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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
Job Teaching TEFL in Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2009-05-14 | Writer: Swan English | Email: email@example.com
The Swan English Learning is looking for TEFL qualified native English Teachers. We are a relatively new company to the market, having set up this year, although we have already secured contracts with companies such as Hotel Punta Leona, Club Punta Leona, Interbus and Ingevial, as well as several home visits. We have part & full time opportunities and offer excellent pay, together with training and free Spanish classes. Read more
Opportunity Teaching TEFL in Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2009-01-04 | Writer: inlingua | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Inlingua are seeking ESL teachers to teach professional adults in the business community to start early 2009. Our offices are located in the prestigious Forum, Santa Ana plus a new, second location in San Jose. We are recruiting TEFL teachers who are willing to work from part-time up to 40 +hrs per week in either center. Read more
Job Teaching English in Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2008-10-26 | Writer: Saint Patrick American School | Email: email@example.com
Saint Patrick is a small private elementary school. It is situated outside Puntarenas on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Puntarenas is the closest beach town to San Jose and provides access to many of Costa Rica’s best tourist destinations. Our school is hiring TEFL qualified teachers who are able to commit to an 11 month contract. The school year begins in February and ends in December. Holidays include a week at Easter, three weeks in July in additional to various national holidays. Students range in age from 4-12 years old. Class sizes range from 10 to 18 students. Read more
Native English Speakers Wanted to Teach TEFL in Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2008-08-25 | Writer: Berlitz Costa Rica | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are currently looking for TEFL qualified native English speakers with some teaching experience for positions in the Greater Metropolitan area of San Jose. Applicants must be outgoing, customer oriented and dynamic. Business knowledge a plus. If you want to work in a multinational environment and live in the nature-blessed country, we look forward to receiving your application. Full-time and Part-time positions available. Read more
Looking For Volunteer TEFL Teacher in Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2008-07-24 | Writer: Sarapiqui Conservation Learning Center | Email: email@example.com
Located on the beautiful Sarapiqui River, the Sarapiqui Conservation Learning Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to linking the community with conservation. We are currently looking for a TEFL qualified ESL Coordinator to join us through to mid-December. This position involves teaching English to adults and teens at the Center and possibly teaching English at local elementary schools. Read more
TEFL in San Jose, Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2008-04-22 | Writer: Maximo Nivel | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maximo Nivel, an executive language center with offices in Costa Rica and Peru, is actively recruiting qualified TEFL Teachers for its Costa Rica learning center located in a modern office building just 15 minutes from the center of San Jose. We offer small classes for both adults and children. We do not mix adults and children in the same class. The majority of our client-students are adults and the average age is 27. Benefits include 3 day weekends, attractive salary and bonuses. Read more
TEFL in Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2008-03-17 | Writer: Corporate English Inc. | Email: email@example.com
Come to beautiful Costa Rica now for immediate work for a well established company teaching adults at a variety of multinational businesses. We have several positions available now and in the months to come for TEFL qualified teachers. This is a great place to get your feet wet with international teaching. Courses are taught in and around the capital San José.
We are looking for teachers who are able to commit to teach with us for at least six months. Read more
TEFL in Costa Rica (San Jose)Expand
Date posted:2008-01-14 | Writer: English to Go Ltda | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Teach English to employees and executives in their workplace during the week and explore Costa Rica's rainforests, volcanoes and world class beaches on the week end. We offer competitive pay for the region, end of Contract BONUS, free Spanish classes, discount travel, help you get a cell phone, find a place to live and set up a bank account. Read more
Employment teaching EFL in Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2007-06-18 | Writer: Ingles Empresarial | Email: email@example.com
Full and Part vacancies in Costa Rica Read more
TEFL in Costa Rica / San JoseExpand
Date posted:2007-05-15 | Writer: Idioma Internacional | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Idioma Internacional 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. We are always looking for qualified ESL/EFL instructors and welcome your application. We recruit and hire on a regular basis so feel free to send us a résumé, photo and references at any time. Read more