Victoria Mateu Martin
Fall 2021 - I learned so much in this class! Very sad this course is coming to an end. Professor Mateu is super clear, helpful, and engaging in all of her lectures. She provides lots of supplemental material, so it's super easy and accessible to practice some of the harder concepts (not that there are too many challenging concepts). The homework is fair, a very clear reflection of the course material, and the questions appropriately prepare you for the midterm and final exams (both of which are online, timed, and very reasonable). As long as you show up to class, engage with the material, and apply yourself the slightest bit, I assure you you'll find yourself feeling interested by the coursework and lectures. Had Isabel as a TA- she is very lovely: willing to help out wherever she can, super caring.
Fall 2021 - This class is a must if you're looking for a chill G.E.! Obviously, with all classes, you're going to have to put in a little work but compared to many other G.E.s I've taken, this is slight work. Also Professor Mateu is incredibly helpful and makes the class super interesting. 10/10 recommend.
Winter 2022 - This class is basically an advanced version of SpanM35 that is taught in Spanish. There are no required readings, just biweekly assignments, a midterm+final, and a research project. Prof. Mateu is always so organized and is a very clear lecturer. She has very useful slides and her homework assignments, though sometimes difficult, are very effective in terms of familiarizing yourself with the material and prepping for the exams. She is a very fair grader and makes herself available outside of class if you have any questions. Take this class if you are interested in linguistics!
Winter 2019 - C140 is an extremely difficult class, but Victoria is a lovely, helpful, and sweet professor. You can learn a lot from C140. She doesn't want to give anyone bad grades. I swear I don't really deserve my A because I feel like I just did so bad in my midterm and final. But still, Victoria just curved everything to make sure that everyone receive a decent grade. The lectures are very clear and Victoria is always happy to answer your questions. She doesn't care much about the results, she just wants to see that you are working hard and you are learning in the progress. I recommend this class if you are interested in doing linguistic researches in the future. It really makes you more think critically and you can really develop your research skills in her class.