Information About Our Program

Welcome to the Languages Program at County College of Morris! We offer instruction that emphasizes both proficiency and culture in twelve languages: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. We do not currently offer a major in any language. Students who want to  major in a language and are interested in transferring to a four year college language program can get major in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Spanish Education, or International Studies. These majors at CCM allow for higher levels of world language study, or the study of multiple languages. 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 currently administer a placement test for Spanish. Students may take the Spanish Placement Test at the Testing Center without departmental permission. Students looking for placement in a higher level than Elementary I for languages other than Spanish are evaluated by the Languages and ESL Chairperson or Assistant 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

  • American Sign Language
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Contact Info

James Hart
Chairperson
973-328-2486
jhart@ccm.edu

Megan Biondi
Assistant Professor
973-328-5417
mbiondi@ccm.edu

Nadir Kaddour
Professor
973-328-5406
nkaddour@ccm.edu

Dr. Marcia Picallo
Professor
973-328-5418
mpicallo@ccm.edu

Dr. Stuart Siegelman
Professor
973-328-5419
ssiegelman@ccm.edu