Korean

Korean Course Enrolment Instructions 2020-2021

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. 

APRIL 2020 Placement Results

Summer 2020

EAS110Y1Y Modern Korean I will be offered in the summer session. EAS110Y1Y is for students with no background in the Korean language. The course will be offered in a hybrid/online format with lectures online and in-class tutorials (the tutorials are referred to as lectures on the ACORN system). Please enroll, or add yourself onto the waitlist for, EAS110Y1 as soon as the course is available to you for enrolment (EAS students have priority during the Priority Period). You must submit a mandatory online EAS110Y1Y Screening Form as soon as possible after you have enrolled in the course or added yourself to the waitlist on ACORN (by April 24 at the latest; those who have not submitted the screening form by that date will be removed from the course). Further, all students will be interviewed on the first day of class (May 4) to confirm their placement in first-year Korean. Students who do not attend the mandatory interview on May 4 will be removed from the class.

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.  After you have enrolled in the course or added yourself to the waitlist on ACORN, you must submit a mandatory online EAS110Y1/EAS211Y1 Screening Form by August 21, 2020 or you will be removed from the course. Students must attend a mandatory interview that will take place during the first week of classes. Attendance at the first lecture and tutorials in the first week is mandatory. Students who do not fill in the screening form or miss the interviews will be removed from the class by the department, as will students who have background in the language.

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 2020, including those who will still be in Year of Study 1)

Returning students with no background who wish to take EAS110Y1 or EAS211Y1:
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. Other students will be able to enrol in the course/add yourself to the waitlist in early August (a couple days later for UTM and UTSC students).  After you have enrolled in the course or added yourself to the waitlist on ACORN, you must submit a mandatory online EAS110Y1/EAS211Y1 Screening Form by August 21, 2020 or you will be removed from the course. Students must attend a mandatory interview that will take place during the first week of classes. Attendance at the first lecture and tutorials in the first week is mandatory. Students who do not fill in the screening form or miss the interviews will be removed from the class by the department, as will students who have background in the language.

Returning students who wish to take EAS210Y, EAS212H, EAS310Y or EAS410/416Y:
Returning students who wish to enrol in an upper-year Korean course, must have achieved the minimum grade in the prerequisite or attend the April interviews and receive a placement. 
EAS Majors/Specialists: Please enroll or add yourself to the waitlist via ACORN as soon as you are able to. Please note that the priority period is for EAS Specialists and Majors only. Students may not enrol in an EAS program of study on ACORN solely for the purpose of enrolling in a language course. EAS students must have priority enrolment in order to fulfill their program requirements. The department will remove students who have not taken EAS’s core courses. Non-EAS students must request enrolment in upper-level language courses via the process outlined below.
Non-EAS Majors/Specialists must submit a request to be enrolled by submitting the Korean Enrolment Form online (available in mid-July). Submit your form as soon as possible since enrolments are processed according to the date/time the form is received.  You will be added to the course or the departmental waitlist for the course by the department in mid-August.

*Please note that repeating Korean language courses is not allowed in cases where students have completed over one third of the total class hours in a previous year. If this applies to you, you must take the Korean placement test to attempt to proceed to the next level.

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 form below). 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 INTERVIEW/TEST DETAILS

April 2020 Placement Interviews/ Test
Friday, April 3, 10 am – 12 pm     Location: Online
Online – those who registered for the interview will be sent an email with instructions. Please check your email and follow the instructions provided.
April 3 Interview Times
Alternative times are not available.

APRIL 2020 Placement Results

September 2020 Placement Interviews/ Test
Wednesday, September 9 2019 – 2-5 pm,  Location RL14089
To register for the Placement Interview/Test, please submit the Korean Placement Form by August 21. Submit the form as soon as possible; placements will be based on a time of receipt of the online form. The placements will be posted on this webpage after the placement test.

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. Alternative placement test times are not available.

PDF Forms

If you are unable to access the online forms, please fill in the appropriate PDF form and scan or take photos of your form and email it to eas.undergrad@utoronto.ca. Your submission will be dated and time stamped according to the time your email is sent. Forms will be made available here according to the dates specified above.
EAS110Y1/211Y1 Screening Form
Korean Placement Form
Korean Enrolment Form

Korean Language Coordinator

Name: Prof. Kyoungrok Ko
Office: RL 14089
Email Address: kyoungrok.ko@utoronto.ca