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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
Employment teaching English in Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2007-04-17 | Writer: English to Go Ltda. | Email: email@example.com
English to Go in San Jose Costa Rica has immediate openings for qualified ESL teachers.
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, free Spanish classes, discount travel, we help you get a cell phone, find a place to live and set up a bank account.
Employment teaching TEFL in Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2007-03-27 | Writer: Inglés Empresarial, S.A. | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Full-time & part-time positions in beautiful, tropical Costa Rica! Skip the cold back home and come on down during the nicest time of the year - the dry season! Come to beautiful Costa Rica now for immediate work teaching adults at a variety of multinational businesses. We also have several positions available now and in the months to come.
You will benefit from a relaxed yet professional school that offers top pay and perks. Read more
TEFL in Monteverde, Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2007-02-08 | Writer: CPI Monteverde | Email: email@example.com
The English program at CPI Monteverde is looking for qualified English teachers, with a TEFL/TESOL or comprable certificate for full-time and part-time positions starting in March of 2007. We offer group classes from 6pm to 8pm and times for private classes are agreed upon on an individual basis. Read more
Energetic Teacher Wanted to Teach EFL in Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2006-11-27 | Writer: Centro de Idiomas, Intercultura | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for teachers to teach students who are mostly Costaricans as well as Nicaraguans, Salvadorians, Colombians and Ecuadorians. The age groups are anywhere from 13 to 50 yrs, students and professionals. We offer a 1 year contract with a teaching load of 20 hours per week. Read more
TEFL in Puntarenas, Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2006-09-28 | Writer: Saint Patrick American School | Email: email@example.com
Puntarenas is the closest beach town to San Jose and provides access to many of Costa Rica’s best tourist destinations. We are looking for pre-school and elementary ESL teachers who are prepared to commit themselves to an 11 month contract. Benefits include small class sizes, attractive salary, housing allowance and work visa. Read more
Employment teaching EFL in San Jose, Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2006-07-13 | Writer: Instituto Britanico | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Instituto Britanico in San Jose, Costa Rica, the only accredited training centre in Central America offering CELTA, IELTS and Cambridge ESOL Exams is currently recruiting EFL teachers to begin at the end of August 2006. We offer a range of classes: General English for Adults and Young Learners, in-company business classes and exam preparation courses. Attractive benefits package for teachers. Read more
Employment teaching TEFL in San Jose, Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2006-06-27 | Writer: email@example.com | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
English to Go in San Jose, Costa Rica has immediate openings (EARLY JULY START DATES) for 3-4 qualified ESL teachers. Teach English to employees of national and international companies during the week and spend your weekends in PARADISE! Competitive pay and great benefits! Read more
Energetic Teacher Wanted to Teach TEFL in Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2006-06-07 | Writer: English to Go | Email: email@example.com
English to Go has immediate openings for qualified ESL teachers. We offer competitive pay for the region, free Spanish lessons, Discount Travel, airport pick up and assistance in finding housing.
Enthusiastic teacher wanted to teach EFL in Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2006-04-06 | Writer: Idioma Internacional | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We offer classes to adults in business settings to some of the largest companies in the country including Intel, Hospira, DHL, and Kimberly-Clark among others. Full-time jobs available for full-year contracts for qualified teachers. Benefits include
subsidized Spanish lessons, free internet and phone access in our office and corporate health insurance.
Energetic Teacher Wanted toTeach EFL in San Jose, Costa RicaExpand
Date posted:2006-03-27 | Writer: Heidy Bermudes | Email: email@example.com
We are looking for a few good teachers that are certified native English speakers, to teach English as a second language at the corporate offices of our clients, and will be in Costa Rica for at least six months. We teach all levels of English to highly motivated students in their offices. Read more