Language Exams & Courses

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

TST Language Program: Summer 2019

Registration for the Summer 2019 Graduate Language Program is now OPEN.


  • German: May 1, 2019 – June 26, 2019, Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:00 – 7:30 pm
  • French: May 1, 2019 – June 26, 2019, Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

NOTE: No classes will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019 (Victoria Day). Additional classes are scheduled for Friday, May 3 and Friday, May 10.

Fee: $975. Please see Payment Information for the PayPal link and further instructions.

Registration: To register, please complete the TST Language Course Registration Form and submit the completed and signed form to the GCTS Office (

Registration Deadline: 4:30 pm, April 26, 2019

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.

Successful completion of theses courses with a grade of B- or higher fulfills TST German or French language requirements (students should confirm language requirements with their supervisor or College Graduate Director before enrolling in the course). Courses are non-credit and not accessed on ACORN/ROSI. Course offerings are subject to minimum enrolment.

Courses sessions will normally 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 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. An additional examination session is also sometimes held in late April.

Spring Examination Session: Monday, April 29, 2019

Fee: Exams taken by registered TST students to fulfill program language requirements are not subject to a fee (first attempt only). The fee for all other exams, including all exams taken to fulfill admission requirements, is $40 per exam. Only PayPal and personal cheques are accepted. Further payment information, and the PayPal link, may be found at Payment Methods for TST Fees.

Registration and Examination Regulations: REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. Registration information, and the examination regulations, may be found in the Spring Language Examination Flyer.

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 GCTS Administrator.