Abstract: The present analysis is focused on the challenges and opportunities faced in implementing CLT in the Specialty of Executives for Customer Service in a technical Secondary School in Costa Rica. Technical Education in Costa Rica is relevant as tool for social mobility. The motivation to discuss this topic arose from my own experience teaching the specialty and the vast room for improvement in terms of its design. Globalisation has played a major role in recent years in Costa Rica, and English as Foreign Language is an instrumental motivation for Costa Ricans. Challenges and opportunities are discussed in terms of the curricular design proposed by educational authorities of the country. The analysis concludes that some theoretical tenets should be redesigned as well as the standardised test students take to get their technical degree.
Keywords: English teaching, TESOL, Methodology, CLT