Language Examinations

Fall 2019 Examinations
French 03 September 12:00–2:30 p.m.
Level One Latin 04 September 1:00–4:00 p.m.
German 05 September 12:00–2:30 p.m.
Level Two Latin 06 September 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Winter 2020 Examinations
French 21 January 2:00–4:30 p.m.
German 22 January 2:00–4:30 p.m.
Spring 2020 Examinations
Level One Latin 13 April 1:00–4:00 p.m.
French 14 April 1:00–3:30 p.m.
Level Two Latin 15 April 1:00–4:00 p.m.
German 16 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.

Modern Languages (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. Examinations in each language are offered three times 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.

In exceptional cases a student may petition to replace one of the modern languages (French and German) with another language in their area of research. A written request, with a signed confirmation of support for the petition from the supervisor, must be submitted as early as possible, and no later than the end of the Fall term of Year 2 for consideration by the centre’s Executive Committee. In the case of a successful petition, the student will be expected to take the exam no later than the next examination date. Such substitute examinations will be offered no more than two times per year (April and September).

Past Language Exams

French

German

Level One Latin

Level Two Latin