San Jose, Costa Rica
CELTA Costa Rica
Where is Costa Rica? This extraordinary country lies majestically between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, in Central America. Its coasts are full of incredibly beautiful beaches, peninsulas, bays, and gulfs that make it a special travel destination.
This popular tourist destination remains one of the safest in Central America. It’s easy to get there to do your CELTA and the weather is excellent. After your course, there are hundreds of things to do in Costa Rica, particularly in the outdoors.
In Costa Rica, you can enjoy the ecotourism: its rainforests, volcanoes, rivers and waterfalls; the sightseeing in Costa Rica is just breathtaking! There is an abundance of natural resources to explore, which are all protected by a consolidated National System of Protected Areas, including biological reserves, national parks, forest reserves, and wildlife refuges.
Costa Rica’s CELTA’s training Center is located in the city of San José, right in the center of Costa Rica.
Teaching House Costa Rica is hosted by ILISA.
We are located in the quiet suburb of San Pedro which is close to both downtown San José and the majority of our host-families. We’re far away enough from downtown San José to enjoy the clean air, yet within a convenient 10-minute bus ride from the city center. The school´s location offers students easy access to San José’s museums, shops, bars, etc. San Pedro provides a variety of activities for our students thanks to the influence of the University of Costa Rica, which lies only 5 blocks away. The University district has an abundance of cozy 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!
ILISA - Language School
Av 14, calle 59 y 61, San Pedro de Montes de Oca, San José, San Pedro de Montes de Oca, 11501, Costa Rica
Sample Course Schedule
This full-time course is designed for people who can dedicate four weeks to the program.
We strongly encourage you to participate in our homestay program in which you are placed with a local host family during your stay. We can assure you that we take the utmost care in selecting and maintaining our families. You can count on a clean, well-maintained home, delicious food, and a friendly family who will give you many opportunties to speak Spanish. And, 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 share in Costa Rican cultural traditions with your family.
The cost per week is $210.
Of course there are instances when staying with a host family may not best suit your needs. For example, professionals who need both additional space and privacy to fulfill their work responsibilities while abroad may find a hotel or aparthotel more comfortable. There are many apartments available in the area that can be easily booked through Airbnb.
Costa Rica CELTA courses are packages including:
Airport pick up
Homestay accommodation with single room, shared bathroom, half-board
CELTA online package price: $2385 (accommodation for the two weeks of teaching practice)
CELTA intensive package price: $2785
Because places are limited on the Teaching House CELTA (the maximum ratio of trainees to teacher trainers is 6:1), it is advisable to apply for a place early.
Refund policy typically breaks down as follows:
· If you cancel your course more than 30 days before Course Start Date, you will receive a full refund, minus non-refundable fees paid
· If you cancel your course between 30 and 15 days before Course Start Date, you will receive a 50% refund of the Course Fees paid, minus non-refundable fees
· If you cancel your course less than 15 days before Course Start Date, or on or after the Course Start Date, no refunds will be issued.