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 2019 there are 3 DELE examinations at WAYRA Instituto de Español

    May 2019

    Date of examination:
    May 25th
    Registration is open from:
    November 14th, 2018 until March 27th, 2019
    Exams offered:
    A1, A2, B1, B2 and C1

    October 2019

    Date of examination:
    October 4th
    Registration is open from:
    November 14th, 2018 until August 21st, 2019
    Exams offered:
    A2, B1, B2

    November 2019

    Date of examination:
    November 23rd
    Registration is open from:
    November 14th, 2018 until October 09th, 2019
    Exams offered:
    A1, A2, B1, B2 and C1

    The rates for the 2019 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. Rates do not include VAT.

    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 complies with all the requirements of high quality standards, established by the Cervantes Institute, to become a member to the network of the accredited center "Red de Centro Acreditados". 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 2019
    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 29th - June 7th 2019 and from September 9th - October 11th 2019.

    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!