Graduate Foreign Language Reading Examination

Foreign Languages Offered

  • French, German, & Spanish – offered Fall, Spring, & Summer semesters
  • Italian, Latin, Russian, & Portuguese – offered Fall & Spring semesters only

Exam Dates & Times

Langdale Hall room 804 during the following days & times:

  • 1st Friday of September for the fall semester from 2 to 4pm
  • 1st Friday of February for the spring semester from 2 to 4pm
  • 2nd Friday of June for the summer semester from 12 to 2pm


  • Each student will translate a reading passage from the target language into English.
  • Students must supply their own blue/green books and may use a dictionary and a grammar book.
  • The grade assigned will be either Pass or Fail.
  • The examinations are graded on the basis of accuracy of translation. The student must demonstrate a clear understanding of the text in his/her translation. The final product does not have to be recopied, provided it is legible.
  • The examination will be graded by faculty members in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages within approximately 10 to 15 business days of the test date.
  • The results of the examination will be sent to the student’s Graduate Director/Advisor via email. Students should not contact the Department of Modern and Classical Languages for exam results. 

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Samples of past exams

French - German - Italian - Latin - Portuguese -Russian - Spanish

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