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

Contacts
Julie Dahl, julie.dahl@wisc.edu, 608‑262‑5929
Sage Goellner, sage.goellner@wisc.edu, 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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Chinese offered Fall 2016
English Language Program (ESL)

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French
TTh, Jul 5-28, 5:30-7pm  •  $120
TTh; Jun 2-28; 5:30-7pm  •  $120
W, Mar 2-May 4, 5-7pm (no class Mar 23)  •  $170
Nov 11, 2015 10 am Feb 8, 2016 1:30 pm May 11, 2016 10 am  •  $45
Sa, Feb 20, 9-11am  •  $20
German
Nov 11, 2015 10am Feb 8, 2016 1:30pm May 11, 2016 10am  •  $45
Italian
TTh, Feb 9-Mar 8, 5:30-7pm  •  $135
TTh, Mar 29-Apr 26, 5:30-7pm  •  $135
TTh, Ap 28-May 26, 5:30-7pm  •  $135
MW, Aug 1-17, 5-7pm  •  $120
Japanese
T, Feb 9-Apr 12, 7:15-8:45pm (no class Mar 22)  •  $135
Korean offered Fall 2016
Portuguese
TTh, Feb 9-Mar 8, 7:15-8:45pm  •  $135
TTh, Mar 29-Apr 26, 7:15-8:45pm  •  $135
Spanish

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Online classes
Starts March 1, 2016  •  Certificate program (both courses): 8.0 CEUs, $760 | Group rate (2 or more): $715 | Spanish 1 only: 4.0 CEUs, $455 | Spanish 2 only: 4.0 CEUs, $395
Start anytime, complete within 6 months  •  $220
Featured programs
An effective strategy for global expansion into Spanish-speaking countries includes foreign language and cultural training. Get the communication skills to negotiate cross-culturally, tailored to your company's needs.
 
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.