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TEFL TESOL Courses in Manuel Antonio

Study an ITTT course in Costa Rica and encounter one of the world’s most attractive destinations. The area of Manuel Antonio is an amazing location to study a tefl/tesol course as it offers clear blue waters, flourishing jungles, small bays and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Because Costa Rica is such a great country to live and work in, it is no surprise that our TEFL/tesol courses have become very popular here.

TEFL/tesol costa rica – Manuel Antonio

You can enjoy many beach activities here such as scuba diving, surfing and snorkelling. While trekking along one of the many hiking trails available, animal lovers may encounter iguanas, white faced monkeys and more than 350 different species of birds and many other animals. Taking an ITTT course in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica can open up many job opportunities in cultural and exotic locations all over the world. After being awarded your TEFL/TESOL certification you may find yourself so attached to Costa Rica that you may never want to leave.

Manuel Antonio Climate

You will experience a pleasant temperature all year round in Costa Rica, with coastal areas experiencing regular sea breezes. There are two particular seasons in the country. The rainy season lasts from May to November, during this period the majority of the rain comes in the late afternoon or early evening. Between November and mid May the skies are typically clear with the odd short rainfall weekly as opposed to daily. Manuel Antonio has an average yearly temperature of 89 °F / 31.7 °C.

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The School

Located in the beautiful city of Manuel Antonio, ITTT’s Costa Rica TESOL course takes place in a newly remodelled building with an air-conditioned main classroom, on-site café, large common areas and a computer lounge with internet. There is also free Wi-Fi available at the center. Wi-Fi and the computer lounge are available for use at the school seven days per week. In the area around the training center you will find a variety of amenities including banks, restaurants etc.


Accommodation options for trainees on our Costa Rica TESOL course include home stay, private apartments, hostels and hotels. Home stays can be arranged in Quepos with a local family and includes a private bedroom in the family home plus breakfast and dinner during your stay. Home stay accommodation is a great way to experience the real Costa Rica and practice your Spanish skills while studying for your teaching certificate. For this option we need to be notified in advance and home stay accommodation should be secured at least one month before the start of your course.

We also have a list of other accommodation options including hotels, hostels and private apartments. Once your place on the course has been confirmed, you will receive an accommodation preference form from us to enable you to choose the best option for your needs. It is advisable to let us know your preference as soon as possible as accommodation availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Course dates


  • 24 June 2024 - 19 July
  • 24 July 2024 - 20 August
  • 26 August 2024 - 20 September
  • 23 September 2024 - 18 October
  • 23 October 2024 - 19 November
  • 25 November 2024 - 20 December


  • 20 January 2025 - 14 February
  • 17 February 2025 - 14 March
  • 19 March 2025 - 15 April
  • 21 April 2025 - 16 May
  • 19 May 2025 - 13 June
  • 18 June 2025 - 15 July
  • 21 July 2025 - 15 August
  • 20 August 2025 - 16 September
  • 22 September 2025 - 17 October
  • 22 October 2025 - 18 November
  • 24 November 2025 - 19 December

Course fees


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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are my payment options?


    Course deposits must be paid to our administrative center. Credit/debit card payments are the fastest and cheapest way to pay, but we also accept payments via Western Union, PayPal and bank transfer. While there are no deadlines for a deposit, courses can fill up quickly and your seat will only be reserved after the deposit has been paid.

    Once you make your deposit, you will receive an email with an informational packet that provides detailed information about the course and Costa Rica itself.

    The balance of your course fees is payable in cash, by credit/debit card or via PayPal. The balance is due before your course begins. Once you have been in touch with the Costa Rica center and have made your accommodation and course package selections, an invoice will be emailed to you with additional payment instructions.

    Please read through the welcome information that will be sent to you from the Costa Rica center carefully so you are aware of what materials you will need to bring with you and what services may or may not be available at our overseas center.

    Please read through the welcome information that will be sent to you from the Costa Rica center carefully so you are aware of what materials you will need to bring with you and what services may or may not be available at our overseas center.

  • What are my accommodation options?


    We recommend that students stay with a local family during their time in Costa Rica. Home stay accommodation is designed to give trainees a cultural and family atmosphere which will enhance their stay in Costa Rica. Students will be given a private room in a local family's house and receive delicious traditional meals for breakfast and dinner each day. All families have been chosen for their warmth and interest in hosting foreign students and are located within a 5-10 minute bus ride of the TEFL school. The cost of this option is US$ 700.

    Our second accommodation option is a private apartment which can be rented at a cost of US$ 795.

    Course accommodation is available starting two days before the first day of the course through to the day after the last day of the course. If you choose to arrive before or stay after the course, you may do so based on availability and at an extra cost of US$ 33 per night.

    Students may also choose to find their own accommodation within the Quepos/Manuel Antonio area.

  • What travel documents will I need for costa rica?


    Visitors to Costa Rica from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and the European Union nations can enter the country without a visa. All visitors to Costa Rica are required to carry a passport valid for at least six months after their arrival date and can remain in the country for 90 days.*

    * As this information is subject to change at any time, we advise you to contact your local consulate for current travel regulations prior to planning your trip. For more information on obtaining visas please check with your local Costa Rican consulate or embassy.

  • What is the course schedule?


    The course is full time over four weeks. Depending on the month you choose, the course either runs from a Monday to a Friday, or from a Wednesday to a Tuesday. The first two weeks are comprised of six hours of classroom work each day, with two 15 minute breaks and one hour for lunch. The final two weeks are spent on lesson planning and teaching practice. On the first day of your course you should arrive for orientation at 9:00 AM. At this time you will be given a detailed course timetable. In addition, there will be a graduation party on the last day of the course, so if possible you should make your departure arrangements from Manuel Antonio accordingly.

  • What can I expect during teaching practice?


    We invite local Costa Rican students for your teaching practice. Costa Rican students are very keen and enthusiastic and because we don’t charge them to attend, all students come to classes purely because they want to!

  • Who usually attends the course?


    Typically we have around 5-15 trainees. If course numbers exceed 18, the trainees are divided into two classes that are taught simultaneously. Most of the participants are American, British, Canadian, or Australian, although we do accept non-native speakers of English who have a high proficiency in the language.

  • Is there a dress code?


    During trainees’ lessons, casual attire is allowed. Costa Rica can get rather hot so this means sandals, shorts, t-shirts and other loose fitting clothing, cotton attire is best. During teaching practice, you will need to dress in trousers/skirts and closed-toe shoes. Men need collared shirts, while women need to wear conservative tops that will cover their shoulders. Men also need to shave or keep facial hair neatly trimmed. No visible tattoos or facial piercings are allowed while teaching local students.

  • What should I bring for course studies?


    Please be sure to arrive on the first day of the course with a notebook and a pen. We strongly recommend you also bring a laptop as we have Wi-Fi at the training center.

  • What documents do I need for finding employment after the course?


    Of course, you will need your passport. When you secure work you may also be asked to provide copies of your birth certificate, college degrees and transcripts. You might also consider obtaining an international driving permit if you want to drive in Costa Rica.