Japanese

Japanese 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. 

April 2017 Placement Results

SUMMER 2017
EAS120Y1Y Modern Japanese I will be offered in the summer session. EAS120Y1Y is for students with no background in the Japanese language. Please enroll, or add yourself onto the waitlist for, EAS120Y1 and a tutorial section via ACORN 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 or added yourself to the waitlist on ACORN, you must submit a mandatory online EAS120Y Screening Form by May 5 or you will be removed from the course. The Screening Form should only be filled out after you have enrolled in the course on ACORN, or added yourself to its waitlist. No placement test is required. Students who have background in the language will be removed from the class by the department.

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 who wish to take EAS120Y1:
Please enroll, or add yourself onto the waitlist for, EAS120Y1 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 EAS120Y 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 placement test required. If you are unsure if you should take EAS120Y1 or EAS121H1, please use the “self checklist.” If your checklist indicates you might be qualified for EAS121H1, please take the September Placement Test (see below).

Returning students who wish to take EAS121H1S, EAS220Y1Y, EAS221H1S, EAS320Y1Y, EAS460H1S or EAS461H1F:
Returning students who wish to enrol in an upper-year Japanese course, must either achieve the minimum grade in the prerequisite OR must attend the April placement test and receive a placement in one of the courses (see placement test 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 Japanese Enrolment Form is due in mid-August (date TBA) and will be available here at 9 am on July 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 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 failed to reach the minimum grade in the prerequisite wishing to take EAS220Y1Y, EAS221H1S, EAS320Y1Y, ESA460H1S or EAS461H1F:
EAS Majors/Specialists: Please enroll or add yourself onto the waitlist via ACORN as soon as registration opens for you. You must also register for the 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.
**Please note that if you take EAS120Y1 in the summer 2017 session and fail to meet the minimum grade you must wait to take the placement test until April 2018.

INCOMING STUDENTS

Incoming students with no background:
Please enroll, or add yourself onto the waitlist for, EAS120Y1 and a tutorial section via ACORN 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 or added yourself to the waitlist on ACORN (waitlist opens at the beginning of August – date TBA), you must submit a mandatory online EAS120Y Screening Form by August 15 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 placement test is required. Students who have background in the language will be removed from the class by the department.

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. See placement test details below. If you are placed in a course (EAS121H1S, EAS220Y1Y, EAS221H1S, EAS320Y1Y, ESA460H1S or EAS461H1F), the department will attempt to enrol you in the appropriate course after the placement test, space permitting, or add you to the waiting list.

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. 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. Language Course Enrolment Request Form for Graduate Students

PLACEMENT TEST DETAILS

April Placement Test
Friday, April 7, 10am – 12pm     Room: UC266
To register for the Placement Test, please submit Japanese Placement Test Form by March 31. Submit the form as soon as possible; placements will be based on a time of receipt of the online form. Students must arrive 15 minutes before the start time. Location: UC266. The placements will be posted on this webpage after the placement test.

April 2017 Placement Results

September Placement Test
Tuesday, September 5, 10am – 12pm      Location TBA
To register for the Placement Test, please submit Japanese Placement Test Form by August 25. The form will be available here beginning July 17 at 9 am. Submit the form as soon as possible; placements will be based on a time of receipt of the online form. Students must arrive 15 minutes before the start time. Location: TBA. The placements will be posted on this webpage after the placement test.

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

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.
EAS120Y1 Screening Form (online) (PDF)
Japanese Placement Test Form (online) (PDF)
Japanese Enrolment Form (online) (PDF)

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