Neurologists claim that learning another language is good for your brain! It’s also a great way to enrich your life and your career.

Be able to communicate with people from other cultures. Impress employers with your initiative and cultural knowledge.

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World Language Noncredit Courses

Go places—in the world and in your career—when you learn a new language!

Spanish 1 | $195

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.
#63399, Online Live, 1/31-3/2, Mon/Wed, 9-11 AM
#63400, Online Live, 2/1-3/3, Tues/Thurs, 6-8 PM
#63512, Online Live, 4/11-5/11, Mon/Wed, 6-8 PM

Spanish 2 | $195

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.

#63401, Online Live, 3/21-4/20, Mon/Wed, 9-11 AM

#63402, Online Live, 3/22-4/21, Tues/Thurs, 6-8 PM

Spanish 3 | $195

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.
#63403, Online Live, 2/1-2/24, Tues/Thurs, 6-8:30 PM

Italian 1 | $195

This beginning Italian course will teach you basic expressions, greetings, numbers and simple sentences, as well as basic grammar. We will watch and discuss short video clips and learn about Italian culture and traditions. No previous study of Italian required.
#63410, Online Live, 3/2-5/11, Wednesday, 6-8 PM

Italian 2 | $195

Expand on the basic concepts you learned in Italian 1. Original material, documents and audio visual material will be included, and it will be fun!
#63411, Online Live, 2/8-4/19, Tuesday, 6-8 PM

Japanese 1 | $195

This course is for students with no previous knowledge of the Japanese language. We will be emphasizing introductory-level Japanese for recreation. Topics included basic pronunciation, alphabets, numbers, travel and ordering food.
#63412, Online Live, 1/24-3/21, Monday, 6-8:30 PM

Japanese 2 | $195

Spend more time improving your grammar and expanding your vocabulary. You also will spend time in conversation with fellow students and the instructor to become more comfortable with everyday situations and common expressions.
#63414, Online Live, 3/28-5/16, Monday, 6-8:30 PM

Japanese 3 | $195

Continue to expand on the vocabulary, grammar, usage and conversation skills begun in levels 1 and 2. If students are interested, the instructor may cover writing skills.
#63415, Online Live, 1/26-3/23, Wednesday, 6-8:30 PM

Japanese 4 | $195

Further your vocabulary, grammar, and conversation skills from levels 1, 2 and 3. Writing skills may be covered if relevant to the individuals taking the class. You’ll also learn cultural information about modern and historical Japan.
#63416, Online Live, 3/30-5/18, Wednesday, 6-8:30 PM

Sign Language 1 | $195

Learn the basic skills of the American Sign Language (ASL). This is an introductory course for those wanting to learn a second language or who want to communicate with people who are deaf or hard of hearing. This course covers clinical and cultural aspects, as well as basic tips on how to best communicate with people who have hearing loss.
#63440, Truax-Foundation Centre, 3/23-5/11, Wednesday, 6-8:30 PM
#63442, Truax-Protective Service Building, 3/21-5/9, Monday, 9-11:30 AM

Sign Language 2 | $195

Build on what you learned in introductory American Sign Language. Continue to learn vocabulary and nuances of ASL non-verbal communication. Practice ASL conversation without voice. Guest deaf participants provide receptive fingerspelling and conversational skill practice. You’re expected to have a firm grasp of the material from Sign Language 1.
#63442, Truax-Protective Service Building, 3/21-5/9, Monday, 9-11:30 AM

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“Learning Sign Language is fun and will enable you to communicate with everyone regardless if they are deaf, hard of hearing or deaf-blind. There are so many benefits of learning American Sign Language!”
Meta Cucinotta
World Languages Faculty, Madison College


French 1 | $195

This course is for students with no previous French experience and emphasizes French for recreation. Topics include basic phonetics, numbers, foods and travel, using elementary, uncomplicated verbal communication.
#63398, Online Live, 1/21-3/11, Friday, 5:30-8 PM

German 1 | $195

Learn to speak German for conversation or travel. After this class, you’ll be able to ask and understand basic questions and answers and express yourself on topics such as your own background and favorite activities. Class time will offer many opportunities and exercises for practice with the German language.
#63406, Online Live, 1/18-3/8, Tuesday, 6-8:30 PM

German 2 | $195

This course is for students who have some previous knowledge of German or have successfully completed nondegree German 1. Topics include elementary to intermediate phonetics, numbers, travel vocabulary and verbal communication.
#63407, Online Live, 3/22-5/10, Tuesday, 6-8:30 PM

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World Language Certificate Programs

Broaden your career horizons with these FAST TRACK language credentials.

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>FAST> French Language Proficiency Certificate

Improve your French language communication and cultural understanding with our certificate in French Language Proficiency.
13 credits | Finish in 4-12 months

>>FAST>> Spanish Language Proficiency Certificate

Employers are always looking for bilingual candidates. Improve your Spanish language communications skills with a certificate in Spanish Language Proficiency.
13 credits | Finish in 4-12 months