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COSTA RICA

Pre Departure support

We assist you with all planning, packing, visas, costs, documentation, booking flights

and answering any questions you might have.

Guaranteed Job Placement

We guarantee your job  placement in carefully selected

and background-checked schools. We handle all the hassle and stress of finding a job.

24/7 in-country support

If you need any assistance or advice, or in the event of an emergency, we’ll be on hand! Our in-country partners are available and on-hand at anytime.

TESOL/TEFL Accreditation

We provide TESOL / TEFL course certifications. Our unique cultural orientations are designed to help ease the transition to a new culture.

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Why Teach English in Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is known for its natural beauty, exotic wildlife and welcoming culture towards foreigners, making it the perfect place in Latin America to immerse yourself in the local culture without feeling too far outside your comfort zone.

English Teachers in Costa Rica typically earn around R15 000.00 per month and can expect to work 20-30 hours per week.

Enjoy a flexible work schedule and and explore all that Costa Rica has to offer – from a multitude of volcanoes, national parks, beaches across both the Pacific and Atlantic coastlines, and historic cities – there aren’t many better countries out there to choose as your Teach Abroad destination

Earn your internationally accredited TEFL/TESOL certificate in the lush mountainous town of Palmares in Central Costa Rica, tailored specifically to the Costa Rican cultural and classroom environment with 16 hours of practical teaching practice at a local Costa Rican school to ensure you’re prepared for the classroom

Learn all about Costa Rican culture, history, politics, and a variety of awesome cultural excursions during our in-depth Cultural Immersion course

Learn Spanish with 6 hours of language lessons included and the opportunity to continue Spanish language lessons at your placement 

Most teaching jobs are with private language centres and focus on teaching young adults. Costa Rica has a strong education system and a high literacy rate, so you can look forward to teaching students who are engaged and eager to learn

Requirements
  • A passport from the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand

  • A college diploma or bachelor’s degree in any field in order to obtain a work permit

  • A 120-hour, internationally accredited TEFL/TESOL certificate or equivalent qualification (available online or in Costa Rica)

  • Between the ages of 20 – 40 years old

How long is a teaching contract in Costa Rica?

Teaching contracts in Costa Rica are 12 month contracts.

You also have the option to renew if you’re not ready to leave after your first contract (we won’t blame you!)

What if I don’t have a TEFL/TESOL certificate?

We offer both in-class and online Internationally Accredited TEFL/TESOL courses to prepare you for your adventure abroad. Just ask us how 

If you’re unsure about any of your qualifications, chat to us! We’ll answer all your questions and do our best to accommodate you.

About our IN COUNTRY TESOL/TEFL course

Many TEFL/TESOL courses are not accredited and do not provide adequate preparation for teaching, while others are accredited but aren’t tailored to the actual country you’ll be teaching in.

That’s why we highly recommend completing our 120-hour in-class TEFL/TESOL in Costa Rica. It will give you the best possible preparation, both for the classroom and for a successful immersion into day-to-day life and culture in Costa Rica and ensures that your students get the best education.

You’ll even get the opportunity to gain 16 hours of practical teaching experience at a local Costa Rican school during the course, after which you’ll receive invaluable feedback from your TEFL/TESOL instructor to ensure you head off to your placement as confident and prepared as possible for the life-changing experience ahead of you.

The TEFL/TESOL Course is a 4 week course and takes place in the town of Palmares in Costa Rica’s central mountainous region of the country.

The course is tailored specifically for those preparing to teach English in Costa Rica.

It consists of a 1 week in-depth cultural immersion course followed by 3 weeks of theory and practical learning, and 16 hours of real practical teaching in a local Costa Rican school under the supervision of your TEFL/TESOL instructor. 

What's included?

➔ Pre departure assistance including budgeting, packing tips and more

➔ Getting the necessary documentation prepared prior to departure

➔ Assistance with booking the flight

➔ 24/7 Dedicated Ongoing In-country Support

➔ We check in with you regularly and keep up to date with your teach abroad experience.

➔ Guaranteed job placement at a carefully vetted school

➔ An Internationally Accredited TEFL/TESOL certification

➔ Practical Teacher Training

➔ A support network of fellow teachers

➔ Airport transfer - We’ll take you to your pre-arranged accommodation.

➔ We assist you with your SIM card setup so that you can contact your loved ones back home and your new  friends 

➔ 1 week of cultural orientation and activities

➔ 3 week in-classroom TESOL course and qualification

➔ Lifetime placement guarantee on our network once you’ve completed your first contract

What else do you need to budget for?

You’ll also need to budget for various other expenses, not payable to us or our partners, which allow you to legally teach abroad plus the cost of travel to your destination and insurance for your trip.

Flights, Insurance and additional documentation (we will be able to assist you with all of this, so don't worry, we will help) Accommodation for your first month will need to be paid upon arrival. We will assist in setting it up for you. Any additional things that you will need to purchase on arrival that you did not bring with will be at your own expense, along with daily expenses, food etc. 

Make sure to budget for your first month working too, as your first pay check will be at the end of that month. 

Intake Date

2021

15 February, 10 May, 28 June, 22 November

2022

14 February, 9 May, 27 June, 21 November 

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