Japanese

Japanese Course Enrolment Instructions

The below procedures are subject to change.

June Placement Test results - please email eas.undergrad@utoronto.ca for your placement result and enrolment instructions

2021-2022 Academic Year

The screening process for 2021-2022 is now closed; EAS120Y1 is not open for new enrolments. Students who enrol in the course on ACORN after August 6 will be removed.

You must do the Level Check for EAS120Y1 prior to enrolment. If the Level Check for EAS120Y1 indicates that you must take the placement test, you must sign up for it. If the Level Check indicates that you may enrol in EAS120Y1 without taking the placement test, please enrol, or add yourself onto the waitlist for, EAS120Y1 and a tutorial section via ACORN. You must also submit the online EAS120Y1 Screening Form. The form should be submitted shortly after you enrol or by August 6 at the latest. Failure to submit the mandatory form will result in removal from the course. *EAS120Y1 and EAS121H1 are not eligible for the CR/NCR option.*

Newly-Admitted Students (students who are entering their first year at U of T)

Students with any background must attend the August placement interview/test and receive a placement. See placement test/interview details below. Being placed in a course does not guarantee you a spot in the course. The department will enrol you in the course in which you are placed or add you to the waitlist. Enrolments will be processed in the order in which the placement test forms are submitted.

Returning Students (any returning U of T student, including those who are in first year but took classes previously and those who have not taken Japanese language courses previously)

Students with any background must attend the June placement interview/test and receive a placement prior to enrolment OR have the minimum grade in the prerequisite in the most recent academic year. See placement test/interview details below. Being placed in a course does not guarantee you a spot in the course.

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.

  • If your course is a P course, enrol on ACORN or add yourself to the waitlist. EAS Majors and Specialists enrol during the priority period.** Others enrol during the general enrolment period. 
  • If the course in which you are placed is a PE course, EAS Majors and Specialists enrol on ACORN during the priority period.** Others request enrolment through the department. In order to request enrolment during the “E” period, submit the Japanese 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.
  • If the course in which you are placed is an E course, students request enrolment through the department. In order to request enrolment, submit the Japanese 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.

* Minimum grade in the prerequisite (if you do not take the prerequisite in the most recent year, you must take the placement test):

  • EAS220Y: EAS120Y/EAS121H 67%
  • EAS320Y: EAS220Y/EAS221H 70%
  • EAS460H/EAS461H: EAS320Y 70%

** You may not enrol in an EAS program on ACORN solely for the purpose of getting into a language course.

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. To request enrolment, please submit the PDF iconLanguage Course Add/Drop 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/Tests

August 2021 Placement Test for Newly-Admitted (to U of T) Students (students who are entering their first year at U of T)
*Returning students (any returning U of T student, including those who are in first year but took classes previously and those who have not taken Japanese language courses previously) with background are not eligible to take this test. Please count on taking a placement test in December 2021 or summer 2022.*

  • August 6: Deadline to submit the August Placement Test Registration Form (available on July 12 at 9 am ET). Submit the form as soon as possible as enrolments will be based on the time of submission of the form.
  • August 11 and 12: Mandatory pre-test online interviews
  • August 17 and 18: Online placement test

December 2021 Placement Test
Information about the December placement test will be posted here in October. 

2020-2021 Syllabi (For Reference)

  1. EAS120Y1Y/EAS1301Y1Y Modern Standard Japanese I
  2. EAS220Y1/1302Y1 Modern Standard Japanese II
  3. EAS320Y1Y Modern Standard Japanese III
  4. EAS461H1F Modern Standard Japanese IV-b

Japanese Language Program Coordinator

Name: Professor Jotaro Arimori
Office: RL 14-088
Email Address: japanese@utoronto.ca