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Continuing Studies


Explore the dynamic facets of five Spanish-speaking countries through the lens of pop culture. Learn about and discuss salsa, mystical rituals, carnivals, telenovelas, masks, and crafts in Nicaragua, Ecuador, Cuba, Peru and Colombia. Elevate your Spanish proficiency by practicing complex structures such as past tenses and the subjunctive. Join us for an in-depth exploration of the vibrant cultural tapestry that defines the Spanish-speaking world!

All materials will be available in Canvas before each class.

Prerequisite: Spanish 5 or similar level. You should score well on this placement test or have taken previous advanced courses to enroll.

Note: You will not be able to view the course on your Canvas Dashboard or access the materials until the course start date.

Course format

Each week participants work through instructional materials in the Canvas course platform in preparation for the live conversation sessions. Participants should budget 3-4 hours a week to work through the online asynchronous materials. Participants practice speaking live with the instructor and other participants in weekly sessions of one and a half hours. Discussion will be a mix of small groups using Zoom breakout rooms in addition to conversations with the entire class. Online course materials are available one week before the first live conversation class and remain accessible for one month after the course ends.

Sections anticipated (See Upcoming Dates for open sections and more detail):



Earn Continuing Education Hours

By participating in this class you will earn:

Instructional Hours 20
University of Wisconsin Continuing Education Units 2

Explanation of Continuing Education Hours

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Program Questions?

Contact Chris Moore at christopher.moore@wisc.edu or 608-262-7389

Registration Questions?

Email registrations@pyle.wisc.edu or call 608-262-2451.

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