Cultural Linguistic Services offers a variety of workplace learning opportunities for UW–Madison employees.
Workplace English Classes
CLS partners with UW–Madison departments to offer on-site classes for English Language Learning (ELL) employees. Classes improve communication between employees and supervisors and increase employee engagement in the campus community.
Employees develop listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, and pronunciation skills around workplace topics such as:
- daily interactions
- human resources
- job duties and responsibilities
- tools and equipment
- competencies specific to individual departments
Learn more about Workplace English classes for your department
Contact Workplace English Program Coordinator Jennifer Sell at 608-265-6651 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Wednesdays English Conversation Time
First Wednesdays English Conversation Time is a drop-in program that helps UW–Madison employees (including J-1 visa scholars) improve their English skills to advance in the workplace.
First Wednesdays is open the first Wednesday of every month from 4–5:30 pm at 21 N. Park Street in room 1108 (1st floor). Employees do not need to register or make an appointment.
Common topics of instruction:
- English conversation, pronunciation, and listening
- Workplace and research vocabulary
- US culture and American idioms
- UW–Madison culture and events