Chinese

Chinese Course Enrolment Instructions 2015-2016

For your own registration process, please see the instructions specific to your student category. The below procedures are subject to change.

All students who wish to enrol in a modern Chinese language course must attend a placement interview to enrol in their first course. During a student’s placement interview, we assess the student’s speaking, listening and reading abilities, and try to place the student 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 (any student just beginning at U of T) must attend the placement interviews that take place in the week prior to the start of classes. Prior registration for the interviews is required. Please see below for the September interview details. If you are placed into a course, the department will register you for the course before the first day of classes if space permits. If the course is full, you will be added to a waitlist maintained by the department. 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

Returning students who have not taken a Chinese language course offered by the EAS department before: Returning students who wish to enrol in a Chinese language course in 2015-2016 must attend the mandatory April interview. Prior registration for the interviews is required. Please see below for the April interview details. If you wish to enrol in the course in which you were placed, you must submit a Chinese Enrolment Form on July 15 or as soon as possible afterwards.
If you missed the April interviews, please sign up for the September interviews (see below). If space is available in the course in which you are placed, you will be enrolled by the department after the September interviews.

Returning students who have the minimum grade in the prerequisite:
For students with the minimum grade in the prerequisite, no interview is required.
EAS Majors and Specialists should enroll in the course or join the waitlist on ROSI.
Non-EAS Majors/Specialists should enroll through the department by submitting a Chinese Enrolment Form on July 15 or as soon as possible afterwards.

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

Chinese Enrolment Form
The Chinese Enrolment Form (which will become available here on July 15 at 9 am) is due on August 12, 2015. Submit your form as soon as possible since enrolments will be processed according to the date/time the form is submitted. You will be added to the course on ROSI or the departmental waitlist by the department between August 17-20. Please note that if you are placed in a first-year course (EAS100Y1Y or EAS101Y1Y), you will be added to the course in early September, if space permits. 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. At the time the department enrols students, your maximum course load will be 6.0 credits. Please note that waitlisted courses count towards your maximum course load, so you can be enrolled in a maximum of 5.0 or 5.5 courses (depending on whether you are taking a Y/1.0 credit or H/0.5 credit Chinese language course) including waitlisted courses on the date the department processes enrolments.

INTERVIEW DETAILS

April 2015 Interview 
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 before March 25, 2015. The department will post your interview time on this webpage two days before the interview. Alternative interview times are not available. The placements will be posted on this webpage a few days after the interview. Click here for Interview Results.
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 
Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 1 – 4:30 pm in RL14213 
To register for an interview, you must submit the Chinese September Interview Form (which will become available here on July 15 at 9 am) 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. 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.

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 at least two weeks in advance of the test. The placement tests will take place on:
Monday, April 6, 2015 from 2:30 – 4:30 pm in RL14353
Friday, September 11, 2015 from 1 – 3 pm in RL14353
If you passed the placement test on April 6, please see your record in Degree Explore. 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 .

CHINESE LANGUAGE COORDINATOR
Name: Professor Hsiao-wei Rupprecht
Office: RL 14213
Email Address: hsiaowei.rupprecht@utoronto.ca
(Note: Professor Rupprecht is on research leave until July 1, 2015. If you have any questions in the meantime, please email EAS’s Program Administrator Natasja VanderBerg at natasja.vanderberg@utoronto.ca)