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Review 53 of 53 Costa Rica TESOL

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I took the course this year and am now teaching here in Costa Rica in the Limon Province. First of all, I’d like to say that I was incredible nervous and apprehensive after I signed up for the course. I landed in San Jose and the school had a driver pick me up to take me to my host family. I didn’t speak much Spanish at all and I didn’t know how I would communicate with my host family but we made it work! My host mom showed me all around the town and how to get to the school and the park and other important places around Barva. Our first day at the school was so much fun! They let our class know, just as they had prior to us coming, that this would be an intensive course but that if we helped each other, worked hard, and used all the resources they provided us with that we would be just fine. That was so true! We had two wonderful instructors, Melanie and Luke. They really know how to teach! I am a native English speaker but with learning all the grammar, it felt like I was learning it all over again. That did not deter me or my classmates. Melanie and Luke both were there to help anytime we needed them and they encouraged us a lot. I feel like the best things about the course were learning grammar and activities and the practicum teaching. I was blown away at how prepared I felt to teach when I started my first day at my job here in Limon. The feedback and advice we got from our observers was incredibly valuable and I still think back to how they observed us and try to do the same for myself every day with my classes. Georgia was also a person who helped a lot. We were in contact over the phone before I came to Costa Rica and she was at the school a lot answering questions whenever we needed it. I truly have nothing bad to say about this course. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Not only were our instructors helpful during the course, I have reached out to them after the course and they continue to be helpful!

Review 52 of 53 Costa Rica TESOL

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Absolutely wonderful!! I feel supported and ready to get a job here in Costa Rica. My classmates were great and also taught me a lot. Happy I got the chance to go here!!

Review 51 of 53 Costa Rica TESOL

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I just finished up my TESOL course in Barva and what an incredible experience. It only took 4 weeks for me to feel like a confident, well prepared international English teacher and that’s all thanks to the amazing staff at Costa Rica TESOL. I was initially supposed to take the course in Nicaragua, but plans had to change with only 2 weeks before the course started and Georgia, the student affairs coordinator, was soooo helpful and super sweet from the very beginning. She made what could have been a really tough transition, as smooth as pie. Luke and Melanie are amazing to say the least. It’s apparent that they are teaching and speaking from years and years of experience and are also super personable and are willing to help with literally ANYTHING! It is really tough to stay sane and calm through an intensive course like this, but they both were there for us all when we fell and needed someone to “brush us off.” On top of it all, Barva is a beautiful little town with the some of the friendliest people I’ve ever met. With anything like this, you’re going to get out of it what you put into it, so as long as you come in with an open mind and ready for some bumps and bruises (knowing it’ll help in the long run) then this is the perfect place to take it!!

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