Spanish 0

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For registration assistance: 608-262-2451
Register by mail: printable registration form


This mini-course sets you up for success in Spanish 1 with a slow introduction to the fundamentals of Spanish with proven strategies for learning a new language. Intended for true beginners or anyone who wants more reinforcement before joining Spanish 1.

Prerequisite: None.

Course format: Instructional videos and interactive online materials in the Canvas course platform introduce new grammar and vocabulary and teach pronunciation, listening and reading skills. Participants should budget 3–4 hours a week to work through the workbook and the online asynchronous materials in preparation for the live online conversation groups. Participants practice speaking live with the instructor in small groups of 3–6 students in 30–minute weekly sessions. Groups will vary weekly, so participants should be available the entire one–hour time slot. Online course materials available one week before first live conversation class and remain accessible for one month after the course ends.

Want to know more about learning a language online? Read Dr. Julie Dahl's blog post about our online course format.

Printable workbook (PDF) included in the price.

Sections available for spring 2022 (See Upcoming Dates for more detail):

Wednesdays, Jan. 5–Feb. 9, 8:30–9:30 a.m. CT

Mondays and Thursdays, Jan. 6–Jan. 31, 5:30–6:30 p.m. CT (No virtual conversation on Jan. 17)

Mondays and Thursdays, Jan 6–Jan. 31, 6:45–7:45 p.m. CT (No virtual conversation on Jan 17)

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Earn Continuing Education Hours

By participating in this class you will earn:

Instructional Hours 15
University of Wisconsin Continuing Education Units 1.5

Explanation of Continuing Education Hours

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Program Questions?

Contact Christopher 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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Meet your instructor(s)

Erin Paul-Schuetter

(PhD, UW-Madison) has taught beginning through advanced Spanish language courses for Continuing Studies for almost a decade. She is dedicated to creating a welcoming learning environment in her courses and enjoys the diversity of thought and experiences that lifelong learners bring to a class.

What Attendees Are Saying

The professor's high energy and enthusiasm, and the remarkable way the material was presented in so many engaging ways: audios, visuals, games, dialogues — answering all our preguntas with cultural insights and laughter!
Fred Langlois
Spanish 0 is a valuable class. I decided to try it, and in the end decided to continue studying Spanish. Makes Spanish 1 less intimidating.
Cheryl Robinson
I have zero complaints. Keep it exactly the way it is!
Tom Waeltz