Language Exams & Courses

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

TST Language Program: Fall 2016–2017 (French and German)

Registration for the Fall-Winter language program is now closed.  Information on summer courses will be available in April 2017.


  • French: September 21, 2016 – April 5, 2017, Wednesdays, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
  • German: September 22, 2016 – April 6, 2017, Thursdays, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Fee: $900 per course. Please see Payment Information for the PayPal link and further instructions.

Registration deadline: registration is now closed.

To register, please submit to the GCTS Office full payment and a completed and signed Language Registration Form.

TST language courses (French and German) are for graduate students in Theological, Historical, Pastoral, or 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 language study.

These courses fulfill TST’s graduate degree admission and program language requirements (students should confirm program requirements with their supervisor or College Graduate Director). Courses are non-credit and not accessed on ACORN/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.

Winter Examination Session: January 6, 2017; time and location TBA.

Fee: $35 per exam. Only PayPal and cheques are accepted. Please see Payment Information for the PayPal link and further instructions. The PayPal link will be active when registration opens in December 2016.

Registration Deadline: January 4, 2016. Registration will open in December 2016.

Exam regulations and further registration information will be published in December when registration opens.

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.