Teach English in Costa Rica
START DATE: 10+ MONTH CONTRACT: FEBRUARY 2013- EARLY DECEMBER 2013
•Position teaching at a bilingual preschool/primary/high school in the Caribbean city of Limon, Costa Rica
•Subjects taught will be: Science, Reading, Spelling, Oral English, and Grammar/Composition (all in English)
•Monday-Friday, generally from 8-5
•Must be able to adapt to curriculum provided
The responsibilities of the volunteer teachers may include, but are not limited to the following:
•Teaching lessons/Lesson Planning
•Make copies, prepare worksheets and other activities
•Complete and turn in all necessary reports on time
•Submit exam grades to on-site supervisor
•Administer and review exams and homework
•Assist and attend school functions such as staff meetings, trainings, etc.
•Track attendance and progress of students
This program is free for the volunteer (aside from the $500 deposit fee) and includes:
•3-4 day orientation who will cover subjects such as What to Expect During your Stay, Costa Rican Culture and Lingo, Culture Shock, Living with a Host Family, Lesson Planning, Teaching in Costa Rica, Safety and Travel tips, Presentation of the English Volunteers for Change Program, and ELL Tips-lesson planning, resources, games, techniques, etc.
•Placement and coordination with teaching site
•Room and board with Costa Rican host family; including 3 meals/day (w/private room, 3 meals a day, laundry service)
•Partial flight reimbursement
•Ongoing support from EVOLC Program Coordinator
-24/7 availability of EVOLC Coordinator
What you will gain:
– Competitive multicultural, international, and professional experience
– Personal sense of achievement and satisfaction
– The opportunity to change and make a positive impact in the lives of others!
English Volunteers for Change offers 6 different volunteer teaching programs. We have programs ranging from 2 weeks-1 year, teaching children and/or adults, and teaching sites all over the country.
•Bachelors in Education or related degree, required
•TEFL/TESOL/CELTA Certification, required
•Have significant prior teaching experience
•Be highly recommended by previous employers
•Must be flexible, independent, and highly adaptable
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
Obtaining a work permit to legally work in Costa Rica can be a difficult and time consuming process. This is why many teachers teach English illegally on a 90-day tourist visa. A trip out of the country renews your tourist visit for another 90 days. … Read More
Interviews with English Teachers in Costa Rica
Interview with Lisa Katerman, teaching English in Costa Rica.