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Teach English in Brazil

Job Prospects & Pay:

Most EFL students in Rio are professionals who need to improve their English for their jobs. They are typically highly motivated, accomplished, eager to learn and rewarding to teach. Most classes in Rio are very small: with 1-3 students. Peak hiring season is March through August. You should earn enough teaching English in Brazil to live comfortably, although you probably will not be able to add much to your savings.

Many English teachers in Brazil arrange language-tutoring exchanges, trading English classes for Portuguese instruction. We highly recommend this tactic!

The Chart below offers some APPROXIMATE information about average teacher salaries and costs of living in Brazil. Salaries can vary based on specific assignments. Living expenses and Discretionary Cash can vary widely based on lifestyle and spending practices of individuals. (Monthly figures in US$ equivalents, based on 10-12 month commitment)

Monthly Salary
Typical Living Expenses
Discretionary Cash (monthly)
Discretionary Cash (annualized)
1. Although the Chart presents salaries and living costs in US dollar equivalents, LanguageCorps teachers are typically paid in the local currency of the assignment country.
2. Approximate salary ranges are based on 10-12 month paid teaching assignments. Salary for shorter-term assignments may be on the lower end of the displayed range.
3. Some teachers earn additional income by doing private tutoring.
* Benefits vary depending upon the school, and may include full or partial reimbursement of airfare, free housing, medical insurance and/or an end of year bonus.

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