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Community Language Classes: Learn a language and build community

Registration for Fall Quarter 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 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.

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

Register now for Fall 2016! 

Community Language Classes

Course levels are loosely structured; students may self-select into their level. We are always happy to help you figure out where to begin. At the completion of the class, students may elect to enroll in the same level or move to a different level. Students may learn at a pace with which they are comfortable. Materials and tools are available online, and students learn and practice grammar and vocabulary topics between each class. Students are encouraged to participate in cultural events and different opportunities to engage with cultures and languages outside of the classroom.


Fall 2016 Quarter Offerings


If you have previously studied Spanish and are unsure in which level to enroll, please use our list of grammar and vocabulary topics to determine which level is best for you.

Intermediate Spanish

Tuition: $350*

Schedule: Thursdays: 6pm - 8pm, September 15 - November 17, 2016

Instructor: Oriol Casañas

Course Description: Intermediate Spanish at the Community Language Institute is a multi-level course that focuses on grammar, vocabulary, and cultural topics necessary to expand communicative competence in the Spanish language. This course is intended for students with one or more years of previous formal study of Spanish, or significant time spent traveling or working with the language. While course content will be flexible to meet the needs to the group, please see our list of grammar and vocabulary topics for an idea of what may be covered in this course.

Materials: Breaking the Spanish Barrier: Advanced can be purchased on Amazon here.


*DU Faculty & Staff may enroll in Community Language Classes at a discounted rate of $280. Contact for the discount code.