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Living in Brazil Questions
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- Which visa do I need to work legally in Brazil? To teach legally in Brazil you need to have a working visa. However due to the expense and hassle for employers to get these it’s very unlikely that any school will sponsor you for one initially. As such, most teachers come into the count...(read more)
- What is the cost of living like in Brazil? Living in Brazil is very reasonable indeed. Housing will be your biggest spend per month, with around 500-1,000BRL of your salary going towards rent, depending on where you’re living. Food meanwhile is very cheap, at around 25BRL fo...(read more)
- What is the standard of accommodation like in Brazil? Most teachers in Brazil live in relatively new apartment blocks, with all mod-cons. These are usually shared with other teachers or ex-pats to reduce costs. In more rural areas, you may end up in a more traditional fazenda....(read more)
- How much tax will I have to pay on my earnings in Brazil? Depending on how much you’re earning, you’ll pay 0-15% of your salary as tax....(read more)
- Is it possible for families or couples to find work together in Brazil?Yes – it’s absolutely possible. However, it’s often better to negotiate with employers directly rather than going through an agency, as agencies will in no way be able to guarantee that you’ll be placed together. ...(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)
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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