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Amazing ESL Teaching Opportunity in San Jose, Costa Rica!

Incredible ESL teaching opportunities await you helping others improve their quality of life by teaching English as a second language. Idioma Internacional in Costa Rica is looking for professionals to join our teaching team starting in December 2018!

Idioma Internacional is a language institution celebrating nearly 20 years of providing quality instruction and communicative solutions to companies around the Central Valley. Our office is based in the middle of a busy downtown neighborhood of San José, Costa Rica.

The Position

We are seeking EFL teachers who are flexible, passionate, caring and have a genuine passion for educating and helping others to join our diverse staff. Teachers participate in a robust professional development program with ongoing training to strengthen their teaching skills. Additionally, teachers are trained to be language evaluators and have the opportunity to work in our language evaluation services department to earn more money and expand their international experience.

Day-to-day responsibilities include:

Prepping for classes by reviewing and adapting curriculum based on student needs
Regularly keeping attendance on the virtual education platform
Inputting student grades based on speaking and written assessments
Regularly communicating with students and the Academic Team


All teachers earn between $750 and $1,150+ per month, working from 18 to 30 hours per week. Classes are held Monday- Saturday between 7am-8:30pm.


Legal work visa and full legal working rights
Paid vacations and holiday
Monetary compensation for per diem travel expenses to clients
Health insurance via enrollment in the national health care system
Initial and ongoing training; regular professional development presentations
Bank account provided; assistance in setting up cell phones and finding housing


Native English speaker
TEFL Certified
Committed to fulfilling a one-year teaching contract
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in the field of Education
Preferred: teaching experience
Preferred: previous travel or living abroad

How to Apply:

You can apply directly through our website:, hover over the tab that says “Teach English in Costa Rica” and click on the “Apply Now” button. When you apply make sure to leave a referral about how you heard about us in your message! We look forward to hearing from you!