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TEFL Jobs in Costa Rica
As with most other parts of the world, learning English is seen as a way to get a good job or a promotion and a larger salary in Costa Rica. Due to this, there are many language schools in Costa Rica offering different kinds of English courses all year round. This is true in practically every city and reasonably sized town. Of course this means that there are a lot of TEFL jobs available in Costa Rica.
Costa Rica is a wonderful country in which to live and its culture is amazing. Teaching English in this country will give you a great opportunity to really explore everything it has to offer.
When to find a TEFL Job in Costa Rica
Most schools in Costa Rica recruit between May and September. During that time of year, demand for English teachers is quite high, with more TEFL jobs than there are teachers to fill them. If you arrive at a different time of the year, there are still positions available year round - just not as many.
Provided you have a well recognized TEFL certificate such as that offered at TEFL International, and you present yourself in a professional manner, you should be able to land a TEFL job in Costa Rica.
Most of the EFL jobs are in the bigger cities such as the capital, San Jose. However, teaching in a big noisy city may not be everyone’s idea of a good location. If that is the case, you should try to find a TEFL job at one of the several schools to be found in beach cities or smaller towns in the country. Competition for these EFL jobs is rather stiff but with some perseverance, they can be found. Of course you may have to put in more effort and wait longer to find one of these more sought after positions.
Like any country, it’s best to be applying for jobs in-person. The vast majority of employers in Costa Rica will want to meet you face-to-face and perhaps even observe a practice lesson before offering you a job.
It’s best to identify the city in which you’d like to work, get there as soon as possible and hit the pavement, ready for employment. Larger cities of course represent a larger pool of employment options, but jobs in smaller cities might be easier to come by as few people are looking for work there.
Questions to Ask your Employer
While considering a job offer, be sure to have answers to all questions regarding rates of pay, salary and other benefits. Find out if you’ll have to travel to your lessons and if you get compensated and/or reimbursed for this time and expense. Ask about what kind of resources the school has for planning lessons and teaching materials, as well as what kind of administrative and collegial support you will have. This will help you avoid any unpleasant surprises after agreeing to take the position. Also, be sure to get all details confirming benefits written in your contract.TEFL Courses in Manuel Antonio
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Date posted:2016-12-01 | Writer: Idioma Internacional | Email: email@example.com
Idioma Internacional has regular opportunities for TEFL qualified teachers. We handpick our staff members in order to maintain quality and professionalism throughout our entire organization. We are committed to offering great jobs and incentives in order to attract and keep the right people. Once a part of our organization, staff members become intimately connected to Idioma Internacional's core working values: performance excellence, professionalism and ethics. We are always looking for qualified EFL/ESL instructors and welcome the opportunity to consider your application. If you possess all of the minimum qualifications listed below, then please send all of the following to us at the email address given on the job heading: Updated résumé – with... Read more
Opportunities For EFL Teachers in Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2016-11-17 | Writer: EVOLC | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
English Volunteers for Change (EVOLC) is a unique non-profit volunteer program which was established by ALIARSE and Costa Rica Multilingüe, a government sponsored initiative that seeks to create a bilingual Costa Rica by 2020. We have regular opportunities for TEFL graduates who want to develop their skills. We are constantly working to provide volunteers with experiences that are fully funded by local sponsors. Our volunteers contribute to the sustainable development of the continuously thriving tourism sector in Costa Rica as well as impoverished rural and urban communities, positively affecting the lives of students, teachers and community members. Our next camps will be held at the start of January 2017 in San Jose, and rural communities of Costa Rica from January 2nd- February 3... Read more
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Date posted:2016-05-12 | Writer: English Volunteers for Change (EVOLC) | Email: email@example.com
Though Costa Rica is an important tourist destination, many residents in rural tourist communities and in the capital city alike have not had access to quality English courses. As part of an initiative to keep tourism jobs local, many hotels and local businesses have begun sponsoring English Classes for at-risk youth who need English to better their life situations! English Volunteers for Change (EVOLC) in Costa Rica is looking for friendly, enthusiastic TEFL/TESOL or CELTA certified teachers to give English lessons in this amazing country. When volunteer teachers arrive, they will participate in an intensive orientation at our office in Costa Rica's capital city, San José. Upon finishing orientation, volunteers will be taken to their teaching communities. Volunteer teachers w... Read more
Full-time EFL Positions in Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2016-03-08 | Writer: Idioma Internacional | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Idioma Internacional has full-time EFL positions for March and April and onwards We are a language institute based in a busy downtown neighbourhood of San Jose, celebrating over 15 years of providing quality instruction and communicative solutions to companies around the Central Valley. Our Corporate English division is staffed by a dedicated team of professional, highly trained teachers, who travel to our clients in the Central Valley to deliver top-quality business English, to both local and international corporations. Additionally, we also manage accounts with an NGO here in Costa Rica, delivering scholarship-based lessons to high school students. Working with Idioma Internacional offers an incredible experience to broaden both professional TEFL and personal skills. With initial and o... Read more
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Date posted:2016-01-14 | Writer: englishCR | Email: email@example.com
englishCR is currently looking for TEFL trained English teachers to work on a project in the Alajuela Region of Costa Rica. We are based in a small town in the central valley and teach a wide variety of students from 4 to 18 years old. Our placements have been in high demand and we currently have an opening for an EFL teacher to join our team in February. We are looking for teachers who can commit to staying with us at least one month, but preference will be given to those who can commit for longer. We will consider all applicants with a good level of English and a passion for teaching. We don't require previous teaching experience but having a positive and optimistic attitude is important for us when working with the children. In exchange for your help at the project you will r... Read more
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Date posted:2015-10-26 | Writer: New Learning Academy | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Learning Academy, founded in 1998, is looking to hire full and part time TEFL qualified, native level English Teachers to start in January, 2016. Our Guadalupe school is located 15 minutes from downtown San José, the capital of Costa Rica. Our school is situated in an outdoor mall, which gives our teachers and students security as well as a close proximity to many other places, like supermarkets, restaurants, etc. REQUIREMENTS: - Native level English speaker - TEFL, TESOL, CELTA certification - Dynamic personality - Excellent presentation - Responsible - Experience preferred but not required -Able to commit for at least 6 months WE OFFER: - Competitive compensation - Training and mentor programs - Spanish classes - Dance classes - Pick up at the airport... Read more
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Date posted:2015-08-26 | Writer: English2Go | Email: email@example.com
English2Go in San Jose, Costa Rica has regular openings for qualified EFL teachers. San Jose is the capital of Costa Rica ringed by lush green mountains and valleys. We offer competitive pay for the region ($10.00-$12.00 per hour), airport pick-up, discounted travel, help you find a place to live and set up a bank account. There is also a $100 to $300 bonus paid after your first 90 days of employment, depending on how many hours you teach. Candidates need to have the minimum requirements listed below. Minimum requirements are: Native born, North American English speaker (preferred) Native level English speaking candidates from other English speaking countries will be considered. University Graduate EFL teaching certificate: CELTA, TESOL, TEFL etc. or minimum 2 years ESL... Read more
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Date posted:2015-06-11 | Writer: Centro de Idiomas Intercultura | Email: Lindsay@interculturacostarica.com
Centro de Idiomas Intercultura is looking for part-time and full-time EFL teachers to teach at our location in Heredia, Costa Rica. We hire native level English speakers and require a bachelor's degree, a TEFL, TESOL or CELTA certificate, and preferably at least one year's teaching experience. We offer competitive pay and benefits including free Spanish classes for full-time teachers, paid professional development opportunities, bank account set-up, volunteer opportunities and a fun, supportive, and challenging work environment where teachers can grow professionally and personally. If interested, please send your updated resume to the email address given on the job heading. ... Read more
Motivated EFL Teachers Needed in Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2015-05-05 | Writer: New Learning Academy | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Learning Academy is looking for motivated EFL teachers who are available for an immediate start. We offer both full-time and part-time positions, to teach on our campus in San José and onsite. Requirements: - Native level speaker - TEFL, TESOL, CELTA certification - Dynamic personality - Excellent presentation - Responsible - Experience preferred but not required Benefits: - 6 month contract at minimum - Competitive compensation - Training - Spanish classes - Dance classes If you are interested to apply, please send your CV, including a professional picture, to the email address given on the job heading and indicate your earliest availability and your salary expectation. Tel: (506) 2283-3385 / 2224-5890 ... Read more
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Date posted:2015-03-18 | Writer: Los Santos Learning Centers | Email: email@example.com
Los Santos Learning Centers is a group of community-developed, non-profit education centers, located in the zona de Los Santos, a mountainous region two hours south of San José. We are looking for dedicated TEFL qualified volunteers interested in teaching English as a Foreign Language to students in rural communities in exchange for room, board, and the opportunity to help rural Costa Rican students improve their English in a truly unique setting.There are currently three centers in existence, located in the towns of El Empalme, Copey de Dota, and San Isidro de Leon Cortez, and our model is being replicated throughout the country. Centers are run by boards of directors made up of community members with the help of Peace Corps volunteers.VOLUNTEER POSITIONS: All positions are vo... Read more