The Spanish or Portuguese Graduate Student Translation Exam

Spring 2024

Register here (form closes April 3 at 12:00 noon) 


Date:  Thursday, April 4 or Friday, April 5 (student’s choice, see registration form)

Time:  Two-hour window of your choosing (see registration form for details)

Place:  Virtual

For graduate students in other departments who must fulfill a foreign language requirement.

You will choose a two-hour time window in which to complete your translations. 

The passages to translate will be sent to you 5 minutes before your chosen time.

You may use a physical Spanish-English or Portuguese-English dictionary. 


A physical print Spanish-English or Portuguese-English dictionary may be used for the exam.

The exam consists of two passages in Spanish or Portuguese to be translated into English. One passage consists of expository prose; the other is a narrative prose text.

For questions, please email Julia DiVincenzo,


Sample Passages for the Spanish Translation Exam:

Sample Portuguese Translation Exam: