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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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    Portuguese 1

    Subject Area: LanguagesPortuguese
    Explore the cultural richness of the Portuguese-speaking world with this beginning-level language class (A1.1). Master the basics of Portuguese with a proven communicative approach that combines conversation practice with your instructor with robust online resources to keep you learning between classes.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Feb. 6, 2023–May 1, 2023
      $239
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    • Feb. 6, 2023–May 1, 2023
      $239
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    Spanish 1

    Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
    Customizable
    This beginning-level language class (A1.1) explores the cultural richness of the Spanish-speaking world while helping you master the basics of Spanish with a proven communicative approach that emphasizes speaking competency while also building skills in listening, reading and writing. This practical course will quickly have you talking about life, family, work and travel.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Feb. 6, 2023–April 24, 2023
      $259
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    • Feb. 6, 2023–April 24, 2023
      $259
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    • Feb. 16, 2023–May 4, 2023
      $259
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    • Feb. 22, 2023–May 10, 2023
      $259
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    • Feb. 22, 2023–May 10, 2023
      $259
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    • April 4, 2023–June 13, 2023
      $259
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    Fundamentals of Online Teaching

    Customizable
    Gain a basic overview of the knowledge and skills you need to teach in the online environment. Key topics include online course models, characteristics of online learners, understanding your role as an online instructor, how to plan content and learning activities and strategies to manage courses.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Feb. 7, 2023–March 21, 2023
      $715
      Group-paced

    Italian 1

    Subject Area: LanguagesItalian
    Italian 1 is designed for beginning learners who wish to gain 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
    • Feb. 7, 2023–May 2, 2023
      $239
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    • Feb. 7, 2023–May 2, 2023
      $239
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    • Feb. 20, 2023–May 15, 2023
      $239
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    Spanish 2

    Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
    Customizable
    We have made this practical high-beginner's course (A1.2) better with a new curriculum. Explore the cultural richness of the Spanish-speaking world while taking your skills to the next level. Improve your ability to converse about a wider range of common topics in the present tense, take your first steps in conversing with past tenses, and grow your comprehension, reading and writing skills, all in the context of real-life situations.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Feb. 7, 2023–April 25, 2023
      $259
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    • Feb. 7, 2023–April 25, 2023
      $259
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    • Feb. 20, 2023–May 8, 2023
      $259
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    • March 28, 2023–June 6, 2023
      $259
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    Spanish 4

    Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
    Customizable
    In this highly practical intermediate course (A2.2), you will deepen your ability to discuss past events, learn the future and conditional tenses and become familiar with Spanish command forms. Polish your skills as we discuss education, the workplace and the diverse cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Feb. 7, 2023–May 2, 2023
      $239
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    • Feb. 7, 2023–May 2, 2023
      $239
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    Coaching Skills Sharpener Series/Group Mentoring

    Subject Area: Behavioral Health
    This Skills Sharpener Series is a five-day workshop-like experience over the span of 10 weeks designed to give learners practice and feedback about their coaching skills from a highly experienced and certified PCC-level Mentor Coach. With the Mentor Coach, participants will work in groups of no more than ten to practice the skills and competencies required of a PCC-level, ICF-certified, professionally credentialed coach. Participants will take turns coaching one another and providing feedback per the ICF's Core Competencies and PCC Markers, in a group setting. This series will count toward the completion of the ICF's Group Mentoring requirements for both ACC and PCC levels. Participants who attend will be awarded 8 Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units from the ICF.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Feb. 8, 2023–April 5, 2023
      $595
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    • July 26, 2023–Sep. 20, 2023
      $595
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    • Sep. 18, 2023–Nov. 13, 2023
      $595
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    Managing Time, Multiple Priorities and Interruptions

    Identify behaviors, create strategies that help you manage multiple priorities and handle interruptions so you are more effective at work. Cover the myth of multitasking, how daily goals and objectives lead to success, strategies and best practices in putting out fires and doing more than one job.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Feb. 8, 2023
      $329; gov't/nonprofit $229
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    • April 19, 2023
      $329; $229* gov't/nonprofit *This rate is available to nonprofit and public sector organizations, government agencies and nonprofit educational institutions. For questions about eligibility, please contact the program director. 
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    Spanish 5

    Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
    Customizable
    Learn the differences between the present subjunctive and indicative in this highly practical intermediate course (B1.1). Improve your use of complex sentence structures and delve deeper into past tenses.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Feb. 8, 2023–May 3, 2023
      $239
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    Spanish 6

    Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
    Refine your command of advanced grammar topics, such as past uses of the subjunctive tenses and conditional phrases in this highly practical low-advanced class. Learn to use effectively complex structures in speaking and writing as you discuss the Spanish-speaking world.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Feb. 8, 2023–May 3, 2023
      $239
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    German 1

    Subject Area: LanguagesGerman
    Master the basics of German: numbers, the alphabet, introducing yourself and having simple conversations while learning about German culture.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Feb. 14, 2023–May 9, 2023
      $239
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    • Feb. 14, 2023–May 9, 2023
      $239
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    French 2

    Subject Area: LanguagesFrench
    Build your confidence as you improve your ability to converse in the present tense and become familiar with past tenses.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Feb. 15, 2023–May 10, 2023
      $239
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    • Feb. 15, 2023–May 10, 2023
      $239
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    Portuguese 2

    Subject Area: LanguagesPortuguese
    Continue exploring the cultural richness of the Portuguese-speaking world in this highly practical beginner course that will get you talking about food, the weather, shopping, and more.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Feb. 15, 2023–May 10, 2023
      $239
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    Spanish 3

    Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
    Customizable
    We have made this practical low-intermediate course (A2.1) even better with a new curriculum designed for adult language learners. Explore the cultural richness of the Spanish-speaking world through the voices and experiences of speakers from over 10 different countries.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Feb. 16, 2023–May 4, 2023
      $259
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    • Feb. 16, 2023–May 4, 2023
      $259
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    Strategic Thinking, Planning and Organizational Transformation

    Strategic planning provides both a process and a set of outcomes that help you find answers to core questions about organizational identity and direction. Discover how to construct your organization's strategic plan, involve other stakeholders in its development and ensure successful implementation.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Feb. 16, 2023
      $399; gov't/nonprofit $299
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    Healing for Healers

    Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
    This workshop is designed to be a sanctuary for anyone who is on the front lines providing mental health care. Join us for two mornings of exploring concepts and practices that nourish wellbeing and promote emotional resilience. We will identify and experiment with evidence-based practices to nurture the healer within. Please be prepared to engage in a variety of relaxation practices throughout this workshop including gentle yoga and guided meditation. You will have opportunities to connect with colleagues and for personal reflection. Cameras are optional. No prior experience is required.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Feb. 17–24, 2023
      $150
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    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
    • Feb. 20, 2023–May 15, 2023
      $239
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    Spanish 0

    Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
    Customizable
    This newly-revised mini-course sets you up for success in Spanish 1 with a slow introduction to the fundamentals of Spanish with proven strategies for learning a new language.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Feb. 21, 2023–April 4, 2023
      $119
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    • Feb. 21, 2023–April 4, 2023
      $119
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    German 2

    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.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Feb. 23, 2023–May 18, 2023
      $239
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    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
    • Feb. 27, 2023–May 22, 2023
      $239
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    • Feb. 27, 2023–May 22, 2023
      $239
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