Japanese

Japanese Course Enrolment Instructions

Summer 2022
EAS120Y1Y Modern Standard Japanese I - You must do the Level Check for EAS120Y1 prior to enrolment. 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 must be submitted within 48 hours after you enrol in the course on ACORN. Failure to submit the mandatory form will result in removal from the course. Students may also need to attend a mandatory interview with the Japanese Language Coordinator in April (see dates below). *EAS120Y1 is not eligible for the CR/NCR option.*

Students who need to attend the interview will receive an email with the link to the interview signup form on April 11. Those who are told that an interview is required and do not attend it will be removed from the course.
Placement Interview: Thursday, April 14, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Placement Test: Monday, April 18, 10:00am-11:30am

2022-2023 Academic Year

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 (this form will be available after ACORN enrolment opens). The form must be submitted within 48 hours after you enrol in the course on ACORN. 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 in 2022)

Students with any background must attend the 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. 

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. Additional enrolment instructions for the 2022-2023 academic year will be posted here when the 2022-2023 Arts & Science Timetable is released in the spring.

* 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.

Upcoming Placement Interviews/Tests

June 2022 Placement Test for Returning Students

    Placement Test for Incoming Students

    • Details TBA

    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.

    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