The Costa Rica TEFL course consists of 160 hours of TEFL training and a minimum of 10 practice teaching hours with Costa Rican ELL children and adults. Located in beautiful Samara beach, a unique town where you can experience beach life and learn Spanish.
The Costa Rica TEFL/TESOL faculty is combining its 30+ years of experience in training TEFL teachers to offer you a unique opportunity to earn a TEFL certificate that will qualify you to teach TEFL / TESOL in Costa Rica or anywhere in the world. Take advantage of our free job placement assistance and join our network of TEFL teachers teaching all over the world.
Get in touch to find out more, or ask for an application today. We offer a balanced program which focuses on key areas for being a successful TEFL / TESOL teacher: teaching methodologies, teaching techniques, learning styles, classroom management, classroom adaptation, culture in the classroom, effective lesson planning, effective grammar teaching, creativity in the classroom and more. In your free time you can enjoy the local beaches, learn to surf, kayak, swim, horseback ride, canopy tour, scale the waterfalls or just sit and enjoy the amazing daily sunsets.
36 reviews of Costa Rica TEFL
Review 36 of 36 Costa Rica TEFL
Loved my time in the TEFL School in Samara. Barb and the whole team were helpful from day one and made the whole experience thoroughly enjoyable! The TEFL team helped make booking the course easy and stress free . They helped securing accommodation in Samara and organised group activities to help meet my new classmates 🙂
The school itself offers both teacher training and practical teaching practice, teaching both local adult and kid Ticos . After the course they help secure an English teaching job either online or in-person , or both 🙂
Love my time at TEFL Samara and would recommend it to anyone interested in becoming a TEFL teacher while exploring beautiful Costa Rica!
Review 35 of 36 Costa Rica TEFL
Costa Rica TEFL was an amazing program. From the moment I stepped foot in Samara I felt comfortable. The people were inviting, the scenery was beautiful, and it was super easy to find my way around town.
When I got into Costa Rica, the director Barb, was there to answer all my questions and was super helpful in getting me adjusted to the new place. Once the course started I felt like I fit right in. Chantal and Eleanor were wonderful teachers, they provided great feedback and allowed you the space to grow as a teacher. Between Barb, Chantal, and Eleanor I felt at ease with any concerns that I had, and each of them were ready to answer any questions I had throughout the course.
The course was definitely challenging but in all the right ways. I grew in so many ways, I was able to build up my confidence, and I learned to not be afraid to speak up. I also broadened my love of teaching. I got the chance to teach so many wonderful students during my course and after I graduated; TEFL landed me a job teaching online with other local students.
Without Costa Rica TEFL I wouldn’t have started this amazing journey I’m on. Teaching English has been an adventure and now I can take those skills almost anywhere that I want to travel! I would highly recommend Samara TEFL.
Review 34 of 36 Costa Rica TEFL
This was the best way to spend my summer. Samara shortly became one of my favorite places in the world. The director Barbara was as sweet and helpful as can be. Portia was amazing. The two teachers–Chantal and Eleanor were wonderful when it came to feedback and helping us learn the information. I would recommend this course to anyone.
Review 33 of 36 Costa Rica TEFL
Costa Rica TEFL was such a great experience that I really cannot say a bad word about it. From the very first day you’re thrown into the deep end, but the teacher trainers are so amazing that I really believe it’s the best way to go. By the end of the course I felt perfectly comfortable at the front of the class and super excited to begin my life as a teacher.
The training is brilliantly led, making the theory very clear and utilising various intelligences and learning styles to help everyone understand it! Further, the way it is done helps you to break down barriers and become great friends with your fellow teachers, friends that you will cherish forever!
The free Spanish lessons are a great help to get to grips with the basics and also to give an idea of what it can be like to be a student picking up a foreign language. I have also heard that the yoga classes, though I never attended any, are very good.
Samara itself is also a little gem of a place to live and I will always think of it as a second home. The people are lovely, the ocean is right there and the various beaches that are dotted around are beautiful.
Overall Costa Rica TEFL was a fantastic experience and I loved it from start to finish. I will always look back on it as one of my favourite and best memories.
Review 32 of 36 Costa Rica TEFL
My time in Samara, Costa Rica during the Costa Rica TEFL certification course was incredible. I am so lucky to have chosen such a school to get TEFL certified. I was unsure of what I wanted to do with my career and spoke to many friends and acquaintances whom recommended that I pursue TEFL. The staff at Costa Rica TEFL were so friendly and helpful which was one of the main reasons for choosing their school. I didn’t feel like I was contacting with a large company, but with a team of woman who were passionate about their careers as well as the community that they lived in. Learning how to lesson plan and conduct English lessons was very empowering and it was nice to have constant feedback from not only the teacher trainers but from my peers and English students as well. The lifetime job placement assistance that they also offer was a huge benefit. During the course they began speaking with all of us about the location, student level, and type of school that we would like to work in during week 2 of the course. They also provided me with job placement assistance after the course and were extremely responsive and helpful which made them stand out from other schools. Thank you CRTEFL for an eyeopening and humbling experience. I will be recommending your program for years to come!
Review 31 of 36 Costa Rica TEFL
I did Tefl in Playa Samara,Costa Rica last April 2018. It was the best choice I made in my life. If I knew about this before college I would have done this instead. Its a really efficient and organised course and you get the tools to teach confidently. I am so very grateful for my Tefl Director Barbara. She will guide you through the month and after you have completed the course.I have been living in Costa Rica for one year. Tefl
was my gateway to the world and fullfilling all my dreams.