Japanese Course Enrolment Instructions 2016-2017
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. The EAS Office will confirm receipt of your Google Form/PDF form within 48 hours of submission.
September Placement Results (***Note: If it is indicated that you have a spot in a course but are not yet registered on ACORN, please attend the first lecture. Please also ensure that there is space in your course load to add the course in which you were placed. If you are from a different Faculty, your registration may take a few days to process.)
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 August 5), you must submit a mandatory online EAS120Y Screening Form by August 31, 2016 or you will be removed from the course. No placement test is required. Placements in the course are based on your enrolment on ACORN.
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 (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 departmental waiting list.
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, the waitlist will open on August 5. The waitlist will open to other students on August 10 (A&S students) or August 12 (students from other campuses/faculties). A mandatory online EAS120Y Screening Form must be submitted by August 31, 2016 or you will be removed from the course. 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 EAS220Y1Y, EAS221H1S, EAS320Y1Y, EAS460H1S or EAS461H1F:
Returning students who wish to enrol in an upper-year Japanese course in 2016-2017,must have either achieved the minimum grade in the prerequisite OR must have attended the April placement test and received a placement in one of the courses.
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. TheJapanese Enrolment Form is due on August 12, 2016. 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 18-22. 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 have background and would like to take an upper year-course, but missed the April placement test, please register for the September placement test (form below). The department will enrol you in the course, space permitting, or add you to the waitlist after the test.
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 took EAS120Y1 in the summer 2016 session and failed to meet the minimum grade you must wait to take the placement test in April 2017 to attempt to place into EAS220Y1 in 2017-2018.
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
September Placement Test
Tuesday, September 6 EX100 (255 McCaul St) 10 am – noon
To register for the Placement Test, please submit Japanese Placement Test Form by August 31, 2016. Placements will be based on a time of receipt of the online form. The Japanese Placement Test will take place on Tuesday, September 6 at 10 am – noon. Students must arrive at 9:45 am. Location: EX100 (255 McCaul St). The placements will be posted on this webpage after the placement test.
December Placement Test
Friday, December 2 10 am – noon Location: BL205
To register for the Placement Test, please submit Japanese Placement Test Form by November 25, 2016. Placements will be based on a time of receipt of the online form. The Japanese Placement Test will take place on Friday, December 2 at 10 am – noon. Students must arrive at 9:45 am. Location: BL205. The placements will be posted on this webpage after the placement test. Please note that placing in a course does not guarantee a spot in the course; you may be added to a waiting list.
December Placement Interview
If you were asked to take a placement interview in December for EAS460H1S after the September placement test, the interviews will be on Friday, December 2 at 10am – noon. Those who were asked to attend have been sent an email. If you have any questions concerning the placement interviews, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
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 (email@example.com). 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: firstname.lastname@example.org