Faculty List

  • P.R. León, M.A., Ph.D. (Cornell), Professor Emeritus
  • C.V. Ponomareff, M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto), Professor Emeritus
  • R. Skyrme, B.A., M.Litt. (Bristol), M.A., Ph.D. (Michigan), Professor Emeritus
  • H. Wittmann, M.A., Ph.D. (Mass.), Professor Emeritus
  • J. M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto), Part-time Lecturer
  • C.N. Payne, M.A. (McGill), Ph.D. (SOAS, London), Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
  • R. Wang, Ph.D. (Beijing Language and Culture University), Part-time Lecturer
  • H.X. Wu, M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto), Associate Professor, Teaching Stream

Chair: J. Ndayiragije  Email:
For curriculum inquiries please contact the department's Program Coordinator, Waffa Saleem:

The courses listed under Languages include English and Chinese Translation (ECT) courses and language courses in Modern Standard Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Japanese, Spanish, Tamil, and a featured language that will be announced when the course is offered. These courses are offered on a rotational basis.

Registration in all courses with the prefixes ECT and LGG are subject to the approval of the instructor. Students who intend to take any LGG A- or B-level Chinese course for the first time must take the placement test/survey on the Department of Language Studies - Chinese website. Students who are interested in other languages will be assessed at the beginning of the course in a manner to be determined by the instructor. Students whose level of proficiency in the language is inappropriate for the level of the course will not be approved for enrolment. In some courses, the status of students will be listed as "interim" (INT) until they are "approved" (APP) by their instructors.
Note: Students are not permitted to take language courses in the wrong sequence (i.e., a lower-level course after a higher-level course).

For further information about language courses, please consult the Department of Language Studies Program Coordinator, Waffa Saleem at or, where appropriate, the instructors of these courses.

Language Citation
UTSC offers a range of language opportunities and, as students seek international study, work opportunities and post-graduate study, they may be assisted by a notation of language proficiency. See the 6A.5 Language Citation section of the Calendar for more information about this notation.

Experiential Learning and Outreach
For a community-based experiential learning opportunity in your academic field of interest, consider the course CTLB03H3, which can be found in the Teaching and Learning section of the Calendar.