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World Language Courses

Explore Madison and sharpen your English language skills in this 2-weekend course. In this course, you will divide your time between learning English as a second language in the classroom and exploring Madison outside of the classroom. You’ll have a chance to learn about your classmates’ home countries and together you’ll compare your own experiences of American life. Through excursions and activities, you will be able to explore and further understand Madison’s historical and cultural identity. This class fulfills 36 course hours.
This course is now full, future offerings will be posted here.
This is the perfect class for those who have some Spanish language experience but are unsure if they belong in Spanish 1 or 2. Join this class to get a refresher on basic grammar (present tense, pronouns, verbs), greetings, alphabet, plural, colors, numbers, questions, time, foods, and family. This class will have you ready for Spanish 2. This class will be short but intense, so come prepared to remember and learn new things.
#10098, Online Live, 7/22-8/7, Monday and Wednesday, 6-7:40 PM Instructor: Roy Venegas
Learn to speak Spanish in this class designed for students with little or no previous knowledge of the language. This introductory course will cover basic commands, greetings, colors, numbers, parts of the body, family relationships, time and foods.
#10024, Online Live, 6/10-7/17, Monday and Wednesday, 6-7:40 PM Instructor: Roy Venegas
#35180, Online Live, 8/26-10/7, Monday and Wednesday, 6-7:40 PM Instructor: Roy Venegas
Spanish 2 is ideal if you have taken some Spanish before and want to improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Focus is on vocabulary and communication. You should have completed noncredit Spanish 1 or the equivalent.
#35182, Online Live, 10/14-11/20, Monday and Wednesday, 6-7:40 PM Instructor: Roy Venegas
Spanish 3 is a continuation of Spanish 2. Gain more advanced skills in reading, writing and speaking Spanish. Successful completion of noncredit Spanish 2 or the equivalent recommended.
#35184, Online Live, 8/27-10/7, Tuesday and Thursday, 6-7:40 PM Instructor: Roy Venegas
In this class conducted largely in Spanish, you will have the opportunity to learn complex sentence structures and become more comfortable communicating in the Spanish language.
#35324, Online Live, 8/27-10/7, Tuesday and Thursday, 6-7:40 PM Instructor: Roy Venegas
Immerse yourself in practical communication skills as we explore travel scenarios such as introductions, shopping, and dining out. Build confidence in speaking and enhance cultural understanding for your next trip to Japan or just to learn something new!
#11999, Online Live, 7/9-7/30, Tuesday and Thursday, 6-8 PM Instructor: Yoshiko Shakal

American Sign Language Courses

Students learn basic skills of the American Sign Language (ASL) used by and for the deaf. This is an introductory course for those wanting to learn a second language or those who want to communicate with people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Clinical and cultural aspects are covered as well as basic tips on how to best communicate with people who have hearing loss. Receptive and expressive sign vocabulary building activities are introduced through class activities stressing conversational skills. Students learn basic ASL questions, commands, and simple sentences. Information about the deaf community is also presented. Students practice with non-verbal/gesture activities, alphabet, and numbers.
#10028, Truax-Health Building, 6/3-7/22, Monday, 6-8:30 PM Instructor: Meta Cucinotta
#10140, Truax-Health Building, 6/4-7/23, Tuesday, 6-8:30 PM Instructor: Meta Cucinotta
For students who have completed one or two semesters of introductory American Sign Language and want continued practice with previously introduced sign vocabulary, nuances of ASL non-verbal communication, expression, and structure. The class features further vocabulary building, advancement of grammar pattern use and increased ASL conversation without voice. Guest deaf participants provide receptive finger spelling and conversational skill practice.
Future offerings will be posted here.
Continuing building on your conversational skills that you learned in Sign Language 3.
Future offerings will be posted here.
Elevate your signing skills in this conversation class! Designed for students who have completed ASL 1 and 2, we will dive into dynamic conversations, refine expressive nuances, and boost confidence in a supportive environment. We will review and refresh class material from ASL 1 and 2 through engaging activities and interactive sessions.
#11993, Truax-Health Building, 6/19-7/24, Wednesday, 6-8:30 Instructor: Meta Cucinotta

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