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Appendices > Appendix E: Reading Proficiency in French, German, Russian, and Spanish

Appendix E: Reading Proficiency in French, German, Russian, and Spanish

In that the Graduate School Foreign Language Tests (GSFLT) are no longer licensed for administration, reading proficiency in French, German, Russian, and Spanish, will be assessed by Columbia University Faculty as follows:

French: Administered five times a year in February, April, July, October, and December.  Notification to sit is to be made no less than one week in advance of the examination via E-mail (Click here to register).

Contact Ms. Benita Dace, Assistant, at (212) 854-2500,
Department of French and Romance Philology, Columbia University for exact dates.

German: Administered in the beginning of September and the weeks of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences' final examinations in December and May.

Contact Professor Richard Korb, Department of Germanic Languages, (212) 854-2070, 414 Hamilton Hall,
or Peg Quisenberry, Assistant, to make arrangements.  You can also E-mail Ms. Quisenberry for a sample examination.
Russian (Slavic Languages): Administered, upon request to the Department Chair's office.

Contact Professor Frank Miller, (212) 854-3941, Room 708 Hamilton Hall, Columbia University.

Spanish: Contact The Department of Spanish and Portugese, 401 Casa Hispanica, (212) 854-4187 to make arrangements.