Spanish Reading Proficiency Exam

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese will offer its annual examination on reading competence in Spanish to graduate students from other departments on:

                                    Monday, November 28, 2016

                                    111 East Pyne

                                    4:30 - 6:30 PM

Graduate students who would like to register for the examination should provide their name, department and e-mail address, to  Professor Sylvia Zetterstrand by Monday, November 14. You will not be able to take the exam if you do not register in advance .

(1)    The exam will consist of translating two texts Spanish into English. Each text is about 250 words in length. The texts you will be required to translate are: 

a)   A narrative text from a literary source (such as an excerpt from a novel, short story or memoire)

b)  An excerpt from an essay or academic text in your general field of study (e.g. art, architecture, literature, music, sociology, etc.) 

(2)    Use of dictionaries is allowed and, in fact, recommended; however, for security reasons, only paper dictionaries may be used.

(3)    Duration: 120 minutes, but you may leave as soon as you are done.  

PLEASE NOTE: You can only take the exam in the fall term; it will not be repeated in the spring. If you do not pass the exam, you will have to retake it in fall 2017.   

Additional information:


Acting Co-Director of the Spanish Language Program: Sylvia Zetterstrand, 609-258-4510