Languages and Cultures

At a glance

What: High-quality language and culture instruction in many world languages for conversation, travel, or business

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

Certification: Programs meet multiple requirements and standards for continuing education

Christopher Moore,, 608‑262‑7389
Sage Goellner,, 608‑262‑4873

There are plenty of "right" ways to learn a new language. The key is to never stop learning.

Upcoming classes
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English Language Program (ESL)

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May 31-Aug 31  •  $375; Graduate student fee, $275
Tue, Aug 8, 1:30-2:30pm  •  $55
Tue, Aug 8, 1:30-2:30pm  •  $55
May 31-Aug 31  •  $375; graduate student fee, $275
Tue, Aug 8, 1:30-2:30pm  •  $55

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Online classes
The next Spanish 1 starts Sep 13. Spanish 2 is self-paced.  •  Certificate program (both courses): 8.0 CEUs, $760 | Group rate (2 or more): $715 each | Spanish 1 only: 4.0 CEUs, $455 | Spanish 2 only: 4.0 CEUs, $395
Sep 7-Dec 16 Online  •  $375 | Graduate student fee: $275
 •  $375 | Graduate student fee: $275
May 31-Aug 31  •  $375; Graduate student fee, $275
 •  $375; graduate student fee, $275
May 31-Aug 31  •  $375; graduate student fee, $275
Start anytime, complete within 6 months  •  $220
Featured programs
Spanish for conversation, travel, or business. Practical, flexible, and convenient, with plenty of one-on-one time with your instructor.
Classes to help adult learners increase their knowledge of English and improve their ability to use English.
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.