WAYRA is the only school in Tamarindo and the province of Guanacaste, that prepares students for the DELE exams, registers for the DELE exams and offers the DELE exams on campus.

DELE "Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera" stands for "Diplomas for Spanish as a Foreign Language" and are the only standardized certificates for non-native Spanish speakers. The Cervantes Institute issues the certificate on behalf of the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sports.

Accredited center by Instituto Cervantes
WAYRA Instituto de Español is accredited since 2008 by the Instituto Cervantes and is an official DELE examination center.
WAYRA - DELE Examination Center

Each year, more and more private companies, government offices, diplomatic agencies, universities, and academic institutions require that their candidates submit tangible proof of their Spanish knowledge. The DELE certificates are official qualifications accrediting that you passed the exams and have acquired the level of competence and command of the Spanish language. The DELE certificates are of great international value and an invaluable asset with endless payoffs at both academic and professional levels.

Who needs the DELE certificates?

  • Students that are considering studying abroad in a Spanish or Latin American university.
  • Employees for International companies.
  • Employees for local companies with international clientele.
  • Students in the fields of medicine, social services, and education.
  • Professionals of the different Medical specialties.
  • Diplomatic officials and staff for diplomatic agencies.
  • Individuals or professionals that are looking forward to work in a Spanish-speaking country.
  • People that want to improve their CV.

  • In 2022 there are 4 DELE examinations at WAYRA Instituto de Español

    February 2022

    Date of examination:
    February 18th
    Registration is open from:
    November 10th, 2021 until January 12th, 2022
    Exams offered:

    May 2022

    Date of examination:
    May 21nd (May 20st escolars)
    Registration is open from:
    November 10th, 2021 until March 16th, 2022
    Exams offered:
    A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2 (and A1, A2 and B1 escolars).

    October 2022

    Date of examination:
    October 7th
    Registration is open from:
    November 10th, 2021 until August 24th, 2022
    Exams offered:
    A2, B1 and B2

    November 2022

    Date of examination:
    November 19th (November 18th escolars)
    Registration is open from:
    November 10th, 2021 until October 5th, 2022
    Exams offered:
    A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2 (and A1, A2 and B1 escolars).

    The rates for the 2022 exams are

  • A1: USD 105.00
  • A2: USD 110.00
  • B1: USD 130.00
  • B2: USD 150.00
  • C1: USD 165.00
  • C2: USD 180.00
  • All rates are in USD and per Person. VAT of 2% is not included on the exam rates.

    In order to register for the DELE exam at WAYRA, candidates must provide the required documentation:

    Original and photocopy of your passport or official identity card with an assimilable photograph showing the following information: name and surname, nationality and place and date of birth. The information given by you on the application form must correspond to that in the identification document. Proof of payment of registration fees.

    DELE Exam Registration Form (PDF Download)

    You can send us the DELE Exam Registration Form, a copy of your ID or passport and proof of payment by e-mail to:

    FAQs about WAYRA´s accreditations

    What makes WAYRA a unique Spanish School?
    WAYRA is one of the few and unique Spanish schools in Costa Rica that is recognized by the Cervantes Institute as an official DELE examination Center (Centro Evaluador de Examenes DELE) and as an accredited center to the Cervantes Institute network to teach Spanish as a second language (Red de Centros Acreditados al Instituto Cervantes).
    Why is WAYRA nominated as a member of the network of Red de Centros Acreditados al Instituto Cervantes?
    Wayra has been accredited by Instituto Cervantes, which means it meets the conditions set by the Instituto Cervantes Accreditation System for Centers, the only international accreditation exclusively focused on the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language”. To learn more about the accreditation please visit "The Network of Accredited Centers". Only accredited centers can carry the logo.
    How can I corroborate that WAYRA is recognized as DELE examination Center?
    You can visit the official web page of the Cervantes institute and access the list of schools that are recognized as DELE examination centers at: Diplomas in Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) of the Instituto Cervantes.
    WAYRA - DELE Examination Center

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    Low Seasons Discount for 2022
    There is a discount of 10% for any Spanish classes and lodging at the student houses from May 1st - June 5th 2022 and from September 18th - October 9th 2022.

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