Proficiency Exam Test Date

Italian Language Translation Exam

(For graduate students in other departments who must fulfill a foreign language translation requirement. Be sure to verify with your department whether the translation exam will be acceptable for your program.)

Exam is administered twice a year, in mid-October and late March by appointment.

Next exam : OCTOBER 13, 2017

Time: 2.00-4.00 p.m.

Place:   82-90 WALL, 3RD FLOOR LOUNGE


Print dictionary may be used.

The exam consists of two passages in Italian to translate into English. One passage consists of expository prose; the other is a narrative prose text.

Click here to see a sample exam.


Italian for Reading

This course is intended for students who either need a reading knowledge of French for research purposes or are preparing for Italian reading examinations and who have had no (or minimal) prior study of Italian.
Note:this course does not satisfy the language requirement

In the summer:

The Graduate School administers reading courses in French, German, Italian and Spanish for GSAS doctoral students and funds the tuition for these courses in order to assist students in satisfying degree requirements or pursuing dissertation research.

Details and application can be found at - search for Summer Language Institute Fellowships (GSAS Reading Courses).

Contact (summer session only): Alicia Grendziszewski (HGS 134) - 203-432-7598