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french exams for graduate students

October 23, 2017

For those Graduate Students who need to complete a French Language Comprehension Exam, this semester's test will take place:

Tuesday, November 14th 2017

9am-12pm, FB 449

For further information about the MA and PhD graduation requirements please see the respective official texts from the PhD and MA descriptions in the Graduate Calendar

All students must pass this test before receiving their degree, except those who have a diploma from a French-medium post-secondary institution.

A student may apply to be exempted from the French language test should competency in a language other than English or French be pertinent to the student's research. This competency must be verified by the GPD.

For MA students, this 2-hour exam tests reading comprehension of a selected French-language text of film criticism or journalism.

For PhD students, the exam requires comprehension and ability to provide an approximate translation of short excerpts of a more challenging scholarly text, and you may take up to three hours.

In both cases, written answers are in English and dictionaries are allowed.

Please e-mail to sign up for the exam.


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