TESOL Program with CFTD in Costa Rica

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The CFTD TESOL course difference
• Challenging academic TESOL program designed by international experts.

• Superior faculty combined with dedicated students creates an educational atmosphere like no other.

• Guaranteed job interview in our network of partner schools.

Our TESOL - TEFL certification offers a unique opportunity to develop all the skills necessary to teach successfully overseas, learn about the culture and Spanish language in an immersion environment. Our TESOL / TEFL certification offers the perfect opportunity to learn and experience life in other cultures, and earn money while teaching English to local students. Our experience teaching English in Costa Rica for over 15 years, consulting for the Costa Rican government (see teacher resources for credentials), our academic orientation and partnerships with the best institutions in Costa Rica to place teachers, make our program the most recognized in Costa Rica.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Great experience! Great trainers!

If you are interested in teaching ESL abroad, this is the program for you! All of the class instruction was relevant and really prepared me to be an effective teacher. I have been teaching English in Costa Rica for over a year, and I really enjoy what I do.

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Yes, I recommend this program

CFTD: Intensive teacher program

This course was extremely book heavy with a lot of homework. There is a heavy focus on theory. If you pay attention, you will learn a lot, maybe even more than you ever wanted to. One of the 2 instructors was extremely knowledgeable and a fantastic teacher.

I had my own lodging, but the housing where the course administrators usually put people is over an hour away (by bus) from the facility where you learn Monday - Friday.

The teaching curriculum hours are with local high school kids and you can expect that there aren't any resources available for teaching beyond a chalkboard and maybe access to a copier. The students all have wonderful, positive attitudes and are fun to teach. The only problem was that the feedback provided after curriculum hours was lacking anything constructive. However, the main institute that CFTD pairs teachers up with has teacher coordinators who do give good constructive feedback (so you learn more on the job).

I did manage to teach part time while going through the course, although I wouldn't recommend it since it was exhausting and this left no time for fun. The reason I taught part time was because the institute they paired me up with for a job after the course wanted me to begin before the course was even over. Plus, it was nice to start earning a bit of cash before the course was over.

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