Upcoming Language Exams

FALL 2021 EXAMINATIONS

Language Date Time and Place
French 07 September 1:00–3:30 p.m. — On-line / Lillian Massey Bldg
Level One Latin 08 September 1:00–4:00 p.m. — On-line / Lillian Massey Bldg
German 09 September 1:00–3:30 p.m. — On-line / Lillian Massey Bldg
Level Two Latin 10 September 1:00–4:00 p.m. — On-line / Lillian Massey Bldg

 

WINTER 2022 EXAMINATIONS

Language Date Time and Place
French 18 January 1:00–3:30 p.m. — Lillian Massey Bldg
German 20 January 1:00–3:30 p.m. — Lillian Massey Bldg

 

SPRING 2022 EXAMINATIONS

Language Date Time and Place
Level One Latin 13 April 1:00–4:00 p.m. — Lillian Massey Bldg
French 12 April 1:00–3:30 p.m. — Lillian Massey Bldg
Level Two Latin 15 April 1:00–4:00 p.m. — Lillian Massey Bldg
German 14 April 1:00–3:30 p.m. — Lillian Massey Bldg

 

General Information

All language examinations for Fall 2021 can be written online or, university policy permitting, in person at the Centre for Medieval Studies, 125 Queen’s Park, 3rd floor (Lillian Massey Bldg).

All language examinations are open to currently registered CMS students and those admitted to CMS's graduate program for September 2021. Please email the graduate administrator by August 13, with your intention to write and your preferred location (online or in person).

Students external to the University of Toronto must submit their applications for the Latin examinations by:

  • March 15th for the April Latin examinations.
  • August 1st for the September Latin examinations.

Any changes or updates will be posted on this website as they become available.

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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 during their PhD 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).

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