EARN ACADEMIC CREDITS
You may be able to earn college credits for Spanish courses you are taking at our Spanish school in Tamarindo. Students working for college credits should contact their university and make arrangements to receive credits before they come to study with WAYRA. Upon arrival, students need to inform us about their university requirements, present documentation and inform the school if exams are required. At the end of the course, students will receive a certification of attendance that indicates the level of the student at the end of the course.
LEVELS OF SPANISH: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
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.
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.