Spanish I

This class for beginners focuses on communication in a stress-free learning environment. Learn to talk about yourself and others, your likes and dislikes, and future plans.

In-person or
Live Online
On-demand Online
Course FormatMeet at the same time each week with the instructor and up to 15 classmates.• Perfect for individuals leading busy lives seeking the flexibility of asynchronous learning with adjustable due dates.
• Self-guided learning with instructor support.
• Typically 6-16 weeks per course
Course Fee$199$350
Textbook Info“¡ADELANTE! Uno,” Third Edition
ISBN: 978-1-54332-100-5
Price: $98.40 (6-month SS access)
or
ISBN: 978-1-54331-923-1
Price: $155.94 (24-month SS access)
Includes Access to VHL Central's SuperSite (SS) for 6 or 24 months.
“¡ADELANTE! Uno,” Third Edition
ISBN: 978-1-54331-599-8
Price: $191.94
Includes Access to VHL Central's SuperSite Plus and WebSAM

Do not purchase materials from other stores. Passcodes for VHL’s online resources are required and are only available through Vista Higher Learning: vistahigherlearning.com/schools/wiscconted/

This course can be applied to the Spanish Language Certificate.

Instructors

Patrice Burns, M.A.

Patrice Burns, M.A.

Patrice Burns holds an MA in Spanish from Marquette University and a BA in Spanish and Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She teaches in the online Spanish Certificate Program and is an ACTFL Certified Oral Proficiency Interviewer. She lives ... read more

Karen Woelfle-Potter, MBA

Karen Woelfle-Potter, MBA

Karen’s professional passion is to help people expand and apply their knowledge and achieve their learning goals. Drawing upon her years of experience as an international business and learning consultant, Karen now teaches Spanish in the Languages Programs at UWM-SCE. ... read more

Manuel Carrero

Manuel Carrero

Manuel Carrero holds a master’s degree in fine arts, graphic design and education. He worked in the advertising field as a graphic designer for fifteen years, and also taught design and various genres of art. Mr. Carrero is a native ... read more

Engrith Rivera

Engrith Rivera was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus with a major in teaching English to Spanish speakers and a minor in English literature. Engrith completed her master’s at ... read more

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

You learn how to:

  • Greet people in Spanish
  • Identify yourself and others
  • Ask questions in Spanish
  • Describe the location of people and things
  • Express possession
  • Conjugate present tense verbs
  • Decipher between ser and estar

 

 

Course Outline/Topics

Vocabulary focuses on greetings, counting, telling time, school and university life, professions, and family and friends.

Prerequisites

This course is for beginning Spanish speakers. There is no prerequisite.

Notes

This is a noncredit enrichment program. Progress and courses completed are marked by Continuing Education Units. CEUs are not transferable to college or university transcripts.

Date: Open enrollment – Register anytime

Delivery Method: On-Demand Online

Platform: Other

Instructors:
Patrice Burns, M.A.
Karen Woelfle-Potter MBA

Fee: $350

Discounts Available

Discount CodeDescription
OSHER

ACTIVE Osher members receive 10% discount on Language courses. Contact the the Languages Department at languages@uwm.edu for any questions.

HPGM

As an ACTIVE member of the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee Organization (HPGM) receive a 10% discount on this language program.

Early registration discounts will subtract automatically from the fee if the registration is submitted prior to the deadline. All other discounts require the code in the left column to be entered on the registration form. Only one discount code can be entered on a registration form.

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Discounts Available

CEUs: 2.0

Program Number: 7781-15666

Note: Your instructor will contact you within three business days to arrange your individual schedule.
Optional Add-on: Enhance your language learning experience with a live online speaking component, which includes 60 minutes of live online conversation with a certified UWM Spanish instructor, allowing you to practice and refine your speaking abilities in conjunction with your asynchronous course work. Available as a $59 add-on to this $350 on-demand course. 

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Date: 6 Tue, Feb 27-Apr 2, 2024

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 5-7:30pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Manuel Carrero

Fee: $199

Discounts Available

Discount CodeDescription
OSHER

ACTIVE Osher members receive 10% discount on Language courses. Contact the the Languages Department at languages@uwm.edu for any questions.

HPGM

As an ACTIVE member of the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee Organization (HPGM) receive a 10% discount on this language program.

Early registration discounts will subtract automatically from the fee if the registration is submitted prior to the deadline. All other discounts require the code in the left column to be entered on the registration form. Only one discount code can be entered on a registration form.

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Discounts Available

CEUs: 1.5

Enrollment Limit: 20

Program Number: 7781-15959

Registration Deadline: Feb 27, 2024

Registration deadline has passed.

Date: 6 Wed, Mar 13-Apr 17, 2024

Delivery Method: In-person

Time: 6-8:30pm CT

Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

Instructor: Engrith Rivera

Fee: $199

Discounts Available

Discount CodeDescription
OSHER

ACTIVE Osher members receive 10% discount on Language courses. Contact the the Languages Department at languages@uwm.edu for any questions.

HPGM

As an ACTIVE member of the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee Organization (HPGM) receive a 10% discount on this language program.

Early registration discounts will subtract automatically from the fee if the registration is submitted prior to the deadline. All other discounts require the code in the left column to be entered on the registration form. Only one discount code can be entered on a registration form.

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Discounts Available

CEUs: 1.5

Enrollment Limit: 24

Program Number: 7781-16095

Registration Deadline: Mar 12, 2024

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Date: 6 Wed, Apr 3-May 8, 2024

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 6-8:30pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Manuel Carrero

Fee:

$179 by Mar 20, 2024
$199 after Mar 20, 2024

Discounts Available

Discount CodeDescription
Early Registration Discount Register by Wed, Mar 20, 2024 and receive $20 off.
OSHER

ACTIVE Osher members receive 10% discount on Language courses. Contact the the Languages Department at languages@uwm.edu for any questions.

HPGM

As an ACTIVE member of the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee Organization (HPGM) receive a 10% discount on this language program.

Early registration discounts will subtract automatically from the fee if the registration is submitted prior to the deadline. All other discounts require the code in the left column to be entered on the registration form. Only one discount code can be entered on a registration form.

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Discounts Available

CEUs: 1.5

Enrollment Limit: 20

Program Number: 7781-15960

Registration Deadline: Apr 3, 2024

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Date: 6 Tue, Sept 10-Oct 15, 2024

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 6-8:30pm CT

Platform: Canvas

Instructor: Karen Woelfle-Potter MBA

Fee:

$179 by Aug 27, 2024
$199 after Aug 27, 2024

Discounts Available

Discount CodeDescription
Early Registration Discount Register by Tue, Aug 27, 2024 and receive $20 off.
OSHER

ACTIVE Osher members receive 10% discount on Language courses. Contact the the Languages Department at languages@uwm.edu for any questions.

HPGM

As an ACTIVE member of the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee Organization (HPGM) receive a 10% discount on this language program.

Early registration discounts will subtract automatically from the fee if the registration is submitted prior to the deadline. All other discounts require the code in the left column to be entered on the registration form. Only one discount code can be entered on a registration form.

Close

Discounts Available

CEUs: 1.5

Enrollment Limit: 24

Program Number: 7781-16073

Registration Deadline: Sept 9, 2024

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