Published: 12 September, 2016  |  Last updated: 03 November, 2016

Teaching English in Pinheiral, Brazil


Report submitted on 14 Feb, 2016 by Estelle

Teaching English in Pinheiral, Brazil:

How can teachers find teaching jobs in Pinheiral, Brazil?
There are jobs, but salary is not so good.

The main English teaching jobs available are:
Full time English language school positions, part time English language school positions, private teaching (not through a school, agency, etc.)

What are the minimum teaching requirements?
At private English schools, most of the time, be fluent is the biggest requirement.
At Regular school you need have a college degree in Languages.

What teaching requirements would you recommend?
Have a Proficiency Certificate, have lived at an English speaking country will help a lot to get a job, but to have a better salary you need a college degree.

What are the levels of payment?
In general is per hour of class.

How many teaching days a week is normal?
6 days per week.

How many face-to-face teaching hours a week is normal?
40 hours per week.

What is the normal arrangement for holidays?
No work at holidays.

What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Pinheiral, Brazil to teach English?
Teach at big cities are better than at small ones.

What are the positive aspects of teaching English in Pinheiral, Brazil?
For me it is to be teaching at my home country.

What are the negative aspects for teaching English in Pinheiral, Brazil?
Here teachers of any kind are not very well appreciated, mainly at the remuneration.

What are some of the teaching challenges for English teachers teaching the local people in your area?
People to see how important is to learn English.


Living in Pinheiral, Brazil:

Are there any visa or other legal requirements to live in Brazil?

What is the cost of living like in Brazil?

Other than teaching, what positive aspects are there for living in Pinheiral, Brazil?
The weather, the friendly people.

Other than teaching, what negative aspects are there for living in Pinheiral, Brazil?
The country is now, going through a economical and political crises. Jobs are difficult and people are very unhappy with the country.

What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Pinheiral, Brazil?
The country is beautiful, full with good things. Come first for a experience period before moving in, so you can see if it is really what you want.

What things do you miss most (other than family and friends) from your home country?
This is my home country.

What do you think you will miss most when (or if) you leave Brazil?
The great weather.

About Me and My Work:

My Name: Newmara Mester

Nationality: Brazilian

Students I’ve taught in Brasil: Elementary (6-12 years), junior high school (12-15 years), high school (15-18 years), adults.

Where I teachInterpersonal TS, Pinheiral. Working here for 5 years.  I also teach private lessons and volunteer with tourism board to edit publications

NewEnglish, Pinheiral, RJ. Working for 2 years.

How I found my current jobs: Online.  This is my own business.

My school facilitiesAdequate. Limited textbook resources; no library; limited games resources.

Teacher support at my schoolNone
Links: newEnglish

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