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Deborah Notarianni-Girard, Ph.D - Chair
Knight Campus
Room 3180
Tel: 401-825-2254

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Jean Potvin
Flanagan Campus

Cynthia G. McClintock
Knight Campus
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New: Do you qualify for Upper level Courses? 
If you have already studied a foreign language for 2 or more years at the high
school level, or more than 1 year at the college level, you should be enrolled
in upper level courses, that is Intermediate or Advanced.  Please contact
Dr. Deborah Notarianni-Girard, Department Chair, as she will advise you
and also submit an override in order for you to register.  She can be reached by phone at 
(401) 825-2254 or by e-mail at  

Dr. Notarianni-GirardDr. 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 about Dr. Notarianni-Girard ]

Learn more about Foreign Languages at CCRI

Summer Immersion Program in Italy  
The CCRI Summer Program in Italy gives participants a unique opportunity
to explore the artistic, intellectual, and cultural traditions of Umbria and nearby regions.
For further information, please contact Professor Mansella at or at (401) 825-2011.  

Learn more about Foreign Languages at CCRI   FACULTY-LED SUMMER STUDY IN SALAMANCA, SPAIN
 For more information about this program, please contact 
Dr. Hossiri Godo-Solo or Professor Elizabeth Morais

Learn more about Foreign Languages at CCRI Mr. Bryan Bowes shares his experience traveling abroad to Brazil in his
essay entitled  "The Gift of Language in a Foreign Land."  
Please click here to read. 

Learn more about Foreign Languages at CCRI Interested in foreign languages? Explore our Foreign Language Concentration 
and begin with our Basic Spoken or Elementary language classes. For more information please contact Dr. Deborah Notarianni-Girard, Chair by telephone
at (401) 825-2254 or at
[View available courses]

Foreign Language Concentration Foreign Language Concentration Brochure  - 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*

Learn more about Foreign Languages at CCRIMr. Alejandro Tobon shares his remarkable transformative experience as a *CCIS Study Abroad student in Costa Rica. Please click here to read. 
*College Consortium for International Studies 

Health Care Interpreter Certificate Program 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.
[Learn more about the program]

Nicole Former CCRI Student receives Gilman Scholarship to study in China -
When RIC student Nicole Bush decided she wanted to spend some time away from Rhode Island, she wasn’t thinking about a trip to the Poconos. Bush, a RIC junior majoring in anthropology, will study in China during the spring semester after being awarded a $3,500 Gilman Scholarship. [Read more about Nicole Bush]

Happiness and CompassionHappiness and Compassion Go Hand in Hand - The Importance of a Liberal
Arts Education PDF file* - Why are the citizens of wealthy Singapore so unhappy?
A recent Gallup poll of nearly 150,000 people around the world revealed that the residents of Singapore are the saddest population on the planet.
[Learn more about the poll]

Learn more about Foreign Languages at CCRI 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 about language skills]

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Last Updated: 7/22/16