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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
  • Jan. 10, 2023–March 28, 2023
    $259
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  • Jan. 10, 2023–March 28, 2023
    $259
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  • 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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  • April 4, 2023–June 13, 2023
    $259
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Spanish for Reading and Translation: Comprehensive

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
You will develop the skills you need to take your Spanish-to-English reading and translation skills to the next level. 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.
Upcoming Dates
  • Jan. 11, 2023–May 3, 2023
    $585; graduate students $485
    Group-paced

Language Reading Knowledge Exam

These translation exams test reading knowledge of French, German, Italian or Spanish and meet the requirements of UW–Madison graduate programs. Register at least one week prior to your chosen exam date. No refunds after registration. Honorlock will proctor these exams.
Upcoming Dates
  • Jan. 12, 2023
    $65
    Self-paced
  • May 18, 2023
    $65
    Self-paced

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
  • Jan. 12, 2023–Feb. 2, 2023
    $119
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  • Jan. 12, 2023–Feb. 2, 2023
    $119
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  • Jan. 18, 2023–Feb. 22, 2023
    $119
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  • Feb. 21, 2023–April 4, 2023
    $119
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Business Spanish Certificate Program

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
Newly revised!  In 4 months, greatly improve your professional proficiency in Spanish and gain the cultural knowledge you need to conduct business with partners in Spain and Latin America. This practical course targets the specific skills you need to communicate professionally with clients and colleagues via email, telephone, and videoconferencing.
Upcoming Dates
  • Jan. 18, 2023–May 18, 2023
    $649
    Group-paced

French for Reading and Translation

Subject Area: LanguagesFrench
We cover essential grammar and vocabulary that are especially useful for students preparing for the French graduate-level reading knowledge exam.
Upcoming Dates
  • Jan. 18, 2023–May 3, 2023
    $475; Graduate students $375
    Group-paced
  • May 10, 2023–Aug. 23, 2023
    $475; Graduate students $375
    Group-paced
  • Aug. 30, 2023–Dec. 13, 2023
    $475; Graduate students $375
    Group-paced

German for Reading and Translation

Subject Area: LanguagesGerman
You will develop the skills you need to read and accurately translate German texts to English. Using relevant scholarly texts and excerpts from modern literature, you learn the fundamentals of the German language and German-to-English translation.
Upcoming Dates
  • Jan. 18, 2023–May 3, 2023
    $475; Graduate students $375
    Group-paced
  • May 10, 2023–Aug. 23, 2023
    $475; Graduate students $375
    Group-paced
  • Aug. 30, 2023–Dec. 13, 2023
    $475; Graduate students $375
    Group-paced

Italian for Reading and Translation

Subject Area: LanguagesItalian
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
  • Jan. 18, 2023–May 3, 2023
    $475; graduate students $375
    Group-paced
  • May 10, 2023–Aug. 23, 2023
    $475; Graduate students $375
    Group-paced

Spanish for Reading and Translation: Basic

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
You will 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, you learn the fundamentals of the Spanish language and Spanish-to-English translation. Start with the basics and work your way through progressively more challenging grammatical concepts that appear in the scholarly texts you translate.
Upcoming Dates
  • Jan. 18, 2023–May 3, 2023
    $475; graduate students $375
    Group-paced
  • May 10, 2023–Aug. 23, 2023
    $475; Graduate students $375
    Group-paced

Spanish Book Club

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
Join other advanced learners to read and discuss one of Rosa Montero’s most celebrated novels: La hija del Caníbal.  Improve your Spanish and learn about Spain’s relationship with Latin America during the surge of anarchism in the early 20th century.
Upcoming Dates
  • Jan. 23, 2023–April 10, 2023
    $295
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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.
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  • Jan. 24, 2023–April 11, 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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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
  • Jan. 31, 2023–April 25, 2023
    $239
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  • Jan. 31, 2023–April 25, 2023
    $239
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  • Feb. 20, 2023–May 15, 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
  • Jan. 31, 2023–April 25, 2023
    $239
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  • Feb. 15, 2023–May 10, 2023
    $239
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French 3

Subject Area: LanguagesFrench
You will have the opportunity to review and practice your French while learning about French and Francophone cultures.
Upcoming Dates
  • Jan. 31, 2023–April 25, 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
  • Jan. 31, 2023–April 18, 2023
    $259
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  • Jan. 31, 2023–April 18, 2023
    $259
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  • Feb. 16, 2023–May 4, 2023
    $259
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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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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 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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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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