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Language Programs

Directed Independent Language Study (DILS)

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Are you interested in studying a language not offered at DU? The Center for World Languages and Cultures has a Directed Independent Language Study (DILS) program to teach students less commonly taught languages outside the traditional DU classroom setting.

DILS programs are highly effective for students who do not require credit for the languages they wish to study, who do not have time to register for traditional face-to-face language courses or who wish to study languages not offered at DU.

Please see the DILS Program Description (PDF) for more information.

Language Offerings

  • For Credit DILS program:  Please email Adrienne Gonzales for details regarding this program for the winter quarter.
  • Non-credit DILS program:

Our DILS languages for spring, 2015, include Swahili and Hindi.


Spring Quarter 2015

  • Applications due: March 9, 2015
  • Contract & Payment due: March 13, 2015
  • Self study begins: March 23, 2015
  • Language partner meetings begin the week of: March 30, 2015

Program Costs

The cost for the spring, 2015 quarter is $350. Depending on the language, you also may need to purchase course materials.


To apply for the DILS program, please complete the application form and submit it to the CWLC.

DILS Program Application Form (PDF)