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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
Regular EFL Jobs in Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2015-08-26 | Writer: English2Go | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
TEFL Job in Costa RicaExpand
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: email@example.com
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
Teach English in Costa Rica (2)Expand
Date posted:2015-03-18 | Writer: Los Santos Learning Centers | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Work in Costa Rica Teaching EFLExpand
Date posted:2015-02-18 | Writer: Idioma Internacional | Email: email@example.com
Full-time EFL positions available in San Jose, Costa Rica, for Corporate Trainers working with private business clients and an NGO high school programme. We seek talent, diversity, performance excellence and commitment in our teachers. In return, we offer initial and on-going training; a Mentor Program for newly qualified TEFL teachers; certified professional development and on-going performance evaluations; all technology and necessary equipment to fulfill your role; and various welfare benefits including healthcare and paid holidays. This, combined with a fully supportive and highly social atmosphere! Requirements: Bachelor's Degree TEFL Certified Native level English speaker Preferred: 2 years of ESL experience How to apply: Please send a copy of your resume and covering le... Read more
Full-time TEFL Positions in San José, Costa Rica!Expand
Date posted:2014-08-26 | Writer: Idioma Internacional | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are Idioma Internacional, a language institute celebrating over a dozen years of quality instruction and communicative solutions located in a vibrant downtown neighborhood in San José. We are interviewing and hiring for immediate positions for both our Corporate English Division, where our teachers travel around the Central Valley and deliver top-quality business English to both local and international corporations, and our special NGO accounts division, teaching in the public sector. We offer an incredible experience to broaden professional and personal skills in an exciting work environment as well as make a real impact on the lives of Costa Ricans across the country.
Our requirements for hire are as follows:Minimum requirements
• University degree
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Regular Opportunities for EFL Teachers in Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2014-06-02 | Writer: English2Go | Email: email@example.com
English2Go in San Jose, Costa Rica, has immediate job openings for TEFL qualified teachers to teach English to employees and executives in their workplace during the week, with weekends free to explore Costa Rica's rainforests, volcanoes, white water rivers, world class surfing, fishing and beaches. Benefits package includes competitive pay, end of contract bonus, airport pick-up, discount travel, and we also help you find a place to live and set up a bank account. Candidates need to have the minimum requirements listed below. Native born, North American English speaker (preferred) Candidates from other English speaking countries will be considered. University Graduate (B.A. or higher preferred) ESL teaching certificate: TESOL, TEFL, CELTA etc… or minimum 2 years ESL teachin... Read more
Volunteer EFL Teachers Needed in Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2014-04-15 | Writer: Los Santos Learning Centers | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Los Santos Learning Centers is a network of Learning Centers with the shared goal of providing low-cost, community-run English education in the Los Santos region of Costa Rica. Los Santos is located about 2 hours south of San Jose. Los Santos enjoys a moderate climate year round, warm during the day and cool at night, and the region is known for producing some of the best coffee in the world. We are always looking for TEFL certified teachers to come work with us! If you are looking to live in another country and have experience abroad, this is a great opportunity. In exchange for working at one of our Learning Centers, you will live with local families and get to know a new culture, furthering your Spanish language skills. We are looking for volunteers with the following qualities: ... Read more
TEFL Qualified Teacher Required Immediately in Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2013-05-15 | Writer: Academia Lider | Email: email@example.com
Academia Lider is a progressive language academy located in Alajuela and Heredia. We provide a full range of courses for all ages from young learners to adults and have openings for versatile TEFL qualified teachers who are capable of teaching any age or level. Telephone Randal at 8897-2931 or contact us by email at the address given on the job heading for more information. Phones: Heredia :2260-2931 Headquarters Alajuela :2442-2931 Read more
Immediate Job Openings for EFL Teachers in Costa Rica!Expand
Date posted:2013-02-11 | Writer: English to Go Ltd | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
English to Go in San Jose, Costa Rica, has immediate job openings for TEFL qualified teachers to teach English to employees and executives in their workplace during the week, with weekends free to explore Costa Rica's rainforests, volcanoes, white water rivers, world class surfing, fishing and beaches. Benefits package includes competitive pay, end of contract bonus, airport pick-up, discount travel, and we also help you find a place to live and set up a bank account. Although we are looking for teachers who can start now, we are always looking for qualified staff throughout the year. Read more