What is TESOL Certification?

TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and encompasses what used to be called TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) and TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language).

This is an internationally accepted 4 week, 150-Hour certification program for candidates interested in living and teaching English abroad. Our TESOL certification is accepted world-wide and will set you apart from the rest of other job-seekers.

This TESOL program includes 20 hours of real life in-class teaching training, in which you will have the chance to apply your new skills in your practice teaching sessions with real ESL students. Begin preparing for your new life as an English teacher abroad! Our program also offers an optional teaching internship with a Costa Rican institution upon graduation which will be useful experience to make sure you are a step above the rest in your job search.



southern zone

The Hibiscus TESOL Certification Program is located in the southern zone is held at our jungle-front outdoor training center, surrounded by toucans, monkeys, and wildlife and overlooking a natural spring river. This program offers our trainees the opportunity to study in a beautiful, natural setting.

Osa is a gorgeous and endearing lesser known area of Costa Rica. It has many gorgeous landscapes including beaches, waterfalls, jungles, and historical markers such as UNESCO sites.

The canton begins at the Río Barú near Dominical on the central Pacific coast. It continues as a narrow strip of the land southward to include the area around Palmar and Sierpe, finally widening to take in the entire neck and upper portion of the Osa Peninsula, where significant gold mining operations are located. As its name suggests, Humpback Whales with dolphins migrate into the waters to calve, mate, and to rest. Whale Watching is available along the coasts. Isla del Caño is part of Osa canton. In the canton are parks suited in the Osa Conservation Area such as Corcovado National Park, Ballena Marine National Park, and Piedras Blancas. Here you can find beautiful beaches, mountains, jungles, waterfalls, and more.


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