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 – Spanish Certificate | UWM School of Continuing Education

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

ACTFL OPIc – Spanish

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Spanish I

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6 Tue., Sept 3-Oct 15 (no class 9/17)

6 Thursdays, Oct. 31-Dec. 12 (no class 11/28)

6 Tue, Jan 14-Feb 18, 2020

6 Tue, May 12-June 16, 2020

Spanish II

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6 Sat, Sept 7-Oct 12

6 Tue, Nov 5-Dec 10

6 Thu, Jan 16-Feb 20, 2020

6 Tue, Mar 17-Apr 21, 2020

Spanish III

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6 Tue, Sept 3-Oct 8

6 Sat., Nov 2-Dec 14 (no class 11/30)

6 Tue, Jan 14-Feb 18, 2020

6 Tue, May 12-June 16, 2020

Spanish IV

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6 Tue., Oct. 29-Dec. 10 (no class 11/26)

6 Tue, Feb 25-April 7, 2019. (No class 3/10)

Spanish V

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6 Tue, Sept 3-Oct 8

6 Tue, Jan 14-Feb 18, 2020

6 Tue, May 12-June 16, 2020

Spanish VI

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6 Tue, Sept 3-Oct 8

6 Tuesdays, 10/29-12/10, 2019 (no class 11/26/19)

6 Tue, Mar 17-Apr 21, 2020

6 Tue, July 21-Aug 25, 2020

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

Advanced Spanish Conversation

6 Wed, Jan 15-Feb 19, 2020

Imagina I

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6 Wed., Sept 4-Oct 16 (no class Sept 18)

Imagina II

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6 Wed., Nov 6-Dec. 18 (no class 11/27)

Imagina III

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Wed, Jan 15-Feb 19, 2020

Imagina IV

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6 Wed, Feb 26 - April 8, 2019. (No class 3/11)

Spanish Conversation I

6 Tues., Oct 29-Dec 10, 2019 (no class 11/26)

Spanish Conversation II

6 Wed, Sept 4-Oct 9

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