Variant Stream
2016

University of Toronto

TCSL Programs in Canadian Universities

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Institute

University of Toronto (Two out of three campuses)

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Chinese Program

Chinese Language Studies

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Programs on Campus

Fall/Winter Program

Summer Program (limited courses)

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Program in China

Summer Program in Hong Kong (Not necessarily Chinese courses, depending on whether I go or not; if I do go, it depends on whether I teach a language course or a culture course.)

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Director/ Coordinator

Dr. Helen Xiaoyan Wu

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Enrolment

Over 700, not including those at the U of T School of Continuing Studies

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Chinese Instructors

Faculty Members: Two.1 full time Senior Lecturer (H.X. Wu); and 1 part-time Full Professor

Full-time Sessional Instructors:

Part-time Sessional Instructors: 1 to 2 (The number varies year by year.There are also 1 to 2 “Assistant Sessional Instructors” only if there are not enough TAs.)

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Teaching Assistants

Full-time: None

Part-time: Several (Often a full Teaching Assistantship must be shared by two or even more TAs)

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Curricular

Fall/Winter Program, 1st Term: 500 to 650 students (depending on how many sections in a course that we can offer).

Winter Program, 2nd Term: Same as above or 10% less as some students have dropped out or will drop out just before Reading Week in mid-Feb.

Summer Program: 100 to 200

Summer Program in China: See “Programs in China” above.

Note: The U of T School of Continuing Studies offers various Chinese courses, including translation courses and home-study courses.The number of students varies year by year.The enrolment is NOT reflected under the “Enrolment” section of this survey.

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Textbooks

Various books for different courses, e.g.,

  • Liu Xun, et al.New Practical Chinese Reader (mainly for first-year and second-year courses)
  • P.C. T’ung.Colloquial Chinese (A retired teacher, who is rehired as a Sessional Instructor, was still using this book in 2004-2005 for a first-year course.)
  • Ao Qun (and someone else).Chinese Language and Culture(for a third-year course)
  • Yanfang Tang and Qinghai Chen.Advanced Chinese (Chou Chih-p’ing’s China’s Peril and Promise was used until 2003)
  • Fangyuan Yuan.Advanced Business Chinese (For UTSC – Scarborough campus)
  • Putonghua Shifan Langdu (For UTSC and a summer course)
  • Yuyin Keben

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Degree Offered

BA, MA and PhD, East Asian Studies

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Events/Activities

Depending on each individual instructor; usually there are events during the Chinese New Year time; there are several different types of community-based Chinese contests in Toronto that some of our students participate.

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Contact Information

helenxy.wu@utoronto.ca or Tel 416-946-5102 or Fax 416-978-5711

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Course Description

On request

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Remarks

We usually use a course website on the Intranet.I found it very useful in large classes.