• Costa Rica
    • Heredia
190 hours
Training Type
General grants/scholarships
Health & Safety

Program Details

Teaching Practicum
Job Placement
Apartment Host Family Hotel
Age Min.


Price Details
What’s included:
-- 4 weeks of intensive TESOL training in Costa Rica
-- 190 Hour TESOL Certificate (upon successful completion)
-- Lifetime job search guidance
-- Practice teaching real Costa Rican ESL students
-- Resume workshop
-- Wireless internet
-- Free airport pickup
-- Assistance in finding accommodation
-- Contact information for top ESL schools in Costa Rica
-- Letter of recommendation upon request
What's Included
Airport Transfers Wifi
Jan 05, 2024
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About Program

The Costa Rica TEFL Certificate course is an intensive, in-person 190-hour ESL/EFL teacher training course which provides participants with the skills and confidence needed to succeed in the English language classroom

Known as the province of flowers, Heredia gives you the best of all worlds: wonderful nightlife, a safe environment, a true cultural experience and tons of places to explore while getting a fully accredited TEFL/TESOL certification. Over 90% of course graduates are able to stay and find paid work in Costa Rica.`

Course overview:
-190-hour TEFL Certification Course
-Intensive 4-week in-person training
-Fully accredited and internationally recognized
-Highly qualified, passionate professors
-Limited class sizes (12 students per class)
-Course start dates are monthly! Please check out our website for application deadlines to register.

This program is currently not being promoted on Go Overseas by its provider. Check with Greenheart for the most up-to-date information regarding the status of this program.

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

We appreciate that everyone has a unique worldview and value everyone regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender or gender identity, ability, military status, religion, sexual orientation or political view. We are committed to building relationships and ensuring everyone we encounter feels welcomed, respected, and accepted. Greenheart is committed to helping anyone find the best program fit and will go the extra mile to make sure our participants feel safe and supported wherever they end up.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Greenheart Travel welcomes travelers identifying as LGTBQ+, and is committed to helping you find the best program for you. We can provide information on the cultural norms of our destination countries and are prepared to advise you on the best programs based on your needs and interests.
While most of our programs could be a good fit, we also know that certain cultures and countries are more accepting of and prepared to host LGBTQ+ people than others. We are committed to working with LGBTQ+ people to determine which experiences may be the right fit for them. Please reach out if you want to discuss which of our programs might fit you best ahead of applying at travelabroad@greenheart.org or set up a phone call with us here.

Neurodivergent Support

Greenheart works with partners who have varying levels of what is considered "good mental health". While we cannot change their eligibility conditions, we will work with participants to the best of our abilities in order to get them the program placement they want. We encourage you to discuss your specific situation with us directly, before securing these documents.

Accessibility Support

Greenheart Travel welcomes students of varying ability to explore their study abroad options! While resources and support differ from country to country, Greenheart Travel staff work with individual students as needed to find program options that will set students up for success.



We believe in supporting our travelers to make a positive impact in their communities. The Greenheart Club provides Greenheart Grant funding to alumni projects all over the world.
As the leading eco-friendly exchange organization, we are passionate about helping travelers explore the globe while respecting the environment and cultural heritage of the destinations they explore.

Ethical Impact

Greenheart Travel is a branch of Greenheart International, a Chicago-based organization that connects people and planet to create global leaders through personal development, volunteer service, environmentalism, fair trade, and cultural exchange. We provide resources, grants, and experiences to those who want to immerse themselves in another culture and leave it better than when they arrived. Through volunteering, creating relationships and more.

Program Highlights

  • In-person training in a highly academic environment
  • The option to stay with a host family as you take your course allows complete language immersion
  • Resource Pack – receive a comprehensive resource packet that includes tested ESL activities, and teaching tips for both kids and business classes
  • Early Bird Discount: $150 discount if you register 60 days before your course date!
  • Assistance from a personal program manager before, during and after your TEFL course

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