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TEFL Certification in Costa Rica—Teach in Latin America!
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TEFL Certification in Costa Rica—Teach in Latin America!

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9/ 10

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Amazing TEFL Certification Program - Even More Amazing Instructor!

My favorite part this program is how much the TEFL instructor Audra cares her students (not to mention her unwavering optimism). Despite how busy she is, she makes time for her students - both current and alumni. When Audra learned I was interested in teaching in Spain, she got me in with one of her previous students who is currently teaching there. When I applied for a job in Spain, she happily wrote me a specialized, second letter of recommendation. Now, I'm planning on moving to Spain in three months! I'm so excited and grateful to have such an opportunity, and I wouldn't be in a position to pursue this dream if it weren't for Audra and Maximo Nivel. Thank you!

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10/ 10

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Beachside learning

I ed Maximo Nivel and chose to complete my TEFL course in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica and I was thoroughly pleased with the professional nature of the language school. They made the process easy to follow and arranged a driver to pick me up from the airport, a host family for my night in San Jose, a driver to take me to the bus station and another host family when I arrived in Quepos who picked me up from the bus station.
When we arrived at Maximo Nivel for the first time, we received the biggest, most genuine greeting from the office staff and our teacher. My class spent four weeks together learning everything the English language our teacher Audra always knew when we were feeling a little drained and would re-engage us with hilarious stories. She constantly asked us questions and gave us examples and suggestions for our future classrooms based on her many years of experience teaching the TEFL program as well as her experience in teaching English to native Spanish speakers.
Myself and many of my TEFL classmates left Maximo Nivel with a teaching contract for six to twelve months. I would highly recommend Maximo Nivel to anyone who is looking for a career, location or life change.

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10/ 10

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Just do it!

Choosing Maximo Nivel for my TEFL certification was one of the best choices I have ever made. The live chat from their website was super helpful in answering all my questions and I felt totally comfortable and easy travelling to Manuel Antonio. The course was great and my TEFL instructor Audra made it fun and fresh! I can{t wait to put my TEFL certification to use!

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10/ 10

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Just do it!

I had the choice between taking this course in Tucson, Arizona and Costa Rica. I'm soooooo glad I chose this location. The view is gorgeous and the staff is even more beautiful... But really, they are all extremely helpful and attentive through the entire process. The course is professional and difficult, but you will have a ton of fun during the process. You will love your time here and never want to leave, I promise!

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TEFL at Maximo Nivel

I loved every minute of my TEFL course in Maximo Nivel, Manuel Antonio. My teacher, Audra, was vibrant and so helpful throughout the entire course. I loved the people working at Maximo Nivel too as well as my fellow TEFLers.

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10/ 10

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Great experience

Coming into this program was really different from what I had imagined. A packed curriculum and high expectations for 4 weeks made me think of a daunting study environment. But it was quite the opposite. The caring staff at Maximo, partnered with a skilled and fun teacher and very concrete goals made this experience very enjoyable. The workload is significant, yet the journey is pleasant with the right company, which I believe Maximo has accomplished in their Manuel Antonio Institute. It helps to be by the beach, though I can´t say I got to see it that often. Audra is really talented as a teacher and interesting as a person. I recommend it!

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10/ 10

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Seriously amazing!

I have nothing, but wonderful things to say Maximo Nivel's TEFL Certification course located in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Amazing people, amazing atmosphere, and so helpful on my educational journey as a teacher!

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10/ 10

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Excellent experience

I thoroughly enjoyed my tefl course. My teacher, Audra, made it 100x better than I ever thought it could be. Maximo Nivel is a great company! I had a wonderful time and I feel very competent to conquer a classroom after this course.

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10/ 10

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Thankful I chose Maximo Nivel!

First off, this course was incredibly well laid out. At the beginning, it seemed overwhelming, but the way that the curriculum approached everything that needed to be taught in the short amount of time that we had was so spot on. I feel very fortunate that I chose to take this course! Our instructor, Audra, is an expert at what she teaches and loves what she does (which made us love learning that much more). I am thankful I took this course with Maximo Nivel and feel prepared to take on whatever is next for me with TEFL/TESOL!

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10/ 10

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A confidence builder

When I arrived at Maximo nivel Manuel Antonio, I was a bit overwhelmed by all the information and school hours and had second thoughts being able to finish it. After all, I was not used to a day time agenda and following instructions or speaking in public.
My TEFL teacher, Audra, has an wonderful personality ! Besides her dedication and professionalism with her student's both in class and out. She always has time for us! I would say Audra, and all the staff at the institute did a great job everyday pushing me forward with their warm smiles and positive advise and support. The coffee also helped, hehe! Thank you so much ladies for helping me accomplish the course! It was a lot of work, a lot of fun, and worth every penny :) Highly recommended! I feel confident to stand in front of a class and teach English. Audra you're the best!

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Maximum fun at Maximo Nivel!

Taking the TEFL certification in Manuel Antonio has been a wonderful (but emotional) experience. After tons of research, I picked Maximo Nivel as my school and I cannot express how happy with the decision. I would highly suggest taking it in class instead of online. Audra is an AWESOME teacher! Her energy and enthusiasm made learning even the most mundane lessons interesting and relatable. She really knows what she is doing. Going in to the class I had no idea how it would be possible to teach someone English without knowing their native language. Now, I can honestly say I feel prepared to go out into the world and teach English. I would recommend TEFL at Maximo Nivel in Manuel Antonio to anyone considering TEFL!!

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Once in a lifetime!

My TEFL experience with Maximo Nivel has been a once in a lifetime experience. Led by our fabulous instructor Audra, we were directed through a highly demanding course with enthusiasm, positivity and a genuine desire to help her students, which made us even more eager to do our best! Her commitment to assisting us with feedback and lesson planning was superb and she was always willing to speak via email or in person if we ever needed her. I can honestly say that doing the TEFL course with Maximo has given me new skills for life and although intensive it is worth every second.

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Maximo Nivel Costa Rica

I did an online TEFL course with Maximo Nivel Costa Rica. I also enrolled in a Teaching Business English Course that was never held.
The communication was terrible for both courses.
My online teacher was distant and hard to reach. She was slow to respond to emails and provide feedback. And the business course was cancelled on me one day prior to the course when I already had made all of my travel arrangements. A total disappointment and very unprofessional. A complete disregard for people's time and schedules.
Upper mangement is great, they offered to refund my nonrefundable hostel fees. However, the class of people that they hire for you to be in direct with is completely lacking competence. I would not recommend this program. It's a shame there are no competitors in Costa Rica for me to study with.

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10/ 10

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TEFL

I had a really great experience with TEFL at Maximo Nivel in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. My teacher really made the course fun and entertaining. I thought the practical teaching week was really helpful to actually see what teaching in a classroom is like and to get comfortable with it.

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10/ 10

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Pura vida!

Can't recommend this course enough. The staff were incredibly helpful, our Trainer Audra was amazing, being professional, knowledgeable and supportive whilst also being funny, full of energy and just generally fun to spend 4 weeks with. I met a lot of really awesome people whilst here, created some very strong bonds in a surprisingly short time in some very beautiful natural surroundings.
I was truly sad when the whole process came to an end.

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10/ 10

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TEFL certification class

I recently spent a month getting my TEFL certificate at Maximo Nivel in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica and loved every bit of it. Across the board from the quality of the Instructor to the classrooms themselves everything was wonderful! I recommend highly!

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10/ 10

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Amazing

Had a blast getting my tefl at Manuel Antonio. Audra is by far the best teacher I have EVER had. She somehow made grammar fun. I learned so much and can’t wait to start my teaching career. Would 100% recommend doing this course.

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The best time ever while learning

Yo this program was awesome. By far the most productive educational experience of my life. Audra is the greatest instructor of all time. Perfect way to start my professional career in teaching English.

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TEFL certification

I took the TEFL Certification program at the Maximo Nivel Manuel Antonio and I am so so so happy with my decision to come here. I learned SO much in four weeks and Audra was an amazing instructor! I am just so impressed with the program, and I feel so prepared to take on the ESL world.

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10/ 10

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TEFL course with Audra and Laura

Audra and Laura were the best!! Their course was impeccably organized, and they are incredibly fun to have in class. I can't recommend this course enough to anyone. After going through their course, I felt very confident in my ability to teach English.

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10/ 10

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A personal journey

No matter if you are already a trained teacher or just discovered your inner teacher, allow yourself this 4 week course with Maximo Nivel. It's intense, inspiring and simply fantastic. The staff here in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica are extremely professional an will give you a warm welcome, and help you with everything you need.
Don't miss the opportunity of having Audra Wooldridge as your TEFL trainer and mentor - 4 week with her is an adventure in itself. I would never have thought that English grammar could be so much fun:) She is by far the best teacher I have ever had - thank you for 4 amazing weeks.

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Awesome!

I didn't have many expectations coming into this course, but I definitely enjoyed it! It was such an awesome experience and I already feel like I'm a real teacher! I would absolutely recommend, especially here in Manuel Antonio because Audra makes the whole experience 100x better!

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Learning in Manuel Antonio!

I did not know what to expect when I first signed up for TEFL. I was initially going to take my certification course online but decided to look at options for in person training in a foreign country. Maximo in Manuel Antonio was really great experience. Audra the instructor is excellent and puts so in work! Everyday provides a new set of challenges, all with the view of the ocean off the back terrace. I learned a great deal with people who genuinely cared. Thank you Maximo!

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TEFL certification in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

This was a wonderful TEFL certification course. I had no idea what to expect, but I can tell you that this course was far more engaging and hands-on than most of the courses I ever took at a university. Our teacher Audra was amazing!! She helped make everyone feel comfortable right away and created a great learning environment. You will never have a dull moment with Audra. She also is of course a great teacher, and is always willing to go out of her way to help you with anything you need! You will have many opportunities to observe real classes, and teach your own! You will leave with many new friends from the program, as well as meet wonderful people from the community. I am so happy I chose Maximo Nivel.

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My TEFL trip

As someone who didn't learn English as a first language, I have to say that the experience was wonderful. I didn’t come to Costa Rica to enjoy the beaches and warm climate. In fact, I moved here to help my family so when I heard the TEFL course I had no idea what it actually was. I decided on a whim to do the classes, however I never thought it would be this good. The teacher, Audra, is a wonderful person that not only teaches with enthusiasm but also understands their students. I would recommend this course to anyone that aspires to become an English teacher at some point.