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In this program, volunteers have the option to conduct classes in locations all over the country, whether a tropical beach setting or lush mountainous terrain is preferred.  Here, volunteers will teach members of the tourism sector and/or local residents hoping to acquire enough language skills to earn a better-paying job.  

This program lasts between 3 months and 1 year in order to make the biggest impact on the community. The students will work directly with the local Chamber of Tourism or with other local partners who will help recruit students, organize the classes, and provide materials. They’ve also been known to offer discounted tours and other tourist activities for the volunteer teacher!

Volunteers will  give 20 hours a week of classes total with the rest of their time free to plan lessons and explore Costa Rica! Since this is a largely independently-run program, we do require that volunteers have a TEFL/TESOL certificate and some teaching experience.