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    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
    • May 18, 2022–Aug. 31, 2022
      $435; Graduate students $335
      Self-paced
    • Sep. 1, 2022–Dec. 16, 2022
      $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
    • May 18, 2022–Aug. 31, 2022
      $435; Graduate students, $335
      Self-paced
    • Sep. 1, 2022–Dec. 16, 2022
      $435; graduate students $335
      Self-paced

    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
    • May 18, 2022–Aug. 31, 2022
      $435; Graduate students $335
      Self-paced
    • Sep. 1, 2022–Dec. 16, 2022
      $435; graduate students $335
      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
    • May 18, 2022–Aug. 31, 2022
      $435; Graduate students $335
      Self-paced
    • Sep. 1, 2022–Dec. 16, 2022
      $435; graduate students $335
      Self-paced

    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
    • May 24, 2022–Aug. 9, 2022
      $239
      Live online
    • May 24, 2022–Aug. 9, 2022
      $239
      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
    • May 25, 2022–June 29, 2022
      $119
      Live online
    • May 25, 2022–June 29, 2022
      $119
      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
    • May 25, 2022–Aug. 17, 2022
      $239
      Live online
    • May 25, 2022–Aug. 17, 2022
      $239
      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.
    Upcoming Dates
    • May 26, 2022–Aug. 11, 2022
      $239
      Live online
    • May 26, 2022–Aug. 11, 2022
      $239
      Live online

    Communication Skills for Challenging Conversations

    Handle difficult conversations at work and to listen and be assertive without weakening relationships. Better understand the complex nature of interpersonal communication and explore why misunderstanding is so normal. Apply the skills learned to conflict resolution and giving performance feedback.
    Upcoming Dates
    • May 26, 2022–June 2, 2022
      $575; gov't/nonprofit $465
      Live online
    • Aug. 4–11, 2022
      $595; gov't/nonprofit $485
      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
    • June 1, 2022–Aug. 17, 2022
      $239
      Live online
    • June 1, 2022–Aug. 17, 2022
      $239
      Live online

    Spanish 4

    Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
    Customizable
    Refine and deepen your ability to discuss past events. Learn the future and conditional tenses, and become familiar with the subjunctive mood. Polish your verbal communication skills as you discuss education, the workplace and cultures of the Hispanic world.
    Upcoming Dates
    • June 2, 2022–July 18, 2022
      $239
      Live online

    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
    • June 6, 2022–Aug. 29, 2022
      $239
      Live online
    • June 6, 2022–Aug. 29, 2022
      $239
      Live online

    German 4

    Subject Area: LanguagesGerman
    Continue to learn German conversation and grammar in a fun and relaxed environment. Polish your German listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and learn while you learn about the history and traditions of German-speaking people. Prerequisites: German 3 or instructor's consent.
    Upcoming Dates
    • June 7, 2022–Aug. 16, 2022
      $239
      Live online
    • June 7, 2022–Aug. 16, 2022
      $239
      Live online

    The Art of Conflict Transformation

    Conflict can open us to new possibilities and deepen our relationships. This workshop will help you embrace both-and thinking, transforming conflict into win-win solutions. Discover how to increase your comfort in dealing with conflict and to build more trust and communication in relationships.
    Upcoming Dates
    • June 7–8, 2022
      $585; gov't/nonprofit $475
      Live online
    • Dec. 6–7, 2022
      $529; gov't/nonprofit  $429
      Live online

    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
    • June 9, 2022–Aug. 18, 2022
      $239
      Live online
    • June 9, 2022–Aug. 18, 2022
      $239
      Live online
    • June 15, 2022–Aug. 24, 2022
      $239
      Live online
    • June 15, 2022–Aug. 24, 2022
      $239
      Live online

    Spanish 1

    Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
    Customizable
    Explore the cultural richness of the Spanish-speaking world with this beginning-level language class. Master the basics of Spanish with a proven communicative approach that combines our popular in-person class with robust online resources to keep you learning between classes.
    Upcoming Dates
    • June 14, 2022–Aug. 23, 2022
      $239
      Live online
    • June 14, 2022–Aug. 23, 2022
      $239
      Live online
    • June 21, 2022–Aug. 30, 2022
      $239
      Live online
    • June 21, 2022–Aug. 30, 2022
      $239
      Live online
    • June 29, 2022–Sep. 7, 2022
      $239
      Live online
    • June 29, 2022–Sep. 7, 2022
      $239
      Live online

    Beyond the Basics of Project Management: Managing Risks, Relationships, Resources and PPRs

    Advance your project management skills by diving deep into some of the critical components of managing a project. Going beyond the basics of project management creates a culture of learning, accountability, transparency, high performance and successful delivery.
    Upcoming Dates
    • June 22–23, 2022
      $595; gov't/nonprofit $485
      Live online

    Data Analytics Bootcamp

    Offered through UW Extended Campus, this intensive 24-week online program is fast-paced and focused on the technical skills needed to solve data problems inspired by the real world. Throughout the course, you will gain proficiency in numerous in-demand technologies, including Excel, Python, JavaScript, SQL Databases, Tableau, machine learning and more.
    Upcoming Dates
    • June 22, 2022–Dec. 8, 2022
      $11,995
      Interactive online

    Professional Writing: Effective Workplace Communication

    Master the skills necessary to communicate effectively with internal and external audiences in today's professional environment. Learn techniques of document structure, grammar and style proven to enhance credibility and influence. Learn credibility-damaging errors and tips for avoiding them.
    Upcoming Dates
    • June 22, 2022
      $395; govt/nonprofit $285
      Live online