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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, 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 assessments for the MAPS requirement at the request of Languages and Cultures faculty. 

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/).

Highlights

Improve your language skills and earn better grades!
The Excel Languages Center resources and services support your academic success. Students utilizing multiple Excel Centers (space & services) persist and graduate at a higher rate than their peers who do not.
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 language skills as well as contribute to other language conversations.
Enjoy helping others? Want to improve your language skills? If your answer is yes, then come to Dwire 270 and apply to be a student employee! Contact us to find out how. *Workstudy is not required to apply. 

Hours of Operation

January 21, 2020 - May 14, 2020
The Excel Languages Center will be closed March 21 - 29, 2020 (spring break). 

Hours of Operation indicate when the physical space, technology,
and resource materials may be accessed.

See under Tutoring for a list of specific language support times. 

Sunday
Closed

Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Friday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM