Languages and Cultures

Experience the satisfaction of learning another language and exploring another culture

UW-Madison Continuing Studies offers unparalleled expertise in noncredit language-and-culture instruction. Our supportive staff of highly educated instructors and variety of language programs make us your best resource for learning or improving your skills in a new language and culture. Whether you are learning a language for conversation, travel, or business, you will find something here for every level of experience.

At a glance

What: High-quality language and culture instruction and innovative programming in many world languages

Who: Taught by trained and experienced language instructors from UW-Madison

Certification: Programs meet multiple requirements and standards for continuing education

Contacts
Julie Dahl, jdahl@dcs.wisc.edu, 608‑262‑5929
Sage Goellner, sgoellner@dcs.wisc.edu, 608‑262‑4873


Upcoming classes
(Click class title for details and to register)
M, Sept 15-Nov 10, 7-8:30pm  •  $130
F, Oct 3, 10, 9am-noon  •  $125
F, Sept 12, 19, 9am-noon  •  $125
T, Sept 2-Oct 28, 6-7:30pm  •  $130
Th, Sept 4-Oct 30, 5:30-7pm  •  $130
Th, Sept 4-Oct 30, 5:30-7pm  •  $130
W, Sept 3-Oct 29, 5-7pm  •  $170
M, Sept 8-Nov 3, 6:30-8pm  •  $130
Th, Sept 4-Nov 6, 6:30-8pm  •  $130
MTh, Sept 15-Oct 13, 6-7:30 pm  •  $130
T, Sept 16-Nov 18, 6:30-8pm  •  $75
W, Sept 17-Nov 12, 6:30-8pm  •  $130
MW, Sept 3-17, 7-8:30 pm  •  $85
Sa, Oct 4-18, 9am-2pm  •  $225
MW, Sept 22-Oct 20, 7-8:30pm  •  $130
T, Sept 23-Nov 18, 7-8:30pm  •  $130
T, Sept 16-Nov 11, 7-8:30pm  •  $130
Sa, Nov 1-15, 9am-2pm  •  $225
W, Sept 17-Nov 12, 7-8:30pm  •  $130
T, Sept 16-Nov 11, 7-8:30pm  •  $130
Sa, Nov 1-15, 9am-2pm  •  $225
F, Nov 7-Dec 12, 4-5:30pm (no class Nov 28)  •  $130
Sa, Aug 9-23, 9am-2pm  •  $220
Th, Aug 14 and Nov 20, 1:30-3:45pm  •  $45
MW, Oct 20-Nov 26, 6:15-7:45pm  •  $380
Online classes
Starts Sept 15  •  Certificate program (both courses): 8.0 CEUs, $690 | Group rate (2 or more): $640 | Spanish 1 only: 4.0 CEUs, $425 | Spanish 2 only: 4.0 CEUs, $355
Start anytime, complete within 1 year  •  $145
Featured programs
Online anytime
Get the language skills and cultural knowledge you need to conduct business successfully in Spain and Latin America.
 
Sept-Nov 2014
Helping adult learners increase their knowledge of English and improve their ability to use English.
Jun 17-28, 2014
A creative and fun way to improve French language skills and make new friends.
Learn how to read German-language texts at an advanced level. Credit, noncredit, and Independent Learning classes available.
Reading knowledge exams for graduate students

Click here to view a complete list of Continuing Studies Languages programs.