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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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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 curriculum designed by DCS for adult language learners. We'll quickly have you talking about life, family, work and travel.
Upcoming Dates
  • Oct. 4, 2022–Dec. 13, 2022
    $259
    Live online
  • Oct. 4, 2022–Dec. 13, 2022
    $259
    Live online
  • Jan. 10, 2023–March 28, 2023
    $259
    Live online
  • Feb. 22, 2023–May 10, 2023
    $259
    Live online
  • April 11, 2023–June 20, 2023
    $259
    Live online

Spanish 2

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
Customizable
Explore the cultural richness of the Spanish-speaking world while taking your skills to the next level with this practical high beginner’s course (A1.2), which uses a curriculum designed by DCS aimed at adult language learners. Improve your ability to converse about a wider range of common topics in the present tense and take your first steps in conversing with past tenses.
Upcoming Dates
  • Oct. 6, 2022–Dec. 22, 2022
    $259
    Live online
  • Oct. 6, 2022–Dec. 22, 2022
    $259
    Live online

Spanish 2: Intensive

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
Explore the cultural richness of the Spanish-speaking world This intensive course is perfect for those who want to thoroughly review the basics of Spanish before continuing their studies. The intensive format covers two units a week.
Upcoming Dates
  • Oct. 20, 2022–Dec. 1, 2022
    $259
    Live online

Spanish Advanced Conversation

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
In this advanced Spanish conversation class, participants will read and discuss five short stories that represent diverse cultural themes representative of Latin America and Spain, such as superstition, class, first people groups, politics and human relationships.
Upcoming Dates
  • Oct. 26, 2022–Dec. 7, 2022
    $149
    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
  • Nov. 15, 2022–Dec. 20, 2022
    $119
    Live online
  • Jan. 12, 2023–Feb. 2, 2023
    $119
    Live online
  • Jan. 12, 2023–Feb. 2, 2023
    $119
    Live online
  • Jan. 18, 2023–Feb. 22, 2023
    $119
    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
  • Jan. 12, 2023
    $65
    Self-paced
  • May 18, 2023
    $65
    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
  • Jan. 18, 2023–May 3, 2023
    $435; graduate students $335
    Group-paced

Spanish Writing: Brush Up the Past Tenses

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
One of the best ways to improve your spoken Spanish is by improving your writing. Learn to tell your story in a well-written narrative. A Spanish writing expert guides you through those tricky past tenses, gives you personalized feedback and helps you compose better sentences and paragraphs.
Upcoming Dates
  • Start Anytime
    $209
    Self-paced

Spanish Writing: Brush Up the Basics

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
This refresher course has something for everyone. Brush up your Spanish writing by eliminating common errors while gaining better skills. Perfect the use of written accent marks, articles, gender, word order and tricky verb conjugations. Gain confidence by learning to proofread your own writing.
Upcoming Dates
  • Start Anytime
    $209
    Self-paced

Business Spanish Certificate Program

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
In as little as six months, greatly improve your professional proficiency in Spanish and gain the cultural knowledge you need to conduct business in Spain and Latin America. Learn to communicate professionally via email, telephone, video conferencing and in-person.
Upcoming Dates
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

Spanish 1: Intensive

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
This intensive course is perfect for those who want to thoroughly review the basics of Spanish before continuing their learning. The intensive format covers two units a week. 
Upcoming Dates
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

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 and learn to communicate in conversational Spanish while developing your reading and writing skills.
Upcoming Dates
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

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
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

Spanish 5

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
Customizable
Take your Spanish to the next level in this highly practical high-intermediate class. Learn the differences between the present subjunctive and indicative. Improve your use of prepositions and complex sentence structures and delve deeper into the past tenses.
Upcoming Dates
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

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
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

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
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

Spanish Intermediate Conversation

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
This highly practical intermediate course will review the Spanish past tenses while teaching you to converse about celebrations, traditions and festivities in the Spanish-speaking world.
Upcoming Dates
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.