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, but students who are interested in transferring to a language program at the bachelor’s level may consider majoring in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Spanish Education, or International Studies, all of which allow for higher levels of foreign 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. We do not offer placement tests in any other language, so if a student would like to be considered for a level of a language other than Elementary I, he or she should visit the Languages and ESL Department for an evaluation with the Chairperson or Assistant Chairperson during office hours. 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

Nadir Kaddour

Dr. Marcia Picallo

Mirna Rosende
Associate Professor

Dr. Stuart Siegelman