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MIT Linguistics: Department of Linguistics & Philosophy

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Graduate Program

Foreign Language Requirement

All students must demonstrate competence in a language other than their native language. This requirement may be satisfied by passing an examination showing the ability to read professional literature in the language or by course work taken during residence in the PhD program. Written exams in French, German and Spanish are administered each term by the Foreign Languages and Literature Section. Exams in less commonly studied languages are arranged individually.