Costa Rica TEFL / TESOL – Teaching Abroad

Costa Rica TEFL - Internationally Accredited TEFL Certification in Costa Rica

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Do you want to see the world, experience new cultures and languages, and live abroad? What better way than by teaching English? Gone are the days when just any Native English speaker can get hired to teach English; most quality schools now require teaching experience and a TEFL / TESOL Certificate. The Costa Rica TEFL faculty is combining its 30+ years of experience in teaching foreign languages to offer you a unique opportunity to earn an accredited TEFL/TESOL certificate that will qualify you to teach EFL / ESL in Costa Rica or anywhere in the world. We GUARANTEE that once you have completed our course you will be fully prepared to teach ELL successfully in any classroom environment.

Get in touch to find out more, or request an application. We offer a balanced, internationally accredited program which focuses on key areas for being a successful TEFL / TESOL teacher: teaching methodologies, teaching techniques, how to successfully teach grammar, learning styles, classroom management, classroom adaptation, culture in the classroom, effective lesson planning, creativity in the classroom and more. Costa Rica TEFL has highly qualified, enthusiastic instructors who have taught English in Costa Rica and around the globe. The core instructors all have Masters degrees and/or higher in Education and in teaching English as a second or foreign language with more than 30 years of professional teaching experience.

Housing assistance is available in Samara for those interested and can be either with local families, independent residences, or in local hotels. The cost for housing for the 4 weeks of the course ranges from $280 to $600. We offer free housing placement assistance at no cost to your or the local housing providers. 

What will it cost me?
With a TEFL Certificate, that includes actual classroom teaching, you will earn an average of 20% to 30% more than those without a certificate. The cost of the Costa Rica TEFL/ TESOL course is on average, 25% less than most other face-to-face courses. Why is it so inexpensive in comparison to other Costa Rica TESOL / TEFL programs? We are independently owned and are not a "chain" school so we are not entirely profit driven. We offer a unique curriculum which is a student-focused, individualized TEFL course based on years of successful ELL teaching and extensive TESOL study. 

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The teacher trainers use a variety of teaching techniques in the TEFL classroom and customize additional workshops to fit trainees specific needs. Trainees are given prep-time and aid in lesson planning as well as feedback pre and post observations. Trainees also team-teach, observe each other and give peer feedback. This gives trainees the chance to experience and try out new strategies and techniques in a supportive learning atmosphere, while gaining skills and confidence as a new teacher. Our accredited course consists of 160 hours of training and includes 10(min)-20(max) hours of practice teaching with local EFL students. Trainees will be given lifetime job placement assistance which they can use while they complete the course or at a later date. Teachers will become part of our international network of TEFL graduates and complete a portfolio of their work throughout the course, which will be used in their future classrooms and as a tool during job interviews.

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Costa Rica TEFL Course Reviews

If you have ever considered Teaching English as a Foreign Language, the TEFL program here in Samara, Costa Rica is awesome and I highly suggest you DO IT! The teachers are some of the most fabulous teachers I have ever encountered, and I have encountered many teachers in my academic career. I have learned so much and had so many wonderful experiences as a student and a teacher through this program! This has been one of the best choices I have made for myself!

Kristen Dare USA - March 2016

“I enjoyed the activities we did in class – we learned how to bring everything into our very own classrooms. I learned how to be a good English teacher and I feel like I have a lot more self-confidence. I know I’m going to do a great job on my own.”

Robert Palmer

“Amazing course that really exceeded my expectations.”

Chuck Peabody May 2015 (USA)

“I enjoyed many aspects of the program, the staff is amazing: knowledgeable, encouraging, flexible and supportive. The text is well written and very informative.”

Christine Kuritzkes February 2015 (USA)

“I can walk away knowing that I have gained important skills to continue teaching and knowing I have a support system when I leave here.”

Debora Winsor March 2015 (USA)
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