Teach. Travel. Explore.

Get TEFL Certified in the Land of Pura Vida

Get Paid to Travel the World!

First things first, talk with your ITA Advisor to choose which TEFL class is best for you - our part-time online class or our full-time In-Person classes right here in Costa Rica. From there, work one-on-one with your Student Affairs Advisor to find your paid English teaching job abroad, online, or at a language school in the U.S.
You're part of the ITA family for life, so join our 20,000 alumni in 80 countries and get paid to see the world! Download your free TEFL brochure now to learn more and get your adventure started!
Award Winning TEFL Provider!

Upcoming TEFL Courses

August 2021 TEFL Course

Start Date: 08/09/2021
Heredia Province, Barva, Costa Rica

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September 2021 TEFL Course

Start Date: 09/20/2021
Heredia Province, Barva, Costa Rica

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November/December 2021 TEFL Course

Start Date: 11/15/2021
Heredia Province, Barva, Costa Rica

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Why International TEFL Academy?

International TEFL Academy offers the gold standard in TEFL certification for teaching English abroad. We are proud to offer you the finest internationally accredited TEFL-classes both online and in-person in Costa Rica! International TEFL Academy certifies 5,000 people per year and has graduates teaching in over 80 countries. All of our TEFL courses (including our 170-hour online TEFL class) meet or exceed international standards including:

Top Tier
TEFL Courses

Our on-site TEFL course provides 180 hours of academic coursework and 6+ hours of live teaching practice with real ESL students.


All courses are taught by highly experienced instructors and all our staff has lived, traveled, and/or taught abroad.

Accreditation & Recognition

All ITA-operated classes are externally monitored & approved at a Level 5 Ofqual (British Government) accreditation by TQUK. Our certificates are recognized worldwide at the highest level for TEFL certification.

Amazing Student Activities

Our graduates have the option to experience amazing activities and cultural experiences , including salsa classes, cooking classes, socccer, day trips and much more!