TEFL in Costa Rica

Date posted:2008-03-17 | Writer: Corporate English Inc. | Email: [email protected]

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.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 – Inglés Empresarial, S.A. (translated = Corporate English Inc.). You will benefit from a relaxed yet professional school that offers top pay and perks (by Costa Rican standards), and just as important, the most complete on-going professional development and academic support available in Central America.(You don’t have to take our 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 café).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 Six months. - You are 24 years old or more. - 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 a committed and dedicated individual - You are willing to dress appropriately (business attire only) for teaching in business environments (sorry, no blue hair – and you’ll have to take out nose rings and cover up 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).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 to: [email protected] or [email protected] 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!Serious Applicants only!!Send an E mail to the address given on the job title page.Tel (506) 234 1001/ fax – (506) 253- 2117

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.


I've learnt that relationship between teachers and students should always come in two ways, like the saying \"good teachers have good students\". And also that learning a non-native language, in this case the English language, isn't just about interpretating one to another, rather being able to digest the language and the culture beyond that, and finally you become confident expressing yourself in that language.The knowledge of the verb tenses is very important in a language. Sometimes is difficult to explain the differences between a tense or another and to teach how to use them in the right context. I think that dividing the tenses in three categories (present, past, future) and each category in four (simple, perfect, continuous and perfect continuous) is a good way to clarify the right usage and meaning of each verb.