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Classes & certificates

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
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
  • Sep. 21, 2021–Dec. 7, 2021
    $215
    Live online
  • Sep. 21, 2021–Dec. 7, 2021
    $215
    Live online
  • Sep. 22, 2021–Dec. 8, 2021
    $215
    Live online
  • Sep. 23, 2021–Dec. 9, 2021
    $215
    Live online
  • Sep. 23, 2021–Dec. 9, 2021
    $215
    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
  • Sep. 28, 2021–Dec. 14, 2021
    $215
    Live online
  • Sep. 28, 2021–Dec. 14, 2021
    $215
    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.
Upcoming Dates
  • Dec. 13, 2021
    $65
    Self-paced

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
  • Jan. 13–31, 2022
    $90
    Live online

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
    $295
    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
    $295
    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 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
  • 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, 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 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 7

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
Learn to have sustained, fluid conversations about a wide range of topics with this advanced course that blends in-person instruction with active online learning. Grammar review and short writings will reinforce speaking and comprehension skills in this highly practical course.
Upcoming Dates
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

Spanish Advanced Topics

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
Our advanced Spanish course features a new topic every semester. This fall come explore the secrets hidden in the walls, basement and works of art of one of the most important art museums in the world: Spain's Prado Museum. Visit the Prado virtually and immerse yourself in its mysteries, as well as in the legends and rumors that accompany its works. Together we will read a detective novel set inside the Prado, analyze other selected readings and discuss the history and major themes behind its most famous works. See Outline for more details. Prerequisite: Spanish 5 or above.
Upcoming Dates
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

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
  • 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.