English Teaching Jobs in Costa Rica

Free Costa Rica TEFL job board! Apply for English teaching jobs at private language schools in Costa Rica. Teach conversational English, teach youth courses, and business English courses.  Most schools are located in San Jose and surrounding areas. Contact schools directly and apply online today.

Centro Educativo Futuro Verde

Centro Educativo Futuro Verde is seeking 5th and 6th-grade teachers to offer English classes covering math and science and ELA. We offer quality education in rural areas. With the beach and jungle nearby, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

Must be passionate, hard-working, independent in nature, adventuresome, and resilient. Bilingual Spanish and English strongly preferred. IB certified in PYP preferred.

The position includes teaching a class of 20 students for 40 hours/week, daily lesson planning in coordination with the school’s curriculum, regular interaction with parents to make sure students’ needs are met.

We offer a very supportive benefits package.

Find more information and apply today!

New Learning Academy

New Learning Academy has been offering foreign language teaching for over 21 years. We have classes in 8 different languages, with English as its most popular language.

NLA is currently seeking energetic English teachers to begin immediately. We offer predominately group classes (4-12 students) and teachers may also be offered the opportunity to teach private, young learners, or business English classes.

Full-time teachers are provided a guaranteed minimum salary. For information about more benefits, apply within.


  • Must have a post-secondary degree.
  • A TESOL certification.
  • A valid passport.
  • Teaching experience is an asset.

Apply today!

CPI – Flamingo, Costa Rica

English teachers wanted to teach evenings and weekends. Native-English speakers and Costa Rican teachers with a high level of proficiency are welcome to apply. Requirements: working papers, a minimum of one year of teaching experience, and TEFL certification. Apply today with CPI!

Lakeside International School – Carrillo, Costa Rica

Lakeside International School is hiring innovative, passionate and global-minded teachers to join their team in Costa Rica’s beautiful North Pacific coast. Lakeside is committed and passionate about the development of their students. They teach an international curriculum while integrating the lush natural resources of the Gold Coast, community building/development, and with the help of their talented teachers. Teach with a purpose!


  • Must have a post-secondary degree.
  • A TESOL certification.
  • Proficiency in English (prefer bilingual English/Spanish teachers — those who can’t speak Spanish must be willing to learn)
  • Willing to be a Homeroom Teacher, Tutor and / will participate in extra-curricular programs

See different openings/opportunities and apply today!

To apply, send your resume to: jobs@lakesideschoolcr.com
Please include:
– Curriculum Vitae
– Cover letter indicating the post you are applying for and why you are well suited for it
– A recent photo
– The names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of two referees, one of whom should be your current employer

Idioma Internacional (online positions available)

Idioma Internacional is seeking teachers to join their team to teach in corporate settings around Costa Rica. They also partner with a local NGO to offer English classes to local high school students. Join us to teach in one of the most beautiful countries in the world with endless adventure, gorgeous beaches, and a diverse ecosystem of rainforests to explore. We are seeking passionate, caring, and genuine individuals to bring their skills to the table.

Idioma Internacional offers a comprehensive training and benefits program including a work visa, paid vacations and holidays, compensation for per diem travel expenses to clients, health insurance,  ongoing training, professional development. We also train all teachers to be language evaluators as an opportunity to expand their expertise and international expertise.

Must be a native English speaker with TESOL certification, committed to a one-year contract, have a Bachelor’s degree. Some teaching experience is preferred as well as some experience traveling or living abroad. Apply today!

English 2 Go

English 2 Go is currently offering several openings for ESL teachers in San Jose Costa Rica. You would be teaching executives and employees in their workplace and in their homes from Monday to Friday giving you the weekend to explore all of the volcanoes, waterfalls, rainforest, and beaches that Costa Rica has to offer! Requirements include: university graduate, TESOL certification, minimum 6 months teaching experience, must have a laptop with proper internet connection and be tech-savvy, be able to commit to a 6-month minimum contract, financially stable, excellent personal hygiene and professional presentation, overseas experience is preferred, among many things must be independent, responsible, energetic and customer-service oriented. Excellent benefits including competitive pay, a relaxed working environment, and much more! Apply today!


Founded in 2003, LatinHire is responsible for searching for, recruiting, and managing teams of Latin American tutors to teach English online. We manage the Latin American operations of many leading e-learning companies.

Currently, we are seeking native-level English teachers living in Costa Rica to join a leading online English school geared towards students connecting from Latin America.

Benefits of the job:

  •  48 teaching hours available per week!
  • Peak working times are from 5 pm – 11 pm EST,  weekdays, and from 10 am – 10 pm EST on weekends.
  • Flexible. Teachers choose the number of hours they wish to work each week.
  • Work from anywhere where you have a computer, appropriate workspace, and reliable Internet connection (mandatory).

Job Requirements:

  • Speaks English at an idiomatic level.
  • Intermediate Spanish or Portuguese language skills.
  • Completed or currently enrolled in a degree program at an accredited institution of higher education. BA degree or higher preferred.
  • TESOL/TEFL or equivalent preferred.
  • Experience in teaching English as a foreign language.
  • Must have a computer with a reliable, high-speed (at least 1MB) internet connection.

Apply to LatinHire today!

5 Reasons to Teach English in Costa Rica

Great weather! Being so close to the equator, there is no such thing as winter in Costa Rica. For this reason, hundreds of native English speakers from Canada, the US, and the UK move to the peaceful Central American nation every year.

Safe and Peaceful! Costa Rica is most often referred to as the ‘Switzerland of the Americas’. This peaceful and laid-back country has a stable government and no riots or political uprisings.

Well connected expat community! Many of the well-known towns have a solid expat network to rely on with weekly social gatherings and support among one another to acclimatize to life in Costa Rica.

A well-protected environment! 25% of Costa Rica’s forests and biodiversity are permanently protected by the government. This gives you the opportunity to live and explore one of the most biodiverse places in the world and have it at your doorstep!

A slower pace of life! Looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life? Look no further than this slowed-down culture that appreciates the finer things in life; sunshine, good food, smiles, and living well — all things that make up the expression, ‘Pura Vida’!

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