TEFL Jobs in Costa Rica

Date posted:2016-12-01 | Writer: Idioma Internacional | Email: [email protected]

Idioma Internacional has regular opportunities for TEFL qualified teachers. We handpick our staff members in order to maintain quality and professionalism throughout our entire organization.  We are committed to offering great jobs and incentives in order to attract and keep the right people.  Once a part of our organization, staff members become intimately connected to Idioma Internacional's core working values: performance excellence, professionalism and ethics.

We are always looking for qualified EFL/ESL instructors and welcome the opportunity to consider your application.  If you possess all of the minimum qualifications listed below, then please send all of the following to us at the email address given on the job heading:

Updated résumé – with email and phone numbers where you can be reached

Recent photo

3 professional references with email and phone numbers

**Applicants who do not possess all minimum qualifications below and who do not send a résumé, photo and references will not be considered for employment.

Our requirements for our teachers are:

Native level English speaker

Bachelor’s degree (preferred in fields related to teaching or English)

TEFL /TESOL certified

Preferred: 1-2 years teaching experience

Preliminary job offers made after a telephone and video conference interview are conditional; a final, in-country interview is required to finalize the decision.

Once hired, teachers are provided with on-going training and monitoring to help them maintain their demonstrated level of excellence. Repeated failure to meet Idioma Internacional standards will result in the dismissal of the teacher.

Idioma Internacional students include professionals and prominent members of the business community. Thus teachers are expected to maintain appropriate standards of presentation and professionalism, which may be slightly more formal and conservative than generally associated with ESL teaching.

Some of the many benefits our teachers enjoy include:

Competitive salary - between $700-$1,200+ per month

Access to Costa Rican work visa

All benefits established by CR law:

Paid vacations

Paid holidays

Paid sick leave

Paid annual Christmas bonus ‘aguinaldo’

Paid pension

Unlimited health insurance via enrollment on the CAJA national health care system

Initial and ongoing training; mentor programs; professional development

Personal work laptops and mobile Internet lines provided

Extensive academic support and great team of colleagues

Note: Salary range calculation above is based on schedules of between 20-35 hours (teaching + travel time combined) per week, depending on number of hours teachers desire and class availability.

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 on evaluation and testing, the types of testing associated with language schools were discussed. Distinguishing between types of tests was done, from diagnostic testing to external examinations, and creative approaches to test implementation was shown. I learned about a variety of external examinations, and some of the motivations for students interested in learning English.This unit discussed past tenses and the various uses for past uses. As a native speaker, I use these on a daily basis but to review the uses for teaching purposes is very helpful. We discussed past simple, past perfect, past continuous, and the uses for all of those as well as the negation for the verb tenses. These are things I learned that I can use in my classroom from time to time.