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TEFL Certification Class  Heredia, Costa Rica

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Earn an internationally recognized and accredited TEFL Certification at our Costa Rica TEFL training center conveniently located just outside of the capital of San Jose in the historic city of Heredia. Known as "Ciudad de las Flores" (City of Flowers), Heredia is famous for its magnificent landscaping, laid-back lifestyle, and beautiful colonial architecture.  Heredia is a quick drive from downtown San Jose and essentially the nearby beautiful suburb.

Founded in 1704, Heredia provides an ideal combination of all that Costa Rica has to offer from an array of cultural and natural attractions to an exciting nightlife, a safe environment and convenient access to some of the nation's most notable landmarks, including the Poas Volcano, the La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Barva Volcano, and Inbio Park just to name a few. Many locals and visitors alike prefer living in Heredia over San Jose because of its tranquil nature and reputation for safety.

All students and graduates receive lifetime Job Search Guidance in Costa Rica and worldwide. Our local staff has years of experience working in Costa Rica and is very well connected with local schools many of which seek out graduates of this course. These services and resources include personal assistance from expert advisors; contact information for tens of thousands of schools worldwide; referrals to top recruiters around the globe; hundreds of pages of information and links for getting jobs virtually everywhere; and much more. 

You don't need to hold a degree in education or have prior teaching experience to teach English in Costa Rica, which represents one of the largest job markets for teaching English abroad in the world.  However, earning an accredited TEFL certification will provide you with the skills you need to provide professional-level English language instruction and a qualification that thousands of schools and language institutes seek when they hire English teachers. 

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Optional Activities


  • CafĂ© Britt Coffee Tour:  5 mins by bus
  • Barva Volcano:  1 hour by bus
  • Paintball:  20 minutes by bus
  • Theater:  20 minutes by bus
  • Bars and nightclubs:  15 minutes by bus
  • Canopy:  30 minutes by bus
  • Poas Volcano:  90 minutes by bus
  • La Paz Waterfall Gardens:  90 minutes by bus
  • Jaco Beach:  2 hours by bus
  • Arenal:  3 hours by bus
  • Nicaragua:  7 hours by bus
  • Looking for Spanish, dance, cooking and guitar lessons?


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Housing Options

Housing is not included with tuition, but once you enroll for your course, the onsite course director can assist you with making housing arrangements for the duration of your Costa Rica TEFL Course. Typical options include (availability & prices subject to change):

Homestay - Live with a Costa Rican family within minutes of the school and build relationships that will last a lifetime. Get to know the tico culture and practice your Spanish daily at a very affordable price. Three meals daily are included. $550 USD per month until end of 2017. Pricing for 2018 is $625 per month. 

Shared Home - Share a house with other course students. There are private bedrooms with shared common areas like kitchen and living room. The host couple cooks meals daily and helps with cleaning & maintenance. Price: $500 for 4 weeks (including daily meals).  

Pricing is subject to change at any time. Students are free to make their own housing arrangements as long as they are able to attend class on time each day.

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Tuition Includes:

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Tuition Does Not Include

  • Personal Expenses
  • International Flights
  • Coursebooks (purchase upon enrollment)
  • Visa, Insurance
  • Housing costs

Enrollment Information for
TEFL Classes

IMPORTANT! Before enrolling for any International TEFL Academy TEFL course, it is imperative that you Contact International TEFL Academy for more information about TEFL Certification in Florencespeak to an Admissions Advisor. Your advisor will answer your questions and assist you with matters such as your eligibility & enrollment; course costs & logistics (such as housing); and your options for employment as an English teacher once you complete your TEFL Class.

To speak with an advisor, please call 773-634-9900 or fill out a contact form. 
To enroll for this course, please visit our Registration Procedures Page.