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TEFL Institute

Street Address:
Irving Park Rd
United States

TEFL Certification Course in Costa Rica

Costa Rica
San Jose,
Dates of Program
Flexible dates
Age Restrictions
18 Years+
Project Review

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.

Major Responsibilities
Cost/Program Fee
USD 1,995 (Housing costs are not included)
What program fee Includes

Program fee does cover:

  • TEFL course 4 weeks tuition and 120 hour certification
  • Job placement assistance
  • Free access to high-speed internet and laptop
  • Free local phone calls and incoming phone service
  • Free incoming international FAX service.

Program fee does not cover:

  • Course Materials (pay $100 at class)
  • Personal Expenses
  • International Flights
  • Visa (must obtain in advance)
  • Immunization
  • Medical Insurance (can recommend)
Skills/ Qualifications

Anyone with a HS Diploma or GED may take our course as they are undergraduate level courses.

Arrangements for Room/Food

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:

  • Traditional Family-Stay: $450
  • Hostel: $450
  • Private Apartment: USD 650
  • Shared Apartment: USD 500
  • Hotel (3-star rating): USD 1,500
Any Missing Important Information

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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