Language Exams & Courses

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

TST Language Program - 2015-2016

  • German: Dates and times to be announced soon.
  • French: Dates and times to be announced soon.

Registration deadline: Registration for 2015 language programs will be open in September.

Fee: To be announced in September.  For payment methods, click here.

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).

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.

Fall Examination Session: Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at Regis College, Classroom C, 100 Wellesley Street.  Examinations begin at 10 am sharp. Please be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes early.

Fee: The language exam fee is $30, which covers the cost of administering and marking the examination.

Registration Deadline: August 28, 2015 (4:30 pm)

Please see the Examinations Flyer for complete examination regulations, payment information, and registration procedures.

Sample exams are available below in PDF form.

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