Teaching English in Costa Rica
Costa Rica is a lush green exotic tropical island nestled between the two Americas. This country is one of the hottest touristâ€™s spots because of this racial forests and beautiful sandy beaches. The traditional Latino culture and the beats of the salsa music captivate its visitors. The due to growing hospitality industry there is a high demand of English teachers in this area. Most of the Costa Ricans wants to learn English well so that they are able to shoot up in their respective careers. This demand of English has simultaneously increased the demand of the English teaching jobs in Costa Rica.
It is quite difficult to get an ESL job in Costa Rica from your home country. The ESL schools mostly hire teachers when they are present in the location. A college degree and good hold over English language in enough for getting hired in Costa Rica. A neat professional appearance and a good personality will help you in getting a job easily. Costa Rican like formally dressed people and a laid back attitude can be an obstacle for getting a job. TEFL or TESOL certificate is not mandatory for a teaching job in Costa Rica. However, a formal teachers training can help you during teaching as the schools here provide no training. The average remuneration of the teachers in Costa Rica is about five USD an hour. For private classes to adults the payment can be bit higher. The salary given to the teachers are enough to live a comfortable life in Costa Rica but you wont be able to save enough or pay off the loan with it.
The best time to look for ESL jobs in Costa Rica
is January or December as the sessions of the schools begin in January. A last
minute hiring is pretty common in this country being there at the right time
might help you get a job. Teachers are also taken in the months of April and
September. Most of the ESL jobs in Costa Rica are in the Central Valley and in
San Jose the capital city.