Get certified to teach English abroad with our Internationally accredited TESOL/TEFL certificate (160 Hours) in Costa Rica.

The Costa Rica TEFL faculty combines its 30+ years of experience in teaching foreign languages to offer you a unique opportunity to earn an accredited TEFL/TESOL certificate that will qualify you to teach EFL/ESL in Costa Rica or anywhere in the world. We GUARANTEE that once you have completed our course you will be fully prepared to teach ELL successfully in any classroom environment.


Course Schedule

  • Monday to Friday 10:30am to 7:30pm.
  • 40 hours per week, 160 hours in total.



Our facilities are located in downtown Playa Samara on the Nicoya Peninsula on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. The school is located in a two-story building which also houses several other establishments like a school supplies shop, cafe, clothing boutique and a tour company. Our facilities offer trainees both the resources and technology conducive to learning. We have three classrooms, a teacher planning room equipped with computers, printers and copiers, and an administrative office. Students have access to the school from 8:30AM to provide ample access to technology including high speed wireless internet! The building is only 5 minutes from nearly 100 restaurants, shops and the beach!


Class Schedule

Each trainee must complete 160 contact hours in order to receive our Internationally Accredited Costa Rica TESOL/TEFL certificate. Classes will be held 40 hours per week over a period of four weeks. Trainees will complete the above mentioned hours in the following: training, lesson planning, observed practice teaching, peer observation, feedback sessions, and job placement assistance.

The class schedule is 10:30am to 7:30pm, any adjustments to the times can be made by the trainers or suggested by the group of trainees. Trainees also have the opportunity to meet with other local teachers to discuss their experiences teaching abroad.


Course Dates:

  • January 8- February 2nd – Samara Campus
  • February 12 – March 9 – Samara Campus
  • March 19 –  April 13 – Samara Campus
  • April 23 – May 18 – Samara Campus
  • May 28 – June 22 -Samara Campus
  • July 2- July 27 – Samara Campus
  • August 6 – August 31 – Samara Campus
  • September 10 – October 5 – Samara Campus
  • October 15 – November 9 – Samara Campus
  • November 19 – December 14 – Samara Campus 


Course Costs

  • $1585 course fee + $50 application fee (USD) 

(Why is our fee so much less than other TEFL courses in Costa Rica? We are independently owned and not a chain school. Our main goal is to educate. Additionally, our ELL program is non-profit which is one of the many ways we give back to the local community.)


The course includes:

  • Internationally Accredited TEFL certification.
  • Course materials and assistance in constructing a professional portfolio to be used in interviews and in your future classroom.
  • Costa Rica TEFL© textbook
  • Access to copy machines, printers and all of the materials you need to complete the course.
  • Life-long job placement assistance for teaching positions in Costa Rica and worldwide.
  • Interview preparation and on-site interviews with local language schools, Universities, and International schools.
  • Access to our network of current EFL teachers around the world which includes chats, emails, a variety of online teaching resources and first-hand testimonials.
  • Full use of air-conditioned facilities and FREE Wi-Fi
  • Free housing placement assistance
  • Free Beach Yoga & Spanish classes