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Subject: Teaching English in Brasil


Posted by amir
On Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at 13:04:56

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I'm looking forward to traveling around Brasil but I would like to live at 1 place within Brasil and teach english before I travel. I speak a minimal amount of Portuguese.

Does anybody out there have any information on English Institute's within Brasil. Ideally, I would want to teach in a small coastal town, Salvador or Rio.

Any info. on web pages, email adresses, etc. will be much appreciated.

Tchiau...
RE: Teaching English in Brasil
Posted by Bombrill
On Thursday, January 24, 2002 at 13:36:56

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Just find the Jan. 2001 issue of brazzil.com -
click "back issues" over there on the left, and follow the links - there's an article in there with a lot of information about teaching English in Brazil.

Boa Sorte
RE: Teaching English in Brasil
Posted by Jo Curtis
On Friday, January 25, 2002 at 08:06:48

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I believe the article referred to by Bombrill was the one that caused a huge stir in the Teaching English as a Foreign Language community.
Good teachers have at least minimal certification in ESL/EFL. The person who wrote that article had very little. It will be much easier for you to find a decent job if you have at least a CELTA certificate (a Cambridge University course, I got mine in Lisbon at the International House). It can be as short as an intensive 4 week course.
I went up the coast looking at schools from Maceió to Natal last August. There are many, many schools, but the pay is very low. I ended up getting a job at the American School in Recife, but I'm still waiting on my work visa. That's a real hassle. (The American and International schools are different from language schools in that you have to have a teacher's certificate, rather than just the CELTA course.)
An excellent place to work on your Portuguese is Fast Forward Language school in Maceió. They have a web page, and I recommend it whole heartedly. Maceió is good, safe town, and they put you with a family near the school. I've taken two courses there.
Boa Sorte! Jo Curtis
RE: Teaching English in Brasil
Posted by Jo Curtis
On Friday, January 25, 2002 at 08:07:10

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I believe the article referred to by Bombrill was the one that caused a huge stir in the Teaching English as a Foreign Language community.
Good teachers have at least minimal certification in ESL/EFL. The person who wrote that article had very little. It will be much easier for you to find a decent job if you have at least a CELTA certificate (a Cambridge University course, I got mine in Lisbon at the International House). It can be as short as an intensive 4 week course.
I went up the coast looking at schools from Maceió to Natal last August. There are many, many schools, but the pay is very low. I ended up getting a job at the American School in Recife, but I'm still waiting on my work visa. That's a real hassle. (The American and International schools are different from language schools in that you have to have a teacher's certificate, rather than just the CELTA course.)
An excellent place to work on your Portuguese is Fast Forward Language school in Maceió. They have a web page, and I recommend it whole heartedly. Maceió is good, safe town, and they put you with a family near the school. I've taken two courses there.
Boa Sorte! Jo Curtis

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