Chroman, Tanya  

Modern Languages and Literatures

3.31/4.00

16 evaluations


SPAN 101


Senior
A
Elective
Jan 2010
If you have never taken a spanish class before, then Spanish 101 takes a good amount of effort. Tanya Chroman is a great teacher to learn from. She lived in Mexico for 2 years and it shows! She speaks spanish fluidly and clear with an accent. She is very positive and makes the class interactive. You will definitely learn a lot from her class.


Junior
A
Elective
Jan 2012
Professor Chroman is an excellent teacher. She tries to speak in spanish as much as possible to immerse you in the language. Every class she has you speak with other student which is good practice on actually speaking the language rather than just reading and listening. She is really nice and helpful when it comes to any questions. Definately recommend you take her, you will learn a lot.


Freshman
A
Elective
Jun 2014
really easy class if you've taken any spanish before


Freshman
A
Required (Support)
Feb 2016
I took 4 years of Spanish in high school and this class was incredibly easy... however if you're new to the language Professor Chroman is awesome!! The workload is incredibly easy and the tests are very straightforward from what you do in class. She's a very sweet lady and you can tell she loves teaching.


Junior
A
Elective
Dec 2016
Professor Chroman is great! She's super sweet and cares about her students a lot. She does a great job answering questions in a helpful way and she genuinely wants her students to do well. Her class is not overly difficult and the most work you have to do for her class is just practice Spanish a bit outside of class to do well on her weekly quizzes or tests (my class had either a quiz or test every Thursday). Would absolutely recommend her!


Freshman
A
Required (Support)
Dec 2016
Professora


Sophomore
B
Elective
Dec 2016
Honestly one of the best professors I have ever taken at Cal Poly. She is so full of happiness and knows how to help you learn a new language in a stress free way. I would 100% take her as a professor again. Highly recommend Profesora Chroman. TAKE HER


Senior
A
Elective
Jun 2017
It was almost impossible to focus in class because I found myself getting lost in the endless abyss of her eyes. Awesome teacher though.

SPAN 103


Freshman
N/A
Elective
Jun 2016
Professor Chroman is awesome! This year I had her for SPAN 101, 102, and 103. For someone who didn't enjoy Spanish very much in high school, I have to say that her classes were very enjoyable and I got a lot from them. She presented the material clearly and her tests and quizzes always reflected what we'd gone over in class. If you have the chance to take Chroman at all, I would highly recommend doing so!


Junior
B
Required (Support)
Sep 2016
Professor Chroman is great! Spanish is really difficult for me, but Chroman always took the time to help students who were struggling. The homework was basic and the exams were hard, but manageable as long as you studied hard. There were never surprises, you always knew what was expected of you. There were a couple of take home writing assignments, but nothing too long or hard.

SPAN 124


Freshman
A
Elective
Jun 2011
Profesora Chroman is very sweet and a good spanish professor. She is a bit timid, but makes up for it with her enthusiasm. She has studied in Mexico so she has some good stories, and is really adamant teaching about different Spanish cultures. I thought the tests were easy if you just went to class everyday and didn't study. The essays are a bit harder. She is not an easy grader with those, but if she sees you put time and effort into them than you should get decent grades. If not, go to her office hours because she is really willing to help. Buy the book NEW, not used. I made that mistake and had to pay $92 for the online SpanishLabs program which was much more expensive than the book would've been with the free code for the program. And those online assignments are part of the grade so you can't really avoid that one. Take Prof. Chroman if you get the chance, she's great!

SPAN 202


Sophomore
N/A
Required (Support)
May 2015
Profesora Chroman is really sweet. She doesn't grade very harshly on composiciones (essays), but she rushes a lot of in-class assignments. What I really don't like about her teaching style is that she allows students to speak in English in class and she frequently speaks in English to us. She's nice, but she's not helping me to improve my Spanish at all. You will have one 5 minute presentation in the class on a famous Spanish speaker, plus tests every other week and in-class essays on the weeks off of tests. There will also be a number of essays to do at home, but they're all only 250 words.


Freshman
A
General Ed
Jun 2015
I got a good grade without putting in a ton of effort. If that's what you want then take Chroman. However, I'm hardly any better at Spanish. Most of the class is in English/

SPAN 203


Freshman
A
Elective
Nov 2013
Chroman is awesome! Loved her class, this was honestly my favorite class the entire quarter. Workload is not too hard and she grades papers (composiciones, they are not very long or hard to do) fairly. Class is fun and interesting, always passes by really quickly. We learn about interesting things (holidays in spanish-speaking countries) and often spend class time speaking to other students in Spanish about interesting topics, so its pretty much like an hour of chatting with friends about movies and music in Spanish. Chroman herself is very kind and is overall a great teacher. WISH I COULD TAKE THIS CLASS AGAIN!


Junior
B
Elective
Mar 2015
Such a nice person but she's such a pushover that it's hard to take the class seriously. If you want to learn spanish don't take this class. I took this the quarter after I studied in Spain, where I learned a ton of spanish almost to the point of fluency, and I lost it all. She means well but is not a challenge whatsoever. It's all based on pointless vocab and papers that everyone translates through google.

JOUR 304


Junior
C
Required (Major)
Nov 2016
What the guy/gal below said. Amen. I too took this class and have long since graduated from Poly, but I was cruising Poly Ratings for a kick and thought that I should pipe in and let you know how much of a joke this prof is.