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Teach English in Brazil

Want to Teach English in Brazil?


Brazil is the world's fifth-largest nation, and contains within it all the diversity one would expect: dazzling beaches, lavish forests, diverse and colorful communities. Rio de Janeiro is among the most cosmopolitan centers in Brazil. The vast, modern metropolis perches between stunning beaches and graceful mountains. Magnificent views are everywhere, especially at sunrise.

Training & Certification

LanguageCorps offers the following Program in Brazil:

  • TESOL Certification

The four-week training course includes 140 hours of classroom time and, and a minimum of 6 hours of observed Teaching Practice with local EFL students.

The Training Center, located in Rio, offers the best of old and new: fully modern facilities in a historic downtown building. The completely renovated Center includes nine classrooms with audiovisual equipment, central air conditioning, phone and fax services, and access to e-mail and the Internet. Close to many bus stops, only two blocks from the subway, and within walking distance of dozens of local attractions, the Center is perfectly located.

The TESOL Certification Program includes:

  • TESOL Certification course
  • Job placement assistance
  • Optional week of complimentary Portuguese lessons before or after the TESOL course

The TESOL Certification Program Fee in Brazil is US$1,995.

Accommodations during the four week program are available with a host-family near the Training Center for an additional cost of US$1,600 (which includes two meals per day), or $1,200 (no meals included). Airport pick-up can be arranged for $100.

If you are interested in learning or brushing up on your Portuguese and learning more about your new location, you have the option of one complimentary week of intensive group Portuguese classes plus cultural excursions. These take place in the week before or after your 4-week TESOL Certification Program. There is no cost other than housing and $50 for a book that is required.


The following are NOT included:

  • Round-trip airfare to host country
  • Personal expenses (meals, entertainment, local transport, living expenses, and personal shopping)
  • "Upfront" costs following the training period, such as apartment security deposits and first month's rent
  • Visa costs and fees

Note: To ensure placement in the program you desire, we advise applying two to six months prior to your intended start date. Late placements are sometimes possible; please contact us immediately if you are applying less than two months before your desired start date.

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