Teaching English in Brazil: At a Glance

ESL positions are available everywhere in Brazil - from small schools in remote villages to large corporations in big cities such as Rio de Janeiro. When they're not teaching, ESL instructors get to spend their time exploring the Amazon Rainforest, swimming the dolphin-filled waters of Praia da Pipa Beach, or taking part in the world's biggest party - Carnival.

Monthly Salary*:800 - 3,000 BRL
Accommodations:Sometimes included or allowance may be given
Airfare:Rarely included
Health Care:Rarely included
Holidays:Sometimes paid
Teaching Hours per Week:20 - 40
Typical Contract Length:One year or less
Typical Start Month(s):Feb - Mar
Application Timeline:1 - 3 months
Private Tutoring per Hour:25 - 50 BRL
Income Tax††:0 - 7.5%
Cost of Living**:Cost of a Big Mac = 12.00 BRL
Exchange Rate:As of 11-23-2014
10.00 BRL = 3.93 USD
1.00 USD = 2.55 BRL
Ability to Save:Low
Visa:Assistance not typically included
Minimum Requirements:Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate and High School Diploma
Additional Notes:Large but competitive ESL market; most positions are teaching business English; candidates are encouraged to apply in person; Bachelor's Degree preferred






Other Latin America Countries:

Argentina ~ Brazil ~ Chile ~ Colombia ~ Costa Rica ~ Ecuador ~ Mexico ~ Panama ~ Peru




Samba and Cerveja are the highlights of the famous Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. But Carnival is not the only time of year that Brazil parties. Brazil is known for its entertainment, nightlife, and beautiful beaches. The growing economy allows for the opportunity to also teach in large corporations. The sunny weather and fun-loving people make this a popular teaching destination.

The combination of Oxford Seminars' internationally recognized TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification and the Graduate Placement Service included with the course makes teaching English abroad a reality.  Learn more about teaching English in Brazil and other opportunities teaching English abroad by calling 1-800-779-1779, or by attending an upcoming free Information Session in your area.

* Wages vary depending on the economy of the country.
** The Big Mac Index is a credible, reliable, third-party cost-of-living index created by The Economist. For comparison purposes, it lists the cost of an American Big Mac at $4.62.
† Exchange rates are subject to change. Check www.xe.com for current rates.
†† You will be paying income tax while teaching abroad, and the tax rate can change depending on how much money you earn.

Oxford Seminars makes every effort to keep our information as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, individual teaching positions and experiences may vary with job market conditions. Specific information listed cannot be guaranteed to be applicable when you are seeking employment teaching ESL in a specific country.

Note that certain positions require additional qualifications and credentials that are not negotiable due to specific country legislation.

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