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Chinese Course Enrolment Instructions 2017-2018

For your own registration process, please see the instructions specific to your student category. The below procedures are subject to change. In many cases, you are asked to fill in an online Google form. If you cannot access the Google Form, please see below for PDF forms and submission instructions.

Thank you for your interest in taking Chinese courses. If you wish to enrol in a modern Chinese language course, you must first attend a placement interview, unless you have no prior background at all in the language. If you are familiar with elementary Mandarin or any Chinese dialect because of your cultural or family background, even if you do not yourself speak Chinese, you must attend an interview in order to register. During the placement interview, we assess your speaking, listening and reading abilities, and try to place you in an appropriate language course.

There are two streams within the Chinese language program. Students who have no familiarity with Chinese will generally take: EAS100Y1, EAS200Y1, EAS300Y1, EAS401H1 or EAS402H1. Students who are familiar with elementary Mandarin or any Chinese dialect because of their cultural or family background will generally take: EAS101Y1, EAS201H1 and/or EAS300Y1, EAS401H1 or EAS402H1. Some students who have background in the language (e.g. attended elementary school in China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan) will begin at a higher level and many students will be deemed to be overqualified for any Chinese language course.

INCOMING STUDENTS

Incoming students with no background and who were not exposed Mandarin or any Chinese dialect because of their cultural or family background:
Please enroll, or add yourself onto the waitlist for, EAS100Y1 and a tutorial section via ACORN as soon as your start time begins. After you have enrolled in the course or added yourself to the waitlist on ACORN (waitlist opens at the beginning of August – date TBA), you must submit a mandatory online EAS100Y Screening Form by August 15, 2017 or you will be removed from the course. The Screening Form will be available here beginning July 17, and should only be filled out after you have enrolled in the course on ACORN, or added yourself to its waitlist. In the first two weeks of classes in September, some students will be interviewed. Any overqualified student will be removed from the course.

Incoming students with background (informal or formal study of Chinese) and students who are familiar with elementary Mandarin or any Chinese dialect because of their cultural or family background:
Students with any background at all who might qualify for EAS101Y1 or an upper-year course must attend a Chinese placement interview in September. See interview details below. If you are placed in a course (EAS101Y1 or an upper-year course), the department will attempt to enrol you in the appropriate course after the interview, space permitting, or add you to the waiting list.

RETURNING STUDENTS (this includes everyone who has taken courses at U of T prior to September 2017, including those who will still be in Year of Study 1)

Returning students with no background:
Please enroll, or add yourself onto the waitlist for, EAS100Y1 and a tutorial section via ACORN as soon as registration opens for you. The course is a P* courses with priorities for first-year students and EAS students. First-year students and returning EAS students will be able to register during the priority enrolment period. If you are in those categories, and the course is full when you try to enrol, waitlists open at the beginning of August (date TBA). The waitlist will open to other students (A&S students and students from other campuses/faculties) later in August. A mandatory online EAS100Y Screening Form must be submitted by August 15, 2017 or you will be removed from the course. The Screening Form will be available here beginning July 17, and should only be filled out after you have enrolled in the course on ACORN, or added yourself to its waitlist. No interview required. **Please note that if you are familiar with elementary Mandarin or any Chinese dialect because of your cultural or family background, you are not eligible to take EAS100Y1Y and must attend the interview. In the first two weeks of classes in September, some students will be interviewed. Any overqualified student will be removed from the course.

Returning students who are familiar with elementary Mandarin or any Chinese dialect because of their cultural or family background who wish to take EAS101Y1Y:
Returning students with background must attend the mandatory April interview (see interview details below). If you missed the April interviews, you may register for and attend the September interviews. If a space is available in the course you are placed in, you will be added to the course after the interviews. If no spaces are available, you will be added to the waitlist.
Returning students who attended the April interview and were placed in EAS101Y1Y must submit the Chinese Enrolment Form, which will be available July 14 at 9 am and is due on August 14 at 9 am. Submit your form as soon as possible since enrolments will be processed according to the date/time the form was received online. You will be added to the course or the departmental waitlist for the course by the department in mid to late August. Please ensure that there is a space available in your course load for the course. Failure to do so will jeopardize your placement in the course.

Returning students who wish to take EAS200Y1Y, EAS300Y1Y, EAS401H1S or EAS402H1F: 
Returning students who wish to enrol in an upper-year Chinese course, must either achieve the minimum grade in the prerequisite OR must attend the April placement interview and receive a placement in one of the courses. See interview details below.
EAS Majors/Specialists: Please enroll or add yourself to the waitlist via ACORN as soon as you are able to.
Non-EAS Majors/Specialists should enroll through the department. The Chinese Enrolment Form, which will be available July 14 at 9 am and is due on August 14 at 9 am.. Submit your form as soon as possible since enrolments will be processed according to the date/time the form was received online. You will be added to the course or the departmental waitlist for the course by the department in mid to late August. Please ensure that there is a space available in your course load for the course. Failure to do so will jeopardize your placement in the course.
If you missed the April interviews, you may register for and attend the September interviews. If a space is available in the course you are placed in, you will be added to the course after the interviews. If no spaces are available, you will be added to the waitlist.

GRADUATE STUDENTS
Graduate students from within and outside the department who need knowledge of Chinese for their research may take a Chinese course with the approval of EAS. Auditing is not an option. To be enrolled, you will need to provide a statement explaining how learning Chinese is relevant to your research as well as an endorsement from your advisor (please use the below form). Please register for the September Placement Interview and bring along this form: Language Course Enrolment Request Form for Graduate Students You will be registered in a graduate course code. The course is graded as credit/non-credit (CR/NCR); 70% or above is required for a CR.

INTERVIEW DETAILS

September Interview details
Tuesday, September 5 2017       11:30-4:30 pm      Location: RL14213
To register for an interview, you must submit the Chinese Interview Form online before August 25. The form will be available on July 17 at 9 am. Submit the form as soon as possible; enrolments will be processed based on time of receipt of the online form. Interviews are in the week before classes begin so please plan your arrival accordingly.
No alternative interview times or Skype interviews.
If further assessment of your language ability is required after the interview, the Language Coordinator will require that you write the Placement Test. The placements will be posted on this webpage after the interview.

April Interview details
April 2018, Details TBA
April 2017 Interview Results

CHINESE LANGUAGE PLACEMENT TESTS
EAS Majors/Specialists may elect to take the placement test in order to fulfill the language requirement. Please note that students may only take the placement test twice. To register for the placement test, please fill in the Chinese Placement Test Form at least two weeks in advance of the test. The placement tests will take place on:
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 1 – 2:30 pm in RL14353
April 2018 test – details TBA
If you passed the placement test, please see your record in Degree Explorer. Your language requirement should now be waived with a note that you passed the placement exam. If you have any questions about this, please contact natasja.vanderberg@utoronto.ca .

PDF Forms
If you are unable to access the online forms (for instance, you are in China and the site is blocked), please fill in the appropriate PDF form and scan or take photos of your form and email it to the EAS Program Administrator, Natasja VanderBerg (natasja.vanderberg@utoronto.ca). Your submission will be dated and time stamped according to the time your email is sent.
EAS100Y1 Screening Form (online) (PDF)
Chinese Interview Form (online) (PDF)
Chinese Enrolment Form (online) (PDF)
Chinese Placement Test Form (online) (PDF)

CHINESE LANGUAGE COORDINATOR
Name: Professor Hsiao-wei Rupprecht
Office: RL 14213
Email Address: hsiaowei.rupprecht@utoronto.ca