Collaborative Language Program

UW-Stout is proud to participate in the University of Wisconsin System Collaborative Language Program (CLP).
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The Collaborative Language Program (CLP) empowers you to explore languages. CLP faculty use cutting edge technology and blended-learning methodologies, to connect with other UW System campuses and offer classes in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hmong, and Russian.

Each course received on campus is facilitated by a native language speaker and includes weekly tutoring sessions.

All courses are taught through a variety of blended and online approaches connecting Stout students with students from around WI. Some courses are taught in a traditional classroom setting that has been modified for interactive two-way videoconferencing (ITV). Our blended format includes the use of a variety of tools such as blogs, wikis, voice technology and webcams for further developing language proficiency. Through the use of this technology, CLP faculty work closely with students locally and on receiving campuses.

Top 3 Reasons to Learn World Languages

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The demand for bilingual professionals is rising exponentially. U.S. job postings specifically geared toward bilingual candidates have more than doubled in the past decade.

New American Economy, Not Lost in Translation: The Growing Importance of Foreign Language Skills in the U.S. Job Market, March 2017, p.2.

Graphic of the worldSee the World

Traveling as a speaker of the local language can revolutionize a trip abroad. While monolingual travelers are capable of visiting the same places, travelers who know more than one language are more easily able to navigate outside the tourist bubble and to connect and interact with the place and its people in a way that is often inaccessible to those without the language.

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People who speak two or more languages have significantly better overall cognitive abilities than those who speak only one. This includes increased memory, improved problem-solving, critical thinking, and planning skills, as well as an improved ability to multi-task. Your brain is being challenged to switch between languages, as well as to receive input in multiple forms and negotiate meaning.

 

Fall 2020 Schedule

The following language course schedules are based on sufficient enrollment. All courses are received at UW-Stout via various instruction delivery. Please refer to the specific course information to determine if the course is face-to-face (F2F), online, online-synchronous, or a combination of online, F2F, or interactive two-way videoconferencing (ITV).

Elementary Arabic I
Description

Introduction to Modern Standard Arabic will acquaint students with the working vocabulary, dialogue skills, and pronunciation needed for elementary Arabic reading and writing. Linguistic development will include basic listening skills, elementary conversation, appreciation of the many Arabic dialects, and knowledge of Arab culture.

For professional development of individuals who wish to learn elementary Arabic and for students who would like to apply the course in their minor.

  Course # ARAB 101-600A
    Credits 4
    Tuition $1,265.08 WI undergraduate
  Schedule September 9 - December 22; Online plus live discussion each week with facilitator/tutor on Wednesday and Thursday, 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
   Location UW-Stout, Room 255 Harvey Hall
   Delivery Online and face-to-face tutoring
  Instructor Mr. Salah Algabli
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Elementary Chinese I
Description

Elementary modern Mandarin, for students with no previous training.

For professional development of individuals who wish to learn elementary Chinese.

  Course # CHIN 101-600A
    Credits 4
    Tuition $1,265.08 WI undergraduate
  Schedule September 9 - December 22; Interactive television sessions Monday and Wednesday, 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm; online Tuesday and Thursday
   Location Originates at UW-Stevens Point via interactive television to UW-Stout, Room 303 Sorensen Hall
   Delivery Online and interactive television
  Instructor Ms. Remya Sarma Traynor, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point | 715-346-2518 | rsarmatr@uwsp.edu
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Elementary French I
Description

Listening, pronunciation, reading, and writing. Basic vocabulary, polite phrases, questions and answers. Adjective agreement, present and some past-tense verbs. Cultural information about the French-speaking world.

The course is offered for those who wish to learn elementary French.

  Course # FREN 101-600A
    Credits 4
    Tuition $1,265.08 WI undergraduate
  Schedule September 9 - December 22; Online plus live discussion each week with facilitator/tutor on Wednesday, 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
   Location UW-Stout, Room 273 Harvey Hall
   Delivery Online and face-to-face tutoring
  Instructor Sandrine Pell
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Elementary German I
Description

Establish a solid foundation in the fundamentals of the German language through the development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills; foster interest in the language and culture of Germany.

This course is for individuals who would like to learn elementary German. For registration questions, contact outreachreg@uwstout.edu

  Course # GER 101-600A
    Credits 4
    Tuition $1,265.08 WI undergraduate
  Schedule September 9 - December 22; Interactive television sessions Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00 am - 10:00 am; online Tuesday
   Location Originates at UW-River Falls via interactive television to UW-Stout, Room 205 Sorensen Hall
   Delivery Interactive television and online
  Instructor Rebecca Raham, University of Wisconsin-River Falls | 715-425-4541 | rebecca.raham@uwrf.edu
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Elementary Hmong I
Description

Introduction to Hmong, with development of listening, vocabulary, speaking, reading, writing and conversations. Concurrent development of appreciation for language, dialects and Hmong culture.

For professional development of individuals who wish to learn elementary Hmong.

  Course # HMON 101-600A
    Credits 4
    Tuition $1,265.08 WI undergraduate
  Schedule September 9 - December 22; Monday and Wednesday, 4:45 pm - 6:45 pm
   Location UW-Stout, Room 245 Harvey Hall
   Delivery Face-to-face
  Instructor Ms. Sia Yang
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Elementary Russian I
Description

Establish a solid foundation in the fundamentals of the Russian language through the development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills; foster interest in the language and culture of Russia.

For professional development of individuals who wish to learn elementary Russian. For registration questions contact outreachreg@uwstout.edu.

Course # RUS 101-600A
Credits 4
Tuition $1,265.08 WI undergraduate
Schedule September 9 - December 22; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8:55 am - 9:50 am
Delivery Online-synchronous
Instructor Ms. Natalia Roberts, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse | 608-785-8621 | nroberts@uwlax.edu
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