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03/28/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
French 201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Yoken was the best of the best. He is the main reason why I am currently a French teacher in the Boston area.

10/17/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
FRENC461 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I had Prof. Yoken for six classes and never rated him, but I'm writing now because I want him to know how much I appreciate the inspiration and knowledge I received when I was his student for three years, 2000-2003.I am now a French teacher in Virginia, and always mention him when my students ask me what made me what to be a teacher of French.

05/25/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Frenc302 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I am writing from New York City where I'm a French teacher and have had a wonderful career teaching thanks to Dr. Yoken's guidance, support and advice. He was one of the best and one of the most beloved professors at the then SMU. Better late than never about this comment!

11/27/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Frenc301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

As a senior citizen, I took many French courses with Dr. Yoken between 1995-2005, and never commented. I am today, because he inspired me and all of us who were lucky enough to come in contact with him and his outstanding teaching. My son, now a lawyer, was also his student and he concurs wholeheartedly with me.

07/28/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
FR302 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I'm now teaching French in high school thanks to Prof. Yoken's help. He was the best teacher I ever had at UMD, and I'll never forget him!

07/17/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
FRenc456 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I'm from France and returned yesterday to the University to see Prof.Yoken. So sorry to hear he's retired. He did more than anyone to advance the French program and was definitely someone whom I greatly respected and adored.

07/05/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
Frenc302 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

A brilliant teacher who was one of the best and he is sorely missed!.........A French major

11/21/2006
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
FRN102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

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02/07/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
French 301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Yoken is amazing. He knows his stuff better than any French professor I've ever had. He takes his work very seriously, but is always willing to help whenever you ask. He also is extremely committed to his students, and especially to those who show an interest in the subject.

12/01/2005
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
All French Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

One of the best teachers you'll ever have---sincerely caring, big-hearted... (takes his classes out to eat frequently). His passion is absolutely beyond question; he is obsessed with the French language and literature. A great teacher, and a good mentor, though he is very hard pressed you help you outside of class due to his being constantly busy.

05/17/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
FRN 202 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He's a nice guy, who loves french. He expects alot out of all his students. He goes over the material a bunch of times so you get it. Tests are hard, study hard! Class participation counts for 60% of grade so its hard to know how you'll do in the class.

12/24/2004
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
French 201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Not a great teacher, he grades kind of arbitrarily and doesn't really help you know what to expect grade wise. He definitly expects more out of you than most students really have the time for. If you're gonna be a french major though, I suggest him, he's a really great guy.

12/10/2004
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
301/302 & sem. Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Intense is a good word to describe him. Very intelligent and nice, but IMO not a good teacher. A lot of what he talked about in the class was not on the test. And the banging on the board is scary when you're in the front rows. I changed my major from French after three semesters of this guy.

12/10/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
FRN 201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He's an intense teacher and makes me want to learn. Exams are all in same format. He reviews for at least one whole class before each exam. Very helpful. Makes you feel very comfortable to ask questions even if you think they're stupid ones. Not easy but if you put in a little effort you'll do fine.

10/21/2004
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
FRN Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

No Comments

06/28/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
frn Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Very friendly nice guy. He's extremely enthusiastic about culture and all things French and this comes across in his teaching. His lectures are a little disorganized, but I did learn a lot in his class. He's definitely recommended.

05/18/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
FRN 301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Amazing mind. Genuinely enjoys the French laguage & has a real interest in teaching his students. Uses repetition to help make learning easier and fun. Tough professor, but worth it.

04/30/2004
average
4 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
french 201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

hes is the worst teacher ever, at time he acts crazy banging on the board and screaming, not recomended

12/02/2003
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
FRENCH 415 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Lives in his own world. Knows his stuff but not a good mentor.

10/30/2003
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
FRN 400 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

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