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Foreign Language Cultures
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Summer 2015 Immersion Program in Italy June 25 - July 21, 2015
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 more information, please contact Professor Mansella at firstname.lastname@example.org / (401) 825-2011 or visit the website of the Program in Italy. (Please read Ms. Stephanie Mattioli's description of her experience as a participant: Rhode Island Echo - page 3)
New: Expand your Horizons: Studying Abroad in Mexico, Summer 2015 Two-week option: July 4 – 18| Four-week option July 4 – August 1
The Community College of Rhode Island offers a two- or four-week language and culture immersion program in the beautiful city of Oaxaca, Mexico in conjunction with Sol Education Abroad at the University of Oaxaca. The school features a relaxed atmosphere and includes a spacious library, computer lab and comfortable classroom space. For brochure, please click here. (PDF file*) For further information, please contact Dr. Hossiri Godo-Solo at email@example.com or Professor Elizabeth Morais at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you ever thought about learning a foreign language?
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 at (401) 825-2254 or at email@example.com. [View available courses]
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. [Learn more]
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]
Foreign Language Concentration - 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 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]
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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