Overview

Get your TESOL certification while living the pura vida lifestyle in Heredia, Costa Rica. Known as the province of flowers, Heredia gives you the best of all worlds: wonderful nightlife, a safe environment, a true cultural experience and tons of places to explore. With our network of schools and job placement assistance, getting your certification in Costa Rica is by far the easiest way to get a job teaching English in Central America. Or, use your summer break to get your TESOL certification under your belt for teaching positions or programs once you graduate.

The Costa Rica TESOL Certificate course is an intensive, in-person 190-hour ESL/EFL teacher training course which provides participants with the skills and confidence needed to succeed in the English language classroom. The TESOL Certificate you will receive is accredited and recognized worldwide.

Course Overview:

  • 190-hour TESOL Certification Course
  • Intensive 4-week in-person training
  • Located in Heredia, Costa Rica
  • Fully accredited
  • Highly qualified, passionate professors
  • Limited class sizes (12 students per class)

Course Benefits:

  • In-person training – students study in a highly academic environment Monday – Friday, for 4 weeks
  • Cultural Immersion – A “real” Costa Rican experience in a small town. Wonderful Costa Rican food and people!
  • Learn or Practice Spanish – the option to stay with a host family as you take your course allows complete language immersion
  • Practical experience – your observations and practical teaching are done with real Costa Rican English learners
  • Worldwide recognition – an accredited LEVEL 5 TESOL certification course, with graduates now teaching English around the world
  • High quality trainers – all trainers have a wealth of  formal training and practical experience
  • Resource Pack – receive a comprehensive resource packet that includes tested ESL activities, and teaching tips for both kids and business classes
  • More attention – With class sizes limited to 12, you’ll receive plenty of personal attention
  • Accredited – International TEFL Academy proudly uses a state-of-the-art curriculum written by a staff of highly experienced ITA professors for our Online, Chicago, Costa Rica, Nicaragua & Barcleona Spain courses. International TEFL is one of the global leaders in TEFL/TESOL curriculum, and trains over 3,000 students a year. The curriculum also meets internationally recognized requirements of a minimum of 100 hours of academic work and 6 hours of practicum (student teaching/observation) for a professional level TEFL certification. The locations listed are all ITA run organizations with the same curriculum and oversight.

    To ensure that our TEFL certification meets international standards in quality and deliverance, this curriculum has been externally monitored and approved for accreditation by TQUK, an officially recognized Awarding Organization that is recognized and regulated by Ofqual, the British Government body responsible for monitoring and maintaining educational standards in the United Kingdom. The curriculum also meets internationally recognized requirements of a minimum of 100 hours of academic work and 6 hours of practicum (student teaching/observation) for a professional level TEFL certification.

    * The British system (Ofqual) uses the term "regulated" which is synonymous with the TEFL industry term "accredited". These certifications are also on the QCF platform. The other term used is "approved" which is a lower level of oversight but is not what would be considered "accredited". These certificates are not on the QCF platform.
  • Location – The school is strategically located near all of the major ESL schools in Costa Rica, making it easy to find a job once you’re certified
  • Teach in Costa Rica* – Excellent school network and job placement assistance. Over 90% of course graduates find jobs teaching English in Costa Rica upon course completion.

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