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Department of Languages and Literatures at Lehman College


Lehman, CUNY to Require COVID-19 Vaccinations for in-person students in Fall 2021. For up-to-date information about this mandate, please visit the Lehman College Vaccine Info page.

Welcome to our advising page!  We are happy to be of assistance regarding any questions you might have about our programs, placement exams, and department permission to enroll in our classes.

Please be advised that, because of the ongoing health crisis, all advisement and placement tests are being performed remotely at this time. Regrettably, for the time being, there is no one in our office to answer your questions in person or to take your telephone calls.

Advisement Schedule

If you need departmental consent to enroll in a course or need guidance regarding the College’s foreign language requirement, please speak with one of our faculty advisors via Zoom during the days and times listed on our advisement schedule, which can be accessed here.

Placement Exams

  • For information about the Spanish placement test please click here.

  • If you need information on the French placement test click here.

  • For Italian placement information, kindly click here.

Japanese, Chinese and Arabic Courses

For questions about our JapaneseChinese and Arabic courses and/or permission to enroll in them, please write to Prof. Asako Tochika at

Spanish BA and Minor Programs

If you are majoring or minoring in Spanish and need guidance or information about our programs, please write to Prof. Evelyn Durán, the Department’s designated Spanish BA & minor advisor, at

Spanish M.A. Programs

If you are a Spanish M.A. student and need advisement or if you are interested in joining one of our M.A. programs, please write to Prof. Marco Ramírez Rojas, the department’s M.A. program director and advisor, at

For questions regarding all other matters, please write to the chair, Prof. Daniel Fernández, at