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Philosophy, English, Writing, Languages, Literatures, Linguistics, Speech & Language Sciences

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Philosophy, English, Writing, Languages, Literatures, Linguistics, Speech & Language Sciences

For the most current information regarding the CUPE 3903 labour disruption, please visit York’s labour disruption website. Students will be able to find information about the status of their courses on the Course Status website or via eClass.

We understand that you may have questions and concerns about how this evolving situation may impact you as a student. The University’s top priority is to continue supporting you and your learning. For information regarding campus access, resources and more, please consult our FAQs.

We are here to help you succeed! Do you have questions about your degree requirements, a specific course or the best way to get into a degree program? If you have any concerns about accessing the courses and services you need, we are here to help. Connect with your advisor in-person, virtually or via email. Contact your assigned advisor in the Meet your Academic Advisor section.

Advising with QLess

In-Person Advising


In-Person drop-in advising sessions are available by using QLESS (or check in at the front desk).

Location: 103 Central Square

Hours of operation:

Monday: 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2:00 - 3:45 p.m.
Thursday: 10 -12 p.m. and 2:00 - 3:45 p.m.

Virtual Advising


Virtual drop-in advising sessions are available by using QLESS.

You will receive a text message with your Zoom link when your advisor is ready to meet with you.

Hours of operation:

Monday and Tuesday 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2:00 - 3:45 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2:00 - 3:45 p.m.

How to use QLESS:


  1. Join our Philosophy, English, Writing, Languages, Literatures, Linguistics, Speech & Language Sciences Academic Advising QLESS Kiosk OR download the QLESS app on your smartphone from Google Play or the iTunes App Store. (Open the app and select "Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies")
  2. Select the Philosophy, English, Writing, Languages, Literatures, Linguistics, Speech & Language Sciences virtual or in-person queue.
  3. Click Join Now. 
  4. Fill out your name and phone number.
  5. Add any notes for your advisor, including topics you’d like to discuss.
  6. Fill in a short form regarding your student information.
  7. You’ll receive a text message with the Zoom link or office location when your advisor is ready to meet with you!

The Virtual queue will close for the day once it reaches capacity.

Note: Each drop-in session is about 15-30 minutes. The last advising drop-in session for the day will begin a half hour before the indicated end time.

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Booked Appointments


Starting January 29, booked appointments are available for Wednesdays and Fridays. To schedule an appointment, please submit your request through our LA&PS Academic Advising Contact Form. Once your appointment is scheduled, you will receive an email notification of your appointment details. Please email laps@yorku.ca as soon as possible if you need to cancel or reschedule. 

Meet your Advisors

Please note that academic advisors are not able to assist with enrolling students into courses that are full or reserved. For course permission requests, please follow up directly with the department offering the course.

Eva Bernacka

Student Success and Academic Advisor

Cognitive Science, English

Email: evas@yorku.ca

Alison Furtado

Student Success and Academic Advisor

Creative Writing, English & Professional Writing, French, Languages, Linguistics, Philosophy, Professional Writing, Speech & Language Sciences

Email: alisonco@yorku.ca


Meet with an Academic Advisor if:

  • You are a transfer students. Transfer students should bring their statement of transfer credits to the appointment.
  • You need special forms signed, such as Letters of Permission, Exchange Programs, etc.
  • You are a current student with academic advising questions.

Prepare for meeting with an advisor:

Notes: Degree requirements vary depending on the date you entered the Program.

Program-Specific Support

Languages and Linguistics Majors


If you have general inquiries about your program, please review the contact information below.

Dr. Saskia Van Viegen
Email: saskist@yorku.ca
Office: Ross Building, room South 562
Tel: 416-736-2100 Ext. 20768

Dr. Gabriele Mueller 
Email: gmueller@yorku.ca  
Office: Ross Building, room South 524 
Tel: 416-736-2100 Ext. 66289 

Dr. Samia Abdel Tawwab 
Email: abdeltaw@yorku.ca  
Office: Ross Building, room South 546 
Tel: 416-736-2100 Ext. 20764

Dr. Noriko Yabuki-Soh 
Email: nyabuki@yorku.ca  
Office: Ross Building, room South 526 
Tel: 416-736-2100 Ext. 88746

Dr. Maria João Maciel Jorge
Email: mjoao@yorku.ca
Office: Ross Building, room South 576 
Tel: 416-736-2100 Ext. 88717

Dr. Fernanda Carra-Salsberg
Email: fcarra@yorku.ca  
Office: Ross Building, room South 505A
Tel: 416-736-2100 Ext. 88737

Dr. Chandan Narayan
Email: chandann@yorku.ca
Office: Ross Building, room South 570 
Tel: 416-736-2100 Ext. 22574

Dr. Chandan Narayan
Email: chandann@yorku.ca  
Office: Ross Building, room South 570 
Tel: 416-736-2100 Ext. 22574 

Dr. Antonella Valeo 
Email: antvaleo@yorku.ca  
Office: Ross Building, room South 561 
Tel: 416-736-2100 Ext. 33794

Sukhjot Kaur 
Email: sukhjotk@yorku.ca  
Office: Ross Building, room South 580 
Tel: 416-736-2100 Ext. 88721

French Studies Majors


Students requiring program-specific support should send a request for an appointment to frenud@yorku.ca. A staff member will respond to arrange a virtual appointment time.

When you attempt to ADD a French language course for the very first time, but cannot, you will see the message,

"The course has not been added. The spaces in this course are reserved. Please contact the department for further information."

Similar information is provided on Course Timetable site, located in the NOTES column, as follows:

"Placement questionnaire required prior to enrolling, otherwise course access denied. Please contact the department at 416-736-5086, Ross N727."

Both these messages mean that you require permission to enrol.

Please complete the language proficiency requirements and you should get a reply within 2 to 3 business days.

Absolutely, consult our course descriptions page for detailed information.

Please check out our core courses page.

If you need more information, contact the Department of French Studies at 416-736-5086 or send an email to lapsfren@yorku.ca and you should get a reply within 2-3 business days.

No. If you have already completed a French language course at YU, for example, AP/FR 1080, then the enrolment system will automatically recognize you as a continuing student with the appropriate prerequisite. You will not require a new questionnaire.

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