English Teaching Jobs
Hello from beautiful Costa Rica!
We would like to invite you to find out more about our English teaching jobs in Costa Rica! If you are a
native English speaker who is certified to teach English as a second language, along with some
experience teaching ESL, and are interested in teaching English in Costa Rica, then we may have a job for
English2Go’s goal is to bring high quality, competitively priced English language training to professionals
and workers in their offices, places of work, or homes. You will teach English to employees and
executives in their workplace during the week and explore Costa Rica’s rain forests, volcanoes, white
water rivers, world class surfing, fishing and beaches on your weekends.
We are looking for pro-active teachers to teach English classes for us. An English teaching job in Costa
Rica can be time consuming when considering transportation time back and forth and between classes,
prep time, etc.… This is why in Costa Rica, 20-24 hours a week is about the maximum amount of hours a
teacher can expect to teach.
Once you have read and fully understood the job Information, and find you are interested in applying,
please submit a cover letter, resume/CV, recent photo and a copy of your education/teaching
●Preference for native born North American English speaking instructors. British/New
Zealand/Australian/South African native born English speaking instructors will also be
considered. Please do not apply if English is not your mother tongue as this is a requirement
from our clients.
●Certification: ESL teaching certificate such as CELTA TESOL, TEFL. etc.
●Experience teaching English as a second language or other teaching experience is preferred.
●Professional business attire is required for all English classes.
●Financially stable (recommended start-up money, $2,500 USD minimum).
●Minimum six month commitment with a preference of one year.
WORK AND COMPENSATION
The following items are to give applicants general information about the job in detail.
You are a sub-contractor working with English2Go. Therefore you are responsible for your airfare,
insurance, transportation to and from your classes, preparation time of classes, lesson planning and
course and student reporting. English2Go will provide you with the necessary materials for your classes.
Our students are using the English 365, Business Advantage and Touchstone series from Cambridge
University Press.In addition we use targeted business books usually from Cambridge University Press.
All of our courses emphasize the “communicative approach”, focusing on conversation. We use the
student books and workbooks in conjunction with audio clips, videos and the Internet. Our instructors
use the course materials 60/70% of the time and their creativity the remaining 40/30%.
A typical class is 3-4 hours per week, split between two mornings, lunch times or evenings. The majority
of our client’s prefer the morning and evening hours. If you had a full schedule of mornings, afternoons
and evenings (usually Mon-Thurs) total hours per week would be 20 to 24 hours. This would be a full
schedule for a sub-contractor and is not usually available right away. Most starting sub-contractors
receive 8 to 16 hours a week to get their feet wet and to learn the bus system here in Costa Rica. As
more teaching hours become available these will be offered to our current sub-contractors first.
Class sizes vary from one to eight students.
Candidates should be well-rounded people and prepared to adapt to a different culture along with the
needs of the students. Any specialized vocabulary and knowledge a sub-contractor can bring to a class
will be a plus – especially business, banking and finance, accounting, medical or legal experience.
The compensation rate for sub-contractors currently starts at $11.00 USD per hour paid directly into your
local bank account that we will help you set up.
There is considerable travel involved with these positions. The local bus service is adequate and
inexpensive. A sub-contractor will probably spend from 30 minutes to over an hour traveling back and
forth to their classes depending on their primary housing location.
We suggest that you arrive in Costa Rica with a minimum of $2,500 USD. This should help make you
financially comfortable for your first few months while you start your Costa Rican teaching experience
and secure the hours needed to maintain a moderately comfortable lifestyle while you are here.
We are ready and willing to assist a sub-contractor when it comes to securing housing arrangements.
There are several different options, with typical price ranges shown below:
Live with a Costa Rican family (from $300 – $350 per month with 2 to 3 meals and laundry cleaning
Rent a room in a shared house with locals or other foreigners (from $200-350 per month).
Rent a furnished apartment or house for around $400.00 and up per month, which should include
everything and cable/internet.
Candidates also need to think about health insurance. We suggest that individuals purchase some type
of international major medical policy for maximum protection. Because of immigration policies,
non-Costa Rican residents cannot sign up for the state run health insurance. Medical care here is much
cheaper than in the US. However, it is not free. One can buy a policy here but it may actually be cheaper
to purchase it in your home country.