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Teaching English Abroad

Teaching English in Costa Rica

Tips for Getting a Job Teaching English in Costa Rica


  • Education: 
    A BA/BS is preferred for teaching English in Costa Rica but not compulsory.
  • TEFL Certification: 
    To teach English in Costa Rica, most teachers will require native proficiency and a TEFL certificate.
  • Peak Hiring Months:  
    All through the year
  • Types of Jobs: 
    Private students and teaching in English schools
  • Typical Hiring Process: 
    Most schools have face-face interviews while some conduct it advance over phone
  • Average teaching hours per week: 
    Weekly 20-30 hours in the classroom plus preparation hours
  • Types of Students/Audience: 
    Business professionals, school children and private students
  • Cost of Living per month:  
    700 - 900 USD (430,000-550,000 CRC)
  • Visas: 
    Tourist visa and independent contractor licenses are available. Visa renewal mostly through a “Border Hop” which is common and legal
  • Average Monthly Pay: 
    700 - 900 USD (430,000-550,000 CRC)
  • Start –up cost: 
    1200 – 1800 USD (729,000-1,100,000 CRC)
  • Potential to save or break-even: 
  • Accommodation Benefits:  
    Usually not provided
  • Fight Reimbursements:  
Teaching English in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a country that is especially noticed for the warm friendliness of its people (referred to tenderly as "Ticos"), the elite seashores, and a staggering tropical wonder. These together make the country a popular occupation market for those keen on teaching English in the Latin American mainland.

Teachers, especially those who have pursued TEFL programs in Costa Rica, are offered handsome hourly compensations which permit them to lead a comfortable lifestyle while they are in the nation as well as while going around the area. The low cost of living guarantees start-up cost is additionally low, making it very reasonable for the individuals who shift into the country. This is particularly valid for Americans who need to pay a modest airfare to arrive.

Work a long time in English language schools situated in Costa Rica which are close to 20 to 25 hours in length which leaves to the side a lot of time for venturing and exploring every part of the locale.

It isn't important to have a Bachelor's degree for getting employment in the country, yet managers frequently will in general show a solid inclination for competitors having one. Those without a degree can hope to manage a profoundly serious quest for new employment measures.

Education institutes commonly search for a recruit who have pursued EFL/ESL teacher training courses. The main part of teaching jobs is amassed in Costa Rica's biggest city of San Jose however a lot more opportunities are commonly accessible everywhere in the country.