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Languages for Specific Purposes

Custom, Noncredit Language Prep for Experiential Education

Community Language Institute

We work with University of Denver departments to develop noncredit Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP) classes to support specific needs, such as international service learning courses, travel courses, interterm courses and international internship programs. They focus on language and culture basics and preparing students for specific international and intercultural experiences. Current and past classes include:

LSP classes are noncredit, nontraditional language learning opportunities offered in the evenings. Class enrollment may be open to all or limited to students enrolled in specific programs. Classes meet three hours a week for ten weeks. If you have a need for language preparation for a specific group or program, please contact us about developing an LSP opportunity for your students.

Please contact the Center for World Languages & Cultures for more information and to register at 303.871.4601 or cwlc@du.edu.

Fall Quarter Offerings (September 14 through November 20, 2015)

Hindi

Hindi Basics

Enrollment: Open to all; priority enrollment to students enrolled in International Service Learning Dharamsala

Instructor: Indira Walia

Course Description: This course introduces students to Hindi language and culture. It is designed to provide students with the “survival skills” necessary to make the most of an initial experience in India as well as provide them with the foundation upon which to build should they pursue further study of Hindi.

Materials: Essential Hindi Dictionary: A Teach Yourself Guide (ISBN-13: 978-0071759953) may be purchased used on Amazon and through other booksellers.

Snell, R. (2012). Essential Hindi dictionary: A teach yourself guide (2nd ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill.

*Discount available to ISL Dharamsala students who take both Hindi Basics and Tibetan Basics.

Tibetan

Tibetan Basics

Enrollment: Open to all; priority enrollment to students enrolled in International Service Learning Dharamsala

Instructor: Lhoppon Rinpoche

Course Description: This course introduces students to Tibetan language and culture. It is designed to provide students with the “survival skills” necessary to make the most of an initial experience in Dharamsala, India, as well as provide them with the foundation upon which to build should they pursue further study of Tibetan.

Materials: Materials to be provided in class.

*Discount available to ISL Dharamsala students who take both Hindi Basics and Tibetan Basics.

Spring Quarter Offerings (March 21 through May 27, 2016)

Bosnian

Bosnian Basics

Enrollment: Open to all; priority enrollment to students enrolled in Global Practice Bosnia

Instructor: Slavica Park

Course Description: This course introduces students to the language and culture of Bosnia. It is designed to provide students with the “survival skills” necessary to make the most of an initial experience in Bosnia as well as provide them, with the foundation upon which to build should they want to pursue further study of Bosnian.

French

French for Geneva

Enrollment: This class is open only to Korbel graduate students who have been accepted to the Korbel in Geneva Program.

Instructor: Hélène Grall-Johnson

Course Description: This course is designed to provide Korbel graduate students with French “survival skills” necessary for six months in Geneva, Switzerland.

Materials: