The largest country in South America, Brazil boasts exotic rainforests, breathtaking waterfalls, beautiful beaches, and alluring coastal cities in which two-thirds of the country’s population lives.
Brazil TEFL Profile
Your Typical English Students
Best Time to Get Hired
March – August
Typical Start Dates
March – August
Average Length of Commitment
6- to 12-month contracts
Typical Teaching Schedules
Part-time schedules available
$700 – $1100 USD per month
Average Cost of Living
$700 – $2300 USD per month depending on lifestyle
Benefits may include
TEFL certification (see recommended courses above)
Native speaker of English
Free Portuguese lessons
Travel stipend for off-site classes
Reimbursement of Emergency Travel Insurance
Reimbursement of airport pick up
Demand for English Teachers
In South America’s largest country, the need for native-speaking English teachers is booming. A robust international tourism industry and trade agreements with English-speaking countries have increased Brazil’s demand for quality English language instruction. Many business executives and other adults want to learn the language or perfect their speaking skills for both professional and personal advancement.
Typical English Students / Popular Teaching Destinations
As an EFL teacher in Brazil, you will most likely find a position teaching small groups of adults in corporate offices in the country’s main cities. These business people are generally highly motivated to learn English, as the language will open new opportunities for them. English teachers in cities such as Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro will enjoy easy access to public transportation, cafes, restaurants, and shopping areas. And of course, you’ll also be able to experience what makes Brazil famous worldwide—its diverse culture, friendly locals, and vibrant atmosphere!
Brazil is the largest country in South America and the fifth-biggest nation in the world. Bordering all but two countries on the continent (Chile and Ecuador), this geographic giant has all the diversity one would expect from a country of its size. With dazzling beaches, lavish forests, colorful residents, and tourist attractions to spare, Brazil exceeds all expectations.
The ecological highlights of this grand country include the Amazon rainforest, miles of beautiful beaches, and Iguazu Falls—one of the world’s largest and most spectacular waterfalls. For all the attraction of Brazil’s natural beauty, it is the Brazilians themselves who are the most charming. Their unique culture has been shaped not only by the Portuguese, who supplied the nation’s principal religion and language, but also by the African, European, Arabic, and Asian influences that flavor the country. The result is an enchanting mixture of people, foods, and traditions to be found virtually nowhere else on Earth.
Recommended TEFL Courses
In Brazil, you’ll find that online and classroom based courses are accepted.
We recommend a course of at least 100 hours to increase your chances of getting hired!