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

Julie Dahl,, 608‑262‑5929
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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8 sessions; TTh, Jul 5-28, 5:30-7pm  •  $120
8 sessions; TTh, Jun 2-28; 5:30-7pm  •  $120
June 1-Aug 31  •  $165
9 sessions; TTh, June 2-30, 5:30-7pm  •  $135
6 sessions; MW, Aug 1-17, 5-7pm  •  $120
Korean offered Fall 2016
9 sessions: TTh, May 3-19, Jun 20-28, 7:15pm-8:45pm  •  $135

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Online classes
Starts September 20, 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
June 1-Aug 31  •  $165
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.