CHILDREN PROGRAM (6-12 years)

WAYRA has created a special Spanish program for children. This children's Spanish course is more than a set of teaching aids; it is rooted in a method that is designed to stimulate different learning styles to capture the attention of our youngest students. Students can learn much faster and with a higher level of retention.

Depending on the age of the child, classes are a combination of educational field trips and classroom instruction using many visual and manual aids.

On the first day of class the children are given an evaluation to determinate their level of Spanish. The different children groups are designed depending on the children’s level, age and interest.

This popular children Spanish program is created for children that can read and write up to 12 years old.

Baby sitters are available for parents traveling with children that do not attend school. We can also organize a nanny to take care of the children while the parents are taking classes. In some cases, the nanny may be a member of the host family. The nanny can take the children to the beach, children's park, or for a walk close to the school. Most of our nannies only speak Spanish. Prices for nannies are available upon request.

It is recommendable to make reservations for children's classes at least 8 weeks before classes begin, but we also accept reservations on shorter notice.

We offer during the summer break several 2 weeks courses for children. Of course we also accept reservations for the children program on other dates and it is possible to extend more weeks, but these dates depend upon availability and have to be consulted first with our reservation department.

2018 Start dates: June 4th, June 18th, July 2nd, July 16th, July 30th
  • Lessons per week: 20
  • Lessons per day: 4
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Levels: All levels, from A1 to C2
  • Maximum Students per Class: 6
  • Average Students per Class: 3-4
  • Hours of the Classes: WAYRA determines de schedule according to the level
  • Requirements: The child must be able to read and right in order to participate in the program. Our academic coordinator suggests the appropriate level for each student after a personal interview and a placement test
  • Certificates: Attendance and Achievement Certificate at graduation


  • 1 week

    335

    2 weeks

    640

    3 weeks

    930

    4 weeks

    1215

    Additional week

    300

    All rates are in USD and per Person.

    If there is only 1 child registered for a course, instead of 20 lessons, we offer 15 lessons per week. Thanks to these one-to-one lessons, coupled with more efficient and focused learning, the child achieves by the end of the week the same learning goals as the 20 lessons course.

    Classes include registration fee, placement test and school material.

    During the holidays, WAYRA is closed and does not give refunds except during Easter week, the school will refund one day of class. Please take the following National Holidays into consideration: January 1, Easter Thursday and Friday, April 11, May 1, July 25, August 2, August 15, September 15, October 12 and December 25.

    Low season discount

    There is a discount of 10% for any classes (except DELE preparation course) and lodging with host families or at the student houses from April 30th - June 08th and from September 10th - October 12th, 2018.


    TEENAGER PROGRAM

    Our teenager Spanish course in Tamarindo Beach has become a very successful program during the last few years. The course is designed to ensure that students enjoy their Spanish classes as much as they enjoy the time they spend at the beach. Classroom activities such as walks to the beach and the center of Tamarindo, plus all kinds of different games are used to make the learning process interesting and fun.

    The aim of the course is to develop the students' language skills in all areas but the major emphasis is on developing speaking and comprehension skills, so there are a lot of practical activities that involve a great deal of interaction with locals. Since we receive students from a lot of different nationalities, it is relatively easy to ensure that everyone uses Spanish to communicate.

    We also try to ensure that students get the most out of their visits to places of interest in and around Tamarindo. In addition, we organize during the week all kind of activities such as beach barbeques, Latin Dance classes, cooking classes, Canopy tours, soccer and volleyball games at the beach and more to allow our teenager students to have an unforgettable time while they study Spanish. In addition, we offer a great opportunity to combine Spanish lessons with surf lessons. For more information please check out our Spanish and Surf program.

    This teenager Spanish program is designed for teenagers from 13 -16 years old. Teenagers that are younger than 16 years old and wish to attend our program without their parents or other adult supervision should be mature enough to be self-sufficient and responsible for their own decision-making. All students under age of 18 travelling alone are required to present a signed parental consent.

    We offer during the summer break several 2 weeks courses for teenager. Of course we also accept reservations for the teenager program on other dates and it is possible to extend more weeks, but these dates depend upon availability and have to be consulted first with our reservation department.
  • 2018 Start dates: June 4th, June 18th, July 2nd, July 16th, July 30th
  • Lessons per week: 20
  • Lessons per day: 4
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Levels: All levels, from A1 to C2
  • Maximum Students per Class: 6
  • Average Students per Class: 3-4
  • Hours of the Classes: WAYRA determines de schedule according to the level
  • Requirements: All teenagers under age of 18 travelling alone are required to present a signed parental consent. Our academic coordinator suggests the appropriate level for each student after a personal interview and a placement test
  • Certificates: Certificates: Attendance and Achievement Certificate at graduation


  • 1 week

    335

    2 weeks

    640

    3 weeks

    930

    4 weeks

    1215

    Additional week

    300

    All rates are in USD and per Person.

    If there is only 1 teenager registered for a course, instead of 20 lessons, we offer 15 lessons per week. Thanks to these one-to-one lessons, coupled with more efficient and focused learning, the tennager achieves by the end of the week the same learning goals as the 20 lessons course.

    Classes include registration fee, placement test and school material.

    During the holidays, WAYRA is closed and does not give refunds except during Easter week, the school will refund one day of class. Please take the following National Holidays into consideration: January 1, Easter Thursday and Friday, April 11, May 1, July 25, August 2, August 15, September 15, October 12 and December 25.

    Low season discount

    There is a discount of 10% for any classes (except DELE preparation course) and lodging with host families or at the student houses from April 30th - June 08th and from September 10th - October 12th, 2018.


    Levels of Spanish

    Language Proficiency Test
    Measure your command of the Spanish Language with the free WAYRA language proficiency test. WAYRA provide the opportunity for you, to test your proficiency level of the Spanish language. We have based this test on the standard grammar and vocabulary that you would find in any language-learning materials. WAYRA offer these tests for self-evaluation purposes only. You may find that your score on this test is not consistent with other tests you have taken.

    WAYRA Online Language Test


    A1: Breakthrough or beginner
    Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

    A2: Way stage or elementary
    Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

    B1: Threshold or intermediate
    Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise while traveling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

    B2: Vantage or upper intermediate
    Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

    C1: Effective Operational Proficiency or advanced
    Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning. Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

    C2: Mastery or proficiency
    Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.

    Standard Course Standard Course Plus 5 Standard Course Plus 10 Intensive Course Private Tutorials Survival Spanish Course Spanish for specific purposes Spanish and Surf Program Bildungsurlaub Course DELE Exam Preparation Children and Teenager Program Online Spanish Classes Online Language TEST Volunteering


    Low Seasons Discount for 2018
    There is a discount of 10% for any classes (except DELE preparation course) and lodging with host families or at the student houses from April 30th - June 08th and from September 10th - October 12th, 2018.

    Did you know?
    WAYRA is proud to announce that 100% of our students passed successfully the DELE exams during the last 2 years! Our Spanish Intensive programm is accepted in different German Provinces as "Bildungsurlaub". Contact us for more details!