Chinese Course Enrolment Instructions 2021-2022

July placement results - please email for your placement result and enrolment instructions

The procedures below are subject to change.  Updated July 22, 2021

The Chinese Language Program has two streams. 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, EAS402H1 or EAS404H1. 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 overqualified for any Chinese language course. Students who attended an elementary school above grade 3 in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong are not eligible for any of the Chinese language courses. If you are an EAS student and are already proficient in Chinese, you may take a placement test in order to fulfill the language requirement.

After you have received a course placement (or if you have the minimum grade in the prerequisite), please check the Arts & Science Timetable to see when you can enrol in the course in which you have been placed and enrol on ACORN, or add yourself to the waitlist. (***If you have not received a placement yet, please see the Upcoming Placement Interview instructions at the bottom of this page.) If the course in which you are placed is a PE course, EAS Majors and Specialists enrol on ACORN during the priority period. Non-EAS students request enrolment through the department. You may not enrol in an EAS program on ACORN solely for the purpose of getting into a language course. In order to request enrolment, submit the Chinese Language Enrolment Request Form. The form will be available starting July 15 at 9 am ET. Submit your form as soon as possible as enrolments will be based on the time of submission of the form. The form must be submitted by August 3. We will communicate with you about your enrolment request within the second week of August and begin processing enrolments shortly thereafter.

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. To request enrolment, please submit the PDF iconLanguage Course Enrolment Request Form for Graduate Students and register for the placement interview. If placed in a course, you will be enrolled in a graduate course code though the credit does not normally count towards graduate programs. The course is graded as credit/non-credit (CR/NCR); 70% or above is required for a CR. Auditing is not an option.

Upcoming Placement Interviews

Note: the August 26 interviews are full. If you would like to request an interview at a later date, please fill in the Chinese Interview Form. We will communicate with you. Interviews may be available at a later date, but are not guaranteed.

August 26, 2021 - To register for these interviews, submit the Chinese Interview Form by August 16. Your interview will take place online on August 26. You will receive your interview time by email two days in advance of the interviews. (Note: Students who have no or little familiarity with the language may enrol in EAS100Y1 or EAS101Y1 on ACORN in advance of the interview but must attend the August 26th interviews to confirm your placement. Students who do not register for the interviews by the August 16 deadline and those who do not attend on August 26 will be removed from the course. Some students may be placed in a different course than the one in which they are enrolled.) The department will enrol you in the course in which you are placed after the interview, if you would like to enrol. Please note that being placed in a course does not guarantee you a spot; you might be placed on a waitlist. Students may only take the course in which they are placed. Please submit your form as soon as you can as enrolments are based on time of submission of the form.

Questions? Please email

Chinese Language Program Coordinator

Name: Professor Hsiao-wei Rupprecht
Office: RL 14-213
Email Address: