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Find your way forward. Whether you’re upskilling to advance your career, improve client/patient outcomes, pursuing a new passion or something in between, our flexible online, in-person and hybrid classes are designed to work with your schedule, here on the UW–Madison campus or wherever you are in the world. Use the search filters to find the class, badge or certificate that works best for you.

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Clinical Psychology Summer Institute

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
Join us for the live online 2021 Clinical Psychology Summer Institute offered by the University of Wisconsin–Madison. We provide academically rigorous classes designed to meet continuing education requirements for clinical psychologists and other mental health providers. Learn the latest in evidence-based research and practice, taught by respected clinicians and researchers who are at the leading edge of their fields.
Upcoming Dates
  • Aug. 13–19, 2021
    Individual sessions $70 - $210 each. Full institute $575.
    Live online

Spanish 0

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
Customizable
This mini-course sets you up for success in Spanish 1 with a slow introduction to the fundamentals of the Spanish language. 
Upcoming Dates
  • Aug. 18, 2021–Sep. 22, 2021
    $105
    Live online
  • Aug. 26, 2021–Sep. 20, 2021
    $105
    Live online
  • Aug. 26, 2021–Sep. 20, 2021
    $105
    Live online

German for Reading and Translation

Subject Area: LanguagesGerman
Open to all students who want to study German for translation. Great for meeting graduate program language requirements or for genealogy work. Key skills you'll learn include taking advantage of similarities between English and German, expert dictionary use and recognizing easy grammar cues.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 1, 2021–Dec. 17, 2021
    $435 | graduate students $335
    Self-paced

Spanish for Reading and Translation: Comprehensive

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
Benefit from all of the materials in our basic course with additional interactive exercises, 60 percent more instructor-graded translations, more advanced readings, and a final capstone project tailored to your academic or professional field. Hone your Spanish-to-English translation skills.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 1, 2021–Dec. 17, 2021
    $545; Graduate students, $445
    Self-paced

French for Reading and Translation

Subject Area: LanguagesFrench
Open to anyone who wants to study French for reading and translation. We cover essential grammar and vocabulary to provide knowledge that is especially useful for students preparing for the French graduate-level reading knowledge exam.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 1, 2021–Dec. 17, 2021
    $435 | graduate students $335
    Self-paced

Spanish for Reading and Translation: Basic

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
Develop the skills you need to read and accurately translate Spanish texts to English, using texts from various disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. Start with the basics and work your way through more challenging grammatical concepts that appear in the scholarly texts you translate.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 1, 2021–Dec. 17, 2021
    $435 | graduate students $335
    Self-paced

Italian 1

Subject Area: LanguagesItalian
Italian 1 is designed for beginning learners who wish to gain a practical knowledge of the Italian language and familiarize themselves with Italian culture. Learn the vocabulary and grammar necessary to communicate effectively in key social situations and while traveling.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 1, 2021–Nov. 17, 2021
    $215
    Live online
  • Sep. 1, 2021–Nov. 17, 2021
    $215
    Live online
  • Sep. 6, 2021–Nov. 22, 2021
    $215
    Live online
  • Sep. 6, 2021–Nov. 22, 2021
    $215
    Live online
  • Sep. 6, 2021–Nov. 22, 2021
    $215
    Live online

Italian for Reading and Translation

Subject Area: LanguagesItalian
Offered three times a year and open to all, this course on Italian reading and translation covers the essential grammar and vocabulary to prepare you for your Italian graduate-level translation exam or other research. When you have completed this course, you will have a solid foundation in the Italian language.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 1, 2021–Dec. 17, 2021
    $435 | graduate students $335
    Self-paced

University of Wisconsin Certified Professional Coach

Do you seek to guide, inspire, and empower others to reach their potential and get real results? The UW Certified Professional Coach certificate program (formerly PLCC) is an ACTP (Accredited Coach Training Program) that prepares you to be an Associate Certified or Professional Certified Coach.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 2, 2021–May 19, 2022
    $11,990
    Live online

German 3

Subject Area: LanguagesGerman
Continue to learn German conversation and grammar, the history and traditions of German-speaking people, and tips for travelers as you immerse yourself in a fun and relaxed environment. Prerequisites: German 2 or instructor's consent.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 2, 2021–Nov. 18, 2021
    $215
    Live online

French 2

Subject Area: LanguagesFrench
Build your vocabulary as you improve your ability to converse in the present tense and become familiar with past tenses. Practice conversing while learning relevant cultural information. Materials provided in class.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 4, 2021–Nov. 20, 2021
    $215
    Live online
  • Sep. 7, 2021–Nov. 30, 2021
    $215
    Live online
  • Sep. 7, 2021–Nov. 30, 2021
    $215
    Live online
  • Sep. 7, 2021–Nov. 30, 2021
    $215
    Live online
  • Sep. 7, 2021–Nov. 30, 2021
    $215
    Live online

Italian 2

Subject Area: LanguagesItalian
Continue exploring the richness of Italian culture while enhancing your ability to have everyday conversations about travel, holidays, and daily routines in the present tense. We also introduce the past tense. Increase your vocabulary and communication skills with an integrated teaching approach.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 6, 2021–Nov. 22, 2021
    $215
    Live online
  • Sep. 6, 2021–Nov. 22, 2021
    $215
    Live online

German 1

Subject Area: LanguagesGerman
Master the basics of German: numbers, the alphabet, introducing yourself, and having simple conversations while learning about German culture. We use an integrated approach that will quickly have you speaking and writing. No prerequisites.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 7, 2021–Nov. 23, 2021
    $215
    Live online
  • Sep. 7, 2021–Nov. 23, 2021
    $215
    Live online

French 1

Subject Area: LanguagesFrench
Join other Francophiles as you learn the basics of French with listening, speaking, reading and writing activities. Learn to introduce yourself, use numbers, and talk about cities, hotels and travel. Textbook and workbook required.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 7, 2021–Nov. 30, 2021
    $215
    Live online
  • Sep. 8, 2021–Dec. 1, 2021
    $215
    Live online
  • Sep. 8, 2021–Dec. 1, 2021
    $215
    Live online

Professional Certificate in Online Education (PCOE)

Customizable
Expand your online teaching knowledge and skills. Learn proven strategies for designing effective and engaging online courses. This certificate program culminates in a professional ePortfolio project that demonstrates your online course development and delivery skills.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 7, 2021–Nov. 15, 2021
    $1,770
    Group-paced
  • Oct. 5, 2021–Dec. 13, 2021
    $1,770
    Group-paced

Spanish 2

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
Customizable
This practical high-beginner's course blends the best practices of our in-person instruction with active online learning outside the classroom. Improve your ability to converse about more topics in the present tense, take your first steps in the past tense, and grow your comprehension skills.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 7, 2021–Nov. 30, 2021
    $215
    Live online
  • Sep. 7, 2021–Nov. 30, 2021
    $215
    Live online
  • Sep. 8, 2021–Dec. 1, 2021
    $215
    Live online
  • Sep. 8, 2021–Dec. 1, 2021
    $215
    Live online
  • Sep. 9, 2021–Dec. 2, 2021
    $215
    Live online
  • Sep. 9, 2021–Dec. 2, 2021
    $215
    Live online
  • Sep. 9, 2021–Dec. 2, 2021
    $215
    Live online

How to Flourish While Practicing During a Pandemic: Impact of the Pandemic on Mental Health

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
For all types of behavioral health providers, the COVID-19 pandemic created sudden, massive changes to their clinical practice. A new set of stressors and interpersonal challenges have arisen causing an increased risk for stress and burnout. This workshop will provide best practices for increasing resilience in behavioral health providers. It will explore mindfulness-based approaches shown to significantly reduce stress and anxiety. It will teach mind-body strategies to develop a kind and compassionate relationship with yourself and others to strengthen well-being and flourish in your practice.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 8, 2021
    $90
    Live online

Spanish Advanced Topics

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
This advanced conversation class focuses on Cuban culture, past and present. Each class covers a different theme, including Christopher Columbus's ongoing legacy, Havana's recent 500th anniversary and the effects of increased tourism. Includes readings, videos, music and other resources.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 8, 2021–Nov. 17, 2021
    $215
    Live online

Spanish 3

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
Customizable
Get a solid introduction to the Spanish past tenses in this highly practical, low-intermediate course. Learn to converse about travel, work and customs in the Hispanic world. Improve your vocabulary, learn to communicate in conversational Spanish while developing your reading and writing skills.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 13, 2021–Nov. 29, 2021
    $215
    Live online
  • Sep. 13, 2021–Nov. 29, 2021
    $215
    Live online
  • Sep. 14, 2021–Dec. 7, 2021
    $215
    Live online
  • Sep. 16, 2021–Dec. 9, 2021
    $215
    Live online
  • Sep. 16, 2021–Dec. 9, 2021
    $215
    Live online