TEFL Internship Brazil

Teach English and explore Brazil whilst experiencing its passionate culture

Start: August

4 months

WAS: £499 NOW: £299

Offer ends: 9th December

Monthly allowance of 1,100 Brazilian Real (BRL)

240 hours of TEFL Training

São Paulo downtown pick-up & transfers

5-day Orientation

Accommodation

Portuguese lessons

Cultural excursions

Ongoing in-country support

TIP You don’t need to be a native English speaker, have a degree or previous teaching experience to apply for this internship.

TEFL Internship in Brazil

Teach English and explore Brazil whilst experiencing its passionate culture

WAS: £499 NOW: £299

Offer ends: 9th December

Overview

Put your dancing shoes on and let’s samba in South America’s largest country. Famous for the annual Rio Carnival, Brazil is a culture rich, flamboyant and colorful place to experience a four month TEFL internship. With 400 miles of Atlantic coastline just a short distance away, this placement in Southeastern Brazil is calling beachcombers for the surf, swimming or sunbathing. You’ll have it all in Brazil, a bustling city location plus easy access to clear blue tropical seas for chill-out time.

Family traditions are very important to Brazilians, the new friends you will make during your placement will form your very own Portuguese família. Toe-tappers will be at home instantly as Brazil is known for a music history spanning 500 years, amazing right? Original styles include bossa nova, música nativista, tropicália and funk carioca,there’s no doubt you’ll feel the rhythm surrounded by all these musical influences.    

On arrive in São Paulo you’ll be classroom-ready and fully prepared to teach having completed the 240 hour TEFL Expert Course. This training package is our most comprehensive offering. Specialist modules in a range of teaching scenarios will insure you’re the best teacher possible.

Immerse yourself fully in Brazilian culture, discover musical talents and experience one of the most welcoming nations in South America. Grab your inner Carnival and let’s go teach English in Brazil.

Beginning with your arrival orientation about local customs, culture and teaching English living Brazil you’ll feel like a local quickly. Your family homestay accommodation is central to this internship and the week-long orientation is the perfect chance to learn how to be a great house guest.

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Internship requirements

  • Be aged between 18 and 26 years old at time of travel
  • Be a fluent or native English speaker
  • Be enrolled as a current university student or degree holder
  • TEFL qualified (included)
  • To be physically and mentally fit
  • To be adaptable, patient, caring and flexible
  • To be culturally sensitive and respectful

How it works

Before you go, you’ll have an application form to fill out, a video chat, submit all your documents and then you’ll be on your way to Brazil.

Getting there

All qualified applicants will fly into São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport. You’ll be briefed on making the transfer downtown where you’ll be picked up.

What do you need to organize?

  • International flights: You’ll need return flights
  • Police check: Need to have police clearance
  • Budget: You’ll need to cover meals, living essentials and any excursions etc
  • Travel insurance: This is really important – don’t forget to sort yours before you travel!
  • Vaccines: Consult your local doctor for advice
  • Visa costs: It is a visa requirement that you’re a current university student. Graduates can now apply by enrolling on an online teaching course locally with 50% funding. The R$250,00 balance, around $75 is payable in Brazil.

Your teaching experience

Placed in an English school, your role will be teaching mostly beginners English and placement schools typically cater for Brazilians who’ve never been exposed to English lessons previously. Student ages range from primary level to adults up to 30 years.

You can typically expect to teach up to 26 contact hours weekly, plus 4 hours for lesson preparation time on a Monday – Saturday schedule. Your goal as an English teacher on this placement is to set strong foundations for these new English learners and to inspire them to want to learn more.

You’ll be fully prepared for students as you’ll receive all the training you need through your TEFL course before you leave. With a 30 hour specialist preparation course included for teaching young learners (TYL), you’ll master your lessons quickly.  

Since friends and couples are welcome to apply together, you can share this amazing internship with your bestie.

Location

Please note on exact placement location, everyone is placed in

  • São Paulo

Outside the classroom

Living with a host family will mean you’ll fully experience local life. You can expect to get the best insider hints and tips on where you should eat, places to visit and best activities to do that are off main tourist trails. Take advantage of the free Portuguese lessons included in this teaching internship and maximize your cultural soakage.

Aside from hitting the beach during leisure time you can try some samba dancing or visit some of the city’s bohemian nightlife. If a cocktail is more your thing, you’ll find trendy sky bars complete with rooftop pool to take in the amazing vistas.

It is important to be respectful to your host family during your stay and when you plan to do some travel on your days off, keep them informed so that they won’t worry.

Brazil’s capital, Rio de Janeiro is a short 45 min flight from São Paulo, while in this part of the world, experiencing this city is a must-do. Don’t forget to plan time for it.

Allowance

Since Brazil has much lower living costs compared to Western standards, your monthly living allowance of 1,100 Brazilian Real (BRL) will afford you a very comfortable social life.

When budgeting your money, remember you’ll be placed in a rent-free homestay with a local family. This saving means that you can spend your allowance enjoying your surroundings.   

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