Information About Our Program

Welcome to the Languages Program at County College of Morris! We offer instruction that emphasizes both proficiency and culture in 7 (seven) languages: American Sign Language, Arabic, French, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. Chinese, German and Latin are offered based on enrollment trends and student demand. Students who want to study any language and are interested in transfering to a four- year program can begin in the Liberal Arts and Sciences, Spanish Education, or International Studies majors which are a foundation for higher levels of language study.

Each language is offered in four basic levels:

  • Elementary I (no knowledge of language expected or required)
  • Elementary II
  • Intermediate I
  • Intermediate II


In addition to these four levels, the Languages Program may offer the following advanced courses depending on student interest and enrollment:

  • French Conversation and Literature I & II
  • German Conversation and Literature I & II
  • Italian Conversation and Literature I & II
  • Advanced Spanish Composition
  • Advanced Spanish Conversation
  • Survey of Latin American Literature: Pre-Columbian to the Present
  • Spanish Literature


We administer a placement test for Spanish only. Students may take the Spanish Placement Test at the Testing Center. Students looking for placement in a higher level than Elementary I for languages other than Spanish are evaluated by the Languages and ESL Chairperson.  In general, students who have taken three or more years of a foreign language in high school within the past two years will be advised to take the Elementary II level or higher.

The Languages and ESL Department grants credit for prior learning. The number of credits granted will depend on the type of test or course taken and the language it was taken in. Students who would like credit for previous language study should consult the department chairperson.

Languages Available at CCM

The following languages are offered on a regular basis:

  • ASL
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish


Contact Info

James Hart

Megan Biondi
Assistant Professor

Nadir Kaddour

Dr. Marcia Picallo