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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. Tutor-led review sessions for the winter quarter begin Monday, March 9, 2015.

Directed Independent Language Study (DILS)

Our DILS for-undergraduate-credit program continues this winter in Portuguese. Sign up during registration for course number INTZ 1991. For more information about the program, please contact

Our not-for-credit DILS program is also continuing this winter quarter, 2015, in Swahili and Hindi. Visit our DILS page for application information.

Bosnian classes

The CWLC will offer classes in the Bosnian language during the Spring, 2015 quarter. Please visit our Language Programs page for more information.

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