2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin

Center for World Languages and Cultures

About the Center

The Center for World Languages and Cultures (CWLC) supports and encourages study of languages and cultures and provides free language tutoring for all DU students at the Language Center in the Anderson Academic Commons. The CWLC administers the language placement tests for DU undergraduate students, as well proficiency tests for graduate students and language majors. The CWLC also oversees the first-year language curriculum at DU.  Course descriptions can be found in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures and the Department of Spanish Language, Literary and Cultural Studies. In addition, the Center facilitates credit-bearing and noncredit study options for a number of less commonly taught languages. The CWLC is generally open from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. For more information, visit our web site www.du.edu/cwlc or contact us at 303-871-4601 or cwlc@du.edu.

Our Mission

The Center for World Languages & Cultures strives to prepare students to advance their skills to better understand and promote understanding of cultural and linguistic differences. To promote engaged learning, teaching, and practice of the world's languages and cultures; to integrate languages and cultures into all disciplines and fields of study; and to build and support interculturally competent communities through the exploration and experience of languages and cultures at the University of Denver with its local and global communities and partners.

Our Goals

  • To enrich the first-year academic experience through excellence in language and intercultural education.
  • To increase the number of opportunities for students to engage in language and intercultural learning throughout their educational experience at DU through language programs offered in the CWLC and in conjunction with DU's international strategic and priority partners and through integration of language and intercultural perspectives across the common curriculum.
  • To increase the number of students studying abroad in languages other than English.
  • To establish and maintain proficiency standards and coordinate language assessment of across the University's programs and divisions.
  • To provide support for DU's current and future language programs.
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