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Chinese Course Enrolment Instructions 2014-2015

Important:
For your own registration process, please see the instructions specific to your student category.

There are two streams within the Chinese language program. Students who have no familiarity with Chinese will generally take: EAS100Y1, EAS200Y1, EAS300Y1, EAS401H1 or EAS402H. Students who are familiar with elementary Mandarin or any Chinese dialect because of their cultural backgrounds will generally take: EAS101Y1Y, EAS200Y1Y and/or EAS300Y, EAS401H or EAS402H. 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.

RETURNING STUDENTS

Returning students who wish to take EAS100Y or EAS101Y :
Please enroll on ROSI as soon as you are allowed to during the enrolment period. The courses are 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. Enrolment will open to other students on August 13 at 6 am EDT. If you have not already attended an interview, you must attend the mandatory September 2 interview. Failure to attend the interview will result in removal from the course. If you are familiar with Mandarin or another Chinese dialect because it was spoken at home, even if you yourself do not speak it, you should register in EAS101Y1Y. You may not register for EAS100Y1Y. Please note that if you attended any schooling in China, Hong Kong or Taiwan, you are likely overqualified for EAS101Y1Y .

Returning students who wish to take EAS200Y, EAS300Y or EAS402H and who have the minimum grade in the prerequisite or have received their placement via an interview:
EAS Majors and Specialists should enroll in the course, space permitting, or join the waitlist on ROSI.
Non-EAS Majors/Specialists should enroll through the department. The Chinese Enrolment Form is available here (click on Chinese Enrolment Form) and is due on August 14. 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 between August 15 and 18. 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. For students with the minimum grade in the prerequisite, no interview is required.

Returning students who wish to take EAS200Y, EAS300Y or EAS402H but do not have the prerequisite/did not attend the April interviews:
If you did not attend the April interviews, you must attend the September 2 interviews. The department will register you for the course if spaces remain.

INCOMING STUDENTS

Incoming students with ABSOLUTELY no background:
Please enroll in, or add yourself to the waitlist for, EAS100Y1Y on ROSI as soon as possible AND register for and attend a mandatory interview on September 2. Failure to attend the interview will result in your being removed from the course. If you are familiar with Mandarin or another Chinese dialect because it was spoken at home, even if you yourself do not speak it, you may not register for EAS100Y1Y.

Incoming students who are familiar with Mandarin or any Chinese dialect because it was spoken at home (even though you yourself cannot speak it):
Please enroll in, or add yourself to the waitlist for, EAS101Y1Y on ROSI as soon as possible AND register for and attend a mandatory interview on September 2. Failure to attend the interview will result in your being removed from the course. Please note that if you attended any schooling in China, Hong Kong or Taiwan, you are likely overqualified for EAS101Y1Y and should attend an interview on September 2 (see below). If you are enrolled in a course on ROSI (i.e. you are not on the waitlist), and your interview result indicates that you should be in a different level, the department will attempt to register you in the appropriate course, space permitting.

Incoming students who have informally or formally studied Chinese:
You must attend a mandatory interview on September 2. Please submit your form as soon as possible as interviews and placements will be based on a time of receipt of the online form. After the interview, the department will attempt to register you on ROSI or add you to the departmental waitlist. However, in some cases, you may be deemed to be overqualified in which case you will not be allowed to enrol in any EAS Chinese language course.

INTERVIEW DETAILS

September Interview Details
To register for an interview, you must submit the Chinese September Interview Form online before August 25, 2014. Submit the form as soon as possible; enrolments will be processed based on time of receipt of the online form. Interviews will take place on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 1 – 4:30 pm in RL14213. The department will send you an email two days before the date with your interview time. Alternative interview times are not available.
If further assessment of your language ability is required after the interview, the Language Coordinator will require that you write the Placement Test on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, 1-2:30 pm in RL14353.

April Interview Details
Returning students who wish to take a Chinese language course in 2015-2016 but who do not have the prerequisite course must attend a placement interview in April 2015. Registration instructions will be posted here closer to the date of the test.

CHINESE LANGUAGE PLACEMENT TESTS
EAS Majors/Specialists may elect to take the placement test in order to fulfill the language requirement. To register for the placement test, please fill in the Chinese Placement Test Form two weeks in advance of the test. The placement tests will take place on:

Friday, September 5, 2014, 1-2:30 pm in RL14353 (form due August 25)
April 2015 date TBA

Chinese Language Coordinator
Name: 2014-2015 Coordinator TBA
Office:
Office Phone:
Email Address: Until an Acting Coordinator is announced, please contact Natasja VanderBerg, Program Administrator, with enrolment inquiries: natasja.vanderberg@utoronto.ca

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