ESL Teacher (Costa Rica)

Job Details

Maximo Nivel is a leading language training center and we are very well known for our “Native English Program.” The Native English Program is clearly defined by our our dedication to excellent teaching, professionalism in everything we do, and great client service. Maximo Nivel is a hard-working and professional group—and these are the kind of teachers we look for.

ESL teachers teach 30 contact hours per week, Monday – Friday. Class size is strictly limited to 12 learners. Most teachers teach a range of levels from Basic to Advanced. The majority of our learners are young adults (18-30 years old) and we provide classes specifically for teenagers (12-16 years old) between 4:00PM to 5:00PM only.

We pride ourselves on our teachers, and it is important that you take pride in your teaching. We do not hire tourists for short-term positions; we specifically look for professionals with a passion for teaching. We stress three things in our classrooms:

1. Professionalism

2. Chemistry with our learners

3. Student Talk Time (STT)


− Bachelor’s Degree required

− TEFL, TESOL, or CELTA certification required (minimum 120 hours)

− 1 year professional experience

− Native speaker of English

− Excellent interpersonal skills and a “love” for teaching; excellent writing skills; strong team skills

− Excellent computer skills

The minimum position duration is 6 months—we are not interested in teachers who cannot commit for at least 6 months.

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