Elementary French

Kimberly Jansma

Elementary French

French department

Kimberly Jansma

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Overall 4.1
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Easiness of class 3.5
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Workload 3.1
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Clarity of professor 3.6
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Helpfulness of professor 3.6
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  • Uses Slides
  • Needs Textbook
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Participation Matters
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Would Take Again
  • Has Group Projects
  • Issues PTEs

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Grades

Fall 2017
42.5%
35.4%
28.3%
21.2%
14.2%
7.1%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2017
36.2%
30.2%
24.1%
18.1%
12.1%
6.0%
0.0%
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A
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2017
45.6%
38.0%
30.4%
22.8%
15.2%
7.6%
0.0%
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A
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2016
29.6%
24.6%
19.7%
14.8%
9.9%
4.9%
0.0%
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A
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2016
40.0%
33.3%
26.7%
20.0%
13.3%
6.7%
0.0%
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A
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B
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2016
31.7%
26.4%
21.1%
15.8%
10.6%
5.3%
0.0%
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A
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2015
40.2%
33.5%
26.8%
20.1%
13.4%
6.7%
0.0%
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A
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D
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2015
23.8%
19.8%
15.9%
11.9%
7.9%
4.0%
0.0%
A+
A
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B+
B
B-
C+
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D+
D
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2015
49.0%
40.8%
32.7%
24.5%
16.3%
8.2%
0.0%
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A
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D
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Summer 2015
28.6%
23.8%
19.0%
14.3%
9.5%
4.8%
0.0%
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A
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2014
47.5%
39.6%
31.7%
23.8%
15.8%
7.9%
0.0%
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A
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B
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C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2014
48.3%
40.3%
32.2%
24.2%
16.1%
8.1%
0.0%
A+
A
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B
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C+
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C-
D+
D
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2014
17.6%
14.7%
11.8%
8.8%
5.9%
2.9%
0.0%
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A
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Summer 2014
31.6%
26.3%
21.1%
15.8%
10.5%
5.3%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2013
23.4%
19.5%
15.6%
11.7%
7.8%
3.9%
0.0%
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A
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2013
26.2%
21.9%
17.5%
13.1%
8.7%
4.4%
0.0%
A+
A
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2013
31.7%
26.4%
21.1%
15.8%
10.6%
5.3%
0.0%
A+
A
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D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Summer 2013
50.0%
41.7%
33.3%
25.0%
16.7%
8.3%
0.0%
A+
A
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B+
B
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D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2012
34.7%
28.9%
23.1%
17.3%
11.6%
5.8%
0.0%
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A
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B
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2010
29.2%
24.3%
19.4%
14.6%
9.7%
4.9%
0.0%
A+
A
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B
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2010
25.8%
21.5%
17.2%
12.9%
8.6%
4.3%
0.0%
A+
A
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B+
B
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D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2009
37.9%
31.6%
25.2%
18.9%
12.6%
6.3%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2006
24.8%
20.7%
16.5%
12.4%
8.3%
4.1%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2006
37.3%
31.1%
24.9%
18.6%
12.4%
6.2%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
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C-
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D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Winter 2018 Submitted Oct. 17, 2018 Grade Received: A

I did not have Jansma because so many French classes are taken by TA's but I had Brusher, E.C. She was amazing. From America but lived in France for awhile so she has a more American accent making it super easy to understand her. You have online homework every night, but it is very basic French and won't take more than 30 minutes. Midterms and Finals were basic French. Participation is big and you not only have to show up in class, but you have to participate by speaking french. She made me so so much more confident in speaking French!! Super kind and understanding that we have lives out of school. Super young and hip too!

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Nov. 30, 2005 Grade Received: N/A

I took 3 years of french in high school, but I had a terrible teacher. So, I came into this class with a basic knowledge of French, without which I would have had a very hard time in this class. Jansma is a very nice woman. She makes a great effort to get to know everyone and involve everyone in discussions. But she is a little disorganized and she moves a little fast for the people who have never taken french before. Her class is a fun and easy A for the people who have previous knowledge of french. She is very lax about turning homework in on time. Overall, I would recommend her.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 20, 2002 Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Jansma was a really amazing instructor! She was extremely energetic, very engaging, approachable, she knew her stuff, and made the class really fun. Always, began class with a "Allo classe. Ca va?" Excellent prof. I would definitely recommend Jansma. Class structure is very organized and easy to follow. Her linguistics background and her degree in teaching French as a second language make of Jasma a truly capable instructor. For introductory French courses, this is the instructor to have.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 16, 2004 Grade Received: N/A

I guess I must be some kind of anomaly, because I took French 1 this quarter and had Jansma herself...and she taught the entire class except for a couple days when she was sick. And well, she's basically like every foreign language teacher I've ever had...into the subject to the point of seeming slightly crazed. It was amusing though...I can't say the class didn't keep me entertained. I think I learned a decent amount. She did have a bad habit, though, of randomly throwing in things we hadn't been taught, which made me more clueless than I already was. But whatever...I enjoyed her class, and I guess I should consider myself lucky that I was taught by the person who wrote the book

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 17, 2012 Grade Received: N/A

I guess Jansma doesn't teach many French 1 classes, because I also had a TA instead! I loved him, though. His name is Ambroise Aubrun. We had a lot of fun in class because he makes sure you learn, but doesn't take the material too seriously to laugh about it. Definitely get to know the people in your class and try to practice conversation, it will make a huge difference in the end! Though a fairly easy class overall if you are decent at languages.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Jan. 6, 2015 Grade Received: N/A

sell new textbook for $100; bought in 2014 fall quarter.
email: yangqinlin@yahoo.com

Quarter Taken: Fall 2016 Submitted Dec. 3, 2016 Grade Received: N/A

I didn't have the chance to take Jansma, but that's A OK because my TA was AMAZING! My TA was Marie Enterline (but she doesn't go by that and you'll have to take her class to know what she goes by). Enterline has been, by, far, THE BEST instructor I've ever had during my academic pathway at UCLA. She is a bold woman that knows her stuff, always has a smile on her face, and you can tell she organized the lectures beforehand with love. She really engaged with all of us, never hesitant to answer our questions and always was happy to clear any confusion up. I was kind of scared about learning a new language, but Enterline made this experience the best. I feel like I have mastered a lot of the material because of her teaching style and repitition of concepts. She never failed to leave out previous material which caused a lot of us to master every concept learned. I wish I was able to take her class for French 2, but unfortunately can't. Anyone who has Enterline as an instructor is truly lucky because she is someone that really knows her stuff and always offers a helping hand. Elle est très sympathique et intelligente! -AA

Quarter Taken: Spring 2017 Submitted June 17, 2017 Grade Received: NR

A lot of homework involved but very manageable.
Selling the latest edition of the Motifs textbook, which is required for the class to do the online homework. Don't worry too much about the price; you get to use the same book through French 3.

New one-$198 https://www.amazon.com/Motifs-Introduction-French-Book-Access/dp/1285720288

I'm selling lightly used one at half price- $99

email ccurtwaithe@gmail.com

Quarter Taken: Winter 2016 Submitted Jan. 4, 2018 Grade Received: A

The class was fairly easy and enjoyable. As long as you do the work and read the textbook you should be fine.
Selling newest edition of Motifs for $100, slightly used but still in good condition
The book is the same for French 1-3 and price is negotiable.
Please email me at teeniewu@g.ucla.edu

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  • Needs Textbook
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Participation Matters
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Would Take Again
  • Has Group Projects
  • Issues PTEs

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