Teach English in Itajubá, Brazil

Date posted:2008-07-21 | Writer: Centro de Cultura Americana Ltda | Email: [email protected]

Centro de Cultura Americana Ltda, a language school located in Itajubá, Minas Gerais state in Brazil, is looking for a young, enthusiastic and energetic professional, with TEFL (or similar) certificate who is willing to work hard (one year contract). Experience is not necessary. If you are interested, please send your CV, passport picture and references to the email address given on the job heading page.


The foreign English teacher is responsible for all advanced classes and advanced private students. The school will be using Touchstone 4 (Cambridge Press) for Advanced I classes and Contemporary Topics 3 (Longman Press) for Advanced II. In case there are more advanced students handouts or Communicating in Business (Cambridge Press) will be used. There are few private students who will be talking prep course for TOEFL iBT.

The students are young and demanding, however they do not attend classes regularly. There are a lot of Language Schools in town, but Speaking is the only one to hire foreign teachers and teach most conversation. The competition is hard and for 2008 we need a strong team.

The school teaches English, Spanish, French, German and Chinese. Right now there are 5 foreign and 7 Brazilian teachers working with 250+ students.

The student’s age range from 12 to 40. (most of them are university students)

The position available is to teach 30 hours (or more if you wish) per week from Monday to Friday.

Most classes are in the evening, from 6pm to 10:30pm. Each class lasts one hour and has an average of 8 students.

The wage is R$13,00 (thirteen Reais) per hour for teaching group and private classes. (US$ 1 = R$ 1.78).

The teacher will be paid by the end of every month.

A furnished studio (plus utilities and internet) will be provided for the time of the contract. The teacher would only be responsible for telephone bills. The school housekeeper will clean the studio once a week. There is an one-week break in April and October and a 3-week break in July. There are also a few long weekends due to Brazilian holidays.

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.


This unit was about the factors that make up good teachers and learners. Teachers have many roles to play when teaching ESL and I have learned it is important to find a nice balance between the roles in order to be an effective teacher. Learners of ESL may have many different ability levels and motivations for why they want to study but, as a teacher, it is important to make to class welcoming to all students.I learned that a sentence is composed of a subject and predicate. The verb agrees with the subject.There are different kinds of verb. It can be transitive and intransitive. There are also articles in grammar: definite and indefinite article. There are also rules to follow in arranging various adjectives in the sentence. In addition, changing the adjectives into comparative and superlative form has its rules too.