The Catholic University of America

Spring 2018

School of Philosophy Language Exams


Thursday, March 15

AM Session: 9 am – 12 pm, NBIO 159

Friday, March 16

PM Session: 2 pm – 5 pm, Aquinas Auditorium (102)


2017-18 Foreign Language Examination Committee

Chair: Dr. Bradley Lewis

French: Dr. Therese Druart (coordinator); Dr. John C. McCarthy; Dr. Timothy Noone

German: Dr. Matthias Vorwerk (coordinator); Dr. Michele Averchi; Dr. Michael Rohlf 

Greek: Dr. Jean De Groot (coordinator); Dr. Jonathan Buttaci; Dr. Matthias Vorwerk

Latin: Dr. Kevin White (coordinator); Dr. Michael Gorman; Dr. Stephen Ogden


The deadline to register is Friday, March 9. Late registrations will not be accepted. To register, or to request past exams, please e-mail with the language in question. Verbal registrations will not be accepted.




·         Do I need to sit for both sessions of the exam, even though I’m an MA/Ph.L. student? Yes, you must take both parts of the exam.

·         If I register for the exam, but decide not to take it, does it count as one of my fail attempts? Only if you arrive on the day of the exam, look at it, and then decide not to take it. If you just decide not to show up, that’s fine—it won’t count against you. However, if possible, you should let me know ahead of time if you plan not to take the exam.

·         Do I need to take FREN 500 or GER 500 before taking the School of Philosophy translation exam? You are not required to take these courses prior to sitting for the exam. However, unless you’ve already studied French or German in the past, it is recommended that you do. You only get 3 tries! Don’t get over confident!

·         What about the University’s language exam, the one offered by the Counseling Center? Nope.

·         How do I get copies of past exams? Email!


Any further questions you might have can, most likely, be answered by consulting our website—relevant links can be found herehere, and here. But if, after consulting the website, you still have questions, please let me know, and I will do my best to A) answer them, or B) direct you to the person who can!