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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
  • Jan. 23, 2024–April 23, 2024
    $259
    Live online

French 1

Subject Area: LanguagesFrench
This beginning-level class helps you master the basics of French 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 family, work, cities and food. Students will need to purchase access to an online resource.
Upcoming Dates
  • March 5, 2024–May 14, 2024
    $259
    Live online
  • March 5, 2024–May 14, 2024
    $259
    Live online
  • April 23, 2024–July 9, 2024
    $269
    Live online

French House Conversation

Subject Area: LanguagesFrench
Continue to refine your French conversational skills, practice your pronunciation, and brush up on grammar with a convivial group and an experienced instructor at the French House on UW–Madison's campus.
Upcoming Dates
  • March 13, 2024–April 17, 2024
    $249
    In-person

Spanish 1

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
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
  • March 20, 2024–May 29, 2024
    $269
    Live online
  • March 20, 2024–May 29, 2024
    $269
    Live online
  • April 15, 2024–July 1, 2024
    $279
    Live online
  • April 15, 2024–July 1, 2024
    $279
    Live online
  • May 30, 2024–Aug. 15, 2024
    $279
    Live online
  • May 30, 2024–Aug. 15, 2024
    $279
    Live online
  • June 4, 2024–Aug. 13, 2024
    $279
    Live online
  • July 18, 2024–Sep. 26, 2024
    $279
    Live online

Spanish 5

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
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
  • March 20, 2024–June 12, 2024
    $349
    Live online

German 2

Subject Area: LanguagesGerman
Continue to learn German conversation and grammar, the history and traditions of German-speaking people and tips for travelers in a fun and relaxed environment at the UW South Madison Partnership. In this in-person course, you will benefit from the online course materials and get twice as much time to practice speaking.
Upcoming Dates
  • March 21, 2024–June 6, 2024
    $319
    Hybrid

Spanish 2

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
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
  • April 2, 2024–June 18, 2024
    $279
    Live online
  • April 2, 2024–June 18, 2024
    $279
    Live online
  • April 24, 2024–July 10, 2024
    $279
    Live online
  • June 5, 2024–Aug. 21, 2024
    $279
    Live online

Spanish 3

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
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
  • April 2, 2024–June 18, 2024
    $269
    Live online
  • April 17, 2024–July 3, 2024
    $279
    Live online
  • April 17, 2024–July 3, 2024
    $279
    Live online
  • May 6, 2024–July 22, 2024
    $279
    Live online
  • May 6, 2024–July 22, 2024
    $279
    Live online

Fridays in French

Subject Area: LanguagesFrench
In this course, you will have the opportunity to practice conversational French while learning about French and Francophone cultures in an informal and relaxed group atmosphere.
Upcoming Dates
  • April 5, 2024–May 3, 2024
    $259
    In-person

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
  • May 3, 2024–July 19, 2024
    $269
    Live online
  • May 28, 2024–Aug. 6, 2024
    $269
    Live online

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
  • May 9, 2024
    $65
    Self-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
  • May 15, 2024–Aug. 28, 2024
    $475; Graduate students $375
    Group-paced
  • Aug. 28, 2024–Dec. 11, 2024
    $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
  • May 15, 2024–Aug. 28, 2024
    $475; Graduate students $375
    Group-paced
  • Aug. 28, 2024–Dec. 11, 2024
    $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
  • May 15, 2024–Aug. 28, 2024
    $475; Graduate students $375
    Group-paced
  • Aug. 28, 2024–Dec. 11, 2024
    $475; Graduate students $375
    Group-paced

Spanish 0

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
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
  • May 15, 2024–June 19, 2024
    $144
    Live online
  • June 6, 2024–July 18, 2024
    $144
    Live online
  • July 17, 2024–Aug. 21, 2024
    $144
    Live online

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
  • May 15, 2024–Aug. 28, 2024
    $475; Graduate students $375
    Group-paced
  • Aug. 28, 2024–Dec. 11, 2024
    $475; Graduate students $375
    Group-paced

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
  • May 15, 2024–Sep. 4, 2024
    $585; Graduate students $485
    Group-paced
  • Aug. 28, 2024–Dec. 18, 2024
    $585; Graduate students $485
    Group-paced

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
  • Aug. 14, 2024–Dec. 13, 2024
    $699
    Group-paced

Basics of French Pronunciation

Subject Area: LanguagesFrench
Struggling with French pronunciation? Want to become more comfortable speaking French? This seven-lesson online course contains clear explanations, practice exercises and sets of drills to help you understand and refine the fundamentals of French pronunciation with one-on-one feedback from your instructor. Enrollment is ongoing; you’ll have two months to complete the course. A great preparation or review! No prerequisite is needed. Audiobook: "Secrets of French Pronunciation" by Camille Chevalier-Karfis. Please contact your instructor for purchase information.
Upcoming Dates
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    $195
    Self-paced
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