Teach English in Costa Rica

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Teach English in Costa Rica

from £900
Duration: from 6 months to 12 months
Countries: Costa Rica
Get paid to teach English in Costa Rica with an accredited TEFL certification & lifetime job placement assistance from International TEFL Academy.

Teach English in Costa Rica

Are you:

  • A native English speaker?
  • Age 21 and above?
  • Seeking to get paid to teach English abroad in Cost Rica or elsewhere?
  •  Looking to take a professional TEFL certification course?

With an International TEFL Academy TEFL TESOL certification & lifetime job placement assistance, you will hold an internationally recognized qualification that will enable you to get paid as an English teacher in Costa Rica & in 80 countries worldwide. Know for its lush tropical rainforests, idyllic beaches & the warmth of its people, Costa Rica represents a top job market for teaching English in Latin America.

Who is International TEFL Academy?

We are one of the largest TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification schools in the world training over 3,500 new teachers a year, people just like you. Up to 95% of our students do not have a degree in Education, they simply want to get paid to teach abroad and make a difference while traveling the world. All of our TEFL courses & internationally accredited & are taught by experienced university-level professors. All graduates receive lifetime worldwide job placement assistance & access to exclusive networks of 10,000 alumni across the globe.

How does it work?

You become TEFL certified in 4 weeks full-time (in-person TEFL classes) or 11 weeks part-time (online TEFL classes).  With lifetime job placement assistance, you interview for teaching positions and choose the right school and country.  Once you are TEFL certified, your certification and access to job placement assistance are lifetime so you can use them to teach in as many countries as you wish.

What Kind of Job Market is there for Teaching English in Costa Rica

  • Most English teachers teach 20-25 hours a week in a private language school and/or as a private tutor + an additional 8-10 hours a week lesson planning.
  • You don't need a degree in education or prior professional teaching experience, but TEFL certification is required to provide you with the skills & qualification you need to get hired as an English teacher in Costa Rica & up to 80 countries worldwide.
  • Typical first-time English teacher in Costa Rica earn $600-$900 USD  per month. This may not seem like a lot, but given the low cost of living in Costa Rica, this is enough to cover basic expenses (rent, transport, food, etc), in addition to going out several times a week and regional travel on weekends or holidays.
  • Most English teachers will interview & get hired locally in Costa Rica; International TEFL Academy provides our students & graduates with the resources, contacts & guidance needed to set up interviews.


TEFL Certification Options for Teaching English in Costa Rica

Costa Rica TEFL Courses

  • 4-week intensive courses taught by qualified university-level professors
  • Local job placement assistance to help course graduates line up work in Costa Rica following the course (graduates also receive lifetime worldwide job search guidance)
  • Tuition begins from approximately $1575 USD

Online TEFL Classes

  • 11-13 weeks part-time (8-12 hours a week) - this course is designed to accommodate students who are working or going to school full-time.
  • Fully accredited at Level 5 (identical to in-person classes such as CELTA) and it taught by university professors; it also includes 20 hours of practicum (live practice teaching
  • Class tuition is $1395 USD, including lifetime job search guidance

In-Person TEFL Classes in 25 locations worldwide

In addition to our 4-week class in Costa Rica, ITA offers in-person 4-week classes in 25 locations worldwide, including in the U.S., Europe, Latin America & Asia
Tuition varies by class & varies from approximately $1500 - $2200 USD. No matter what class you take, you will earn an internationally accredited TEFL certification & receive lifetime worldwide job placement assistance.

Learn more about teaching English in Costa Rica

How can you learn more & get started?

Click on our link to request your free brochure; you will receive a free brochure and speak with an expert admissions advisors to go over all of your options & questions regarding job markets, hiring requirements, TEFL course options and financial matters like salaries & start-up costs. We are happy to speak with you as many times as you need, and our online resource library features hundreds of article,  FAQs, testimonials & videos to help learn about all aspects of teaching English abroad.

Interested in this; ready to enquire?

Apply now by clicking the button below and filling out the application form on gapyear.com. International TEFL Academy should then be in touch shortly to help with your enquiry.


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Price details:

from £900

Become TEFL certified & get paid to teach English in Costa Rica

Learn more about English teaching jobs in Costa Rica, including TEFL certification options and job placement assistance. We offer TEFL classes in Costa Rica, Online & in 25 locations worldwide.  All graduates receive lifetime worldwide job placement assistance and access to exclusive networks of 10,000 alumni across the globe.


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