Use Your TEFL Skills to Live, Work and Travel in Costa Rica

Date posted:2018-08-30 | Writer: Idioma Internacional | Email: [email protected]

Are you looking for adventure and travel? Are you tired of working a traditional 9-5? Would you like to help others improve their quality of life by teaching English as a second language? Idioma Internacional in Costa Rica is looking for professionals to join our teaching team starting in September and October 2018!  We are a language institution celebrating nearly 20 years of providing quality instruction and communicative solutions to companies around the Central Valley. Our office is based in the middle of a busy downtown neighborhood of San José, Costa Rica.


We are seeking EFL teachers who are flexible, passionate, caring and have a genuine passion for educating and helping others to join our diverse staff. Teachers participate in a robust professional development program with ongoing training to strengthen their teaching skills. Additionally, teachers are trained to be language evaluators and have the opportunity to work in our language evaluation services department to earn more money and expand their international experience.

Day-to-day responsibilities include:

• Prepping for classes by reviewing and adapting curriculum based on student needs

• Regularly keeping attendance on the virtual education platform

• Inputting student grades based on speaking and written assessments

• Regularly communicating with students and the Academic Team


All teachers earn between $750 and $1,150+ per month, working from 18 to 30 hours per week. Classes are held Monday- Saturday between 7am-8:30pm. Benefits:

• Legal work visa and full legal working rights

• Paid vacations and holiday

• Monetary compensation for per diem travel expenses to clients

• Health insurance via enrollment in the national health care system

• Initial and ongoing training; regular professional development presentations

• Bank account provided; assistance in setting up cell phones and finding housing


• Native level English speaker

• TEFL / TESOL Certified

• Committed to fulfilling a one-year teaching contract

• Bachelor's degree, preferably in the field of Education

• Preferred: teaching experience

• Preferred: previous travel or living abroad


Contact us directly via our email address given on the job heading. We hope to hear from you!     

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 is well prepared.It has sufficient information.Actually,it added to my knowledge.I liked the references that were attached in each part.the sections are arranged logically.Tables were beneficent. the phonemic poem was funny.I really enjoyed it.However,I was in a need for more stress rules. In addition,I did not like that the technique part was not enough.It lacks examples.I did not remember from school that there were so many tenses. It gets quite complicated and takes a few times reading over and watching the videos to get used to. This is a perfect example of how a persons first language can go into their head naturally without having to think about why. Breaking down the different tenses makes it seem like there are so many spokes to the wheel.