International House Mexico

International House Mexico

San Pedro, Costa Rica

Course Details


(What is CELTA?)


around 4 weeks

Start Date

Weather last year
Mon 03 Aug 2020

End Date

Weather last year
Fri 28 Aug 2020


Full Time


San Pedro




Monday-Friday, 9am- 6pm


Price with home-stay and airport pick up: 2785 USD

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there any cost to apply?
No. Applications are completely free. You will only be asked to pay for your course after you have been accepted.
How long does it take to apply?
The first part of the application should take around 5-15 minutes to complete.
What happens after I apply?
You will be sent the second stage of the application, specific to the school to which you have applied.
When should I apply?
As early as possible, as Cambridge English courses are limited in size and often fill up.


CELTA - Cambridge English Language Assessment's Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults is one of the world's foremost initial qualifications for people who wish to become professional teachers of English language. It is accepted throughout the world by organisations which employ English language teachers.

Cambridge English Language Assessment works with international ELT organisations to ensure the acceptance of Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) globally. According to Cambridge English Language Assessment more than 10,000 candidates complete a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) course each year.

The Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) course will be your passport into TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

ELT (English Language Teaching) was once commonly referred to as TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) but there was never a qualification known as TEFL.

The Cambridge CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) is the most widely accepted initial teaching qualification.

CELTA candidates come from all walks of life. Many are recent university graduates, but others are already qualified as teachers of other subjects or are professionals in other fields looking for a change of career or a career break.

Most candidates see CELTA as the starting point of a long-term career in English Language Teaching (ELT). CELTA is suitable for those who wish to work in the field of ELT either within or outside their own country. Some candidates may have a short-term motive for teaching English and enrol on a CELTA course to gain the confidence and skills to teach English professionally.

CELTA is also suitable for students working on gap year programmes which include teaching English to adults.

Applicants do not need to have English as their first language, but must have a standard of English which will enable them to teach at a range of levels.

There is now quite a well-established career structure within the field in the UK. As a newly qualified teacher, you might consider looking for a job which will provide you with support for two to three years then consider taking the next-level qualification DELTA (Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults). After this, you might think about moving into teacher support in the role of senior teacher. After gaining some more experience, many teachers go on to do an MA in ELT before moving into teacher training or ELT management.

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Contact International House Mexico

In order to provide you with the best service possible, International House Mexico needs to know a little about your specific situation. If you have questions, please complete an initial course application (this takes about 5 minutes). Click the red Apply button on this page, and International House Mexico will get back to you as soon as possible.

IH is the pioneer in teacher training around the world. With presence in over 54 countries, IH World Organisation provides a wide range of teacher training courses that cater to all needs, from initial teacher training to specialised teacher development in different areas of ELT. Being trained under International House quality standards is a synonym of excellence and professionalism

IH Mexico runs a wide range of teacher training courses for those who want to get started in the profession, and those with years of experience who equally want to develop their practice further. We offer course at all different levels, from the early stages of development up to first degree and master’s degree level: TKT, CELTA, ICELT, IH CAM, and Delta.

We run around 20 CELTAs, 16 ICELTs and 2 Delta every year. We are the largest training centre in Mexico and the third largest IHWO centre in the world. We have part-time, full-time and on-line options, including Blended Delta and Online CELTA.

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!

We are also a very active recruitment centre and provide our graduates with help in looking for job offers both in Mexico and worldwide through our own local network of contacts and the IHWO job and recruitment centre.

We strongly encourages 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.

Candidates need to make a deposit of 500USD within the first week of being accepted. Tuition fees are not refundable but can be transferred to a subsequent course.

First you may want to know about Costa Rica: Where is located? This extraordinary country lies majestically between the the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, in Central America. Its irregular coasts are full of incredibly beautiful beaches, peninsulas, bays, and gulfs that make it a privileged travel destination.

Costa Rica is a unique destination where varied ecosystems live together to create impressive landscapes and unique scenic points. The location of Costa Rica is definitely strategic; right in the heart of the occidental hemisphere...just the perfect paradise to enjoy exceptional memories.

This popular country destination remains as the safest in Central America, there are just a few travel requirements to enter the country and has a really friendly weather. There are hundreds of activities to do in Costa Rica! This exuberant spot has an extraordinary biodiversity, and combines all the necessary ingredients to satisfy the expectations and desires of thousands of travelers that every year visit the country.

In Costa Rica, you can enjoy the ecotourism: its rainforests, volcanoes, rivers and waterfalls; the sightseeing in Costa Rica is just breathtaking! You can observe abundance of natural resources, which are all protected by a consolidated National System of Protected Areas, including biological reserves, national parks, forest reserves, and wildlife refuges.

But definitely, the main reason to choose Costa Rica is that this country is perfect for anyone.

School Reviews

Overall Ratings

8.8 / 10 (25 students)


Course Feedback

It was a great experience, with lots of things to do and learn. Tutors were great and willing to help.

, CELTA student,

It was an amazing course and the tutors were great! The quality of the house is really good. The only thing I would improve is the amount of computers used to print materials for classes, since it can get very crowded when several courses are running at the same time.

, CELTA student,

The best growing experience.

, CELTA student,


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