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Learning Spanish on the Beach
Learning Spanish on the Beach

Bienvenidos! Come and learn to speak Spanish with WAYRA Spanish Institute and take advantage of multicultural diversity, scenic splendor and tranquility.

Located in Playa Tamarindo and just 150 meters from the beach, WAYRA Spanish Institute is situated in a beautiful tropical garden. On the premises the students can find three buildings and two small ranchos (open air dry palm huts).

All the classrooms are spacious and comfortable, with large open windows to create a comfortable and appropriate atmosphere to study. The main rancho houses two classrooms on the second floor and the cafeteria with a snack bar on the ground floor. In the cafeteria students can relax and enjoy conversations with other students while having some snacks and refreshments. It is also a good place to do homework during school hours or to take part in one of the dance lessons that are practiced after school on the main floor.

At Instituto de Español Wayra, the students can enjoy the local wildlife. Iguanas, birds, and many other small animals can be observed while listening to the braking waves of the ocean. Often, the tranquility is only interrupted by the howling of monkeys that takes away the breath of students each time they stop for a visit.

Key Features

  • All the teaching is carried out in Spanish.
  • Minimum stay of one week
  • Classes are small, averaging 3 to 4 students
  • Courses begin every Monday
  • Morning sessions are from 8:00 am to 12:00 am
  • Afternoon sessions are from 13:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Join our popular Spanish&Surf program
  • WAYRA offers different lodging options
Small Spanish Classes at Wayra
Small Spanish Classes at Wayra

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Learn Spanish with WAYRA in Playa Tamarindo
WAYRA offers since 1996 a Spanish immersion program in Playa Tamarindo.
Instituto de Español Wayra
Instituto de Español Wayra

Spanish Levels at Wayra Spanish Institute

Absolute Beginner
With no previous knowledge of the language

Beginner
Very limited knowledge, able to ask for directions, order meals, etc.

Elementary
Can speak in present tense with limited vocabulary

Pre-Intermediate
Use of the present, past and some future tenses with an enlarged vocabulary

Intermediate
Have higher levels of comprehension, expression and a good grasp of the different grammatical tenses.

Upper-Intermediate
High level of comprehension and conversation managing the conditional, imperative and indicative.

Pre-advanced
For those who have studied the subjunctive, but, still have difficulty using this form.

Advanced
A deeper understanding of the language including often confusing grammatical structures, word building, etc.

Superior
Semantic fields enlarged and grammatical deficiencies corrected

Teaching Methods at Wayra
We will maximize the students learning experience with a thoughtful balance of personal, cultural and academic challenges within a secure and supportive environment. The instructors are skilled in blending conversation with grammar to meet the individual needs of the group members.

In the classroom, we make learning an enjoyable natural process. Teachers encourage debate, conversation and exchange of ideas to promote critical thinking and verbal skills. Games, videos and music are frequently used in the classrooms.

Outdoor activities, such us walks in the nature reserves, visits to the different business in town to gather information, conversations with people from the community, interviews or excursions to neighboring towns, are used to practice and learn more about the ecology, economy and culture of Costa Rica. Your language ability will grow as your outlook broadens. Every day the students are required to do about one hour of homework.



Tours Offered

Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Dancing
Dancing
Family Friendly Tours
Family Friendly Tours
Jet Ski / Wave Runner
Jet Ski / Wave Runner
Kayaking
Kayaking
Sailing
Sailing
Scuba Diving
Scuba Diving
Snorkeling
Snorkeling
Sportfishing
Sportfishing
Sunset Cruises
Sunset Cruises
Surfing
Surfing
Surfing Lessons
Surfing Lessons
Swiming
Swiming
Yoga
Yoga

Location & Map

North Pacific Coast Map
North Pacific Coast Map
Satellite Map of Instituto de Espanol Wayra
Instituto de Espanol Wayra is Calle Real, 50309 Playa Tamarindo

Rates

 Group ClassesPrivate Classes
1 Week$280 $530 
2 Weeks$540 $1000 
3 Weeks$790 $1470 
4 Weeks$980 $1830 
Add Week$245 $455 
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LodgingWeekly Rate  
Homestay$140  
Casa El Mar$180  
Student House - La Carolina$230  
Student House - WAYRA$230  

Customer Reviews for Instituto de Espanol Wayra

Overall Rating
5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Based on 1 review

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Blair
From: United States 9/18/2006
 
"A month ago I finish a 6 week Spanish program at Wayra School and it was an incredible experience. The quality of the instruction was top of the line. The teachers very profesional in their instruction and the rest of the staff was also very friendly and accommodating. They were there every time I needed them and never received a NO from then. It was easy to feel at home and just relax. During my stay I meet lots of students from different countries; some of them had study at this school before and came back because they had such a good experience. I also hope to return next year. One thing that I though was extraordinary was the grounds of the school. I can see that they are nature lovers. More than once, we received the visit of the howler monkeys. As my teacher explained, they are frequent visitors to their garden and I can see why. If I was a monkey, I too would like to spend lots of time there. As to the beach and waves, it is already well known the fame of this small town. I highly recommend the school. "
 
Number of times you have used this Language School?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you goto the school again?
Yes
Languages spoken at School?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
2