Friday Feature: Lucas Gonzalez strikes gold with Costa Rica TEFL

 

Friday Feature is coming at you fast!  This week’s Friday Feature is our July TEFL  graduate, Lucas Gonzalez. Before Costa Rica TEFL, he worked for AmeriCorps at John Adams High School in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.   During his time with AmeriCorps he provided tutoring to 10th graders in U.S history with a focus on English comprehension.

From a young age, Lucas knew he wanted to teach abroad and become fluent in Spanish. He pursued this dream by studying Spanish for four years at university including a homestay and study abroad program in Merida, Mexico. The semester abroad in Mexico further promoted his wish to live in a Spanish speaking country, the question that remained was how? He discovered the answer with Costa Rica TEFL!

He describes CRTEFL as follows:

 

‘I instantly knew that this was the opportunity that I was looking for and after digging through the internet for what seemed like ages I stumbled across Costa Rica TEFL.  At that moment my eyes lit up as if I were a mid 19th century miner who had just struck gold!   There is a professional yet laid-back environment which, makes you feel welcomed from the moment you step foot in the door. The staff at Costa Rica TEFL will soon become your life long friends and TEFL job resources. I enjoyed my time immensely and made some amazing connections with my classmates and roommates as well! I wouldn’t have gone about achieving my TEFL Certificate in any other way!’

He’s now living his dream…Lucas is currently teaching in a small community in, Guamal, Colombia. He teaches six days a week to a wide range of age groups from 6-60, at a small residential institute and practices Spanish on the regular.

‘The people here are so kind! On the weekends I enjoy playing soccer and basketball with the locals as well as eating salchipapas and dancing in the town square’.