TEFL Course in Mato Grosso
An incredible destination for a TEFL course
Teach English in Brazil
An incredible destination for a TEFL course
TESOL Course in Mato Grosso
What can be said about Mato Grosso that you don’t already know?

" You will find more in nature than in books.Tree and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters"


Mato Grosso was once Brazil’s wild west, a land known only to explorers, indigenous hunters, poachers, gold seekers and naturalists. Today, some of Brazil’s most photogenic wildlife and incredible scenery make it a prime destination for ecotourists and anglers.

Mato Grosso do Sul is a young state and in full development. The quality of life here is among the best in Brazil. There is low unemployment, an extremely low crime, and a high literacy rate. Due to the fertile soil and the rapid growth of crops, Brazil has become a world-leading exporter of food and has attracted European farmers who made considerable investments in the area.

In addition to the booming agribusiness, the state presents one of the most magnificent natural scenery in Latin America, attracting thousands of tourists from all over the world: Pantanal and Bonito feature pristine rivers, breathtaking waterfalls, and abundant wildlife. They belong to the most visited areas in Brazil and create their riches through tourism.

Climate in Mato Grosso do Sul
The tropical climate of Mato Grosso do Sul causes the temperature to oscillate between 18 and 35 degrees Celsius throughout the year, with basically two well-defined seasons: a warm and dry season (from October to March) and a cold and rainy season (from May to October), but with pleasant temperatures and the need for light clothing. You can combine studies with excursions to the most famous tourist destinations in Brazil and abroad, or teach English while traveling, making money, and getting to know fascinating places!


iTTi Bonito/Pantanal is located in the heart of the Brazilian Midwest region. The school offers a cozy atmosphere in a pleasant environment. Highly qualified TEFL training professionals are dedicated to transforming your learning experience and acquisition of your international TEFL/TESOL certificate into a memorable adventure.

Just 1.5 km away from the international airport and 4 km from the center of Campo Grande MS, Mato Grosso is the gateway to one of the biggest and best ecotourism destinations in the world: Pantanal and Bonito MS.

The school is a partner of local tourism agencies. In cooperation with them, the school will not only provide the students with TEFL certification but also exciting sightseeing tours into Bonito MS and Pantanal.

work in mato grosso as a tefl TEACHER

Teaching English in Brazil has dramatically expanded due to global trade and the expansion of tourism. In addition to providing internationally recognized TEFL certification, which will open the doors to the world and provide you with the opportunity to teach English abroad, iTTi will assist in creating your curriculum vitae, referring you to partner schools in Brazil and abroad, helping you with information about obtaining a work visa, as well as providing you with a letter of reference if your performance on the program is adequate.

Average Salary of English Teachers
With an average salary of four thousand Reais (BRL), the qualified English teacher is a professional with a range of excellent work opportunities throughout Brazil.

Degree Requirements
While it is possible for TEFL /TESOL-certified teachers without a bachelor’s degree to teach in Brazil, those with a four-year degree are preferred. TEFL certification is usually required. Most English-teaching jobs are concentrated in the larger cities such as Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Recife, Salvador, and Brasilia.

How to find a job
There may be exceptions here and there; however, most Brazilian schools hire teachers face to face. There are four ways of finding a job:
1. Word of mouth – Talk to other English teachers.
2. Walk around – You will discover a lot of English schools on your way.
3. On-line directories – Explore them for schools/jobs in your area.
4. Google maps – Search for English schools.

How to make serious money while teaching English
Clearly, the best way to make money as an English teacher in Brazil is to teach ESP (English for specific purposes) such as English for law professionals, for doctors, or for finance experts. These specializations allow teachers to charge significantly higher rates, usually in the R$70 to R$100/hour range.

Where should I go in Brazil?
The highest salaries are available in Sao Paulo; however, it’s also the tenth most expensive city in the world. Traffic there is difficult, so you’ll waste a lot of time traveling around. Rio de Janeiro follows Sao Paulo in terms of cost of living. As a beach fan, you’ll need to make money there to keep up with your expenses. Not-so-famous cities like Belo Horizonte or Florianopolis offer a nice compromise. The cost of living is significantly lower than in Rio or São Paulo, and you can make just as much teaching English there as you can in Rio.

TEFL Courses in Mato Grosso fill up quickly!



Total tuition: US $1,200

Deposit: $500, due at registration.

Balance payment: $700 due five business days before the first course date.

  • 10 August 2021 – 10 September 2021
  • 21 September 2021- 22 October 2021


75% on-line/25% on-site training

Total tuition: US $1,500

Deposit: $500, due at registration.

Balance payment: $1,000 due five business days before start of the Teaching Practicum.
Teaching Practicum Dates

  • 10 August 2021 – 18 August 2021
  • 21 September 2021 – 29 September 2021

Meet our iTTi Mato Grosso do Sul Team

Luciene da Conceição Balbuena Marques – Director of iTTi Mato Grosso do Sul holds a degree in Human Resources from Universidade Anhanguera Uniderp. As a permanent student of the English language and concerned with the development of her community and region, she aligned herself with ITTI’s philanthropic initiative and decided to open an English language school with methods and materials of high quality at an affordable price. The intention of the institution is to not only teach English in Brazil but also to educate TEFL- certified teachers with the same vision. iTTi Campo Grande, to involve children from the age of six onwards will begin its Kids Project in 2019.

Luciene da Conceição Balbuena Marques


Alex S. Balbuena has been working as a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language for over 12 years. During that time, he has been the principal of some state schools in Mato Grosso do Sul as well as English and Spanish schools. He has completed a Master English Program at CCLS-International and graduated with a master’s degree as a geography teacher from the public university in Mato Grosso. Alex kept his almost perfect English Language skills up to date by constantly talking to native and non-native English speakers, since he graduated from his English program. He teaches young learners and adults in general and business English and gives you good tips on how to teach and travel the world!

Alex S. Balbuena


How to Apply for a TESOL Course

Step 1

To begin the admission process for iTTi in Mato Grosso, you must first choose your start date, complete the online application form, and pay a deposit of US $500.

Step 2

An iTTi Enrollment Counselor will then contact you with instructions on how to complete the required English proficiency assessment if you are a non-native speaker. The desired level is B2/C1. A certificate will be provided by the iTTi School of English.

Step 3

Once you are notified of your acceptance to iTTi in Mato Grosso, your remaining tuition balance is due 30 days prior to your course starting date.

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