Native English Speakers Wanted to Teach TEFL in Costa Rica

Date posted:2008-08-25 | Writer: Berlitz Costa Rica | Email: [email protected]

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 (Monday to Friday and Saturday morning), College degree a plus. Bilingual applicants (English + any other language) are desirable. Working Visa required, center will help and guide through the process. Visas are granted without major problems.  We offer a one year contract following a 3-month probationary period. Benefits include:

  • Full Medical Coverage
  • Two-week Vacations
  • Christmas Bonus
  • Additional Bonus based on performance
  • Workers Credit Union (Asociacion Solidarista)
 For more information, or to apply, contact Mrs. Lilly Sevilla, Organization Development Manager. Berlitz Costa Rica, at the e-mail address given on the job heading page.

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.


In this unit I learned about phrasal verbs, passive voice and modal auxiliary verbs. This was a very factual unit and I struggled to understand the concepts and workings of phrasal verbs, so I can understand why it would be confusing to students. I would have liked slightly more instruction on how to teach these complex topics, however I have a better understanding of them now so can hopefully find my own ways.Teaching phonetics is a difficult and largely disregarded part of English language teaching. There are different elements to the teaching that include the phonetic alphabet, parts of the mouth and how sounds are made, as well as intonation and how this effects the understand of a given sentence. A fun activity would be to illustrate how things could be miscommunicated with the wrong intonation or pronunciation.