Changes to Modern Research Language!
Methods for satisfying Modern Language
The methods listed in this document supersede the methods listed in all Student Handbooks below in order to provide more options to all students.
This language allows the student to read scholarship in the field of religious studies. Students choose the langauge that will be most advantageous to their research. To complete this requirement, all students for whom English is the first language must take a reading comprehension and translation exam at a level equivalent to two years of college language. These exams are offered by DU's Center for World Languages and Cultures. All students for whom English is a second language may use their native tongue to satisfy their language requriement as long as it is a language that will support their research. Consult with the academic advisor (assistant director of JDP) regarding your language.
The language requirement MUST be satisfied before any student will be allowed to defend the dissertation proposal. Students are encouraged to take the exam the first year, and if unsuccessful, to enroll in a language course at the proper level at any accredited institution. Students who begin the PhD program without prior coursework should plan to enroll in UG language classes for the two years of coursework and take the exam at the end of the second year.
Scholarships/Fellowships for Language Program/Class
Middlebury Language School provides fellowships to learn languages which cover tuition, room, and board for one summer in any of their 11 Language Schools at any level of study.
The Critical Language Scholarship Program is a summer study abroad for students to learn languages.
The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) provides scholarships for the Summer Arabic Language and Media (SALAM) program in the Sultanate of Oman. SALAM is a fully-funded intensive Arabic language scholarship program.
Blakemore Freeman Fellowship is awarded for one academic year of full-time, intensive language study of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Khmer or Burmese.
Translation Studies Scholarship from Khyentse Foundation, awarded to future Dharma translators.
Language Program/Class Resources
Besides language classes at University of Denver, here are some resources for other world languages classes:
Languages classes at the Community College of Denver
Foreign Language Courses at Red Rocks Community College
World Languages Courses at Arapahoe Community College
World Languages Courses at Pikes Peak Community College
Modern Languages Program at Metropolitan State University of Denver
Modern Languages Classes at University of Colorado Denver
Colorado Community Colleges Online
Spanish courses at the Community College of Aurora
Harvard Divinity School's Summer Language Program (SLP)
Free online language courses from edX
Berlitz Online Languages Classes
Colorado Free University Foreign Languages Classes
Fluency Fast Language Classes