TEFL TESOL Course Costa Rica - Manuel Antonio
Renowned for its stunning natural beauty and the friendliness of its people, Costa Rica is more than capable of speaking for itself. From its active volcanoes and pristine rainforests to its lush tropical coasts and palm-fringed beaches you are sure to be awestruck by such varying natural beauty!
Manuel Antonio boasts a series of magnificent beaches that are the perfect place to spend your evening studying or just relax with some of your course colleagues. Bordered by one of the nation's most stunning natural parks, you will find yourself studying in a living paradise and nature lover's dream.
Quepos, Manuel Antonio's sister town, will provide you with a glimpse into traditional Costa Rican culture and hospitality. Located close to our campus, this small town can easily be explored on foot yet offers an astonishing assortment of international restaurants, shops, beaches and colourful nightlife.
Your studies will take place in our well equipped centre. With access to telephones, computers, photocopiers and a resource library you will be able to contact future employers or people that may offer jobs in a promising industry. It can be done with the same ease you can keep in touch with friends and family back home. With a choice of accommodation, you can choose to stay in a shared flat, with a host family or in private accommodation, all of which are just a short distance from the school.
- Beachside town of Manuel Antonio
- In the rainforest on the central pacific coast and just minutes from the beaches
- Three and a half hours from the capital city by bus or just 20 minutes via domestic flight
- Close to great restaurants and exciting nightlife
- An internationally recognised qualification meeting or exceeding industry standards
- Course administered by highly trained staff with extensive local knowledge
- Organized classes and a curriculum that has been proven successful and effective
- Low student to teacher ratio
- Minutes from some of the county's most beautiful beaches and Manuel Antonio national park
- High demand within Costa Rica for qualified English teachers
- Complimentary adventure-based activity organized by the school
- This course is ideal for Gapyear students and people wanting a change of life or moving abroad
- Your fellow students come from different countries and various continents
- Your teacher trainers are some of the most experienced and well-trained in the industry
- Your support staff will assist you with whatever you need
- The locals are friendly, helpful and charming people who like spending time with foreigners
Costa Rica is the most expensive South American country but visitors can make do with as little as £20 per day providing they eat local food and stay in low budget pensions. A slightly higher budget will allow you a greater degree of comfort, to visit museums, theatres and take part in the many optional activities on offer.
Most nationals do not require visas for stays of up to 90 days although a passport valid for at least 30 days is required for entry in to the country as well as an onward/return ticket and evidence of sufficient funds for the duration of the visit. Visitors staying longer than 30 days must obtain an exit visa from the Immigration Department.
Please note that visa requirements for Costa Rica change frequently and it is advisable to consult your local consulate prior to departure.
Health & Safety
At present, vaccinations are not required for entry into Costa Rica however immunisation against typhoid and Hepatitis A is recommended. Malaria is not unheard of in some regions and due care should be taken to protect against all insect bites. Consult your doctor prior to departure.
Whilst there is not a high risk of violent crime in Costa Rica, visitors should exercise caution at all times and not carry large sums of cash.
Manuel Antonio Course Schedule
- 4 February - 1 March
- 4 March - 29 March
- 8 April - 3 May
- 6 May - 31 May
- 3 June - 28 June
- 8 July - 2 August
- 5 August - 30 August
- 2 September - 27 September
- 30 September - 25 October
- 28 October - 22 November
- 25 November - 20 December
How to Apply
Fill out an application form and take that next step towards learning amidst the stunning natural beauty of Costa Rica.
- US$1690 (excluding accommodation)Deposit
$500 (£322) balance payable on arrival $1190(£767)
- Homestays US$400.
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Directions to the school
We are in QUEPOS (Manuel Antonio is considered part of Quepos). When exiting the bus station, you will want to walk about 25 feet towards the ocean to the corner or the block where the first street that crosses your path. From here you will take a right where you will walk for several blocks during which time you will pass "Banco Nacional," cross a small bridge and pass a grocery store on your right called: ®Super Dos Mil" (Super 2000) on your right. Continue walking until you see a green house on your right. Your accommodations are located next-door in the building to your immediate left. You will see a small store on the front left-hand corner of the property and it is here that you can pick up your keys from Elisabeth or Macho, the owners of the building and the proprietors of the small store. The apartments are close enough to the bus station that you could walk if you have packed lightly (about 8-l10 US city blocks). If you chose to take a taxi, tell them you want to go to Abastodor Patricia. If they do not know where this is you can tell them "cerca de Super Dos Mil" which is the grocery store nearby your destination that everyone knows. Buildings do not have addresses like you're used to and often things are known by landmarks, it is the official postal system! After you have passed the Super 2000 have the driver continue for about a block and a half. You will see the apartments on your right. It is a two story white building with four apartments and it sits back from the main road to accommodate the parking space in front. To pick-up your keys you will be going to Abastodor Patricia, which is a small blue store next to your apartments that sells snacks and sodas and such. The operators of the store are Elizabeth and Macho. They own the apartments and they will be expecting you with a smile. Your keys are available from 9am to 8pm the Friday, Saturday, or Sunday before your course begins. Should you run into any difficulties please call us either at the office 777.4042 or on our cell phones - Melanie 306.5395 and Jason 306.2437.
From bus station
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