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Center for World Languages and Cultures

The limits of my language mean the limits of my world. ~Ludwig Wittgenstein

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.

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.

Register for Summer Classes Now! 

Summer term (June 13 - August 11) noncredit and credit-bearing classes  are now open for registration!


Ideal for adults in the Denver metro area to study language and build community

  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Sanskrit
  • Spanish
  • Self-Directed Language Study: Hindi, Swahili, Turkish, Swedish


Ideal for undergraduates planning to or returning from study abroad!

  • Directed Independent Language Study (4 credits): Korean, Portuguese, Swedish
  • 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 available.

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!

The Center for World Languages & Cultures Has Moved!

The Center for World Languages & Cultures offices are now located in Anderson Academic Commons, Room 336. Tutoring is offered fall, winter and spring quarters 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