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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
Volunteer TEFL Positions in Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2017-08-14 | Writer: Copey Learning Center | Email: email@example.com
Copey Learning Centers is a community-developed, non-profit education center and is an ideal place for TEFL graduates to use their skills. It was developed and is run by local community members to provide English as a Foreign Language classes to students of all ages. The learning center is located in the Zona de Los Santos, a mountainous region two hours south of San José. VOLUNTEER POSITIONS: All positions are volunteer English teaching positions. Volunteers teach approximately 15-20 hours per week and are responsible for planning their own lessons. Volunteers should have experience teaching EFL/ESL or another subject, an EFL/ESL certification, and/or a degree in education. Volunteers receive free room and board in the home of a local family. Room and board includes housing, t... Read more
Full-time and Part-time EFL Teachers Needed in San José, Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2017-05-11 | Writer: New Learning Academy | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A well-known language academy in San Jose is hiring full-time and part time EFL teachers to work at our two branches starting immediately! Candidates must already be located in Costa Rica or able to arrive immediately. We are hiring for both full and part time openings as well as freelance positions. Teachers MUST be native level English speakers. Please read description carefully. Requisites: *Bachelors Degree *Teaching experience and/or CELTA/TEFL/TESOL certificate *Willingness to teach split shifts (mornings/evenings) * Willingness to teach classes on-site and off-site at local businesses. *Willingness to teach kids' classes *Willingness to work with all levels and ages *Willingness to adapt to and utilize our Academy's specific teaching methodology *At least a ... Read more
Teach Business English in Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2017-04-06 | Writer: Speakhabla Language Solutions | Email: email@example.com
Speakhabla Language Solutions, a young and modern company based in Central Valley Costa Rica, has opportunities for TEFL qualified teachers. We specialize in helping business professionals master the English Language. We work with International companies and our classes take place in the boardrooms. We have an amazing team, a solid company culture and look after our teachers well. We help with accommodation and airport pick up, help you get started with your classes and make you feel like family. We need some new team members. Come join us in Costa Rica. TO APPLY: Contact us via email at the address given on the job heading. Mobile: +506 8343-7783 Read more
Full-time and Part-time EFL Teachers Needed in Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2017-03-16 | Writer: New Learning Academy | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Learning Academy, a well-known language academy in San José, Costa Rica, is hiring full-time and part time EFL teachers to work at our two branches starting immediately. Candidates must already be located in Costa Rica or arriving soon. We are hiring for both full and part time positions. Teachers MUST be native level English speakers, no exceptions. Please read description carefully. REQUIREMENTS: *Bachelors Degree *Teaching experience and/or CELTA/TEFL/TESOL certificate *Willingness to teach split shifts (mornings/evenings) * Willingness to teach classes on-site and off-site at local businesses. *Willingness to teach kids' classes *Willingness to work with all levels and ages *Willingness to adapt to and utilize our Academy's specific teaching methodology... Read more
TEFL Jobs in Costa RicaExpand
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
Volunteer EFL Positions in Costa RicaExpand
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
Teach EFL in Costa Rica (2)Expand
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
Job Teaching English in Costa Rica (3)Expand
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