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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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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.
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German 2

Subject Area: LanguagesGerman
Continue to learn words, phrases, and the history and traditions of German-speaking people as you immerse yourself in a fun and relaxed environment. Prerequisites: German 1 or instructor's consent. Textbook required. Complete information about textbook provided the first day of class.
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German 3

Subject Area: LanguagesGerman
Continue to learn German conversation and grammar, the history and traditions of German-speaking people, and tips for travelers as you immerse yourself in a fun and relaxed environment. Prerequisites: German 2 or instructor's consent.
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Italian 2

Subject Area: LanguagesItalian
Continue exploring the richness of Italian culture while enhancing your ability to have everyday conversations about travel, holidays, and daily routines in the present tense. We also introduce the past tense. Increase your vocabulary and communication skills with an integrated teaching approach.
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Italian 3

Subject Area: LanguagesItalian
Practice and refine your conversational Italian on a variety of everyday and cultural topics while also improving your language skills through listening practice, reading short passages, and writing activities. This class will focus on using past tense and complex grammatical structures.
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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.
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Japanese 1

Subject Area: Languages
Traveling to Japan? Want to deepen communication with Japanese speakers? In this course, you will learn to greet people, order in a restaurant, use public transportation, and ask for directions, while increasing your knowledge of Japanese life and culture. You will learn 2 of the 3 writing systems (Hiragana and Katakana) as well as fundamental grammar tailored for busy language learners of Japanese. Textbook required.
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Japanese 2

Subject Area: Languages
Deepen your ability to communicate in Japanese with this language class. Learn to talk about travel plans and to express your ideas and experiences. While a strong emphasis will be placed on oral communication, you will also learn the logic behind what you are practicing. Textbook required. Prerequisite: Japanese 1 or equivalent. Must be able to read Hiragana and Katakana.
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Portuguese 2

Subject Area: LanguagesPortuguese
Become familiar with past tenses, build your vocabulary, and improve your listening and speaking skills. Practice conversing while learning cultural and historical information. In-class activities help with grammar in the context of daily situations.
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  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

Portuguese 3

Subject Area: LanguagesPortuguese
Review the past tenses and get an introduction to new tenses. Grow your vocabulary and improve your conversational skills as you discuss daily life and customs in the Portuguese-speaking world. The course will include readings, podcasts, and lots of opportunity to practice speaking.
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Portuguese 4

Subject Area: LanguagesPortuguese
Perfect your ability to speak about the past. Learn about prepositions and direct and indirect object pronouns, and increase your vocabulary. In addition to the free online textbook, we'll use conversations, songs, short videos, and podcasts as resources.
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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.
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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.
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  • 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.
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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.
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  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.