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Summer Language Series

With the Department of Modern Languages


Is this for me? All you need is an interest in a world language. From complete beginners to fluent speakers, all level learners can find an option to meet their needs. 


Graduate Sooner with Summer Language Series Courses

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What are the benefits?  

  • Elementary Language I and II help you meet your General Studies requirements.  
  • Intermediate and Advanced classes help you complete your MDL Major or Minor on an accelerated track.  
  • Electives such as Language for Travel or Language for the Professions will help to prepare you for travel, study or work abroad. 
  • All language classes equip you with skills that make you stand out to future employers. 

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Learning a language online? How does it work? 

The Summer Language Series is a fully online program based on the philosophy of engaged learning. Offerings include a special selection of intensive language courses that provide students the opportunity to improve fluency and noticeably increase their level of proficiency.  

Intensive courses condense five- and three-credit hour classes in an eight- or ten-week format; they provide an excellent means to complete General Studies requirements, accelerate the completion of a language minor or major, prepare for a study or work abroad experience, or enrich skills for expanded career opportunities. 

Summer 2021 Classes

Find the right class for you by searching the schedule with the following prefixes: ASL, JPS, MDL, SPA. For pilot classes, such as Korean, etc., the MDL prefix is used.

Finding Success Online

Being successful in an online language course is supported by engaged learning. What is engaged learning? It is an approach where students are actively and self-reflectively engaged in mastering knowledge and skills, and applying them to real contexts by adapting, evolving and utilizing available technology tools. 

"Engaged learning indicates that students have opportunities to engage deeply in their own learning, to practice the transfer or application of knowledge across contexts (whether among courses or between courses and off-campus contexts), to interact with other perspectives and voices, to receive frequent feedback about their performance, and to reflect on both that feedback and their learning.” ~Center for Engaged Learning 

The Summer Language Series is just one of several unique offerings in the Department of Modern Languages as MSU Denver. Contact an advisor today about utilizing MDL’s diverse language options to graduate sooner and get hired faster when you do.



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