Teach English in Costa Rica
CITY: San José
START DATE: June 8th, September 16th
Immediate need for English Teachers with Volunteer Program in Costa Rica
EVOLC in Costa Rica is the very best organization for volunteer teaching English in the country! Our program is unique in that we provide free English classes where there is an immediate need to learn the language. Our volunteer teachers offer classes to children and/or adults in rural/impoverished communities, tourism communities, public schools, as well as organizations and businesses in the public and private sector. By learning and improving the English language skills, students are able to acquire better paying jobs, more career opportunities, a better education, and overall enrich their lives and enhance their futures.
Volunteer teachers will participate in a 3-5 days orientation at our office in Costa Rica’s capital city, San José, and upon finishing the induction week our volunteers will be taken to their respective teaching communities. Volunteer teachers will live with wonderful host families in rural and urban communities throughout the country during their volunteer work. They will be responsible for teaching English classes approximately 20 hours/week and preparing approximately 20 hours/week.
Start Dates for 2013:
What is included:
– 3 meals a day
– Lodging with a Costa Rican host family
– Teaching Materials
– A 3- 5 day intensive orientation program in San José
– 24-hour, ongoing support from the EVOLC Program Coordinator and ALIARSE staff
– Site visits from the EVOLC Program Coordinator
– Mid-term meeting and final meeting
It is mandatory that volunteers have a university degree in education, and a TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certificate is preferred
To learn more about our program and apply, please visit our homepage at http://www.evolc.org! Or email us at [email protected]
With its breathtaking beaches and areas of outstanding natural beauty, Costa Rica is fast becoming a major destination for English teachers. Costa Ricans are known to be very friendly people and, with their rich Latin culture, it is hard not to fall in love with the country. With quite a number of schools in the major cities, English jobs are plentiful. Jobs are advertised online through TEFL websites or online versions of their local newspapers. … Read More
The typical hourly rate for English teachers in Costa Rica is about ¢4,000 (US$7) but may increase if you teach employees in big companies. Salaries in language institutions range from ¢192,000-¢384,000 (US$345-690) per month, depending on the number of working hours. This is generally 20-25 hours per week, but can be as few as 12 hours in some schools. … Read More
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Interviews with English Teachers in Costa Rica
Interview with Lisa Katerman, teaching English in Costa Rica.