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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
TEFL Volunteering in Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2012-12-09 | Writer: Friends of Nature Copey Learning Center | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of Nature Copey Learning Center is looking for Volunteer EFL Teachers to work in Costa Rica starting February 2013. We are a non-profit educational center dedicated to promoting social development through the learning of English as a Foreign Language. We offer programs to community members of all ages in the areas of EFL, environmental education and cultural development in order to foster social sustainability. Our school was founded and is run by community members of Copey de Dota. LOCATION: Our community school is located in the town of Copey de Dota in the beautiful Zona de los Santos, Costa Rica. We are about an hour and a half south of the capital of San Jose, in the heart of the coffee growing region of Costa Rica. Our town is set in a national forest reserve amidst dr... Read more
Job Teaching English in Costa Rica (2)Expand
Date posted:2012-07-04 | Writer: Idioma Internacional | Email: email@example.com
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, Costa Rica. We have regular opportunities for TEFL qualified teachers in our Corporate Division where our teachers travel around the Central Valley and deliver top-quality business English lessons to both local and international corporations. 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 minimum requirements for hire are as follows:
• University degree
• TESOL, TEFL or related certification
• 6 months teachi... Read more
Teach English in San José, Costa Rica (2)Expand
Date posted:2012-03-22 | Writer: The Swan English Learning | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Swan English Learning in San José is looking for native English speaking EFL teachers who are capable of teaching a variety of levels and ages. We have courses from a basic to advanced level English. We also offer English for children, young adults, English for business, conversational English and other courses which are taught either in our own facilities or at clients' premises. Benefits include excellent pay, training, and free Spanish classes. Both full time and part time positions are available.
We have over six years in the market place, having first set up in 2005. We have a wide range of clients for individual, group and corporate classes.
For more information, and to apply, contact us by e-mail at the address given on the job heading or call&nb... Read more
Full-time Corporate EFL Positions in San José, Costa Rica!Expand
Date posted:2011-10-31 | Writer: Idioma Internacional | Email: email@example.com
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, Costa Rica. We have a Corporate Division where our teachers travel around the Central Valley and deliver top-quality business English to both local and international corporations. 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. Click on the job heading for more details. Read more
Opportunities For TEFL Qualified Teachers in Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2011-05-05 | Writer: Intercultura Costa Rica | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Intercultura are currently seeking teachers for their school in Heredia who are available to start in July. One-year contracts are offerd for full-time teachers, and six-month contracts for part-time teachers. Candidates must have a minimum of a TEFL or TESOL certification, a Bachelor's Degree, and one year of experience is preferred, but not required. Benefits include competitive wages, paid trainings and opportunities for professional development, free intensive Spanish classes, cooking classes, and dance classes for full-time teachers, monthly bonuses, bank account set-up, and health insurance after six months. If you meet our requirements and are motivated and committed to teaching in Costa Rica, please contact Lindsay at the e-mail address given on the job heading. Read more
Regular TEFL Vacancies in Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2011-03-30 | Writer: Idioma Internacional | Email: email@example.com
Idioma International is a unique English-language consulting firm on the western side of San José, Costa Rica. We deliver a full spectrum of customized business-English communication solutions. Our organization is made up of bright, motivated professionals who are given the opportunity to showcase their talents in a progressive and open work environment. Employees have described working at Idioma International as “an experience unlike any other,” and agree that the company has redefined what “working” means to each of us. We believe that work should be something people enjoy. If you are a TEFL qualified, experienced teacher with excellent interpersonal skills and a sincere desire to work hard and expand your horizons in Costa Rica , we would be happy to consi... Read more
Teach English in Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2010-05-13 | Writer: English to Go | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
English to go has been in business for over 8 years now, and has been teaching with some of the top companies in Costa Rica. We currently have need for an experienced TEFL certified teacher for adults to teach in the San Jose area who is able to commit for six months. Degree plus certification, TEFL, TESOL, etc. required. Attractive hourly rate of pay. Initially a part time position but could turn into more very soon. Read more
Teach EFL in Puntarenas, Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2010-02-23 | Writer: St. Patrick American School | Email: email@example.com
St. Patrick American School is looking for TEFL qualified native English speaking teachers for small classes of children aged 2-6. We are a private institution situated in Puntarenas which has access to Costa Rica’s many tourist destinations. The school has modernized offices, newly constructed recreational areas, library and computer laboratory. The school currently has 180 enrolled students. Benefits include vacations which comprise of a week at Easter, three weeks in July in addition to various national holidays. Read more
Teach EFL in Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2009-12-08 | Writer: English2go | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have regular opportunities for TEFL qualified teachers in San Jose, Costa Rica. We pay a reasonable hourly rate and other benefits include free Spanish classes, discounted travel together with assistance to get a cell phone, find a place to live and set up a bank account. Read more
TEFL Position in Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2009-09-30 | Writer: SCLC | Email: email@example.com
Located on the beautiful Sarapiqui River, the Sarapiqui Conservation Learning Center is a non-profit organization in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Costa Rica dedicated to linking the communities with conservation through education and ecotourism. We are currently looking for a TEFL qualified ESL Teacher. This position involves teaching English to adults and teens at the Center, possibly teaching English at local elementary schools, and assisting with conservation projects. Read more