Enthusiastic teacher wanted to teach TEFL in Costa Rica

Date posted:2006-03-01 | Writer: Ingles Empresarial, S.A. (IESA) | Email: [email protected]

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.

Enjoy living, working and experiencing one of the safest Latin American countries - Costa Rica! This is a great place to get your feet wet with international travel/teaching - or to take a break from a more stressful (or chillier) job posting.

Enjoy teaching at what teachers have voted the best on-site language training company to teach at in the country - Ingles Empresarial, S.A. (translated = Corporate English Inc.). You will benefit from a relaxed yet professional school which offers top pay and perks (by Costa Rican standards), and just as important, the most complete on-going professional development available in Central America.

(You don't have to take my word for it - please check out some of the comments past teachers have had by visiting the 'Job Information Journal' section of Dave's ESL cafe).

Are you up for the challenge? Please contact us if you meet the following, not-so-stringent requirements:

- You possess a Bachelor's degree + TEFL certification. Experience is preferred, but if you don't have it and you do have a great attitude and personality - that is fine too! (Note: If you have TEFL certification AND significant experience, that will make up for a lack of a Bachelor's degree).
- You are able to commit to teach with us for at least FIVE months (and much preferably A YEAR).
- You are 21 years old or over (and unlike some of our competitors, we LOVE teachers over 30).
- You are a North American native English speaker (client demands - sorry).
- You are adventurous, independent and creative.
- You enjoy working with adults in fun, challenging and professional environments.
- You work well with others, want to improve yourself, and can take positive feedback, as well as points for improvement.
- You are willing to dress appropriately for teaching in business environments (sorry, no blue hair - and you'll have to take out nose rings and cover up the super obvious tattoos).
- You are NOT a whiner, sniveler, chronic complainer, or prone to quit something at the first sign of difficulty. (Costa Rica is wonderful, but it is still a 'second' world country with it's fair share of challenges and aggravations).

Do you fit the bill? Does this sound like a GREAT opportunity for you?
Yes? Great! (and if not, I respectfully suggest you stay home and keep watching life pass you by. Winners try new things and push past their fears - losers just end up wishing they had).

Now for more information, please check us out at Contact us (and click on the Teaching Opps button). If you like what we have to offer, then please send a SHORT resume, low resolution picture as well as contact information for work references.

Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to hearing from you soon! If you've got the right stuff, you can be one of the next lucky teachers to join the IESA team in beautiful Costa Rica!

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.


This was a very confusing topic for me personally, it was hard because I never learned then when learning english because it simply came natural to me. It is important to remember that the 'if' clause contains a condition that has to be met before the second clause can be satisfied. The different forms of conditionals are something that are to be practiced and memorized so that students can grasp them when they see them.This unit looked at the Business English world in its entirety. Business etiquette is important to look at, especially when a teacher is in a country that is unknown to them. Finding employment doesn’t have to be difficult if you look at the different advertisements online or until you are in the country where you want to work at. There are different Associations that a teacher can become involved in once certified.