Spanish Language Certificate

Whether you want to get ahead at work, start a new career or travel with confidence, learning Spanish can help get you there. Hundreds of millions of people worldwide speak this romance language, and when you learn the skills to communicate effectively, the opportunities are endless. At the UWM School of Continuing Education, you can find all the tools you need to write, read and speak in Spanish—along with skills for lifelong learning.

Plus, you can obtain your certified oral proficiency rating from the renowned American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), recognized by government agencies and employers nationwide.

Earning a Spanish Language Certificate is both challenging and rewarding. Anyone looking to sharpen his or her mind or business skills should enroll in this enriching program.

To enroll in the certificate program, simply register for your first Spanish course!

Note: The UWM SCE Spanish Certificate program is noncredit and cannot be used for teaching certification. This is a noncredit enrichment program. Progress and courses completed with UWM-SCE Languages are marked by Continuing Education Units. CEUs are not transferable to college or university transcripts. The Spanish Certificate Program is not applicable towards any teaching certifications or licensures.

Earn the certificate by completing Spanish I-VI core courses, one elective course and satisfactorily fulfilling the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview Test within a three-year period. You may complete your core coursework in either face-to-face or online sessions. Face-to-face and online courses can be interchanged. If you choose to take most of your core courses in face-to-face sessions, you must also complete an elective course (online students are exempt from this requirement).

You must complete the ACTFL OPI after your core coursework is finished. The ACTFL OPI is a proctored, telephonic interview that can either take place at SCE’s offices in downtown Milwaukee or remotely (restrictions apply).

Single courses may be taken without the pursuit of the certificate.

Curriculum Requirements

Earn the certificate by completing 6 core courses and 1 elective courses within 3 years.

Richard Schreiner - UWM-SCE Spanish Certificate

Earn the certificate by completing 6 core courses and 1 elective courses within 3 years.

ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview

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Business Spanish I

Tue.-Thu., Feb 20-22, 2018

Business Spanish II

Tue.-Thu., Mar 27-29, 2018

Spanish I

6 Tue., Jan 23-Feb 27, 2018

3 Mon & Wed, Mar. 19-Apr. 4, 2018

6 Tue., May 15-June 19, 2018

6 Sat., July 14-Aug 18, 2018

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Spanish II

6 Tue., Jan 23-Feb 27, 2018

6 Tue., Mar 20-Apr 24, 2018

3 Mon & Wed, Apr. 9-Apr. 25, 2018

6 Tue., July 10-Aug 14, 2018

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Spanish III

6 Tue., Jan 30-Mar 6, 2018

6 Tue., Mar 20-Apr 24, 2018

3 Mon & Wed, May 14-June 4, 2018 (No class on May 28th)

6 Tue., May 15-June 19, 2018

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Spanish IV

6 Tue., Mar 20-Apr 24, 2018

6 Tue., May 15-June 19, 2018

3 Mon & Wed, June 6-25, 2018

6 Tue., July 10-Aug 14, 2018

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Spanish V

6 Tue., Jan 23-Feb 27, 2018

6 Sat., Mar 17-Apr 28, 2018

6 Tue., May 22-June 26, 2018

3 Mon & Wed, July 11-30, 2018

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Spanish VI

6 Tue., Mar 20-Apr 24, 2018

6 Sat., May 19-June 23, 2018

6 Tue., July 10-Aug 14, 2018

3 Mon & Wed, Aug 1-20, 2018

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Earn the certificate by completing 6 core courses and 1 electives within 3 years.

Imagina I

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Imagina II

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Imagina III

6 Wed., Jan 31-Mar 7, 2018

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Imagina IV

6 Wed., Mar 21-Apr 25, 2018

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Spanish Conversation I

6 Wed., Mar 21-Apr 25, 2018

Spanish Conversation II

6 Wed., Jan 24-Feb 28, 2018

6 Wed., May 16-June 20, 2018

ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview

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Imagina I

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Imagina II

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Imagina III

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Imagina IV

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Spanish I

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Spanish II

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Spanish III

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Spanish IV

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Spanish V

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Spanish VI

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