Upcoming Language Exams

FALL 2022 EXAMINATIONS

Language Date Time and Place
Level One Latin 29 August 1:00–4:00 p.m. — Online / Lillian Massey Bldg 301
Level Two Latin 01 September 1:00–4:00 p.m. — Online / Lillian Massey Bldg 301
French 06 September 1:00–3:30 p.m. — Online / Lillian Massey Bldg 301
German 08 September 1:00–3:30 p.m. — Online / Lillian Massey Bldg 301

 

WINTER 2023 EXAMINATIONS

Language Date Time and Place
French 17 January 1:00–3:30 p.m. — Lillian Massey Bldg 301
German 19 January 1:00–3:30 p.m. — Lillian Massey Bldg 301

 

SPRING 2023 EXAMINATIONS

Language Date Time and Place
Level One Latin 11 April 1:00–4:00 p.m. — Online / Lillian Massey Bldg 301
French 12 April 1:00–3:30 p.m. — Lillian Massey Bldg 301
Level Two Latin 13 April 1:00–4:00 p.m. — Online / Lillian Massey Bldg 301
German 14 April 1:00–3:30 p.m. — Lillian Massey Bldg 301

 

General Information

All Latin language examinations for 2022-23 can be written online or in person at the Centre for Medieval Studies, 125 Queen’s Park, 3rd floor (Lillian Massey Bldg). The modern language exams will be written in person unless circumstances require a change to online.

All language examinations are open to currently registered CMS students and those admitted to CMS's graduate program for September 2022. Please email the graduate administrator by August 18, 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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