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

Torrey Lauer

Torrey Lauer

Torrey Lauer has traveled throughout Western Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico and Costa Rica, but it was Madrid, Spain, that captivated him.  His short time studying abroad in Madrid further fueled his desire to learn more, which lead and culminated in an ... 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 by June 30, 2024
$399 after June 30, 2024

Discounts Available

Discount CodeDescription
Early Registration Discount Register by Sun, June 30, 2024 and receive $49 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: 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, June 18-July 23, 2024

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 6-8:30pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Shana Borger M. Ed.

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: 12

Program Number: 7781-16575

Registration Deadline: June 17, 2024

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Date: 6 Sat, July 13-Aug 17, 2024

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 9-11:30am CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Manuel Carrero

Fee:

$179 by June 29, 2024
$199 after June 29, 2024

Discounts Available

Discount CodeDescription
Early Registration Discount Register by Sat, June 29, 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: 7781-16209

Registration Deadline: July 11, 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.

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Discounts Available

CEUs: 1.5

Enrollment Limit: 24

Program Number: 7781-16073

Registration Deadline: Sept 9, 2024

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Date: 6 Wed, Oct 16-Nov 20, 2024

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 6-8:30pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Manuel Carrero

Fee:

$179 by Oct 2, 2024
$199 after Oct 2, 2024

Discounts Available

Discount CodeDescription
Early Registration Discount Register by Wed, Oct 2, 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: 7781-16296

Registration Deadline: Oct 15, 2024

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Date: 6 Thursdays, Nov 7 - Dec 19, 2024 (no class 11/28/2024)

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 6pm-8:30pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Manuel Carrero

Fee:

$179 by Oct 24, 2024
$199 after Oct 24, 2024

Discounts Available

Discount CodeDescription
Early Registration Discount Register by Thu, Oct 24, 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: 7781-16298

Registration Deadline: Nov 6, 2024

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Date: 6 Tue, Jan 14-Feb 18, 2025

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 6-8:30pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Torrey Lauer

Fee:

$179 by Dec 31, 2024
$199 after Dec 31, 2024

Discounts Available

Discount CodeDescription
Early Registration Discount Register by Tue, Dec 31, 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: 22

Program Number: 7781-16453

Registration Deadline: Jan 13, 2025

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Date: 6 Tue, Feb 18-Mar 25, 2025

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 5-7:30pm CT

Platform: Canvas

Instructor: Manuel Carrero

Fee:

$199 by Feb 4, 2025
$229 after Feb 4, 2025

Discounts Available

Discount CodeDescription
Early Registration Discount Register by Tue, Feb 4, 2025 and receive $30 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: 20

Program Number: 7781-16459

Registration Deadline: Feb 17, 2025

Register Now

Date: 6 Wed, Mar 12-Apr 16, 2025

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 6-8:30pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Manuel Carrero

Fee:

$199 by Feb 26, 2025
$229 after Feb 26, 2025

Discounts Available

Discount CodeDescription
Early Registration Discount Register by Wed, Feb 26, 2025 and receive $30 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: 16

Program Number: 7781-16210

Registration Deadline: Mar 11, 2025

Register Now

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