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Center for World Languages and Cultures


Language Programs

Directed Independent Language Study (DILS)

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Are you interested in studying a language not offered at DU? The Center for World Languages and Cultures has a Directed Independent Language Study (DILS) program to teach students less commonly taught languages outside the traditional DU classroom setting.

DILS programs are highly effective for students who do not require credit for the languages they wish to study, who do not have time to register for traditional face-to-face language courses or who wish to study languages not offered at DU.

Please see the DILS Program Description (PDF) for more information.

Language Offerings

All language requests will be considered. Language offerings will be determined based on amount of student interest and availability of resources.

Our DILS languages for spring, 2014, include Korean, Portuguese, Swahili and our newest DILS language - Hindi.


Spring Quarter 2014

  • Early Applications due by:          February 21, 2014
  • All Applications due by:             March 7, 2014
  • Contract & Payment due by:      March 17, 2014
  • Self study begins:                    March 24, 2014
  • Language partner meetings begin the week of: March 31, 2014

Program Costs

The cost for the spring 2014 quarter is $350.  Depending on the language, you also may need to purchase course materials.


To apply for the DILS program, please complete the application form and submit it to the CWLC.

DILS Program Application Form (PDF)