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Chinese Course Enrolment Instructions 2015-2016

Important:
For your own registration process, please see the instructions specific to your student category. Please check this website again in the new year in order to confirm your enrolment procedures. The below procedures are subject to change.
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 :
In order to enrol in EAS100Y or EAS101Y in 2015-2016, you must attend the mandatory April interview. After your placement is confirmed by the Language Coordinator, please enroll on ROSI as soon as you are allowed to. 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 (July). Enrolment will open to other students in mid-August. Students who enroll on ROSI who have not already had an interview will be 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 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 EAS401H:
Returning students who wish to enrol in an upper-year Chinese course in 2015-2016, must either achieve the minimum grade in the prerequisite OR must attend the mandatory April interview and receive a placement in one of the courses.
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 (will be available here on July 15) is due in mid-August (exact date TBA). 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 (the date on which your enrolment will be processed will be posted here). 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.

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 in early September (in the week before classes begin). 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 in early September (in the week before classes begin - date TBA). 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 in early September. 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 in early September (in the week before classes begin - date TBA). 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

April 2015 Interview Details 
Thursday, April 2, 2015, 2:30-4:30 pm in RL14213 
To register for an interview, you must submit the Chinese April Interview Form online. The form will be available here on February 2 and must be submitted before March 25, 2015. Submit the form as soon as possible; enrolments for non-EAS Majors and Specialists in upper-year courses will be processed based on time of receipt of the online form. The department will post your interview time on this webpage two days before the interview. 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 the next week.

September 2015 Interview Details
To register for an interview, you must submit the Chinese September Interview Form online before August 25, 2015. 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. Exact date and location TBA. The department will post your interview time on this webpage two days before the interview. 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 later in that week before classes. Exact date and location TBA. 

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 form will be available on February 2). The placement tests will take place on:

Monday, April 6, 2015 in RL14353
September date, TBA

Acting Chinese Language Coordinator
Name: Dr. Xiaowen Xu
Office: RL 14233
Email Address: xiaowen.xu@utoronto.ca

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