Experience paradise and learn! Start your journey to becoming a fully qualified English teacher with TicoTEFL. Located in the heart of Costa Rica, the jewel of Latin America,...
Submitted by R Taylor - Boston United States | October 05, 2016
Excellent course that I would recommend to any would-be ESL teachers. Very pleased.
I had the best time in Costa Rica, arrived as a student and left as a teacher. The course and teaching was really detailed and also enjoyable, the practical sessions were especially good and you get plenty of teaching practice.
I chose to stay in the free accommodation, there was a kitchen, laundry room and garden all available to use and the place was really comfortable (it is a small hotel). Grecia was a cool town, lots of restaurants, bars and a great little outdoor pool that was amazing to hang out at. I managed a few trips on the weekends, it is fairly easy to get around from there, check out the hot springs or waterfall for sure.
So much to say about my time but I'll keep it simple and just say go. Recommended 100%
Costa Rica experience
Submitted by Polly - Dallas United States | October 04, 2016
I took this course in May 2016 and really loved it.
The course covers all the standard teaching topics and the theory classes are interactive and engaging. After some initial training we began teaching real students, we started with an adult group then moved onto to some younger children. We even got to do some training in a local school which was a nice change. We had assignments every week but they were straightforward after the classes. I always felt really prepared and my confidence as a teacher really improved over the month I spent there. I really enjoyed the course but I also felt like I really was learning and graduating felt like a worthwhile accomplishment.
Outside of class there is a lot to do in Grecia. I was with a group of 8 other people, most of us stayed together in the same hotel, we would usually hang out after class in the evenings and the weekends we often did trips. I managed to see a lot of Costa Rica during my time.
I'm now planning to return to Central America and continue life as a teacher. Highly recommend this course and a big thank you to everyone at TT.