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Graduate Translation Exam

(For graduate students who must fulfill a language translation requirement in Spanish, Portuguese, or Catalan.)

Exams are administered twice per year, in mid–October and mid–March.

Questions regarding the exam calendar and format may be directed to Claudia de Brito ((504) 865-55518;

The following dates are for Academic Year Language Translation Exam:

Fall 2020 – October 16, 2020
Spring 2021 – March 12, 2021

You may choose from the following possible times – please email Claudia de Brito to confirm your choice.

From: 9:00am – 12:00am
From: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

The exam consists of two parts:

  • Comprehension of an academic article in Spanish
  • Translation into English of select passages of academic prose

Students may consult a print Spanish/English. However, the use of the internet for any part of the exam is prohibited.

We do not offer exams for Portuguese, but instead, recommend that interested students enroll in one course at the 6000 level Portuguese course.