International TEFL Academy Costa Rica

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Festivals & Fairs in Costa Rica

Throughout the year, there are a number of fairs, festivals and concerts around the country of Costa Rica, but depending on the time of year you are here, be sure to check out the...


A Weekend in Tortuguero, Costa Rica

We are always looking for new places to explore in Costa Rica, and we recently spent a long weekend in Tortuguero.  Check out our tips and start booking your trip now!Where is...


How do I stay in touch with my family while I’m overseas?

This is definitely a concern for anyone moving abroad, and having lived in Costa Rica since 2010, I've researched all of the options!  There are many choices to help you...


How many Alumni does ITA Costa Rica have?

Training ESL teachers in Costa Rica since 2012, we currently have an alumni list of over 400 people and counting!  Where are they now? Literally all over the world!  Some...


Top 8 Restaurants in Barva & Heredia

Not only will you get to experience the cuisine of Costa Rica during your time with us during the 4-week, onsite TESOL course, but you will also get a chance to taste some of our favorite...


Will I be able to Join a Gym in Costa Rica?

Absolutely!  There are many options for working out while you are in Costa Rica, especially in Barva and Heredia.  So have no fear!  Please don't let this keep...


Can I Bring my Pet to Costa Rica?

Over the years many people have asked about bringing their pets with them to Costa Rica, but very few have followed through with it.  We reached out to a couple of those who have...


Who can teach English in Costa Rica?

Who can teach English in Costa Rica? Do I have the requirements in order to get a teaching job in Costa Rica? These are questions most people have that are looking at teaching down...


4-week TESOL Course Timeline

What will your time in Costa Rica look like during the 4-week, onsite TESOL Course?Day 1  Arrive at the airport. We will be outside the airport ready to pick you up and drive...


10 Photos that Will Make You Want to Move to Costa Rica

Check out some of the stunning photos our grads and staff have taken of this beautiful country we call home!   Jaco Beach, Pacific CoastPuerto Viejo, Caribbean CoastLa Paz...


How to Prepare for your TESOL Course

We are often asked, "How can I prepare for my 4-week, onsite TESOL course in Costa Rica?" Let us share five of our most important recommendations and tips!1-Read as much...


Who Are Our ESL Students?

Who is learning English as a Second Language?  There are five main categories of students that you will be working with as you teach ESL.3 Important ESL Classroom Techniques1-Adult...


A Day in the Life of an ITA Costa Rica Trainee

For you to get a glimpse of what your time during the 4-week, onsite TESOL course in Costa Rica will look like!Wednesday, Week 27:00am:  Beep!  Beep!  It feels so early,...


Our Accredited TESOL/TEFL Course

What is accreditation?Accreditation is a process of officially recognizing  educational and professional bodies as being qualified to certify students in a particular area. The...


Acronyms in the TEFL World

We know that the terminology of teaching English as a Second Language can be overwhelming, especially all of the acronyms.  Let us spell some of them out for you!TEFL=Teaching...


Escape Room for the ESL Classroom

We all see the Escape Room craze, but have you ever wondered how you could use this idea in your ESL classroom?  Although we found some teachers creating Escape Rooms for their...


How Much Money do I Need Saved for my Time after the TESOL Course?

Nest egg moneyA common misconception or miscalculation is how much money someone needs to have saved for the time between graduation and getting their first teaching income.  I...


TESOL Workshops for Schools & Institutes

Are you already a working English or ESL teacher in Costa Rica but looking for more ideas on how to improve your teaching?  Consider bringing one of our TESOL Workshops to your...


How to Make Friends with Locals when Living Abroad

We have shared how to create a good social circle while living abroad, but how can you ensure that you will make friends with locals and not just other expats?1-Step out of the expat...


Why Take a "Gap Year" after College Graduation?

Recently graduated from college and ready to jump into the real world?  Why?!?  The job market is competitive these days, so why not take a "gap year" abroad and...


Can I Take the TESOL Course in Costa Rica with my Partner or Friend?

Yes, you can!  We've had may couples and pairs of friends take our 4-week TESOL course in Costa Rica together over the years.  They were looking for an adventure that...


Teaching Online to Supplement your Income

Having an accredited TEFL certificate not only qualifies you to teach ESL abroad, but also online, which is a great way for you to supplement your income whether you are teaching abroad...


Why is Costa Rica Voted the Happiest Country in the World?

According to Time Magazine, and the Happy Planet Index, Costa Rica was AGAIN voted the happiest country on the planet. How can this small country in Central America...


Is Costa Rica Safe?

The short answer is YES! Costa Rica is a very safe a very pura vida country. Costa Rica has the unfortunate geographical disadvantage of being in Central America which constantly groups...


Creating a Nice Social Circle while Living Abroad

A big concern that many TEFL students have is "I don’t know anyone, and I'm worried about not making any friends while I'm abroad."This concern is understandable,...


Don't have a college degree but want to teach abroad?

Restrictions will vary from country to country due to government regulations of visa requirements, but the good news is you will definitely be able to get a teaching job, especially...


FAQ about the 4-week TESOL Course in Costa Rica

1. How many hours will I be spending in class and on course work during the course? Will I have a lot of free time to see Costa Rica?Class Hours:  Students should plan on being...


Playa Jacó Day Trip

Don't have time to commit to a full weekend at the beach?  Take a day trip to Playa Jaco!  Playa Jaco, is a popular beach on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica.  Check...


Hiking to Cerro Dantas (Monte de la Cruz)

Looking for day trip ideas?  Or a new hiking experience?  Check out graduate Ben's (June 2016) instructions and tips on hiking Cerro Dantas (Monte de la Cruz) in Heredia,...


The Ultimate Guide To Teaching English In Costa Rica

Download our 25 page guide on everything you need to learn about getting TEFL certified and teaching English in Costa Rica. We' answer some of the most common questions such...


How our TESOL Trainees find Jobs in Costa Rica

A major concern for any TEFL student is, how will I find work after the course?  Job searches can be stressful even back home, let alone in a new country. Luckily, for our grads,...


3 Benefits to Taking the TESOL Course with ITA Costa Rica

There are a number of benefits to taking the four-week onsite TESOL course in Costa Rica, but let us share with you three of the greatest.1-An Accredited Certificate that Never ExpiresNot...


Don't Speak Spanish? Don't worry!

Are you considering coming to Costa Rica for the onsite TESOL course but concerned because you don't speak Spanish?  Don't worry! Our four-week course is designed...


No Teaching Experience? No problem!

Have you considered taking our 4-week onsite TESOL course in Costa Rica but find yourself apprehensive because you have no teaching experience?  Don't fret! Of the more...


Activities during the 4-week TESOL Course in Costa Rica

Although the coursework will keep you pretty busy during the course, we schedule a number of optional activities to help you see Costa Rica and learn about the culture. 1-Poas...


Top 6 Outdoor Activities To Do During Your TEFL Course in Costa Rica

Costa Rica was made for being outdoors. Gorgeous weather and amazing nature make this a haven for those who love to enjoy their days outside. The country urges and even forces you...


Reasons Why Barva, Costa Rica is a Perfect Location to Get TEFL Certified

Authentic Tico town, No annoying touristsMost travelers want an authentic cultural experience when they go to a new country. They find that bumping elbows with hundreds of tourists,...


Health Care Concerns while Living Abroad

Many new travelers or people moving abroad for the first time are concerned with medical coverage or what will happen if they need assistance regarding health issues.  Let us...


How to Make the Best of your Homestay Experience

Living with a homestay during your time abroad can be one of the greatest experiences of your life.  Follow our tips on how to make the best of your experience!Be honest about...


Our Favorite ESL Websites

There is no point in reinventing the wheel, so check out some of our favorite ESL websites.For Teachers & Studentseslcafe.comThe utopia of all ESL websites, Dave's ESL Cafe...


Who Takes the TESOL Course in Costa Rica?

People always ask what our typical TESOL trainees are like.  It's hard to put them all in one category, so let us describe the five main types of students we have seen over...


3 Ideas for Learning Students' Names

One of the easiest ways to create good rapport with your students, regardless of the subject you are teaching, is by knowing and using their names. This shows that you honestly care...


3 Important ESL Classroom Techniques

As ESL teachers, we are doing so much more than teaching grammar; we are helping our students learn to communicate.  Implementing these three important techniques in your ESL...


How Much Money Can I Make Teaching English in Costa Rica?

ESL teachers generally break even in Latin America.  You cannot expect to save money while teaching here like you could if you were in Asia or the Middle East.  Costa Rica...


All About Accommodations During Your TEFL Course in Costa Rica

HomestaysOur most popular housing option for the month-long course, homestays are your connection to the Costa Rican community.  All of our families are wonderful and welcoming...


Three Excuses You'll Tell Yourself Not To Teach Abroad

 If you’re looking to get TEFL certified and eventually travel and work abroad, you’re no doubt asking yourself a million questions. You'll also run into these...


Top 5 Spanish-speaking Countries to Teach in as a Woman

Exploring the world while teaching is an exciting and sometime terrifying thought. Most of us at some point in time have considered just taking  a break from it all and seeing...


Border Runs to Bocas del Toro, Panama

Why Bocas del Toro?Bocas del toro, located in Panama, is amazing in every sense of the word! The Caribbean vibe is tantalizing, with reggae music playing from one end of the island...


August: Barva Festival

Our TESOL school is located in Barva, a small town outside of the main city of Heredia, Costa Rica.  Every August, residents of Barva and visitors alike, gear up for two weeks...


6 Faux Pas for Foreigners Living in Costa Rica

Although we love the Costa Rican people and culture, let us share some of the cultural differences and faux pas you should be aware of before your big move.   1.  Avoid...


Where Can TEFL-Certified Costa Ricans Teach ESL?

We are happy to accept students from around the world, including Costa Rica, to take our TEFL course.  There are many countries where you will be able to teach English as a non-native...


Costa Rica is Safest Country in Central America

CRIME IN COSTA RICACosta Rica is well-known for having relatively political stability (democracy) and is proud of being without military since 1948. Although violent crimes have been...


Border Runs to David, Panama

Border RunsAs you know, you will be in Costa Rica on a 90-day tourist visa issued as you enter the country.  By law, you are required to be outside of the country for 72 hours...


Budgeting in Costa Rica

A common concern from those thinking of teaching English in Costa Rica is: can I, or how do I make enough money to live. People see the average salary for teachers, and mistakenly...


Cell Phones in Costa Rica

If you are only planning to stay in Costa Rica for the four weeks of the course, we don’t recommend buying a cell phone to use here.  If you happen to already have a smart...


Some common job search mistakes

The Costa Rica job market is very strong. It cannot be compared to Korea, China or some European countries, but in Latin America it is definitely in the top level. However, having...


Top Beaches in Costa Rica

When most TEFL students come to Costa Rica, especially from colder climates, they head directly to the beach the first chance they get. Costa Rica is famous for its beaches, and for...


Tico Culture

Here are some fun little quirks and cultural differences that you might experience down here in Costa Rica.  Ticos (Costa Ricans) don’t like it when we slam car doors....


What to Pack

We know the thought of packing for a trip like this can be overwhelming, but don’t forget the following:•Photocopy of your passport and credit cards•Insect Repellent•Sunscreen•Flashlight•Umbrella...


ESL Interview Tips

"You never get a second chance to make a first impression."-Andrew GrantAn interview is the first opportunity you will have to sell yourself, to make the school feel like they need...


Things to Do In and Around Heredia

You don't have to get out of town to enjoy the best of Costa Rica. Heredia and its surrounding area has a lot to offer in terms of nature, Tico culture, and a great night life....


How to Build Your ESL Resume

As you prepare to come to Costa Rica for the TESOL course, try to organize your information for your CV/resume  and bring it with you, especially if you plan to stay and teach...


TESOL Course Expectations

What can you expect during your month of TESOL training in Costa Rica?During this intensive, one-month course you will acquire both the necessary skills and knowledge to become an...


What is a Border Run?

When you enter Costa Rica, you will be issued a 90-day tourist visa.  This will serve as your permission to be in the country legally for those three months.  In order to...


Sports in Costa Rica

Soccer is obviously the most important and favorite sport of Costa Ricans, especially with the national team making it to the World Cup in Brazil in 2014 and doing much better than...


Getting Around Costa Rica

Something important that all visitors to Costa Rica need to know and will quickly realize is that regular addresses (house or building numbers with street names) do not really exist....


Climate in Costa Rica

Perfection is a strong term and is a relative term as well.  Also admittedly being from Northern Canada, I probably have lower standards for perfection than people from less idiotic...


More Interview Do's & Don'ts

As  director of studies, it was my job to hire the new teachers for  ESL schools. Even after countless interviews, it never ceased to amaze me how many ESL teachers either...


Costa Rica History Brief

In 1502, Christopher Columbus first visited the area and named it Costa Rica, which translates to "Rich Coast."  This name accurately accounts for the 1228 kilometers...


A Caution about Using Bank Cards

Please be aware that students have had problems in the past using their personal bank cards here in Costa Rica. It is not a common problem, but when it does happen it can be very stressful...


Top 10 Food & Drink Recommendations

The following are our top ten food and drink recommendations for your time in Costa Rica.  Don’t skip a single one, please! 10) Pejibaye- A strange fruit that tastes...


Top 12 "Tico" Words

Words that you won’t find in your dictionaries, but you will hear daily from your tico friends. 1.  Pura vida!  (awesome) Example;  El es muy pura vida   ...


The Secret to Working Legally in Costa Rica

 When you enter Costa Rica, you will be issued a 90-day tourist visa.  This will serve as your permission to be in the country legally for those three months.  You will...


5 Tips Every Woman Should Know about Living in Latin America

  "Approximately 60% of the 250,000 English teachers abroad are women, and while you may depart for your adventure teaching English abroad as a “single”...


Want to Teach 20 hrs/week? Here's Where You Can Do It

Getting TEFL Certified opens the doors to working anywhere in the world. Where to go is the biggest question you'll probably need to answer. It all depends on which of these two...


Three Reasons Why All Expats Should Get TEFL Certified

 Regardless of which country you currently call home, getting TEFL certified is something you should definitely consider. Expats range greatly in age, residual income, savings,...


Don't Let These Misconceptions Prevent You From Living Your Dream

Every year we get to meet hundreds of people that have taken the plunge and left their homes with the purpose of pursuing a lifelong dream. Traveling overseas and teaching is mostly...


5 Reasons Why Costa Rica Is A TEFL Paradise

Why is Costa Rica a top destination for teachers looking to get TEFL certified?This is a question everyone should ask before making the big decision to move to Costa Rica to get TEFL...


Top 10 Reasons to Get TEFL Certified in Costa Rica

We get asked this question a lot. Can we provide a quick list on why someone would choose getting TEFL certified with International TEFL Academy over other course. We’re...


Border Runs to Nicaragua

Border RunsAs you know, you will be in Costa Rica on a 90-day tourist visa issued as you enter the country.  By law, you are required to be outside of the country for 72 hours...


International TEFL Academy Costa Rica TESOL Tico Blogs


Black Friday Special - Get Certified To Teach English

Why Should Costa Ricans Get TEFL Certified?Become certified to teach English in Costa Rica in only one month - Click to learn moreIt allows you to travel the world and teach English...


International TEFL Academy Costa Rica TEFL In Costa Rica Q&As


Costa Rica Teaching Q&A With Ryan

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELFWhat is your citizenship? USAWhat city and state are you from? Tampa, FloridaHow old are you? 27What is your education level and background? Bachelor...


Q&A With Brent

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELFWhat is your citizenship?  United StatesWhat city and state are you from?  Lompoc, California *shout out to any Lompocians reading this!*How old are...


Q&A with Ashley

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELFWhat is your citizenship?  USAWhat city and state are you from? Bladensburg, MarylandHow old are you? 28What is your education level and background? Bachelor...


Q&A with Catherine

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELFWhat is your citizenship?United StatesWhat city and state are you from?Cinnaminson, NJHow old are you?23What is your education level and background?Bachelor’s...


Non-native English Speaker Q&A with Rogger

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELFWhat is your citizenship?I am Peruvian.What city and state are you from?I live in Lima.What is your first language?Spanish is my first language.How old are you?I...


Teaching Q&A with Jen

Tell Us About Yourself: What is your citizenship? I’m a United States citizen.What city and state are you from? Portland, OregonHow old are you? I’m...


Costa Rica Teaching Q&A With Judith

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELFWhat is your citizenship? I am a United States citizen.  What city and state are you from? I am from Austin, Texas. How old are you? I am 23 years...


Non-native English Speaker Q&A With Gaby

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELFWhat is your citizenship?Costa RicanWhat city and state are you from?San JoséWhat is your first language?SpanishHow old are you?in my 40s :)What is your...


Non-native English Speaker Q&A With Natalia

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELFWhat is your citizenship?Colombian-Costa RicanWhat city and state are you from?I live in Moravia, San Jose, Costa Rica.What is your first language?SpanishHow...


Costa Rica Teaching Q&A With Molly K.

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELFWhat is your citizenship?I am a citizen of the USA.What city and state are you from?I am from Norcross, Georgia.How old are you?I am 24 years old.What is your...


Teaching Q&A With Heinly

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELFWhat is your citizenship?U.S.AWhat city and state are you from?Miami, FloridaHow old are you?28 years oldWhat is your education level and background?Bachelors...


Teaching Q&A With Erica

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELFWhat is your citizenship?U.S.A.What city and state are you from? I grew up in Colorado, but I have lived in the Washington DC area for the past ten years.How...


Non-native English Speaker Q&A With Lucia

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELFWhat is your citizenship? Costa RicanWhat city and state are you from? HerediaWhat is your first language?  It's complicated, I learned to speak Spanish...


Non-native English Speaker Q&A With Terence

 TELL US ABOUT YOURSELFWhat is your citizenship? DutchWhat city and state are you from? I was born in Amsterdam and that’s located in the province of North-Holland.What...


Costa Rica Teaching Q&A With Gemma

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELFWhat is your citizenship?AustraliaWhat city and state are you from?Melbourne, AustraliaHow old are you?31What is your education level and background?Bachelor...


Non-native English Speaker Q&A With Stephanie

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELFWhat is your citizenship? Costa RicanWhat city and state are you from? HerediaWhat is your first language? SpanishHow old are you? 21What...


Costa Rica Teaching Q&A with Ben

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELFWhat is your citizenship?USAWhat city and state are you from?Columbus, OhioHow old are you?23What is your education level and background?I studied Art and Spanish...


Teaching Q&A with Megan

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELFWhat is your citizenship?I’m an American citizen, though technically I hold dual citizenship with South Africa.What city and state are you from?I am from Providence,...


Teaching Q&A with Chase

What is your citizenship? United StatesWhat city and state are you from? Berkeley, CAHow old are you? 24What is your education level and background? I have a bachelor’s...


Costa Rica Teaching Q&A With Johanna

TELLUS ABOUT YOURSELFWhat is your citizenship? New Zealander What city and state are you from? Wellington, New Zealand  How old are you? 21 What...


Costa Rica Teaching Q&A With Jamie

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELFWhat is your citizenship?American/United States What city and state are you from?Woodstock, CT How old are you?27 years-old (almost 28 J ) What...


Costa Rica Teaching Q&A With Judy

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELFWhat is your citizenship?Dual nationality British/U.S.What city and state are you from?Lived for 24 years in Irvine, CA.How old are you?55What is your education...


Costa Rica Teaching Q&A With Luis Barrientos

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELFWhat is your citizenship? Colombian and AmericanWhat city and state are you from? Medellin, ColombiaHow old are you? 24What is your education level...

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Teaching Q&A With - PETER

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELFWhat is your citizenship? USAWhat city and state are you from? DENVER COLORADOHow old are you?26What is your education level and background? Computer...

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Teaching Q&A With Rob

What is your citizenship? United StatesWhat city and state are you from?Nashville, Tennessee / Minneapolis, MinnesotaHow old are you?25What is your education level and background?Bachelor...

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Teaching Q&A with Mickey

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELFWhat is your citizenship? I am an American Citizen.  What city and state are you from? Raised in the south, I am from Atlanta, Georgia.  How...

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Teaching Q&A With Cheryl

What is your  citizenship?            CanadianWhat city and state  are you from?         Windsor, OntarioHow old are...

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ESL Teaching Q&A With Darius

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELFWhat is your citizenship?-U.S.AWhat city and state are you from?-Nashville, TennesseeHow old are you?-23 years old What is your education level and background?-College...

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Costa Rica Q&A With Mike

Costa Rica Teaching Q&A With MikeTELL US ABOUT YOURSELFWhat is your citizenship? United StatesWhat city and state are you from? Silver Spring, MarylandHow old are you? 35What...

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Costa Rica Teaching Q&A With Maggie

Costa Rica Teaching Q&A With MaggieTELL US ABOUT YOURSELFWhat is your citizenship? USAWhat city and state are you from? Seattle, WAHow old are you? 23What is your...

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Costa Rica Q&A With Joy

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELFWhat is your citizenship?  USAWhat city and state are you from?  Boston, MAHow old are you?  58What is your education level and background?  Bachelor’s...

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Costa Rica Teaching Q&A With Molly

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELFWhat is your citizenship? American (USA)What city and state are you from? Kansas City, KansasHow old are you? 22What is your education level and...

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International TEFL Academy Costa Rica Audio Files


International TEFL Academy Costa Rica Alumni Blogs


MasYawn

Mason left the stability of life in the States to chase the dream: travel, eat,...

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Travel. Live. Be. by Kelli Marie

Kelli took the 4-week, onsite TESOL course in Heredia, Costa Rica, graduating in...

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Anne Adrift

Anne has been teaching ESL in Costa Rica since finishing the TESOL course here in...

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A Sojourner's Destiny

Having taken the TESOL course in Costa Rica in August 2016, Benjamin prepared himself...

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WEIDERGABE: THE JOURNEY OF ME

Ashley finished the 4-week, onsite TESOL course in Costa Rica in May 2017.  Follow...

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Teacher McKenzie

After taking the 4-week, onsite TESOL course in Costa Rica, McKenzie took a position...

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Hops, Grapes and Travel

Husband and wife, Will and Laura, took the 4-week, onsite TESOL course in Costa...

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Escaping Duo

Katie and Alisdair took the TESOL course in Costa Rica in November 2015.  They...

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Wide Eyed Wanderings

Jennifer and Angela completed the TESOL course in Costa Rica in June 2016.  After...

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Live Big Stay Curious

Sonia completed the TESOL course in Costa Rica in January 2015 in the middle of...


Brittany

Brittany completed the TESOL course in Costa Rica in November 2015.  After...


Aqui En Costa Rica - Molly

Molly completed the TESOL course in Costa Rica in December 2015.  She is teaching...


Jena

Jena completed the TESOL course in Costa Rica in March 2016.  She is an adventure-seeker...


My Traveling Hammock - Shannon

Shannon completed the TESOL course in Costa Rica in September 2015.  Shannon...


De La Boca De Bekka

Bekka took the TESOL course in Costa Rica in April 2013. She has taught and lived...


Teaching English With Gallo Pinto

Moriah took the TESOL course in Costa Rica in July 2013. She lived and taught in...


Margaret's Costa Rica TEFL

Maggie took the TESOL course in May 2015 in Costa Rica. She is from the Pacific...


Angelina Abroad

Angelina took the TESOL course in Costa Rica in December 2012. She is currently...


Shannon Guimond

Shannon took her TESOL course in Heredia, Costa Rica and stayed to teach with Idiomas...


Cheryl's Amazing Journey

Cheryl took the TESOL course in Costa Rica in August 2015. Hailing from Canada,...


Waygookin 'round the World

Nicole took the TESOL course in Costa Rica in May 2014. She has been teaching in...


Sol Purpose

Chrystal took the TESOL course in Costa Rica in September 2015. She was a hairdresser...


Philosofool

Robbie took the TESOL course in Costa Rica in August 2015. After completing the...


International TEFL Academy Costa Rica Things To Do s


Canopy San Luis

Want to take a break from the books but not commit to a weekend away or even a full day?  Go on this adventurous half-day...

San Luis, Alajuela, Costa Rica

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Arenal Volcano & Hot Springs

If you are hoping to visit one of Costa Rica's most-visited tourist locations, don't miss this tour!We will start our journey...

Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

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Irazu Volcano, the Basilica and Orosi Valley

Driving on the Panamerican Highway, we will begin our ascent to the great Iztaru.  The picturesque drive will take...

Cartago, Costa Rica

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Manuel Antonio-One Day Tour

Want to see this stunning beach and park on the Pacific but can't commit an entire weekend?  Check out our day trip!This...

Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, Cantón de Aguirre, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

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Jaco Beach

This tour has been designed to offer a relaxing day in one of the closest and most popular beaches of Costa Rica, to enjoy...

Jaco, Costa Rica

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Isla Tortuga

Isla Tortuga (Turtle Island), in the Golf of Nicoya, is notorious for its white sand and clear water, perfect for swimming,...

Isla Tortuga, Costa Rica

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Poas Volcano & La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Don't miss the most popular tour we offer!  Being fairly close to Heredia yet encompassing many iconic Costa Rican...

Poás Volcano, Costa Rica

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Pacuare Rafting

If you're looking to take a break from hitting the books and want some adrenaline in your life, this is the tour for you!...

Rio Pacuare, Costa Rica

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International TEFL Academy Costa Rica TEFL Courses


October Course 2017- FULL

Bringing the tradition of Halloween to Costa Rica is one of the best time of year for us. We have a ball and create unforgettable...

10/02/2017

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November Course 2017- FULL

Our favorite time of year to be giving a TEFL course. One of the biggest draws is being able to experience Christmas in...

11/13/2017

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January 2018 TESOL Course - 3 Spots Left

Another popular course, January is also prime time for finding work here in Costa Rica. Many schools and institutes are...

Heredia Province, Barva, Costa Rica

01/08/2018

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February 2018 TESOL Course - 4 Spots Left

Enjoy Costa Rica at its finest during February, the best of the dry season!...

Heredia Province, Barva, Costa Rica

02/12/2018

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March/April 2018 TESOL Course

Right in the middle of summer, this is a great time to come to Costa Rica. Hit the beach and see the smiles on your students'...

Heredia Province, Barva, Costa Rica

03/26/2018

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April/May 2018 TESOL Course

This course is perfect for those who place finding a job after they graduate a priority. You will beat the competition in...

Heredia Province, Barva, Costa Rica

04/30/2018

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June 2018 TESOL Course

This course is the most sought after TEFL course each and every year. With all of the recent university graduates looking...

Heredia Province, Barva, Costa Rica

06/04/2018

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July 2018 TESOL Course

July is an ideal time to take your TEFL course in Costa Rica. Come during your summer break or wrap up everything at home...

Heredia Province, Barva, Costa Rica

07/09/2018

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August 2018 TESOL Course

Among the top popular courses, August provides our TEFL grads with plenty of job opportunities at the conclusion of the...

Heredia Province, Barva, Costa Rica

08/13/2018

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September/October 2018 TESOL Course

Jump into Costa Rican culture by celebrating Independence Day right before the TESOL course starts!  ...

Heredia Province, Barva, Costa Rica

09/17/2018

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October/November 2018 TESOL Course

Bringing the tradition of Halloween to Costa Rica is one of the best time of year for us. We have a ball and create unforgettable...

Heredia Province, Barva, Costa Rica

10/22/2018

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November/December 2018 TESOL Course

Our favorite time of year to be giving a TEFL course. One of the biggest draws is being able to experience Christmas in...

Heredia Province, Barva, Costa Rica

11/26/2018

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International TEFL Academy Costa Rica Spanish Courses


Nivel 1

Learn how to greet, introduce yourself and say goodbye!  GrámaticaPresente: ser, tener, trabajar, llamarseLos demostrativosGénero...

50 mts. norte BCR Barva, Costa Rica

$160.00
8 Hours

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Nivel 2

Learn the basics of the Present Tense and how to ask questions!GrámaticaPresentes regularesGénero y numero en los sustantivosArticulo...

50 mts norte BCR Barva, Costa Rica

$160.00
8 Hours

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Nivel 3

Learn how to talk about and describe your family!GrámaticaAdjetivos y pronombres posesivosSer, tener, llevarVocabularioLa...

126, Barva, Costa Rica

$160.00
8 Hours

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Nivel 4

Learn how to compare and how to talk about your basic wants and needs!GrámaticaLos comparativosNecesitar, querer, preferirPreposiciones...

50 mts. norte BCR Barva, Costa Rica

$160.00
8 Hours

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Nivel 5

Learn some of the irregular Present Tense verbs as well as the Reflexive Verbs!GrámaticaPresente de indicativo (irregulares)Verbos...

50 mts norte BCR, Barva, Costa Rica

$160.00
8 Hours

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Nivel 6

Learn how to talk about what you do in your free time!GrámaticaVerbos como gustar, encantar, doler, etc.Pronombres de objeto...

50 mts norte BCR Barva, Costa Rica

$160.00
8 Hours

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Nivel 7

Learn how to use Object Pronouns and Demonstrative Adjectives to talk about shopping!GrámaticaPresentes (irregulares)Pronombres...

50 mts norte BCR, Barva, Costa Rica

$160.00
8 Hours

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Nivel 8

Learn how to talk about your upcoming vacations using the Future Tense!GrámaticaIr a + infinitivo (el futuro) Pensar,...

50 mts norte BCR, Barva, Costa Rica

$160.00
8 Hours

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Nivel 9

Learn how to use the Past Tenses!GrámaticaEl pretéritoEl imperfecto El pretérito vs. El imperfectoVocabularioLas...

50 mts norte BCR, Barva, Costa Rica

$160.00
8 Hours

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Nivel 10

Learn how to use Past Participles and the Present Perfect tense!GrámaticaAdjetivosEl participio El presente perfecto...

50 mts norte BCR, Barva, Costa Rica

$160.00
8 Hours

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International TEFL Academy Costa Rica Past TEFL Courses
























August 2014

So many wonderful ladies...and Peter! ...


July 2014

Big group! Tons of fun!...


Housing Options

Homestay families and other housing options...



April 2014

Small and lovely!...


March 2014

A fun one, for sure!...


January 2014

An ambitious bunch!...


November 2013

Keeping things interesting!...



July 2012

A small one, but not any less significant!...



July 2013

Great work, guys!...


May 2013

A hardworking bunch!...


April 2013

A class with class......


January 2013

A bunch of characters!...


November 2012

Some of our favorite Idiomas Mundiales teachers came from this course!...



June 2012

Oh, the memories!...


International TEFL Academy Costa Rica Products


International TEFL Academy Costa Rica Homestays


Family Carvajal Ruiz

There are 3 adults living at the house Rita (host mom), Giovanny (Dad), Maria Jose (25 year old daughter). English...

0 Beds
1 Baths

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Rodriguez- Montero

The Rodriguez- Montero Family hosts one student at a time.There 2 adults living in the house: Maria Fernanda (host-mom)...

2 Beds
1 Baths

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Vargas- Zumbado Family

The Vargas- Zumbado Family hosts on e student at a time. There are 2 adults living in the house: Didier (host-dad),...

2 Beds
0 Baths

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Maria and Fernando Vargas

Family Members: Host Mom: Maria de los Angeles, Host Father: Fernando.Maria takes care of her grandchildren during...

- Del Parque de Barva 200 metros oeste

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Family Hernandez Montero

Family Montero Caballero hosts one student at a time. There are four adults living in the house Nidia (host mom),...

- 126, Heredia Province, Barva, Costa Rica 50 metros norte del mini super el quetzal.

0 Beds
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Family Zarate Gonzalez

Family Zarate Gonzalez hosts two students at a time. There are two adults living in the house Marianela (host...

- Av 1, Heredia, Barva, Costa Rica Del Banco Nacional 100 m al norte, 50 m oeste casa blanca con balcón.

0 Beds
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Yessenia Rojas

There is one adult living at the house, Yessenia (host mom). She has 2 kids a 13 year ol daugher (Karyme) and...

- Calle Hacienda Nueva, San Roque, Costa Rica

2 Beds
1 Baths

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Maria Eugenia Morales

There are 2 adults living at the house. Maria Eugenia (host mom), Jose Fabio (host dad). They are a short...

- 500 m oeste del antigua clinica de Barva, porton marron al frente del 2do muerto, a mano izquierdo.

0 Beds
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Family Zuñiga

There is only one adult living at the house. Olga (host mom). English is spoken.There are not pets....

- Residencial Puente de Piedra, Calle 2, San Roque 40204, Costa Rica

0 Beds
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Sancho -Corrales

There are 3 adults and 2 children living at the house.  Haydee (host mom), Alvaro (host dad), Yorleny (33...

- Barva, Costa Rica

2 Beds
1 Baths

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Lupita and Danilo Hernandez

There are 3 adults living at the house. Lupita (host mom),  (Danilo host dad), and Paola (23 year old daughter). English...

- Barva, Costa Rica

0 Beds
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Maria and Randall Segura

There are 2 adults and two teenagers in the house: Maria (host mom), Randall (host dad), Daniela (16 year old...

- Barva, Costa Rica

0 Beds
1 Baths

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Rosibel Rojas

There are 2 adults and 1 child living at the house, Rosibel (host mom) Melissa (26 year old daughter), and Valeria(...

- San José de la Montaña, Costa Rica

1 Beds
1 Baths

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Patricia Vargas

There are 2 adults living in the house, Patricia (host mom) and Daniela (17 year old daughter) . They have 2 little...

- Barva, Costa Rica

0 Beds
1 Baths

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The Vargas Family

There are 4 adults living at the house Deyanira (host mom), Antonio (Deyaniras boyfriend), Mariana (18 year old...

- San Roque, Costa Rica

0 Beds
0 Baths

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Viki Rodriguez

Familia Rodriguez hosts more than 1 student at a time. There are 3 adults living in the house Vicky (host mom),...

- Parque San Pedro de Barva, Heredia, Costa Rica

0 Beds
1 Baths

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International TEFL Academy Costa Rica Videos


Territorio De Zaguates (Land of the Strays)

Grad Zachary (Oct. '15) made an awesome video about the Territorio De Zaguates (Land of the Strays) while he was in Costa Rica!...


Logan's Travel Vlog

Logan took the TESOL course in Costa Rica in July 2016 and is loving life abroad!...



5 Reasons Why I am Going Abroad

After years of contemplating going abroad I finally decided to get up and go for it!  These are the top 5 reasons.Follow my Journey throughout the next year as explore the world...


Alumni Molly & Jaime Share Their Experience With ITA Costa Rica

Molly and Jaime are graduates of the International TEFL Academy Costa Rica course. Each ended up joining the Idiomas Mundiales team and teaching in Costa Rica for over a year. ...


Working With International TEFL Academy

Hayden shares a little bit about his experience working with ITA. He took our Costa Rica course in 2014 and ended up working for Idiomas Mundiales for a year after graduating from...


Alumni Experiencejh - Moriah Flagler

TEFL certification & Teaching English in Costa Rica with Alumni Moriah from International TEFL Academy. To learn how you can get TEFL certified and teach abroad. ...