10 Things You Need to Know to Prepare for Your TEFL Class in Heredia, Costa Rica

International TEFL Academy is proud to offer a world-class 4-week Costa Rica TEFL class at our licensee in the heart of Heredia. Employing a state-of-the-art curriculum and taught by expert instructors, this course is designed to provide you with the skills & qualification you need to succeed in teaching English abroad. This course is fun and you will learn a ton, but it is also very demanding and requires that you be prepared to meet the full-time demands of a rigorous university-level course.

To help you prepare for this course, we've compiled the most common and most important questions raised by our students in addition to advice & tips from actual graduates of the course. 

How Can I Get a Work Visa to Teach English in Mexico?

In addition to offering a broad array of fantastic culture and history, diverse landscapes, dynamic cities and thousands of miles of beautiful coastline, Mexico represents one of the largest job markets in the world for teaching English abroad.

Each year, thousands of foreigners are employed to teach English in Mexico in hundreds of schools and language institutes. One question facing anybody teaching English abroad is do I need a work visa or some other official permission to work professionally as an English teacher in that particular country?

Where Can I Get an English Teaching Job in Advance in Latin America?

By: Christie Koness

The countries of Central and South America are not well known for offering English teachers jobs in advance.  Employers in these countries typically prefer to meet English teachers face-to-face, interview, and hire them on the spot.  This process can understandably be slightly daunting for some ESL teachers who would like job security before they move their lives halfway or all the way around the world.  

If this sounds like you, don’t disregard Latin America entirely!  There are a few countries that sometimes offer opportunities to find work before being in the country. 

10 Reasons Why You Should Teach English Abroad in Mexico in 2020

By: Helen Schenck

Wait, isn't Mexico just a vacation spot? 

No — Mexico flies under the radar and is one of the hidden gems in Latin America for teaching English abroad.

Mexico has a strong economy that boasts a terrain, history, and cuisine as diverse as its people. Mexico also offers fantastic benefits for TEFL Certified English teachers. 

Here are 10 reasons why you should teach English abroad in Mexico in 2020!

Adjusting to Life Abroad in Costa Rica

By Ashley Sprinkel

It has been a little over a year since I moved to Costa Rica. In April of 2017, I took the ITA course in Heredia, Costa Rica. I completed the course at the end of May and spent a week driving around different areas in Costa Rica looking for a teaching job. I settled in Brasilito, which is a small town not far from Tamarindo.