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Picturesque and always-vibrant Costa Rica offers something for the adventurer in everyone! Although smaller in size than West Virginia, Costa Rica offers fascinating opportunities at every turn. Whatever your interests-eco-tourism, bird-watching, adventure, rafting, golfing, or just relaxing on the white sands of an unspoiled tropical beach-you will find thrilling opportunities in this tropical and secure paradise. The TEFL Institute offers its TEFL training program in San Jose - a vibrant, Central American city. This extensive 4-week/150-hour program includes 100 hours of classroom instruction and 25 hours of practical teaching and observation accompanied by an additional 25 hours of required self-study and research outside of the classroom. Both thorough and fun, the TEFL program provides participants with comprehensive training in a professional and supportive environment.
Program fee does cover:
Program fee does not cover:
Anyone with a HS Diploma or GED may take our course as they are undergraduate level courses.
Room/Food: For the duration of the program, there are several housing options to choose from. NOTE: housing costs are separate from course fees/project tuition. TEFL Institute is more than are happy to assist participants in arranging a family-stay, hostel, hotel, or private or shared apartment.
A variety of housing options are available in Costa Rica, these are approximately prices:
What about visa and work permits?
Some countries will require a work permit and many countries do not required teachers to have a work permit or work visa. Your school may even ask you to travel to the country under a tourist visa. Once you are there for 30 to 90 days and you meet the requirements of the school, your tourist visa will be converted to a work visa. This process can be very costly for the schools and they want to make sure you will remain at the school before they sponsor your visa. The TEFL Institute does not provide visa paperwork. This is a matter between your future employer and you. You can ask your TEFL Institute advisor about some general rules of thumb for countries.
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