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Japanese Course Enrolment Instructions

Enrolment Instructions for 2024-2025 Academic Year (Last updated May 3, 2024) 

Important Notes: 

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

  • The department reserves the right to remove students from Japanese courses at any time of the academic year if it turns out they have intentionally underperformed their Japanese skills during the screening process. 

  • EAS120Y and EAS121H are not eligible for the CR/NCR option. 

  • Auditing is not available for all Japanese courses. 

Step 1: Take the required Level Check A 

Step 2: 

  • If Level Check A indicates that you must take the placement test, register for the interview & test.  

  • If Level Check A indicates you don’t have to take the placement test, submit the Japanese Enrolment Request Form below.

  • Students who completed a prerequisite course between Fall 2023 and Winter 2024 and achieved the required grade:  

    •  Submit the Japanese Enrolment Request Form below. 

                       Minimum grade in the prerequisite: 

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

  • Students who completed a prerequisite course between Fall 2023 and Winter 2024 but did not achieve the required grade: 

    • Register for the placement interview & test. 

  • Student who took a prerequisite course before Fall 2023: 

    • Register for the placement interview & test regardless of your grade.  

  • Students who have never taken a prerequisite course: 

    • Register for the placement interview & test. 

Registration for the Placement Interview & Test

 

Important Notes: 

  • You may take the placement test either in July or August for all Japanese courses, or in November for EAS121H, EAS221H, and EAS460H. 

  • Placement in a course does not guarantee a spot. Please note that enrollment is based on the order of Japanese Course Enrolment Request Form. Those placed in July have a higher chance of securing a spot. 

  • You may take the test either in July or August, not both. However, those who take the July or August Test may retake it in November if they fail. 

  • Before registering for the interview & test, you must complete Level Check B (and Level C if instructed at the end of Level B), which provides you with a rough idea of an appropriate course for you. 

  • Registration Period: June 3 - June 14 [updated] 
  • Interview: June 24 & 25
  • Test: July 2, 10am - 12pm
  • Register here.
  • *Scores on Level Check B (and C, if applicable) will be required for registration.
  • You will receive an email containing instructions for signing up for the placement interview within a few days after the registration period ends on June 14th. Please remember to check your email regularly. Failure to sign up for the interview will result in the cancellation of your placement test registration.
  • Registration Period: July 22 – August 6 [updated]
  • Interview: August 14 & 15
  • Test: August 20, 10am - 12pm
  • Register here. (tbd)
  • *Scores on Level Check B (and C, if applicable) will be required for registration.
  • Registration Period: November 4 – November 19 [updated]
  • Interview: November 27
  • Test: November 29, 10am - 12pm
  • Register here. (tbd)
  • *Scores on Level Check B (and C, if applicable) will be required for registration.

Japanese Course Enrolment Request Form

Important Notes: 

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 Language 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.

EAS120Y1Y Modern Standard Japanese I

EAS121H1S Modern Standard Japanese I for Students with Background

EAS220Y1Y Modern Standard Japanese II

EAS221H1S Modern Standard Japanese II for Students with Background

EAS320Y1Y Modern Standard Japanese III

EAS460H1S Modern Standard Japanese IV-a

EAS461H1F Modern Standard Japanese IV-b

Japanese Language Program Coordinator

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