Welcome to the Excel Languages Center

The Excel Languages Center (LC) models and supports academic excellence at UCCS through FREE DROP-IN and online support services for Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Latin, American Sign Language, Chinese, and English (for international students).

The mission of the Excel Languages Center is to empower student success through collaborative learning, individualized tutoring, leadership development, and meaningful dialogues.

The Excel Languages Center (located in Dwire Hall 270) provides a supportive environment focused on academic achievement, language skills acquisition and development, the celebration of cultural diversity, and inclusive spaces that build community. We administer foreign language diagnostic proficiency testing for MAPS requirements and assist with appropriate course sequence placement. Email LangsCtr@uccs.edu with your email and language you wish to complete a proficiency assessment with (Chinese, French, German, Russian, and Spanish). Other languages must be directed to the appropriate faculty member. Contact the Excel Languages Center Director to proceed. 

Our language conversation tables provide an enjoyable peer-guided space for students, faculty, staff, and community members to come together and practice a language of interest while engaging in meaningful dialogues and cultural exchange. Interested in study abroad? Looking for access to foreign films? Want to supplement your personal language learning? The LC is a great place to do homework, access computers/scanner/printer, interact with others who value diversity, and achieve your language learning goals.

English Proficiency Test: We administer KITE for English proficiency testing (click link for more information) for international student admissions. Individuals interested in taking the KITE assessment will need to pay and schedule an appointment. 

You may access center updates via our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/uccslanguages/).


Improve your language skills and earn better grades!
Regularly attending tutoring sessions early and often supports your academic success. Students who regularly utilize multiple Excel Centers (space and academic support services) persist and graduate.
Conversation TablesFREE and OPEN to ALL Students/Staff/Faculty
Conversation tables are an ideal opportunity to practice. Come interact with fellow language learners and engage in lively discussions about language, culture, and travel. International students are encouraged to join and practice their English communication skills as well as other languages.
Enjoy helping others? Want to improve your language skills? If your answer is yes, then apply to be a student employee! Contact us to find out how. *Workstudy is not required to apply. 

Hours of Operation

August 26, 2019 - December 19, 2019

Hours of Operation indicate times when the center is open.
See under Tutoring for a list of specific language support times. 


8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM