Reading Proficiency Exams

French Proficiency Exam

The Graduate Reading Proficiency Exam in French is designed to allow graduate students to demonstrate reading proficiency in French in their area of specialization. The exam is offered once each semester and consists of the translation of a 500-word passage from a secondary source, typically a scholarly journal, in the candidate's area of study. Candidates will have two hours to complete the translation and may use a dictionary. Learn more about the French Proficiency Exam.

Italian Proficiency Exam

The Graduate Reading Proficiency Exam in Italian is designed to allow graduate students to demonstrate reading proficiency in Italian in their area of specialization. The exam is offered by appointment and consists of the translation of a 500-word passage from a secondary source, typically a scholarly journal, in the candidate's area of study. Candidates will have two hours to complete the translation and may use a dictionary (paper or online) and Italian spell check. The reading passage is selected and graded by the exam coordinator in Italian and is graded on a pass/non-pass basis. For further information and to schedule an exam, contact Prof. Dana Renga

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