The Excel Languages Center (LC) is one of five Excel Centers in the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. We are housed in the division of Academic Affairs. We are located in Dwire Hall 270 and available to all UCCS students, faculty, staff, and community members.
Our center is open to all students and community members. While we provide intentional support to students enrolled in language courses, ELC visitors do not need to be enrolled in a language course to utilize our services. This means that you can also bring a friend along to join you in practicing and further developing your target language.
The Excel Languages Center is a hub for UCCS's language learning community. On any given day, you might stumble across a Japanese conversation table discussing favorite foods, students conversing in Spanish, or even a lively game of mahjong, all while foreign films are playing in the background. Our center is perfect for tutoring, playing games, meetings, project planning sessions, study groups, and more. The LC always has free coffee, and we are known for our cultural events featuring authentic cultural cuisine and snacks.
The mission of the Excel Languages Center (LC) is to empower student success through collaborative learning, individualized tutoring, leadership development, and meaningful dialogues.
How does the Languages Center provide support?
We offer in-person and online academic support, including individual and group world language tutoring, and conversation table sessions. Please call or email to consult with an ELC staff member or the Director (Jesse Perez) to discuss the most effective and convenient means of interaction for you.
What We Do for Students
Assist students with academic strategies, study skills, language learning, conversational skills, and general language skill mastery. Our staff provides tutoring, mentoring and language resources for students while working with students to develop specific techniques related to learning their target language.
Tutoring is available one-on-one or in small groups. Tutors can provide general support in addition to specific support with assignments and skills designated by the student’s instructors or on skills and tasks identified by the student.
The Excel Languages Center is located in Dwire Hall, Room 270. Check the ELC website for updated hours and methods of accessing our services.
What we do for Faculty and Staff
The ELC works collaboratively with Staff and Faculty to enhance students’ academic experiences by providing them with opportunities to apply what they learn in class and further practice and develop their target language skills with a skilled Tutor. We are available to work with you to develop a support program that's right for you and your students. Contact the ELC Director (Jesse Perez) to discuss how the ELC can help you meet your needs.
What if I have questions?
If you have questions, please contact the ELC Director (Jesse Perez) to discuss how the ELC can best support you.