TEFL Certification in Manuel Antonio Beach, Costa Rica

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Become a certified English teacher by earning a TEFL certification with Maximo Nivel on the beach in Manuel Antonio. TEFL Certification is your passport to living and working as English teacher anywhere else in the world!

The 4-week/150-hour certification program includes more than 15 hours of practical English teaching and observation of experienced teachers. Groups are small with 2 to 14 people.

The TEFL Program consists of 12 modules:

- Learning & Teaching Theory
- Lesson Planning
- Class Management
- Critical ESL Techniques
- English Grammar I
- English Grammar II
- Teaching Grammar
- Teaching Vocabulary
- Teaching Speaking & Writing
- Teaching Listening & Reading
- Teaching English with Games
- Assessing & Testing Learners
- Introduction to international English exams: TOEFL, IELTS, and Cambridge

Maximo Nivel is internationally accredited and the Maximo Nivel TEFL Certificate is accepted by institutes, language schools, and universities around the world.

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Apart from what the others have already suggested, I would also advise that any travel you intend on doing, you are prepared to leave until you've finished or to start beforehand. Manuel Antonio is a beautiful place, and you will certainly have beach time. But don't be fooled! The classes are intensive and require outside-the-classroom prep time. Good luck and have fun!
Thanks so much for your reply. I'd love if you could connect me with them! I'm going to be studying at Maximo in January 2017 and am very keen to teach :)
I would definitely recommend a laptop. You'll need it to work on assignments and lesson plans out of class. The building can get pretty hot, so being able to relocate to cooler locations is a must. Regarding clothes, I wore decent shorts and collared shirts for the classes. For interviews, I would recommend something more business casual.
The cost of the program varies by location and what type of stay you prefer (apartment, hostel, or homestay). I have added a link to the estimated program costs below that you may find helpful. In general, the cost will be somewhere between $2000-$2500, not including your flight. http://www.maximonivel.com/tefl-tesol/prices/

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Maximo Nivel TEFL Course!

I participated in the Maximo Nivel TEFL/TESOL Certification course in Costa Rica from Jun-Jul 2011 and had a great experience! Not only was the staff available 24/7 and very supportive, the course encouraged fellow classmates to be supportive of each other, as well. We were thoroughly trained in classroom management skills, lesson planning, critical ESL techniques, and teaching grammar, vocabulary, etc. I also felt that I was challenged to think creatively and think of ways to keep the class lively and positive. The course concluded with one week of 'practical teaching' where we took on our own live class for 60 minutes a day. I found the course very intense and challenging in the sense that I pushed myself to become a better teacher and improve my skills. I came away from the course feeling a lot more confident about myself and my ability to handle a classroom. Aside from the course itself, I met some amazing people who either stayed in Costa Rica to find jobs like I did, or used their brand new certification to head off to another foreign country and teach. I highly recommend this course!

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