Costa Rica TEFL Program


Want to live la pura vida?


It’s a saying you won’t get tired of hearing from the Ticos (Costa Rican locals). “How are you?” you ask, and one might respond, “pura vida!” It directly translates to “pure life,” but it means so much more to the Costa Ricans who use it. If you have a soft spot for friendly locals, delicious coffee and Spanish-colonial architecture, teaching English in Costa Rica will be perfect for you. With year-round tropical temperatures, rain forests, waterfalls and wildlife galore, it’s no surprise Costa Rica has long been a vacation destination for the beach bum and the nature lover alike.

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Quick and simple certification


Learn everything you need to know to start teaching English in just four weeks. Even if you have zero experience.

Receive super personalized attention with a limited number of trainees per class.

Be taught by friendly and experienced trainers who will support you all the way through your teaching career.

Teach actual students during your required student teaching to ensure you are well prepared for your first classes as a TEFL teacher.

The world is your classroom


Gain international recognition when you earn our TEFL certificate. Certification is accepted everywhere from Costa Rica and Guatemala, to Czech Republic, China and beyond!

Start teaching English in Costa Rica immediately after graduation.

Get all the help you need to get your visa and work permit so you can work legally and for as long as you want.

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Explore like a tourist & live like a local


Be based in tropical Costa Rica where the rest of Central America is at your doorstep.

Dive into your new country with discounted excursions and your new friends.

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This program includes:

  • 190-hour TEFL certification training in four weeks including 10 hours of teaching practice
  • Personalized pre-departure and post arrival support
  • Visa and accommodation assistance
  • Highly qualified, experienced instructors
  • Limited class sizes
  • Airport pickup
  • On the ground support staff 24/7
  • An internationally recognized certificate upon graduation
  • Job placement assistance in Costa Rica
  • An experience that changes lives and lasts forever

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This course was well worth the investment of time and money. I loved the instructors, small class sizes, materials, and practicum.” ~ Kaitlyn Bacca (USA)



Pricing & eligibility


$500 down will save your seat!

Total tuition is $1,799 USD

Register 2-5 months in advance and take $150 off, making the total tuition only $1,649 USD.

Register 6+ months in advance and take $200 off, making the total tuition only $1,599 USD.

Must be at least 18 years old, a fluent English speaker, and excited (maybe even a little nervous) to teach English.


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Ready to take the leap? Choose a start date & save your seat. 

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  • January 7 – February 1, 2019
    February 11 – March 8, 2019
    March 18 – April 12, 2019
    May 6 – May 31, 2019
    June 10 – July 5, 2019
    July 22 – August 16, 2019
    September 2 – September 27, 2019
    October 7 – November 1, 2019
    November 18 – December 13, 2019

**Courses are limited to 12 enrollees each month

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