Refresh your teaching tool kit with four days of high-quality professional development for English teachers! This year’s hybrid conference will feature over 30 hours of professional learning opportunities including face to face workshops, in-person plenary talks, and interactive webinars. Virtual attendance to the 16 conference sessions on May 23-25 is completely free. Also, we are offering a full day of in-person pre-conference workshops on May 22 for $35.00. Review the options below to learn more.

NCTE 2024
Hybrid Experience
(Paid Event)

  • 30 hours of high-quality professional development opportunities
  • Full day of in-person workshops
  • Full day of in-person plenary talks
  • Two full days of interactive webinars
  • Free certificate of participation.


NCTE 2024
Virtual Experience
(Free Event)

  • 24 hours of online professional development
  • opportunities including a full day of livestreamed plenary talks
  • two full days of interactive webinars!
  • Optional certificate of participation can be obtained for a small fee.



About NCTE

The National Conference for Teachers of English Costa Rica (NCTE) is a collaborative endeavor between the Cultural Affairs Office of the US Embassy in Costa Rica, the Ministry of Public Education, and Centro Cultural Costarricense Norteamericano. With an impressive history spanning thirty-nine years, the organizers of NCTE have demonstrated unwavering commitment to equipping teachers with the latest resources and trends in the field of English language teaching. NCTE serves as a platform where presenters can showcase cutting-edge research and effective practices, fostering an environment of continuous learning and professional growth.

About PD Talks

PD Talks: Professional Development Sessions is a free monthly professional development webinar series for language educators given on the last Friday of each month to an international audience of 100-150 English teachers. The series focuses on promoting best practices in the field of TESOL by sharing practical teaching strategies and key concepts for reflection on important issues in the world of language teaching.