Teaching English in Brazil  

Teaching English in Brazil



Population: 188,078,227   Capital: Brasilia   Currency: Real

Languages: Portuguese (official), Spanish, German, and several native languages

More Information on Brazil: Brazil is the largest country in south America and the most populated. It's known for its tropical climate, rain forests, beaches, Mardi Gras, and populated cities. Brazil is sure to provide plenty to do, see, and experience whether it be outdoor activities, nightlife, culture, eco tours, and much more.


Teachers Needed in Brazil

Despite English being taught at a high school level, most do not learn the language fluently, therefore there is a need for further English courses.

Aside being the largest country, Brazil is also one of the big business hubs for South America. The geographical proximity to United States and trade agreement with North America, makes English mandatory for Brazilians. Therefore, the need for more English courses leads to a demand for English teachers in Brazil.

A TESOL or TEFL degree earned from Global TESOL College gives the teachers hands-on experience to teach in classrooms. The course provides the teachers with confidence to teach English to students culturally different from their own. A TESOL degree definitely doubles the chances of securing a placement in some of the best schools and colleges with a good pay package.  With a booming market for English language teachers, it’s quite easier to teach English in Brazil and stay amidst their culture and heritage. Brazil offers a lot to do in her vicinity, starting from night life to eco tours, and teaching can open up a whole new world of exciting opportunities.

The average monthly salary is 1,000 - 1,500 BRL, the average monthly cost of living is 400 - 750 BRL, and vacations time is typically paid. Accommodations are not provided but employers may assist in locating accommodations. Health care typically included. For more information about teaching in Brazil and becoming an overseas English teacher contact Global Tesol.



Global TESOL College Certificate

Monthly Salary:

1,500-2,500 BRL

Typical Contract:

One year

High Hiring Season:


Teaching Hours/Week:


Private Tutoring:

25-40 BRL /hr


Employer assisted


Not included

Health Care:

Usually included




Employer assisted

Income Tax:

27.5 %

Exchange rate:

$ 1 CAN = 1.70 BRL

Important Notes:

Big TESOL market, but must be in the country

* Not the place to male fast cash!

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