Reading and Translation Courses

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What: Open to all students. Learn French, German, Italian, or Spanish through online study that provides a solid foundation in the language while helping you prepare for a translation exam.

When: Offered three times a year: fall, spring, and summer.

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

 

 

Reading and Translation Courses

Offered fall, spring, and summer sessions. Build your language study and prepare for a translation exam.

These fully online courses are open to all students who want to study a language for translation. Gain the ability to read any advanced text with only the aid of a good dictionary. Work though translation assignments, proceeding from very basic grammar to more complex sentence structures. Key skills you will learn include taking advantage of similarities between English and your selected language, expert dictionary use, and recognizing easy grammar cues.


French for Reading and Translation

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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German for Reading and Translation

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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Italian for Reading and Translation

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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Spanish for Reading and Translation: Basic

Open to all students and offered three times a year, this Spanish reading and translation course covers essential grammar and vocabulary to prepare you for academic reading or a graduate-level reading knowledge or translation exam. Upon completion, you will have a solid foundation in the Spanish language.

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