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For registration assistance: 608-262-2451
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Summary

This newly-revised 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. Create a solid base of practical knowledge with common phrases and linguistic building blocks that will get you speaking right away. 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. Classes meet twice a week for 2.5 weeks or once a week for 5 weeks. Participants practice speaking live with the instructor in small groups of 3-6 students in 30-minute sessions. Groups will vary, so participants should be available the entire one-hour time slot. Online course materials are available one week before the 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.

A printable workbook (PDF) is included in the price. All other materials are available through the course platform.

Sections anticipated for spring 2023 (See Upcoming Dates for open sections and more detail):

Tuesdays, Feb. 21–April 4, 5:30–6:30 p.m. CT (No virtual conversation session on March 28)

Tuesdays, Feb. 21–April 4, 6:45–7:45 p.m. CT (No virtual conversation session on March 28)

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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

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Meet your instructors

Erin Paul-Schuetter

(PhD, UW-Madison) is the assistant director of the DCS language program. She has taught beginning through advanced Spanish language courses for adults for more 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.

Amanda Gierach

(PhD, UW-Madison) has taught beginning through advanced Spanish courses for many years in both in-person and virtual settings. She is enthusiastic about language learning and loves being able to creatively help students learn and gain confidence in their skills so that they can experience the many benefits of being able to communicate in Spanish. 

What Attendees Are Saying

I am very impressed with this beginning class! The cuaderno is well written, and the instructor is extremely nice and encouraging. - Shawn Kiene

This is the best Spanish class that I've taken. Great resources. The online recordings for the lessons have really helped with my pronunciation. - Bonnie B.

This course exceeded my expectations and truly made me comfortable with speaking and learning. - Teresa C Welsch