TEACHING IN COSTA RICA
Teaching English in Costa Rica can be a rewarding, exciting, and fulfilling experience!
LIVING AND TEACHING IN COSTA RICA
Because our primary focus is excellence in teaching, we provide a lot of support to new teachers. Immediately, new teachers are given training and guidance from the director and other teachers in order to ensure that their lesson plans are the best that they can be. They are also expected to meet various professional development requirements, such as observing, being observed, and receiving feedback from students. Surrounded by creativity and dedication to the teaching field, our employees develop into competent, successful teachers.
One more thing that makes us stellar is our level of involvement in the community; we encourage volunteerism from our students and staff, and we coordinate volunteer activities to make it easy for people to participate.
OUR ENGLISH TEACHERS
Estelar English teachers are all native English speakers, TEFL or CELTA certified, and college graduates. We use the communicative method, which means classes are student-centered, conversational, not heavily focused on grammar, and solely in English (Spanish may only be used in very special circumstances). We give teachers initial and ongoing training. Teachers are expected to follow the syllabus, write their own lesson plans, and incorporate creative and effective activities into every class. We teach year-round, recognizing various holidays and taking certain weeks off. Teachers must commit to one year with the Institute. Teacher pay is competitive and is enough to live on, and most teachers work at least 20 hours a week, Tuesday through Saturday.