Academic Catalog 2008-2009 
    May 29, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2008-2009 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LAS 214 - Spanish Language Study II

Students come to Costa Rica with varying degrees of fluency in Spanish, so the Latin America Studies Program (LASP) places them in the Spanish class that corresponds to each participant’s level of oral proficiency based on a placement exam and interview during orientation. Students study grammar, conversation, phonetics and/or literature based on the results of their tests. Classes are taught by Latin Americans, which means participants hear and learn the language the way it is spoken in Latin America. This is reinforced during everyday interaction with Spanish-speaking host families. Enrollment is limited to students admitted to the Latin American Studies Program, a study abroad semester based in Costa Rica.