Spanish courses

Bienvenido! Our distance learning programs in Spanish offer you the flexibility and convenience of learning a language at “your pace, your place” from experienced, highly qualified, and caring instructors.

Whether you are looking for beginning Spanish or advanced Spanish Literature, our distance education courses can fulfill your needs. Classes are available by e-mail or online. These include first-year, second-year, intermediate, and advanced Spanish classes.

We are the only provider of advanced, college-credit, distance learning courses in Spanish in the United States.

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About the courses
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About independent learning

The Independent Learning program at the University of Wisconsin offers self-paced courses in a wide variety of subject areas. You can start any course at any time, and take up to a year to complete each course.

Almost all students find that our courses are accepted as transfer credits to satisfy degree requirements either at the University of Wisconsin or at other institutions.

Spanish courses

Click on a course to view its description in the Independent Learning online catalog

Course Title University Credits
First-year level:
First Semester Spanish (U912-101) (Online)
4
Second Semester Spanish (U912-102) (Online)
4
Second-year level:
Third Semester Spanish (U912-203) (Online)
4
Fourth Semester Spanish (U912-204) (Online)
4
Third-year level:
Third Year Language Practice (U912-225) (Distance learning email course)
3
Third Year Grammar and Composition (U912-226) (Online)
3
Introduction to Hispanic Literature (U912-224) (Online)
3
Fourth-year level:
Advanced Grammar and Composition (U912-311) (Distance learning email course)
3
Elementary Survey of Spanish Literature, from the 12th to the 18th Centuries (U912-322) (Distance learning email course)
3
Elementary Survey of Spanish Literature, 19th and 20th Centuries (U912-324) (Distance learning email course)
3
Introductory Survey of Spanish American Literature (U912-326) (Online)
3
Miguel de Unamuno (U912-407) (Distance learning email course)
1

About the courses

Choose the right course: With a language, it is sometimes a challenge to determine which course is right for you. Please contact Jeff Kirsch for help in selecting your course. In some cases, we will ask you for a writing sample for correct placement.

Here are some commonly used forms (cover sheets, exam and transcript request) that can give you a feel for how the course works.

Exams: Examinations are mailed to a proctor selected by the student, subject to the approval of the Independent Learning program. Generally, proctors should be academic employees of a college or high school.
  
E-mail lesson submission: Many of our courses give you the option of submitting lessons as e-mail attachments. Attachments should be either plain text or rtf (rich text format).

If you are already enrolled in a course and want to check on the availability of e-mail submission, contact Student Services at 1-877-UW-LEARN (1-877-895-3276). The Web page for on-line lesson submission is https://il.wisconsin.edu/current/submitassign.aspx.

Registration, transfer, transcripts: All of our university-level Spanish classes are officially part of the University of Wisconsin Transfer Information System and transfer to all UW campuses without difficulty. If you are planning to use an Independent Learning course to satisfy the requirements of a particular program of study, you should check with that program's office for guidance. For information on transferring credit to an institution outside the UW system, please consult the registrar of that institution. See the main Independent Learning Web Site for additional information on registration, transfer, and other issues.

Handbook: The Student Handbook (PDF) has more information about Independent Learning.

FAQs

See Frequently Asked Questions about Independent Learning courses.

Costs

The cost of each independent learning course is determined, on a per-credit basis, by the University of Wisconsin System. Visit the Independent Learning website for current tuition rates and fees. Full-time students at UW campuses may be eligible for tuition remission. For more information, contact Student Services at 1-877-UW-LEARN (1-877-895-3276).

Also of interest

Other courses: For a complete list of Independent Learning Courses in other areas, see the Learning Innovations Online Catalog.

Contact: Jeff Kirsch, Faculty Associate, 21 N Park St., 7th Floor, Madison, WI 53715, Call: 1-608-262-3428, or e-mail jkirsch@dcs.wisc.edu

The academic home of the Independent Learning Spanish program is UW-Madison's Division of Continuing Studies.