Teacher Training Schools
The TEFL International School in Manuel Antonio is located close to a variety of restaurants, banks, and Internet cafés. The school offers access to a variety of resources such as telephone use for placing local calls, computers to be used for lesson planning and resume building, limited internet access, a photocopier, and a resource library to name a few.
Optional extra: Spanish Language Course
Should you want to learn some Spanish during your time in Costa Rica, you could attend a Spanish language program either before or after your TEFL course. This TEFL course/language program offers you the opportunity to become TEFL qualified with an internationally recognized TEFL certificate and immerse yourself in the local culture, improving your language skills.
Costa Rica has long been renowned for the friendliness of its people, high standard of education, enlightened environmental policies, and for its peaceful, democratic government. Most of all, Costa Rica is famous for its stunning natural beauty and the density and diversity of its exotic flora and fauna.
The town of Manuel Antonio occupies a unique place on Costa Rica's central pacific coast where the rainforest sweeps down from the mountains to greet a series of warm palm-fringed beaches.
Bordered by one of the nation's most stunning national parks to the south, Manuel Antonio is a living paradise and a nature lover's dream. The trees are alive with tropical birds of all description and home to three species of monkey, including the rare mono titi (1200-1300 left in existence). Wild orchids and butterflies abound as well as sloths and the inquisitive coati.
Manuel Antonio boasts a series of magnificent beaches that are the perfect place for studying alone or for just spending a day with new friends. Manuel Antonio's sister city Quepos provides a glimpse into traditional Costa Rican life and hospitality.
Located just a few minutes from our campus, this small town can be easily explored on foot, and yet for its size, Quepos offers an astonishing assortment of international restaurants, as well as shops, Internet cafes, beaches, a farmer's market and a colorful nightlife.
From the bohemian feel on the beach and the sunset bars and restaurants clinging to the hillside to the authenticity and charm of Quepos, a visitor is certain to find a niche (or two) to call one's own.
You can experience all this while studying for your TESOL certificate. A TESOL certification is your passport to job opportunity in exotic and culturally fascinating locales the world over. However, after getting a certification in Costa Rica , you may never want to leave this earthly paradise again.
Manuel Antonio Climate
The seasons in Costa Rica are divided between summer and winter or the dry season and the wet season, respectively. On the Pacific slope the rainy season begins in May and runs its course until November.
The days often begin sunny and pleasant, with rains coming later in the day. The dry season begins at the end of November and runs through mid-May. The skies are often cloudless with rain occurring on a weekly, rather than a daily basis. Temperatures vary between 74 and 95º F (23 to 35ºC) with the average being around 85 ° F (29 ° C).