The Catholic University of America


Fall 2018

School of Philosophy

Language Exams


Thursday, October 25

AM Session: 9 am – 12 pm, NBIO 159

Friday, October 26

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


2018-19 Foreign Language Examination Committee

Chair: Dr. Bradley Lewis

French: Dr. Thérèse-Anne Druart (coordinator); Dr. John C. McCarthy; Dr. Antón Barba-Kay

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

Greek: Dr. Jean De Groot (coordinator); Dr. Jonathan Buttaci; Dr. Cristina Ionescu

Latin: Dr. Kevin White (coordinator); Dr. Michael Gorman; Dr. Gregory Doolan


The deadline to register is Friday, October 19. 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/PhL 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.

·  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 email, or come by the Dean's Office.