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Community College of Rhode Island

Contact Information

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

Carol Panaccione
Professor/Website Content Manager
Jean Potvin
Flanagan Campus

Cynthia G. McClintock
Knight Campus

Patricia Simanski
Tel: 401-6071
Liston Campus 

Catherine Sardinha
Tel: 401-851-1672
Newport Campus

Upper-Level Foreign Language Courses

Intermediate-level courses offered at the Community College of Rhode Island

Do you qualify for Intermediate Language Courses?


If you are continuing the language you began in high school (having studied it for two or more years), or if you have studied the language in college for one 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 dnotariannigir@ccri.eduIf 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.


Intermediate-level courses are offered in:

  •  French

  •  German

  •  Italian

  •  Portuguese

  •  Spanish

Advanced-level classes may be offered in the above 5 languages as well.


If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.  ‒Nelson Mandela

For further information about the Foreign Language Concentration, please click here

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Last Updated: 9/24/15