Contact InformationDeborah Notarianni-Girard, Ph.D - Chair
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News & Events
New: Expand your Horizons: Studying Abroad in Mexico, Summer 2013
The Community College of Rhode Island offers a language and culture immersion program in the beautiful city of Oaxaca, Mexico, hosted by the University of Oaxaca. The school features a relaxed atmosphere and includes a spacious library, computer lab and comfortable classroom space. Please note
Deadline for payment extended until June 7, 2013.
Course Pre-Registration Form; Housing Form PDF file*
For brochure, please click here.
Do you qualify for Intermediate Courses?
If you are continuing the language you began in high school (having studied it for 2 or more years), or if you have studied the language in college for 1 year, you should enroll in the Intermediate level classes. You will need an override slip to do so which is a simple step. Please contact Dr. Deborah Notarianni-Girard, Chair of the Foreign Language Department for the override slip. She can be reached by phone at (401) 825-2254 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have completed the Elementary II language courses at CCRI, this qualifies you to continue on to the more advanced courses at the Intermediate Level .
- Dr. Notarianni-Girard, Department Chair, advocates for foreign language education as one of 56 chosen to serve as a member of the sixth Rhode Island Language Summit, which is part of the "Roadmap to National Language Excellence" federal initiative. [Read more]
Health Care Interpreter Certificate Program
- PDF file*
The Health Care Interpreter certificate program is a two-semester program that prepares an assistant level practitioner for the health care community.
- Former CCRI Student, Nicole Busch receives Gilman Scholarship to study in China. [Read more]
- Students who enroll in the Liberal Arts Program may select an area of study in which to concentrate. Learn more about the Foreign Language Concentration: Foreign Language Concentration Brochure - PDF file*
- Happiness and Compassion Go Hand in Hand - The Importance of a Liberal Arts Education PDF file*
Why learn another language? - A foreign language concentration provides students with the opportunity to learn skills that are applicable across a wide range of career fields. Learning a language helps students round out their skills and widens their possibilities in the global economy. [Read more]
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