The Spanish or Portuguese Graduate Student Translation Exam

Spring 2021

Registration is closed for Spring.


Date:  Thursday, March 25 or Friday, March 26 (student’s choice)

Time:  Student’s choice 


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: