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5 Things to Know Before Moving to Playa Sámara, Costa Rica

Congratulations!! You have decided that Samara is the perfect beachside town to receive your TEFL certification. You are ready to jump-start your future, indulge yourself in a new culture, and enjoy your days off by the beach. Ticos (Costa Ricans) are very friendly people and it’s easy to find your niche here, To ease the …

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English Teacher by Day, City Slicker by Night: Teaching English in the Capital of Costa Rica by Aaron Ramirez

Meet our graduate Aaron Ramirez, a Brooklyn, New York native turned English teacher in San Jose, Costa Rica.  From one concrete jungle to the next, he is making a life for himself in the capital of Costa Rica. What is your take on San Jose?  I currently live in San Jose, Costa Rica and work …

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Teaching Abroad in Costa Rica Q+A

Costa Rica TEFL graduate, Gabe Smith, chats with us about teaching English in Costa Rica, how getting TEFL certified prepared him for teaching abroad, and offers some teacher tips for living in the land of Pura Vida! Since graduating from Costa Rica TEFL in January 2019, Gabe has been teaching abroad in Costa Rica. “The …

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Teaching Spanish, Dj’ing, and living the Pura Vida in Playa Samara, Costa Rica: Friday Feature with Kelvin Salmon Peters

Working in a Beach Town in Costa Rica Meet our TEFL graduate, Kelvin Salmon Peters!  Kelvin is a Samara local who has had an extensive language learning background!  Before getting TEFL certified, Kelvin had an interesting career path.  Practicing English in Samara was an easy task for him since it is a small beach town …

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Teaching ESL in Taiwan

Meet Mike Kish, Costa Rica TEFL graduate and English teacher extraordinaire. Since graduating in 2012 and getting TEFL certified, Mike has been living and teaching ESL to Taiwanese children in preschool through third grade. How did getting TEFL certified prepare you for teaching ESL abroad? I graduated Costa Rica TEFL in 2012.  Costa Rica TEFL …

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Teaching English Abroad in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Do you want to leave your 9 to 5 job and start a career that allows you the freedom to travel and the opportunity to experience other cultures?  Meet Nicci Chiarelli, a Florida native from the United States who came to Costa Rica to learn how to teach English in 2017 and has made this …

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How to teach English online and travel the world! Friday Feature with Charlie Rasbuary

Costa Rica TEFL graduate, Charlie Rasbuary is teaching English online and vlogging her lessons from the United Kingdom! See story below. How did Costa Rica TEFL prepare you for teaching abroad? So many of the skills, techniques and approaches you learn with Costa Rica TEFL can still be applied in the virtual classroom. TPR is …

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Teaching English Abroad in Mexico: Friday Feature with Costa Rica TEFL graduate, Morgan Blair

Morgan Blair, received her TEFL certification with Costa Rica TEFL and is now teaching English abroad in Oaxaca, Mexico. Here is her story: Why get TEFL certified? I fell in love with the idea of traveling while making a positive impact on a community. I discovered this passion after visiting the Dominican Republic for a …

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Teaching English at an International school in Namibia, Africa: Friday Feature

Since graduating Costa Rica TEFL, Richenda has taught in San Jose, Costa Rica, and is now teaching English in Namibia, Africa! Check out her story below! Why did you chose Costa Rica TEFL? My name is Richenda Bok and I am African born and from the beautiful country of Namibia in Southern Africa, where the …

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Kate Reilly, a happy camper and English teacher in Heredia, Costa Rica

From the Hospitality Industry to English teacher in Heredia, Costa Rica, Kate Reilly is finally enjoying her career. Here is her story. Why come to Sámara, Costa Rica and get TEFL certified? Before Costa Rica TEFL, I was balancing late nights in the hospitality industry with a full time university schedule. There was this intense …

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