TEFL in Costa Rica (San Jose)

Date posted:2008-01-14 | Writer: English to Go Ltda | Email: [email protected]

English to Go in San Jose, Costa Rica has immediate openings (January start dates) 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.

Minimum requirements are:
Native born, North American English speaker (preferred) Candidates from other English speaking countries will be considered based on their accent or hopefully lack of.

University Graduate (B.A.or higher preferred)

ESL teaching certificate: CELTA, TESOL, TEFL etc… or minimum 2 years ESL teaching experience

Able to commit to 6 months or 1 year (minimum 6 month commitment)

Teacher candidates should have the following characteristics:

Responsible; Dependable; Personable; Dynamic; Energetic; Independent; Outgoing; Customer service, quality oriented; Professionally dressed with good personal hygiene and Financially stable

We offer:
Competitive pay for the region, end of Contract BONUS, Free Spanish classes, Discount travel, we help you get a cell phone, find a place to live and set up a bank account.

Although we are looking for teachers who can start immediately, we are always looking for qualified staff throughout the year.

If you are interested in finding out more send a short e-mail WITHOUT attachments to [email protected] and you will receive our auto-responder with job details, former teacher's testimonials, and application instructions.

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 unit covered an aspect of teaching English I hadn’t given that much thought to. This will probably be one of the hardest aspects to teach during lessons, although I do understand the importance of teaching articulation and pronunciation now having gone through the chapter. As recommended, I do think it would be a good idea to demonstrate and practice things like stress, intonation etc. with the students.This unit discussed conditional tenses and reported speech. I was unaware there were so many conditional tenses and this unit displayed them very clearly. I feel much more comfortable with conditional tenses now. However, I felt that the section about reported speech was a bit rushed and confusing. I felt that this section over-complicated the subject and could have presented the information in a more concise way.