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Group and Individual Language Learning

Registration for Fall 2016 - Now Open!

Community Language Institute

The Community Language Institute offers noncredit, nontraditional language learning opportunities to the Denver metro community in the evenings with online practice and cultural exploration, as well as in individual, self-directed language study formats. These classes are ideal for lifelong learners who want to learn a language and build communities around languages and cultures.


Why are you interested in learning another language? Travel? Adventure? Community engagement, personal, cultural, academic, professional or lifelong learning interests? We can help you reach your language goals in a supportive and engaged community!

Learning a language and exploring different cultures is a fascinating and rewarding experience. It not only allows us to communicate across cultures, it also enriches our perspectives and experience of the world. 

Community Language Classes

Community GroupOur community language classes are designed to bring together people from across the Denver metro area who wish to explore other languages and build communities with shared interests in languages and cultures. Classes are designed to give students the opportunity to work with our wonderful faculty members in class to practice, ask questions and learn about the cultures associated with the language. 

Summer class schedules and registration is coming soon. Please visit our Community Language Classes page for course descriptions, tuition rates and schedules. Please let us know if you are interested in learning another language! We are looking to develop more classes as the Community Language Institute grows.

Please contact the Center for World Languages & Cultures for more information and to register at 303.871.4601 or

Self-Directed Language Study

Self-Directed Language Study (SDLS) is a noncredit option for those interested in studying less commonly taught languages. If you are an independent learner and would like to set your own curriculum while working with a native speaker of the language, this is a great option. This year we are offering Hindi, Swahili and Turkish. Please see our Self-Directed Language Study page for more information.

Language Teacher Workshops

Please check our teacher workshop page to tell us what language you teach and for information about summer 2016 workshops for k-12 teachers of languages.

Languages for Specific Purposes

We work with University of Denver departments to offer noncredit language classes in support of specific needs, such as International Service Learning courses, travel courses, interterm courses and international internship programs. We currently work with the Graduate School of Social Work's Global Practice Bosnia summer program, the Josef Korbel School of International Studies' Korbel in Geneva Program and the Office of Special Programs' International Service Learning Dharamsala winter interterm course to provide such opportunities to prepare students for specific international and intercultural experiences. Please contact us about supporting your program!