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The 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 tutors, take undergraduate placement or graduate proficiency exams, study less-commonly taught languages, and prepare for study abroad.

New at the CWLC:

Our Tutoring program has a new home! Introducing the Language Center at AAC!

Language tutoring is now located in the Anderson Academic Commons (on the main floor in front of the Math Center and to the right of the Writing Center). Please visit our tutoring page for the latest schedule.

Directed Independent Language Study (DILS)

The CWLC is excited to announce a new DILS for undergraduate credit program in Portuguese and Korean. Course number INTZ 1991.  Our not-for-credit DILS program is also offered this fall, 2014 in Swahili and Hindi. Visit our DILS page for application information. Registration for these programs is now closed but will resume in the winter quarter, 2015.

Bosnian classes

The CWLC will offer classes in the Bosnian language during the Spring, 2015 quarter. Please stay tuned for more information once winter quarter has begun.

Please contact us if you are interested in studying a language not taught at DU.

Faculty Workshops

Come discuss some helpful and fun tools for language teaching and learning. Past workshops have included: iPad orientation, YouTube, Voicethread and Photostory.

Workshops are held in Sturm 303. RSVP to

Travel photos courtesy of Barbara Motter