Language Examinations

Fall 2017 Examinations
French 05 September 12:00–2:30 p.m.
Level One Latin 06 September 1:00–4:00 p.m.
German 07 September 12:00–2:30 p.m.
Level Two Latin 08 September 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Winter 2018 Examinations
French 23 January 2:00–4:30 p.m.
German 24 January 2:00–4:30 p.m.
Spring 2018 Examinations
Level One Latin 16 April 1:00–4:00 p.m.
French 17 April 1:00–3:30 p.m.
Level Two Latin 18 April 1:00–4:00 p.m.
German 19 April 1:00–3:30 p.m.

Please note: All language examinations are held in the Centre for Medieval Studies, 125 Queen’s Park, 3rd Floor, Room 310, Toronto. Latin exams are open to currently registered graduate students and those admitted to the Centre’s graduate program for the following September. External applications must be received by:
March 15th for the April Latin examinations.
August 1st for the September Latin examinations.

French & German

Since all medievalists should be able to read scholarship in French and German, CMS students are required to pass reading-knowledge examinations in each language in the course of their Ph.D. studies; both must be passed prior to the Special Field examination. Although other languages such as Italian, Spanish, Old Norse, Greek, or Arabic may be necessary to thesis research, they may not be substituted for the French and German requirements. Examinations in each language are offered at least twice a year, in fall and spring, and students are urged to integrate their language training with research for their course work: working through articles and books on relevant subjects with the aid of a dictionary is excellent preparation for the examinations, which presuppose accurate comprehension only, not a mastery of style. CMS endeavours to offer non-credit reading courses in each language each year.

Past Language Exams

French

German

Level One Latin

Level Two Latin