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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 are offered handsome hourly compensations which permits them to lead a more than modest way of life 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 with a TEFL certificate. 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.