Japanese

Japanese 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.

INCOMING STUDENTS

Incoming students with no background:
Please enroll, or add yourself onto the waitlist for, EAS120Y1 and a tutorial section via ROSI as soon as your start time begins. If you are unsure if you should take EAS120Y1 or EAS121H1, please use the “self checklist.” After you have enrolled in the course (enrolment opens on July 30) or added yourself to the waitlist on ROSI (waitlist opens on August 7 at 6 am), you must submit a mandatory online EAS120Y Screening Form by August 31, 2015 or you will be removed from the course. The form will be available here on July 15 at 9 am. No placement test required. The form is available by clicking on EAS120Y Screening Form and should be completed after enrolling for the course or its waitlist on ROSI. Placements in the course are based on your enrolment on ROSI.

Incoming students with background (informal or formal study of Japanese):
Students with any background at all who might qualify for EAS121H1 (if you are unsure if you should take EAS120Y1 or EAS121H1, please use the “self checklist“) or an upper-year course must take the placement test in September. (Submit the Japanese September Placement Test Form. You do not need to also submit a Japanese Enrolment Form).  If you are placed in a course (EAS121H, EAS220Y, EAS320Y, or EAS461H), the department will attempt to enrol  you in the appropriate course after the placement test, space permitting, or add you to the departmental waiting list. 

RETURNING STUDENTS

Returning students with no background:
Please enroll, or add yourself onto the waitlist for, EAS120Y1 and a tutorial section via ROSI as soon as you are able to. 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 on August 7 at 6 am. Enrolment will open to other students on August 14 at 6 am EDT. If you are unsure if you should take EAS120Y1 or EAS121H1, please use the “self checklist.” A mandatory online EAS120Y Screening Form must be submitted by August 31, 2015 or you will be removed from the course. The form will be available here on July 15 at 9 am.  No placement test required.

Returning students with the minimum grade in the prerequisite wishing to take EAS220Y1, EAS320Y1, EAS460H1 or EAS461H1:
EAS Majors/Specialists: Please enroll or add yourself onto the waitlist via ROSI as soon as you are able to.
Non-EAS majors/specialists should enroll through the department. The Japanese Enrolment Form will be available on July 15 at 9 am and is due August 12. 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 17 and 20. 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 prerequisite, no placement test is required.

Returning students who failed to reach the minimum grade in the prerequisite wishing to take EAS220Y1, EAS320Y1, EAS460H1 or EAS461H1:
EAS Majors/Specialists: Please enroll or add yourself onto the waitlist via ROSI as soon as you are able to. You must also register for the early September placement test (see below for details). If you do not pass the placement test, you will be removed from the course.
Non-EAS Majors/Specialists: You must register for the early September placement test (see below for details). If you pass the placement test, you will be registered for the course, space permitting, or added to the waitlist by the department after the test. You do not need to also submit a Japanese Enrolment Form.

Returning students with background (informal or formal study of Japanese) but without the prerequisite:
Returning students with background must write the mandatory placement test.
EAS Majors/Specialists who attended the April placement test and have been placed in a course: Please enroll or add yourself onto the waitlist via ROSI as soon as you are able to. Non-EAS Majors/Specialists must submit the Japanese Enrolment Form, which will be available on July 15 and is due August 12. All students who were placed in EAS121H1S must enrol via the Japanese Enrolment Form. 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 17-20. 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 did not write the placement test in April, please register for the September placement test (see below). The department will enrol you in the course in which you are placed after the test, space permitting, or add you to the waitlist maintained by the department.

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Graduate students from within and outside the department who need knowledge of Japanese for their research may take a Japanese course with the approval of EAS. Auditing is not an option. To be enrolled, you will need to provide a statement explaining how learning Japanese is relevant to your research as well as an endorsement from your advisor (please use the below form). If you have a background in Japanese, please register for the September placement test. Language Course Enrolment Request Form for Graduate Students

PLACEMENT TEST DETAILS

April Placement Test
Returning students with any background who are hoping to take a Japanese language course in 2015-2016 must take the placement test on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 10 am – noon. To register for the Placement Test, please submit Japanese April Placement Test Form before March 31.  Details will be sent to those who are registered for the test by noon on April 3. If you have signed up, but don’t receive the details, please contact the department (416) 978-7260. Placement results will be posted on this webpage after the placement test. APRIL PLACEMENT TEST RESULTS 

September Placement Test
To register for the Placement Test, please submit Japanese September Placement Test Form (which will become available here on July 15 at 9 am) by August 31, 2015. Placements will be based on a time of receipt of the online form. The Japanese Placement Test will take place on Tuesday, September 8 at 10 am – noon. Students must arrive at 9:45 am. Location TBA. The placements will be posted on this webpage after the placement test.

2013-2014 Syllabi (for reference)
EAS120Y1 Modern Standard Japanese I
EAS121H1 Japanese I for Students with Prior Background
EAS220Y1 Modern Standard Japanese II
EAS320Y1 Modern Standard Japanese III
EAS460H1 Modern Standard Japanese IV A
EAS461H1 Modern Standard Japanese IV B (from Fall 2012)

Japanese Language Coordinator
Name: Prof. Jotaro Arimori
Office: RL14147 (14th floor)
Email Address: japanese@utoronto.ca