Language Exams & Courses

Please refer to the appropriate handbook for the language requirements for your program.

TST Language Program - Summer 2016 (French and German)

Registration for 2015-16 language courses is now closed.  Information on summer 2016 courses will be available in the spring.

Fee: Fees for summer 2016 courses will be announced in the spring.

TST language courses (French and German) are for graduate students in Theological, Historical, Pastoral, Biblical Studies, or related disciplines, who require reading knowledge in a research language. Students learn the fundamentals of grammar and vocabulary required for translation and reading comprehension. All courses are conducted in English, and assume no previous knowledge in each language.

These courses fulfill TST’s advanced degree admission and program language requirements. Courses are non-credit and not accessed on ROSI. Course offerings are subject to minimum enrolment.

Courses will be held at the TST building, 47 Queen’s Park Crescent East (at the corner of St. Joseph Street).

To enrol, please submit to the GCTS Office along with full payment a completed and signed Language Registration Form (available in spring 2016).

Questions? Call 416-978-4050 or send an email to the GCTS Administrator.

TST Language Examinations

One way to meet a language requirement for a TST Graduate (Advanced Degree) program is to write and pass an examination administered by the GCTS Office. Language exams in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Hebrew and Latin are offered two times per year, in September and January.

Winter Examination Session: Friday, January 15, 2016, at the Toronto School of Theology building, 47 Queen's Park Crescent East.

Fee: TBA

Registration Deadline: TBA

Further information on the January language exam sessions will be available in December 2015.

Please phone 416-978-4050 or email the GCTS Administrator if you have any questions about the exam process.

NOTE: Greek, Hebrew and Latin requirements can also be met by passing TST Greek, Hebrew and Latin courses. See the Course Catalogue for course offerings.  Please note that graduate (advanced degree) students taking introductory language courses in order to fulfill program language requirements must request that the GCTS Administrator or their college registrar change their course registration from credit (CR) to extra (EXT), as such courses are not to be used towards calculating a student’s grade-point average (GPA). Language course grades, nevertheless, will still appear on transcripts. Some exceptions may apply for students in biblical studies areas, who may take advanced language courses for credit. For all such matters, please contact the GTCS Administrator at