Unique TEFL Opportunity in Brazil

Date posted:2018-02-19 | Writer: Speaking Idiomas | Email: [email protected]

Speaking Idiomas, a language school located in Itajuba, is looking for a young, enthusiastic, committed and energetic TEFL trained professional, who is willing to work hard (one semester to a year contract). Bachelor’s degree and ESL certification preferred, (if you also speak German, please mention it).  Itajuba is a university town located in the state of Minas Gerais, four hours north east of Sao Paulo and four hours west of Rio de Janeiro.


- School has offered English, Spanish, French and German for the past 23 years

- New, comfortable location with modern facilities

- Team of 5 foreign and 10 Brazilian teachers working with 400+ students

- Students' ranging from ages 12 to 40, majority being university students

- Position available is to teach around 35 hours per week from Monday to Saturday

- Classes last one hour and have an average of 8 students


- Starting wage of R$25,00 (Twenty five Reais) per hour (US$ 1 = R$ 3.20)

- Teachers paid monthly on the 5th business day of the following month

- Teachers evaluated through a survey at the end of each semester and raises based on survey results, performance and availability

- Sufficient pay to live in Itajuba and to save some to travel

- Experience not necessary

- School provides furnished suite for teachers


The foreign English teacher is responsible for all advanced classes and advanced private students.

The school uses Oxford University Press series Stretch, Got it, Navigate and Cambridge Press series Touchstone, Cambridge Preparation for iBT TOEFL and handouts which are researched and prepared by teachers and uses Schritte International by Hueber for German classes. 


If you are interested in this position you must send all documents to the email address given on the job heading. We require a resume, passport picture and a reference contact (or letter).  If you are already in Brazil you can call +55 35 3621 3354 or come to visit us in Itajuba, MG.  IMPORTANT Please only apply if you a native level English speaker.

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.


Unit four covered the four types of present tenses in the English language by going into details of their forms and what they are used for. The reading and video that supplemented provided examples of activities to use when teaching the different forms. This lesson also went over common errors made when students are learning the present tenses so that they could be addressed quickly.This reiterated the fact that the demeanor the teacher can really control and color the whole class. It is important to be flexible and work with the students to get them to engage and want to be involved in the class. After watching both videos, I saw which class I would want to be apart of. I would want to teach a class where I felt like the students were inquisitive and interested.