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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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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.
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Clinical Psychology Summer Institute

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
Join us for the live online 2021 Clinical Psychology Summer Institute offered by the University of Wisconsin–Madison. We provide academically rigorous classes designed to meet continuing education requirements for clinical psychologists and other mental health providers. Learn the latest in evidence-based research and practice, taught by respected clinicians and researchers who are at the leading edge of their fields.
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  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

Creating Presence in Online Courses

Customizable
Creating a sense of instructor presence is crucial for fostering learner engagement and community in an online learning environment. You'll learn how to develop learning activities that encourage a sense of presence and promote deeper learning and student engagement.
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Creating unforgettable characters

Characters can make or break your story. How do you invent people on the page so complicated, willful, eccentric and flawed they seem more human than the real deal? Discussion and in-class exercises explore character qualities that unlock readers' hearts, from voice to dialogue to heroic traits and haunting scars.
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Distance Teaching & Learning Conference

The Distance Teaching & Learning Conference is recognized internationally for its long history of quality and integrity. The conference has helped distance educators and online trainers develop innovative and effective practices, navigate rapidly changing technology, and improve teaching methods.
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Embracing Conflict: A Systems Approach for Leaders and Teams

Instead of 'managing' conflict or 'dealing' with it, we can learn to embrace it. Gain confidence and skills to navigate conflict in your relationships, your teams, and with customers/clients. Learn how to recognize and bring to light conflict that is under the surface and within a system.
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  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

Emeritus Faculty Lectures: Eloquence and Eminence

Celebrating over 25 years of award-winning lectures by retired University of Wisconsin faculty known for their teaching excellence and scholarship. The lecture series is free and open to the public, with no registration required. Sunday afternoons 2-3 p.m., online for 2020.
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Excel Skills 1: Fundamentals and Essentials

Learn Microsoft Excel essentials for formatting and organizing data. Gain a level of confidence and save time by creating spreadsheets to efficiently collect, organize, and track data and lists. You also gain the skills to format spreadsheets and create basic workbooks, enter and format data and insert formulas to perform calculations.
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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.
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French 2

Subject Area: LanguagesFrench
Build your vocabulary as you improve your ability to converse in the present tense and become familiar with past tenses. Practice conversing while learning relevant cultural information. Materials provided in class.
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French 3

Subject Area: LanguagesFrench
Refine and deepen your ability to converse in the past and future tenses as you discuss families, work, travel and customs in France and the Francophone world. Materials provided in class. Prerequisite: French 2.
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French 4

Subject Area: LanguagesFrench
Polish your skills as you discuss the culture and history of France and the Francophone world. Refine your knowledge of tense, lexicon and register while improving your reading and listening abilities. 
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French for Reading and Translation

Subject Area: LanguagesFrench
Open to anyone who wants to study French for reading and translation. We cover essential grammar and vocabulary to provide knowledge that is especially useful for students preparing for the French graduate-level reading knowledge exam.
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  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

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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German for Reading and Translation

Subject Area: LanguagesGerman
Open to all students who want to study German for translation. Great for meeting graduate program language requirements or for genealogy work. Key skills you'll learn include taking advantage of similarities between English and German, expert dictionary use and recognizing easy grammar cues.
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Guitar: Django Reinhardt Jazz Manouche Primer

Learn to play the music of Django Reinhardt. Try your hand at techniques such as 'le pompe' rhythm. Explore melody, essential chords, arpeggios. Learn the unique characteristics of this genre of music. The last meeting will be a 'Djam' backed by a professional rhythm section.
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