Features of Wayra Instituto de EspaƱol


year founded
type of school Spanish Immersion Center
maximum number of native students/week (outside summertime) n_a
maximum number of foreign students/week (summertime) 70
number of permanent/free-lance teachers 8
maximum number of students / average group size 4
average age of students 28
bilingual staff, program director yes
percentage of students between 17-20 years-old 20%
percentage of college students 20&
percentage of students from USA 30%
class duration 4 hours
top two reasons students select us Great location in the center of Tamarindo downtown and just 150 meters from a beautifull beach. 10 years experience in Tamarindo Beach.
number of classrooms 10
free use of e-mail yes
fax service yes
computer-based training n_a
cafe/restaurant service on the premises yes
location beach
quiet urban location yes
Host Family  
meals per day with homestay 2 (dinner and breakfast)
maximum number of students assigned per family 1 or two, depending on the season and students request
private bedroom yes
private bathroom some
shared bedroom yes, for couples
walking distance from school no
hot shower some
special preferences taken into account re: smoking, restricted diets, children, distance to school, etc. yes
flexible arrival/departure dates dates check-in is on Sunday and check out usually also on Sundays, but can be also on Saturdays
host families -  families with teens/children yes
special accommodations for teens yes
family change without surcharge if not satisfied yes
Spanish program/Related activities  
year round offerings of group classes / private classes yes
combined group and private instruction yes
special programs for middle school, high school and college groups yes
child care and baby care workshops yes
executive option (super intensive) yes, upon request
weekend classes no
minimum / standard / maximum number of hours per day 4 to 6 hours pe day
special camp for children no
Spanish for professional purposes yes, medical and business Spanish
study counseling service yes
cultural activity program / cost yes / no cost
academic credit available yes

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