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Finding Work in Brazil Questions
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- What is the demand for TEFL teachers in Brazil like? There are slim pickings for new teachers in Brazil, however if you’ve got some experience and/or specialist knowledge there are jobs available....(read more)
- Will my employer pay for the cost of my flight to Brazil? This is quite unusual, however if you negotiate hard enough with your employer they may include the cost of your flight as an end-of-contract bonus....(read more)
- What is the standard application process for TEFL jobs in Brazil? If you’re applying from home, employers will want you to fill out an application form and/or send in your CV/resume and a covering letter. If they like the look of you, you’ll probably be invited to have a Skype interview. After tha...(read more)
- Is a job in Brazil guaranteed if I complete an i-to-i TEFL course?No, as a course provider i-to-i can give you great training and point you in the right direction of jobs (just like a university would do if you were doing a degree) but ultimately it’s on you to look for jobs and make it happen. ...(read more)
- Can I find TEFL jobs while in Brazil? Of course! Scan through classified ads in local English language magazines and websites or just go round language schools in your local area. Sometimes this is the best way to look for jobs as you’ll be able to meet Directors of Studies i...(read more)
- Can I find TEFL jobs in Brazil from my home country? Yup, not a problem. As most recruiters interview candidates by phone you can easily set up a job from home and then fly out safe in the knowledge that you’ll have a job ready and waiting for you....(read more)
- Do I need to speak Portuguese in order to teach English in Brazil?No, not at all. Employers will want you to create an English-speaking atmosphere in your classes, so you won’t be expected to speak Portuguese in a work context. However, you might want to learn a few key phrases to help you in your day-...(read more)
- How do I find TEFL jobs in Brazil? If you’re interested in teaching in Brazil, the best way to find work is usually to track down language schools in areas you want to teach in and apply to them directly. Alternatively, these are all good sites for finding work in Brazil:...(read more)
- How much can I earn teaching in Brazil? Salaries for full-time jobs start at around 1,500BRL per month, rising to up to 3,000BRL per month for experienced teachers in bigger cities. ...(read more)
- Do I need a degree to teach in Brazil? Yes, you’ll need at least a Bachelor’s degree in order to teach in Brazil....(read more)
Advice from the Experts
A few of our TEFL experts (Dave, Meryl, Laura, Rebecca, Rachel and Rich) have also come out from behind their headsets to answer some of our most popular TEFL questions on camera: please excuse the giggles ‐ they all got a bit nervous!
Anyway, take and look, and if you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, just give one of them a call ‐ they don’t seem to be able to keep a straight face, but when it comes to TEFL they really know what they’re talking about!
- 01. I am not a native speaker, can I still do the course / find work?
- 02. Which course is right for me?
- 03. How are i-to-i courses accredited?
- 04. I'm a non native speaker. Can I still do the weekend course?
- 05. How do I pass the weekend course?
- 06. Who attends the weekend course?
- 07. What do I need to bring with me on the weekend course?
- 08. How much of the online course do I need to complete before I attend the weekend course?
- 09. What is the demand for TEFL?
- 10. How do I find work after my course?
- 11. What is the difference between the short course and a 4 week programme?
- 12. Do I need to speak the local language of the county I'm teaching in?
- 13. I don't have a degree, where can I teach?
- 14. Can I still find work with just the 20 hour weekend course?
- 15. Who can TEFL?
- 16. What is TEFL?
- 17. How do i-to-i's courses work?
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