Online/Hybrid Language Teaching Network

Language faculty from DU partner institutions collaborate to establish best-practices for remote language instruction.

Recent trends in United States Institutions of Higher Education show a dramatic decrease in enrollment in languages other than English (Looney and Lusin, 2018).  In light of these changes, the University of Denver (DU) strives to maintain and broaden access to language education.  With the cooperation of existing International Strategic Partnerships, the Center for World Languages and Cultures at DU is beginning to offer language courses through online and blended modalities.  As our number of offerings increase and our affiliate instructor base grows,  the CWLC is building a network of language teachers from around the globe who remotely engage in peer teaching observation, share ideas and tips, and conduct research about language teaching and learning in various online and hybrid modalities. 

Through this collaboration, DU and partner stakeholders are compiling data and observations to present at the Fifth Biennial Colloquium of the Languages & Cultures Network of Australian Universities, held at the University of Western Australia.


Panel Title: Increasing access and interest in Less Commonly Taught Languages: Online and blended language courses for university students


  • Nicola Fraschini, Lecturer in Korean Studies, University of Western Australia

  • Adrienne Gonzales, Director or the Center for World Languages and Cultures, University of Denver

  • Fredrik Persson, Lecturer of Swedish as a Foreign Language, Lund University

Project Details

DU Departments

Center for World Languages and Cultures

DU Project Contacts

Dr. Adrienne Gonzales, Director, CWLC

Partner Departments

UWA, Korean Studies; Lund, Swedish as a Foreign Language

Project Status


Launched 2019

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