond with my group mates. However the Finals test was unfair, but i'm glad she realizes that and curved it.
does not know how to teach. She is really mean and not willing to help out students. If chinese is a foreign language for you i advise you not take her.
she definitely favors ALOT. not that much homework usually but on some nights she might assign tons of homework and expect it to be due the next day. doesnt teach for chinese AT ALL. dont take her
she is just a very mean person. and very rude to society not just her students. and i dont learn anything from her class
If ur good at chinese, she's alright. But if ur not, it's hard cuz learning the chars can't com to u by jus writing them down or reading stories.
She is really mean, rude, non-thoughtful and lazy. She hates it when students always ask questions and tries to be "cool" or "in" by learning slangs and what "rofl" means....etc....she does not know how to teach. If you need extra help in chinese, i advise you not take her
AVOID AT ALL COSTS. Chinese is not her language. She uses google translator to teach us unnecessary and quite inappropriate vocab to study. You learn nothing in her class. You probably only have 2-3 tests the entire semester so basically you cram yourself for the final. She makes you humiliate yours
Easy A teacher...depending on whether she likes you or not.
She told me to give her a good rating on this. This is what i'll give her. horrible teacher.
Don't expect to learn any Chinese at all in her class. Once you get out of her class, you'll feel like you've been dumbed down a few levels in your Chinese skills. You'll forget all your Chinese 'cause all you do is skits and serve food.
Shes a great chinese teacher. we learn about chinese cultures in movies, so its pretty fun! just do your homework and theres a big vocab test once in awhile, and shes easy!
Decent work load, stress-free class. I'd rather be doing food projects and skits than memorize vocabulary and pinyin every single week. Food projects and skits are fun.. if you have an awesome group :)
hate hate hate hate hate hate. you learn NOTHING. everything is based on SKITS based on what SHE LIKES. we're tested on characters that she DOESNT TEACH US. if you take a look at the verbal skills of her students, they're TERRIBLE compared to the verbal skills of the others in other classes. she als
Easy, I suppose, but I don't like her. The feeling of sucking-up is almost palpable and I can't stand it. Furthermore, most insulting teacher I've ever had at any rate. Other teachers usually joke about it but this is... different.
Ms. Pang isn't bad. She's pretty cool and she's funny. You can get an A if you study your vocabulary and work on your skits! YUPP skits each quarter which are fun to organize and fun to watch.
It's not as hard as it seems. Just keep on top of the vocabulary and you'll be fine. Also, her skits are probably one of the highlights of my high school years. I wouldn't have traded that experience for anything
Ms.Pang is actually not that bad. Whether it's rosy retrospection or what, but her class is actually pretty chill. 1 test per quarter, 1 skit per quarter. Hw is just copying from the book. Honestly not that hard
ms pang's class is relatively easy and her random tangents are pretty interesting..it's mostly lazy people who fail her class. the other chinese teachers' work load is just as much, if not more. in pang's class, you'll do fine as long as you're willing to do the memorization and be funny in skits :)
she is really bad at teaching mandarin.her pronunciation sound really bad. even i think i can teach better than her! she likes to ask funny questions in class that doesnt even have anything to do with chinese. she asks like what type of person will u marry a black , asian,white...?
At first i was scared to take her class, but she's not really that bad. Her teaching kinda sucks, but she is very funny. Her tests come out of no where... and they're usually difficult. Be prepared to do a lot of skits!
Ms. Pang is pretty chill. she favors our class, which i think plays a huge role in why everything is so chill. Her tests aren't too bad, as long as you know your characters. I think the repetetive writing of the characters really helps in learning them though, despite what others might say.
makes students make food for food days so she can eat their food, not for the purposes of "understanding other asian countries besides china". plays favorites, useless homework assignments, and doesn't teach. WOW never take ms. pang -.- . she's the worst chinese teacher at lowell
I HATE HER so don't take her. She doesn't teach anything at all.
the only time i got an A in chinese was in pang's class because i was her favorite. i barely did any work too. rofl