TEFL Certification

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TEFL Certication, TEFL Instruction, Volunteering in Costa Rica

Proyecto TEFL offers the unique opportunity to earn your accredited Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate in the middle of Costa Rican’s jungle paradise with our 2-Month TEFL Certification Course + Teaching Practicum! Positioned in an incredible environment, Proyecto TEFL promotes an innovative training philosophy that focuses on hands-on experience. TEFL students will become confident in the classroom through 60+ hours of teaching to area adults and children in the Santa Teresa and Montezuma communities. Trainees will not only be earning an internationally recognized teaching certificate with Proyecto TEFL, they will also be donating their time and skills to help brighten the futures of Costa Ricans with Proyecto’s teaching practicum.

TEFL certificate


The program will prepare you to teach the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing and formal grammar instruction skills while using only English in the classroom. You will master the art of teaching English by completing the following learning modules:

  • Module 1- Second Language Acquisition
  • Module 2-The Specialized Brain
  • Module 3- Language Aptitude and Motivation
  • Module 4- Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences
  • Module 5- The Four Skills
  • Module 6- Instructional Methodologies
  • Module 7- Lesson Planning
  • Module 8- Classroom Management

Proyecto TEFL’s four week intense program focuses on key areas for being a successful EFL / ESL teacher: teaching methodologies, effective teaching techniques, multiple intelligences, classroom management, culture in the classroom, effective lesson planning, creativity in the classroom and more. You will have the chance to apply your new skills in your practice teaching sessions with real EFL students. Summer camp 4 Proyecto TEFL has highly qualified, enthusiastic instructors with years of experience teaching English in Costa Rica and around the globe. The main instructors have Master’s degrees in Education and all instructors have taught English as a second or foreign language and designed language curricula for years. Take a look at Proyecto’s two and three month programs offered exclusively for TEFL trainees.


Proyecto TEFL’s program fee can’t be beat! The program fee includes your shared room lodging at Proyecto Lodge located in Santa Teresa, all needed course materials and your arrival transport to the lodge. And, if you book one month in advance, you save $150! After a challenging day of classroom training, unwind as you relax on the beach, join Surf School for an exhilarating surf lesson at one of Costa Rica’s most famous surf beaches, or zip over the lush forest on the canopy tour. Then return home to Proyecto Lodge to relax in a hammock under the lush jungle canopy. Proyecto TEFL combines the excitement of Proyecto’s volunteering and fun activities with the formal training required to successfully teach English as a foreign language all over the world.

The Difference

Proyecto TEFL’s teacher trainers use a variety of teaching techniques in the TEFL classroom and personalize additional workshops to fit trainees specific needs. Our trainee group is limited to eight participants per month to ensure individualized attention as you become a language teacher. Trainees are given personalized assistance in lesson planning as well as feedback session for all classes observed. Trainees will gain experience leading classes, co-teaching, observe each other and giving peer feedback. This gives trainees the chance to experience and try out new strategies and techniques in a supportive learning atmosphere, while gaining skills and confidence as a new teacher. The course consists of 120 hours of training in four weeks. Trainees will be given job placement assistance to find the perfect teaching job upon graduation. Teachers will also complete a portfolio of their work throughout the course, which will be used in their future classrooms and as a tool during job interviews. Proyecto TEFL graduates are currently teaching English all over the world – with a 90% success rate for graduates getting jobs! Plus, as a participant you support much needed educational opportunities around the Nicoya Peninsula. Our non-profit organization leads free classes at local elementary schools and to area adults, plus summer camps and extra-curricular courses for deserving children. Choosing Proyecto TEFL is one way you can truly “Travel Like You Care!” while you earn your degree in paradise! Please contact us for more details about earning your internationally-recognized TEFL degree in paradise. Volunteer in Costa Rica

2018 Course Dates:

To ensure individualized learning and the best experience possible, each course has a limit of 8 participants. Contact us now about reserving your placement.

January 8

February 5

March 5

April 9

May 7

June 4

July 9

August 6

September 3

October 8

November 5