At a Glance: Teaching English in Brazil

At a Glance: Teaching English in Brazil

ESL positions are available everywhere in Brazil - from small schools in remote villages to large corporations in big cities such as Rio de Janeiro. When not teaching, ESL instructors get to spend their time exploring the Amazon Rainforest, swimming the dolphin-filled waters of Praia da Pipa Beach, or taking part in the world's biggest party - Carnival.

Living and Teaching in Brazil
Brazil: At a Glance
Brazil: Living in Brazil
Brazil: Teaching ESL in Brazil
Brazil: Financial Snapshot

Monthly Salary*:
1,500 - 6,700 BRL
410 - 1,820 CAD (May 22, 2023)
Private Tutoring per Hour:
50 - 100 BRL
13.50 - 27.00 CAD (May 22, 2023)
Income Tax††: 0 - 25%
Ability to Save per year: Minimal
Airfare: Rarely included
Accommodations: Sometimes included or allowance may be given
Health Care: Supplementary healthcare recommended
Holidays: Sometimes paid
Teaching Hours per Week: 20 - 30
Typical Contract Length: One year or less
Typical Start Month(s): February/March, July/August
Application Timeline: 1 - 3 months
Work Visa: Assistance not typically included
Minimum Requirements: High School Diploma; Bachelor's Degree preferred and Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate
Additional Notes: Large but competitive ESL market; positions range from public and private schools, tertiary institutions, language schools, and private tutoring; it can be very challenging to find a school that is willing and able to sponsor a work visa.

Other Latin America Countries:

Argentina ~ Brazil ~ Chile ~ Colombia ~ Costa Rica ~ Ecuador ~ Guatemala ~ Honduras ~ Mexico ~ Panama ~ Peru

Samba and Cerveja are the highlights of the famous Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. But Carnival is not the only time of year that Brazil parties. Brazil is known for its entertainment, nightlife, and beautiful beaches. The growing economy allows for the opportunity to also teach in large corporations. The sunny weather and fun-loving people make this a popular teaching destination.

The combination of Oxford Seminars' internationally recognized TESOL/TESL Certification and our Job Placement Service included with the course makes teaching English abroad a reality. Learn more about teaching English in Brazil and other opportunities teaching English abroad by calling 1-888-227-6755, or by attending an upcoming free Information Session in your area.

* Wages vary depending on the economy of the country.
Exchange rates are subject to change. Check for current rates.
†† You will be paying income tax while teaching abroad, and the tax rate can change depending on how much money you earn.

Oxford Seminars makes every effort to keep our information as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, individual teaching positions and experiences may vary with job market conditions. Specific information listed cannot be guaranteed to be applicable when you are seeking employment teaching ESL in a specific country.

Note that certain positions require additional qualifications and credentials that are not negotiable due to specific country legislation.