The Survival Spanish Course is a quick and fast introduction to the most basic Spanish expressions that will help students to travel and move around in a Spanish speaking environment. Conversation, role-play practice, vocabulary development and grammar are focused on each learning situation:
  • Start dates: Every Monday
  • Lessons per week: 8, 12 or 16 lessons
  • Lessons per day: 4 lessons
  • Duration: 2, 3 or 4 days
  • Levels: Complete beginner
  • Maximum per Class: 6 students
  • Average per Class: 3-4 students
  • Class Schedule: WAYRA determines the schedule
  • Course composition: Development of language and communication skills, grammar, vocabulary
  • Requirements: Interview and placement test the first day of class
  • Certificates: Attendance and Achievement Certificate at graduation

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    All rates are in USD and per Person. VAT included.

    If only 1 student is registered for the Survival Spanish Course we offer 3 lessons per day instead of 4. Thanks to these one-to-one lessons, coupled with more efficient and focused learning, the student achieves by the end of the course the same learning goals as the full lessons course.

    Classes include registration fee, placement test and VAT. Books are not included.

    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 12, May 3, July 26, August 15, September 13 and December 25.

    Low season discount

    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.

    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.

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    Learn Spanish Online
    With WAYRA Online Spanish classes from real language experts in Costa Rica, you learn quickly, easily and efficiently from day one.

    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!