Teach Central America


Manuel Antonio - Back to Nature
Manuel Antonio is a small oceanside village with plenty of great places to stay - from extravagant luxury condos to cosy hideaway hotels tucked into nature. Famous for its national park, this tiny yet bustling town is located off Costa Ricas central Pacific coast just a stones throw away from Quepos which is famous for sportfishing. The region is a treasure for biodiversity, attracting nature buffs, eco-travellers and adventure-seekers alike. Better yet, if you visit, you can soak up white sand and perfect waters. Without a doubt, Manuel Antonio lies within one of the countrys most celebrated spots.

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Prospects for Teachers

As one of the wealthiest countries in Central America, Costa Rica is sometimes called the Switzerland of the region and there are plenty of private language academies in San José and the country as a whole.
It is government policy to teach English in primary school which has greatly increased the demand  for English teachers. State schools can not afford to import expat teachers, but they are willing to accept an offer of voluntary assistance.
Unless you are very well qualified or have met your prospective employer before, you are unlikely to be offered a contract until you are actually in the country.
The concept of ‘job vacancy’ is very fluid in many Latin American language institutes and if you are willing to work for local teaching wages, you should be able to create your own job almost anywhere.
There is a thriving market for private English lessons in most Latin American cities as English is considered an important skill to possess for many Latin American people.

The 4-Week TEFL Course
Our 4-week TEFL course is fully accredited and certified to meet international standards. The training involves up to 6 hours of observed teaching practice and 120 hours of classroom instruction. You will acquire all the practical skills you will need to teach English as a foreign language in any country around the world. Classes run Monday to Friday, 9-4pm. Weekends are free to explore the local area but you will have homework assignments.


- 20-65
- South African Passport
- Willingness to learn about new cultures
- Love working with children

Start/Finish Dates

25th June
23rd July
22nd August
24th September
22nd October
21st November

Visa Info

Airport pickup and transfer are included in the Advanced Package. We recommend you arrive in Costa Rica at least 2 days prior to the course start date. Students should arrive on a tourist visa.


Admin fee R3700
Service fee R3200 Course Fee deposit
Program fee $1447 Final Course fees
Travel Insurance Age dependent
Airfare (approx) R17 000
Recommended Spending Money $1000

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Housing assistance is available either in shared housing, independent living, in local hotels/hostels or with local families. Once your place has been confirmed on the TEFL course we can assist you with booking your accommodation.
(approx. $600 to $800 per month for a Private Room)

Conditions of Work

The school year runs from March 1st to December 1st. Temporary 6 month renewable work visas are issued to teachers working for established employers. One of the perks of teaching in Costa Rica is the liveliness and enthusiasm of the pupils.