Course Costs - Costa Rica TEFL - Earn your TEFL certification

Course Costs

2024 Course Fee: $1785 (USD)

(Why is our fee so much less than other TEFL courses in Costa Rica? We are independently owned and not a chain school. Our main goal is to educate. Additionally, our ELL program is non-profit which is one of the many ways we give back to the local community. )

  • Internationally Accredited 160 hour TEFL certification.
  • Minimum of 10 practice teaching hours with actual ELL students (adult & young learners)
  • Free Beach Yoga & Spanish classes
  • Course materials and assistance in constructing a professional portfolio to be used in interviews and in your future classroom.
  • Costa Rica TEFL© textbook
  • Access to computers, printers and all of the materials you need to complete the course.
  • Life-long job placement assistance for teaching positions in Costa Rica and worldwide.
  • Interview preparation and on-site interviews with local language schools, Universities, and International schools.
  • Access to our network of current EFL teachers around the world which includes chats, emails, a variety of online teaching resources and first-hand information and advice.
  • Full use of air-conditioned facilities and Wi-Fi.
  • Free housing placement assistance (housing options are between $280-$600 for the month)
We Are Now Taking Bookings for all 2023/2024 Courses»
We ask that students pay half of the course fee up to 4 weeks after being accepted to secure their spot. The remaining balance is paid upon arrival. 
Payment Plans: We offer payment plans to individuals who would like to pay the cost of the course over a 4-6 month period. Email us for details:
Forms of Payment
For the TEFL course you may use the following: 
  • Zelle, TransferWise, Popmoney, Paypal/Credit Card
  • Deposit or transfer to the local Banco Nacional
  • Deposit to Bank of America in US (in branch, via mail or via ZELLE)
  • Wire Transfer  
  • US Personal Check / Cash
Refund Policy:
Costa Rica TEFL does not give program refunds once the student has begun the TEFL course unless in case of a documentable emergency (ex: sickness, accident, family emergency). The refund is given at the discretion of the administration on a case-by-case basis and only once proper documentation has been provided. A portion of the course fee may be returned or the student may be given a course credit which, they may use to complete the course at a later date.
*The course deposit is non-refundable but may also be used at a later date.


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