Fulfilling the Language Requirement

The language requirements for EAS Majors and Specialists can be fulfilled in a few different ways: coursework, a placement test, or a combination of the two. Students may successfully complete coursework at the appropriate level (200-level for Majors and 300-level for Specialists). Students with prior background may be able to place in a 200- or 300-level language class or meet the language requirement without taking courses by taking a waiver test. Students who pass the waiver placement tests for EAS Majors or Specialists, or who are placed in higher-level language courses, must replace those credits with Society-Culture courses at any level or courses in one of the other languages offered. For Japanese and Korean, please register for the course placement interview/test process.

Upcoming Chinese Language Waiver Tests

Submission of essays, Monday, August 22, 5 pm
Interviews, Thursday, August 25, 9 am – 11 am, on Zoom

EAS majors
Please submit a Chinese Language Waiver Test Form. After submitting a the form, please write an essay of 250 characters in Chinese. The title of your essay is “My Favourite Class at the University of Toronto.” Submit your essay in WORD format and email it as an attachment to Professor Hsiao-wei Rupprecht at hsiaowei.rupprecht@utoronto.ca by 5 pm on Monday, August 22, 5 pm. Make sure that you include in your essay your student ID number as well as your names in English and Chinese. You will have an interview on Zoom with Professor Rupprecht on Thursday, August 25, 10 am – 4 pm. You will receive the Zoom information later.

EAS specialists
Please submit a Chinese Language Waiver Test Form. After submitting a the form, please write an essay of 300 characters in Chinese. The title of your essay is “My Favourite Class at the University of Toronto.” Submit your essay in WORD format and email it as an attachment to Professor Hsiao-wei Rupprecht at hsiaowei.rupprecht@utoronto.ca by 5 pm on Monday, August 22, 5 pm. Make sure that you include in your essay your student ID number as well as your names in English and Chinese. You will have an interview on Zoom with Professor Rupprecht on Thursday, August 25, 10 am – 4 pm. You will receive the Zoom information later.  

If you pass the waiver test, your language requirement on Degree Explorer will be waived. If you have any questions about this, please email the Program Administrator.