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

Julie Dahl,, 608‑262‑5929
Sage Goellner,, 608‑262‑4873

Upcoming classes
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Online classes
Open classes
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Featured programs
Online Business Spanish Certificate
Online anytime
Get the language skills and cultural knowledge you need to conduct business successfully in Spain and Latin America.
French Camp 2014
Jun 17-28
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
M-F, 8am-3pm
M-F, 8am-3pm

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