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, 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

Graphic of briefcaseAdvance Yor Career

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.

Graphic of a person's brainFeed Your Brain

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 2022 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 French I

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. For registration questions, contact

  Course # FREN 101-600A
    Credits 4
    Tuition WI Resident, Non-resident and MN reciprocity rates apply. Visit the Student Business Service's website for current rates.
  Schedule September 7 - December 20; Online plus online-synchronous discussion each week on Wednesday, 9:00 am - 9:55 am
   Delivery Online and online-synchronous
  Instructor Stefano Maranzana, University of Wisconsin-River Falls |
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Elementary German I

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

  Course # GER 101-600A
    Credits 4
    Tuition WI Resident, Non-resident and MN reciprocity rates apply. Visit the Student Business Service's website for current rates.

September 7 - December 20; ITV sessions Monday and Wednesday, 9:00 am - 9:50 am, plus online

   Delivery Interactive two-way videoconferencing and online
  Instructor Rebecca Raham, University of Wisconsin-River Falls | 715-425-4541 |
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