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TESOL from US or CR? Part-time? Children?

 
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lalatu913



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:45 pm    Post subject: TESOL from US or CR? Part-time? Children? Reply with quote

My family and I are planning on moving to Costa Rica this coming Jan/Feb. We'll be running my father-in-laws restaurant in Heredia and I would LOVE to do some teaching. I know I'll need a TEFL/TESOL certificate and I'm debating on getting it online here so I can try to teach as soon as I get there, or to get it there and find a job after. I'll mainly be working with the restaurant so I'd be only available for part-time. So, my questions are:

What are your opinions of getting TEFL/TESOL certified in the US or CR? And what are the pros/cons of each? (there's a lot about online/on site, but I want to know if I should get it here then come and look for a job as soon as I get there, or to do it there) And is it a possibility that I won't get considered because I don't have a degree at all?

Do most schools require full-time or does it really depend on the need of teachers? I'd even consider doing private lessons in exchange for Spanish lessons, which I don't know anything besides Hola!

Lastly, do any of you have children who are living with you in CR? Were bring our 2 little ones and I'm terrified because I don't know how it'll be. Of course we'll be making a couple trips before hand to get prepared, but if any of you have any thoughts or experiences of having your children live with you please let me know!

I apologize if these questions have been answered, I noticed a lot of the answers were a year or two ago and I know somethings can change so I thought I'd ask anyway. Either way, thanks for your posts, they've helped me a lot!
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jprimm



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe that most schools here will require that you have a college/university degree and a certification.
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