Santa Ana, Costa Rica
Since 1991, Conversa has provided high-quality Spanish for college students seeking credit for their efforts. We offer Spanish courses ranging from Elementary Spanish I to Selected Readings in Latin American Literature. Each program lasts two weeks in our Super-Intensive program (26 hours per week). Keep in mind that there's a $550 transcripting fee and $50 processing fee when earning credit. These fees only apply if you're seeking college credit, and are not due until after you've completed the program.
Each college Spanish course listed below is accredited in the United States. If you're currently enrolled in a college or university or if you'd like to earn advanced placement credit (or apply towards continuing education), this will work for you. The following college-level Spanish courses are offered by Conversa year-round.
Spanish for beginners emphasizing broad competence in the basic skills: understanding, reading, writing and cross-cultural perspectives.
A continuation of Elementary Spanish I. Prerequisite: Elementary Spanish I or equivalent.
A course emphasizing conversational Spanish. Extensive use is made of structural oral exercises and "on-site" use of the language. Corrective phonetics and aural comprehension.
A sequential continuation of Elementary Spanish 1 and 2. Emphasis on oral and written presentations, emphasizing more complex grammatical structures. Costa Rican and other Hispanic cultures through a systematic approach to the development of reading, writing and conversational skills.
Vocabulary building and emphasis on review and practice of complex grammatical structures through structured oral and written exercises. Contrast of common universal idiomatic expressions with Costa Rican usage. Costa Rican themes and daily life through graded readings.
An approach to grammatical analysis and a synopsis of fundamental usages. Emphasis on subtleties, exceptions and current idiomatic use of the language.
For advanced students wishing to attain greater proficiency in the spoken language. Strongly recommended for majors. Conversation based on themes.