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Experience Languages!


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About the Program

Experience Languages! offers Wisconsin middle and high school students the opportunity to experience world languages classes at the college level and learn about related learning opportunities such as study abroad, international internships, and residential language communities.


Groups of up to 30 students come to the UW-Madison campus to experience at least two different world languages from among those offered at UW-Madison. Students may participate in demonstration lessons taught exclusively for the group, or may observe or participate in a current UW-Madison language class. Teachers have the chance to indicate their top choices for languages and are encouraged to consider exploring less commonly taught languages. For example, a group of high school French students may wish to experience a UW-Madison French class *and* something different, such as Indonesian, Hausa, Polish, Turkish (to name just a few of the modern languages offered at UW-Madison)--or perhaps a classical language such as Latin or Greek.  Please note that in 2015-16, we are seeking participation of school groups interested in experiencing languages *other* than Spanish.


In 2014-15, the Language Institute hosted visits from Cedarburg High School, East High School (Madison), La Follette High School (Madison), Plymouth High School, Sauk Prairie High School, Verona Area High School and Waterford Union High School.


The Language Institute is no longer accepting applications for school visits in 2015-16.  Please contact Wendy Johnson if your school might be interested in a visit in Fall 2016.