Language Examinations

Fall 2016 Examinations
French 6 September 12:00–2:30 p.m.
Level One Latin 7 September 1:00–4:00 p.m.
German 08 September 12:00–2:30 p.m.
Level Two Latin 09 September 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Winter 2017 Examinations
French 24 January 2:00–4:30 p.m.
German 25 January 2:00–4:30 p.m.
Spring 2017 Examinations
Level One Latin 17 April 1:00–4:00 p.m.
French 18 April 1:00–3:30 p.m.
Level Two Latin 19 April 1:00–4:00 p.m.
German 20 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 Major 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 idiom or 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