As the largest country in South America, Brazil is big on business. Their geographical proximity to the United States, as well as their trade agreement with North America, makes speaking English a very important asset for Brazilian citizens. English is taught to all levels of Brazilian students, from childhood on up. Some Brazilian companies will hire English teachers to train their employees to make foreign communication easier.
With the hot weather and fun Brazilian people, Brazil is naturally a major destination for those looking to teach English in a foreign country.
Requirements : High School Diploma and The Canadian College of Linguistics’ TEFL/TESOL Certification. Sometimes a BA degree is required. Typical Contract : One year Peak Hiring Season : February to March or November Teaching Hours/Week : 20 – 30 Monthly Salary* : 950 – 2,500 BRL Private Tutoring : 5 – 20 BRL/hr Cost of Living : Cost of a Big Mac = 8.71 BRL Income Tax : 0 – 15% Accommodations : Seldom included Airfare : Sometimes included Health Care : Sometimes included Holidays : Sometimes Paid Visa : Seldom included (tourist visa mostly) Important Notes : Large ESL market; best to be in the country to find a teaching job.