Our English teachers enjoy the following benefits:
*A monthly gross salary of approximately $750-$1,000 that corresponds to 18-24 hours per week of teaching. This amount is enough to pay for housing, food, entertainment, and some travel on a budget.
*Assistance with opening a local bank account.
*Paid initial training, a Tico mentor program for new teachers (the mentors assist heavily in finding housing and settling in Liberia), and ongoing support and training throughout the year.
*Sundays and Mondays are free: teachers work Tuesday through Saturday, teaching the same group courses each week with some possible variations of private classes.
*English teachers have access to weekly 1-hour free Spanish group classes for teachers and/or our Immersion Spanish courses (20 hours of class in one week).
*Several opportunities each week to volunteer in the community and make a difference. One such opportunity is Club A, a non-profit that helps underprivileged kids in a neighborhood just outside of Liberia. See more information here.
*Living in Guanacaste where it is always sunny and warm. We do not receive nearly the amount of rainfall as other parts of Costa Rica. Gorgeous beaches are accessible by public buses and only 40-90 minutes away. Liberia is not a touristy town, so you will practice your Spanish and integrate with the locals. You can walk everywhere, but having a bike is helpful. The international airport is 10 minutes outside of town.
Requirements & Qualifications
TEFL or CELTA certification
Native English Speaker or C2 level
Salary & Benefits
– Very structured, organized English program with lots of teaching resources and support.
– Reliable work in a positive, close-knit team environment
– Excellent professional development and ongoing training
– The best students on the planet! Teachers’ schedules include about 50% kids classes (3-15 years old) and 50% adult classes. Small class sizes.
– Free Spanish classes
The vision of Instituto Estelar Bilingue is to be truly outstanding - pertaining to the stars (the meaning of “Estelar”) - both in teaching and learning languages, as well as making an impact on our community. We believe in helping people achieve their highest potential and are working to build an intentional community of teachers and staff who are committed to the Estelar lifestyle of teaching, learning, and volunteering.