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Center for World Languages and Cultures

Language Learning, Teaching, and Practice - Resources and Programs

Welcome to the Center for World Languages and Cultures (CWLC). We are here to support and enrich your study of languages and cultures at DU. Through the exploration and experience of languages and cultures at the University of Denver with its local and global communities and partners, we:

  • promote engaged learning, teaching, and practice of the world's languages and cultures
  • integrate languages and cultures into all disciplines and fields of study to build and support interculturally competent communities.

Come to the CWLC to work with language coaches, take undergraduate placement or graduate proficiency exams, study less-commonly taught languages, and prepare for study abroad.

Learn A Language

Register now for Winter Classes! 

Winter term (January 9 - March 16) noncredit classes are open for registration! Explore our offerings in American Sign Language, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

NONCREDIT LANGUAGE LEARNING FOR ADULT LEARNERS

 

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LANGUAGE FOR UNDERGRADUATE ELECTIVE CREDIT

Ideal for undergraduates planning to or returning from study abroad.

  • Directed Independent Language Study (4 credits): Hindi, Korean, Portuguese, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish
  • Cultures & Languages Across the Curriculum (1 credit)

Cultures & Languages Across the Curriculum

The University of Denver has an amazing resource in its undergraduate, graduate and faculty populations with abilities in more than one language. The Cultures & Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) initiative at DU gives students and faculty the opportunity to integrate their language knowledge and abilities across the disciplines, opening the classroom up to differing cultural perspectives and access to knowledge that may otherwise be unavailable.

CLAC can take many forms across a spectrum:

  • individual assignments and discussions that require students to contribute materials and perspectives from other languages and cultures
  • 1-credit discussion sections in other languages to add on to their classes. In these sections, students conduct research and discuss the class content in another language
  • full content classes taught in other languages

Much of this work is already done at DU. The CWLC is working on this initiative to show the creative ways in which people across campus are integrating languages into their disciplines. Please contact us and let us know how you are using other languages and cultures to access and advance knowledge!

Our Location

The Center for World Languages & Cultures offices are located in Anderson Academic Commons, Room 336. Tutoring is offered fall, winter and spring quarters in the Language Center on the main floor of the Anderson Academic Commons.

AAC and Denver

Read about the move and the CWLC's services: Center for World Languages and Cultures Joins AAC

 

Travel photos courtesy of Barbara Motter