Academic Credit

There are many college students who study Spanish through Language Link, and it can be a great experience. Many universities and colleges have a foreign language requirement for most majors. Through many of our Spanish language schools, you can receive academic credit.  Depending on how long you study, you can partially or fully complete foreign language requirements or count the courses toward humanities or elective credits. Not only will you have a very enjoyable experience, but you will gain valuable knowledge of another culture as well as work toward your degree at an affordable cost. Sometimes the cost is less than studying at your own university! You can do as short a course as three weeks, or you can do an entire semester, receiving 15 to 18 semester hour credits. Please contact Language Link about longer term stay prices if you are interested in a full semester. Especially in the Spain schools there are long term discounts.

All our partner schools can give you documentation of your study with a statement of contact hours, certificate of course completed and letter grade or final exam upon request. For some students this is all you need to receive credit directly through your own school, and you should investigate this possibility with your academic advisor or study abroad office.  However, if you need transferable academic credit through the sponsorship of an accredited U.S. university, you can get it at additional cost in most of our programs.

If you need credits for employment upgrades such as continuing education units, please discuss this with your current employer to see if it will be sufficient to have the Spanish school send full documentation as described above.

The following schools can grant credit directly through certification and consortiums.

IMAC of Guadalajara, Mexico – at no additional fee

Conversa of Santa Ana, Costa Rica – through a consortium for a fee

CLIC of Seville Spain – advanced course credit through Benedictine College of Atchinson, Kansas, at additional fee.  Please request information.

For all schools

If you need credit through a sponsoring U.S. accredited university, you can receive transferable academic undergraduate credit for your study at this program through an accredited college, Brookhaven College of Dallas, Texas. You can indicate that you want academic credit on your registration form, and we will send full information. The credit arrangement must be made in advance of study, and you should have prior approval from your school that the credits will be accepted. It is very important that you register through Language Link first and have us alert the accrediting personnel that you will be contacting them. We have an arrangement with them so that our students can receive credit in almost all our programs, even if the school is not listed on their official list.

On all our registration forms you can indicate you want academic credit.  If you prefer to wait to finalize your registration until you have fully investigated the credit situation, we can hold your reservation.  Please notify us.

Brookhaven College Credit Fees

Credits, Weeks of Study, Tuition & Fees (in addition to your class cost at the Spanish School)

3 - 4 credits, 3 weeks, $600

6 credits, 5 weeks, $600

7 credits, 6 weeks, $600

8 credits, 6 weeks, $800

9 - 10 credits, 8 weeks, $800

11 credits, 9 weeks, $800

12 credits, 10 weeks, $800

14 credits, 12 weeks $800

Brookhaven College Spanish Course Descriptions and Prerequisites

SPAN 1300 Beginning Spanish Conversation I (3 semester credits) Prerequisite: None.
Basic practice in comprehension and production of the spoken language. Emphasis on oral communication with an introduction of basic grammatical concepts and the development of reading and vocabulary skills. Cultural topics will be discussed. This course may be repeated for credit.

SPAN 1311 Beginning Spanish I (3 semester credits) Prerequisite: None.
This is the first semester of academic transfer Spanish. It is an introductory course intended for students with little or no knowledge of the language. Its aim is to present essential vocabulary and grammar, and to develop the pronunciation, listening, reading, and writing skills necessary for basic communication and comprehension. Customs and cultural insights are also presented. This course is cross-listed as SPAN 1411 but is used only in Study Abroad programs. Students may register for either SPAN 1311 or SPAN 1411 but may receive credit for only one of the two.

SPAN 1312 Beginning Spanish II (3 semester credits) Prerequisite: SPAN 1311 or the equivalent or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
This is the second semester of academic transfer Spanish. It continues the oral practice, reading, writing, grammar and cultural studies begun in SPAN 1311. Students are expected to acquire a substantial amount of vocabulary and begin to deal with idiomatic language and more advanced syntax. This course is cross-listed as SPAN 1412 but is used only in Study Abroad programs. Students may register for either SPAN 1312 or SPAN 1412 but may receive credit for only one of the two.

SPAN 1411 Beginning Spanish I (4 semester credits) Prerequisite: None.
This is the first semester of academic transfer Spanish. This course is an introductory course intended for students with little or no knowledge of the language. Its aim is to present essential vocabulary and grammar, and to develop the pronunciation, listening, reading, and writing skills necessary for basic communication and comprehension. Customs and cultural insights are also presented. This course is cross-listed as SPAN 1311, which is used only in Study Abroad programs. Students may register for either SPAN 1311 or SPAN 1411 but may receive credit for only one of the two.

SPAN 1412 Beginning Spanish II (4 semester credits) Prerequisite: SPAN 1311, 1411 or the equivalent or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
This is the second semester of academic transfer Spanish. This course continues the oral practice, reading, writing, grammar and cultural studies begun in SPAN 1411. Students are expected to acquire a substantial amount of vocabulary and begin to deal with idiomatic language and more advanced syntax. This course is cross-listed as SPAN 1312, which is used only in Study Abroad programs. Students may register for either SPAN 1312 or SPAN 1412 but may receive credit for only one of the two.

SPAN 2306 Spanish Conversation (3 semester credits) Prerequisite: Spanish 1312, 1412 or the equivalent.
This course is designed to strengthen and improve oral skills in the language. Oral activities focus on current events, cultural, historical and social issues. Audio-visual media are used to explore Hispanic life and society. This course is intended to complement Spanish 2311. Topics vary from semester to semester. This course may be repeated for credit.

SPAN 2311 Intermediate Spanish I (3 semester credits) Prerequisite: SPAN 1312, 1412 or the equivalent or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
This is the third semester of academic transfer Spanish. This course is designed to further develop students' overall language proficiency and cultural knowledge through more advanced reading, listening, speaking and writing exercises. Grammatical concepts are reviewed and expanded.

SPAN 2312 Intermediate Spanish II (3 semester credits) Prerequisite: SPAN 2311 or the equivalent or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
This is the fourth semester of academic transfer Spanish. This course is a continuation of SPAN 2311. The stress is on reading, composition, grammatical complexities, and intense oral practice, with continued studies of the culture.

SPAN 2316 Spanish for Business I (3 semester credits) Prerequisite: Spanish 2311 or the equivalent or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
This course exposes students to the Spanish language used in business, including the terminology and idioms of Spanish business language in special oral and written communication. Emphasis is placed on the structure and content of Spanish business correspondence. Authentic materials are used to give students a contemporary view of business as it is conducted in Hispanic society. This course is not a substitute for Spanish 2311 or 2312.

SPAN 2317 Spanish for Business II (3 semester credits) Prerequisite: Spanish 2316 or the equivalent or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
This course is devoted to the continued development of business language skills with a focus on the accurate use of business vocabulary and business style. Emphasis is on preparing students to function using Spanish in a business setting via practice of receptive and productive linguistic skills. The course also provides training in cross-cultural communication skills and is designed to help students achieve levels of proficiency to meet foreign language needs for business and international trade. This course is not a substitute for Spanish 2311 or 2312.

SPAN 2321 Introduction to Spanish Literature I (3 semester credits) Prerequisite: Spanish 2312 or the equivalent or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
This course is an introduction to Spanish literature. It includes readings in Spanish literature, history, culture, art, and civilization.

SPAN 2322 Introduction to Spanish Literature II (3 semester credits) Prerequisite: Spanish 2312 or the equivalent or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
This course is a continuation of Spanish 2321. It includes readings in Spanish literature, history, culture, art, and civilization.