Korean

Korean 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. 

September Korean Placement Results

INCOMING STUDENTS 

Incoming students with ABSOLUTELY no background:
Please enroll, or add yourself onto the waitlist for, EAS110Y1 or EAS211Y1 via ACORN as soon as your start time begins. The courses are P* courses with priorities for first-year students and EAS students. 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 EAS110Y1/EAS211Y1 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 required. Interviews to confirm your placement in EAS110Y1/EAS211Y1 will be held on the first day of tutorial(EAS110Y1)/lecture(EAS211Y1) on Thursday, September 7. Students who miss this interview will be removed by the department. Please note that if you know in advance that you cannot attend the tutorial/lecture on September 7, you should drop yourself from the course in advance. Due to high demand for the course and the fast pace of the class, the department cannot make exceptions. 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 Korean):
Students with any background at all who might qualify for an upper-year course must attend a placement test during the week before classes in September. See placement test details below. After the test, if you have been placed in a course, the department will attempt to register you on ACORN, space permitting, or add you to the waitlist. Please note that native speakers of Korean and some students with a prior linguistic background in Korean are not permitted to take Korean courses for credit. To find out if you are qualified for a course please read the program policy.

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 EAS110Y1 or EAS211Y1:
Please enroll, or add yourself onto the waitlist for, EAS110Y1 or EAS211Y1 via ACORN as soon as registration opens for you. 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. 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 EAS110Y1/EAS211Y1 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. Interviews to confirm your placement in EAS110Y1/EAS211Y1 will be held on the first day of tutorial(EAS110Y1)/lecture(EAS211Y1) on Thursday, September 7. Students who miss this interview will be removed by the department. Please note that if you know in advance that you cannot attend the tutorial/lecture on September 7, you should drop yourself from the course in advance. Due to high demand for the course and the fast pace of the class, the department cannot make exceptions. Students who have background in the language will be removed from the class by the department.

Returning students who wish to take EAS210Y, EAS212H, EAS310Y or EAS410Y:
Returning students who wish to enrol in an upper-year Korean course, must either achieve the minimum grade in the prerequisite OR must attend the mandatory 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 Korean Enrolment Form will be available here at 9 am on July 14 and is due by August 14 at 9 am. 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.
If you missed the April placement test, you may register for and attend the September test. If a space is available in the course you are placed in, you will be added to the course after the interviews. If no spaces are available, you will be added to the waitlist.

EAS310Y1 Waitlist Rankings

GRADUATE STUDENTS
Graduate students from within and outside the department who need knowledge of Korean for their research may take a Korean course with the approval of EAS, space permitting. Auditing is not an option. To be enrolled, you will need to provide a statement explaining how learning Korean is relevant to your research as well as an endorsement from your advisor (please use the below form). If you have background, please register for the Placement Test and bring along this form: Language Course Enrolment Request Form for Graduate Student 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.

PLACEMENT TEST/INTERVEW DETAILS

September Placement Test/Interview
Tuesday, September 5 2017 – 2 – 4 pm. Location: BL114
To register for the Placement Test/Interview, please submit Korean 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. The test will include an oral interview and a written test. Students must attend the whole 2-hour test to be considered to be placed to an upper-year course. Students must arrive 15 minutes before the start time. Location: BL114. The placements will be posted on this webpage after the placement test.

April Placement Test
April 2018, Details TBA
April 2017 Placement Test Results

FULFILLING THE LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT BY PLACEMENT TEST
EAS Majors and Specialists: If you are competent or proficient in the Korean language already and wish to take Society-Culture courses to replace your language courses, you must register for an April or September placement test (see the schedule above) to have your language level assessed. Placement test times are not available.

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.
Korean Placement Test Form (online) (PDF)
Korean Enrolment Form (online) (PDF)

Korean Language Coordinator
Name: Prof. Koungrok Ko
Office: RL 14217
Email Address: kyoungrok.ko@utoronto.ca