Upcoming Language Exams


Language Date Time and Place
Latin Level I August 27 1:00–4:00 p.m. — Lillian Massey Bldg 301 / Online
Latin Level II August 29 1:00–4:00 p.m. — Lillian Massey Bldg 301 / Online
German September 3 1:00–3:30 p.m. — Lillian Massey Bldg 301 / Online
French September 5 1:00–3:30 p.m. — Lillian Massey Bldg 301 / Online


The deadline to register for a Fall 2024 Language Examination is August 16, 2024. To register, please complete the form(s) linked below.

Latin Examination Form

Modern Language Examination Form

Please contact gradadm.medieval@utoronto.ca with any questions.


General Information

All language examinations can be written at the Centre for Medieval Studies, 125 Queen’s Park, 3rd floor (Lillian Massey Bldg). Language exams should be written in person with an option to write online only in the case of exceptional circumstances (e.g. research stay abroad, etc.) upon request.

Latin examinations are open to registered, incoming, and external students. Modern Language (French and German) examinations are open to registered and incoming students only.



All Latin examinations are open to currently registered CMS students and those admitted to the CMS graduate program for September. 

For additional information, please visit the Medieval Latin Exams Guidelines page.

CMS Summer Latin Program


Modern Languages (French & German)

All Modern Languages examinations are open only to currently registered CMS students and those admitted to the CMS graduate program for September. 

CMS students are required to pass reading-knowledge examinations in French and German prior to the oral Special Field examination. In exceptional cases, a student may petition to replace one of the languages (French or German) with another from 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 CMS Executive Committee. In the case of a successful petition, the student will be expected to take the exam at the next examination date. Such substitute examinations will be offered no more than two times per year (April and September).

French and German examinations are offered three times a year.

For additional information, please visit the Modern Language Exams Guidelines page.

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