Languages and Cultures

At a glance

What: High-quality language and culture instruction in many world languages for conversation, travel, or business

Who: Taught by trained and experienced language instructors from UW-Madison

Certification: Programs meet multiple requirements and standards for continuing education

Julie Dahl,, 608‑262‑5929
Sage Goellner,, 608‑262‑4873

Upcoming classes
(Click class title for details and to register)
F, Oct 3 and Oct 10, 9am-noon  •  $95
Sa, Oct 18, Nov 1, 22, 9:30-11am  •  Free
Sa, Oct 4-18, 9am-2pm  •  $225
Sa, Nov 1-15, 9am-2pm  •  $225
Sa, Nov 1-15, 9am-2pm  •  $225
F, Nov 7-Dec 12, 4-5:30pm (no class Nov 28)  •  $130
Th, Nov 20, 1:30-3:45pm  •  $45
MW, Oct 20-Nov 26, 6:15-7:45pm  •  $380
Online classes
Starts Mar 2  •  Certificate program (both courses): 8.0 CEUs, $690 | Group rate (2 or more): $640 | Spanish 1 only: 4.0 CEUs, $425 | Spanish 2 only: 4.0 CEUs, $355
Start anytime, complete within 1 year  •  $145
Featured programs
Online anytime
Get the language skills and cultural knowledge you need to conduct business successfully in Spain and Latin America.
Helping adult learners increase their knowledge of English and improve their ability to use English.
A creative and fun way to improve French language skills and make new friends. Held every summer.
Learn how to read German-language texts at an advanced level. Credit, noncredit, and Independent Learning classes available.
Reading knowledge exams for graduate students

Click here to view a complete list of Continuing Studies Languages programs.