Upcoming Language Exams


Language Date Time and Place
Latin Level I April 9 1:00–4:00 p.m. — Lillian Massey Bldg 103 / Online
Latin Level II April 11 1:00–4:00 p.m. — Lillian Massey Bldg 103 / Online
French April 16 1:00–3:30 p.m. — Lillian Massey Bldg 301 / Online
German April 18 1:00–3:30 p.m. — Lillian Massey Bldg 301 / Online


The deadline to register for a Spring 2024 language examination is March 22, 2024. To register for a Latin exam, please complete the form linked below.

Latin Examination Form - Spring 2024

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. 

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

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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. To register for Spring 2024 exams, please complete the registration form linked below by March 22, 2024  with your intention to write and your preferred location (in person or online).

Modern Language Examination Form - Spring 2024

CMS students are required to pass reading-knowledge examinations in French and German prior to the Special Field examination (oral exam). In exceptional cases, a student may petition to replace one of the languages (French and 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 no later than 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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