Getting Academic Credits
INTENSA‘s Spanish language courses and lessons have been developed to fit the demands of high schools, colleges, and universities throughout the United States and Canada for the last 20 years.
Currently, students can receive university credits from the UNION UNIVERSITY of Jackson, Tennessee, for studies at INTENSA, its Costa Rican campus, by registering at: http://www.uu.edu/programs/intensa/
UNION UNIVERSITY offers the following conversation courses in Spanish for credit, transferrable to universities and colleges nationwide with prior approval of the student´s Modern Languages Department. Upon completion of the course, UNION UNIVERSITY will send the student´s transcript and certification of contact hours received to his or her university.
The awarding of three hours of university credit will be subject to the minimum completion of a 50-hour program (typically four hours per day for week one, followed by six hours per day for week two or vice versa) and satisfactory completion of at least two of the three modules designed for each Union University course. Each credit is based on 16 hours of in-class, teacher-directed practice.
PLEASE NOTE: Prior approval of your course of studies at UNION UNIVERSITY and/or INTENSA by your Modern Language Department before starting your studies is required.
Classes and Hours
Classes are Monday through Friday, and class sizes range from three to six students. Classes are taught entirely in the target language, beginning at 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon and from 1:00 pm. until 3:30. A student can receive credit for one 3-hour course in a 2-week program of study and two 3-hour courses in a 4-week program of study (50 contact hours per course).
Union University operates on the semester calendar and uses a 4-point grading system. The university catalogue provides additional information about grading policies and practices. It is available online at www.uu.edu/catalogue. Course numbers and curriculum for the Union University - Intensa program are consistent with the descriptions, syllabi and academic expectations of courses offered on the Union University campus.
Spanish 112 (3 hours) - Elementary Spanish II
Pronunciation and fundamental grammatical structure in the language are introduced. Emphasis is placed on the development of all language skills. Prerequisite:
- Spanish 111 or its equivalent from an accredited college or university or permission of Program Director.
- Successful completion of at least 2 of the following 3 modules: Module 4, Module 5, and Module 6.
Spanish 211 (3 hours) - Intermediate Conversation and Grammar
Further development of language skills with the introduction of more advanced grammatical structures is emphasized. Prerequisite:
- Spanish 112 or its equivalent from an accredited college or university or permission of Program Director.
- Successful completion of at least 2 of the following 3 modules: Module 7, Module 8, and Module 9.
Spanish 313 (3 Hours) - Advanced Conversation
Advanced comprehension, oral, and written expression of the language are emphasized. Prerequisite:
- Spanish 211 or its equivalent from an accredited college or university or permission of Program Director.
- Successful completion of at least 2 of the following 3 modules: Module 10, Module 11, and Module 12.
For comments or questions on this matter please contact Mrs. Julie Glosson, Associate Professor, Spanish,
Tel.: (731) 661-5030
UNION UNIVERSITY – Language Department
1050 Union University Drive
Jackson, TN 38305.
Or contact Mrs. Vera Cordero at INTENSA: firstname.lastname@example.org
Toll free number from U.S. and Canada: 1-866-277-1352.