CELTA Trainees San Jose Costa Rica

English Teacher Training San Jose

About the Teacher Training Centre in San Jose, Costa Rica

The teacher training centre is located in the quiet suburb of San Pedro which is close to both downtown San José and the majority of the centre's host-families. The school is located a short walk from "Parada del Outlet" bus station and the "Mall San Pedro" shopping centre. The centre is far enough away from downtown San José to enjoy the clean air, yet within a convenient 10-minute bus ride from the city centre.

The school's location offers students easy access to San José's museums, shops, and bars etc... San Pedro provides a variety of activities for trainees thanks to the influence of the University of Costa Rica, which lies only five blocks away. The University district has an abundance of cosy little bars, restaurants, and places that offer live music every night of the week. The diversity of places located nearby means that there is something to do for everyone!

The school includes:

  • A small library and online resources dedicated to CELTA students
  • Open air cafeteria and study area
  • A central location with excellent transport links
  • Cafés, restaurants and convenience stores within a couple of minutes’ walk



Find a TEFL Job Post CELTA

As a StudyCELTA trainee, you will be able to sign up for free to our TEFL jobs website www.teflwork.com. TEFLwork is a platform only for qualified English teachers and will allow you to find work both at home and abroad with your newly gained CELTA certificate.

Accommodation in San Jose, Costa Rica

CELTA Package Deal - Full Time CELTA $2795 USD

1. CELTA Certificate
2. Homestay Accommodation (Single Room) during CELTA - August 5 - August 30 2019
3. Breakfasts & dinners
4. Laundry
5. Airport Pickup

Apply for San Jose, Costa Rice Package

CELTA Package Deal - Online Blended CELTA $2395 USD

1. CELTA Certificate
2. Homestay Accommodation (Single Room) during CELTA teaching practice 2 week block - May 13 - July 19 2019
3. Breakfasts & dinners
4. Laundry
5. Airport Pickup

Apply for San Jose Package


Teacher training candidates are encouraged to participate in a homestay program in which you are placed with a local host family during your stay. The teacher training centre takes the utmost care in selecting and maintaining families within the program. You can count on a clean, well-maintained home, delicious food and a friendly family who will give you many opportunities to speak Spanish. Of course, if you have any special concerns about your homestay, feel free to share them with us. The homestay program provides you with the opportunity to be completely immersed in a Spanish-speaking environment and to participate in Costa Rican cultural traditions with your family.


  • Host family with breakfast and dinner: $210 USD


  • All accommodation is arranged from the Sunday evening before the course starts to the Saturday morning after the end of the course.
  • Extra nights can normally be arranged with an extra cost of $30.
  • We can also provide you with transportation from the airport to the host family place for the cost of $35 USD.

San Jose and Surroundings

Where is Costa Rica? This extraordinary country lies majestically between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean in Central America. Its unusual coasts are full of incredibly beautiful beaches, peninsulas, bays, and gulfs that make it a privileged travel destination.

Costa Rica is a unique destination where varied ecosystems live together to create impressive landscapes and unique scenic points. The location of Costa Rica is ideal; right in the heart of the western hemisphere, it is the perfect paradise to enjoy exceptional memories.

This popular destination remains the safest country in Central America, there are just a few travel requirements to enter the country and it has an amazing climate. There are hundreds of activities to do in Costa Rica, this exuberant spot has extraordinary biodiversity and combines all the necessary ingredients to satisfy the expectations and desires of thousands of travellers that visit the country every year.

In Costa Rica you can enjoy ecotourism: its rain-forests, volcanoes, rivers and waterfalls. Sightseeing in Costa Rica is just breathtaking! You can observe an abundance of natural resources which are all protected by a consolidated National System of Protected Areas including biological reserves, national parks, forest reserves, and wildlife refuges.

For more information on Costa Rica please see: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/costa-rica

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