TEFL Course in Niteroi

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

"Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today."


Niterói is a city in southeast Brazil, connected to Rio de Janeiro by the Rio-Niteroi bridge crossing the Guanabara Bay. On the bay, the saucer-shaped Niterói Contemporary Art Museum was designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. Oscar is also the designer of the Teatro Popular, which lies just a short distance from the ferry terminal in Niteroi. There is a 16th-century Fortress of Santa Cruz da Bara to the South that has cannons and dungeons. The local beaches include Icaraí and São Francisco.
Only 13 km (8.08 miles) that separates the beauties of Niteroi. A tour of Niteroi also gives you a beautiful view of the greatest sights of Rio de Janeiro. The Contemporary Art Museum (MAC), the complex of forts, the renowned Fish Market, the fashion center, diversified trade, and an excellent gastronomic area makes Niteroi an important tourist destiny of the national scene. There are some great things about Niterói–one is being known as one of the best cities to live, to work, and to invest in Brazil. It is the most educated city in the country, according to INEP data (Ministry of Education/2000). Niterói has the highest school attendance rate among the 7-14-year-old population (97.52%). The average years of schooling reach 9.5 with a 96.4% literacy rate in the population over 15 years old. This basic investment gives the city the best labor qualification throughout the state of Rio de Janeiro, surpassing even the capital.


Our school will be located in Engenho do Mato, one of the safest neighborhoods in Niterói, a thirty-minute Uber ride to Rio de Janeiro. Our TEFL training center will share the neighborhood with shopping malls, night clubs, restaurants, high-end fashion stores, and quaint shops where you can find anything and everything you need. Our students will have all the conveniences they expect, such as Wi-Fi access, TV, classrooms of different sizes, and a lobby with tea, water, and coffee.


TEFL Hiring Season
The school year in Brazil starts in February and finishes in December, with a short break in July. While hiring takes place prior to the start of both the February and July semesters, EFL teachers can begin teaching at any time during the year. TEFL jobs are available in public and private schools, language schools, universities, and colleges, and through private tutoring.

Public and Private School System
Public and private schools in Brazil are somewhat similar to North America’s primary and secondary school system and run on a two-semester schedule. The school year begins in February and lasts until December, with vacation in July to break up the two semesters. The summer vacation, from mid-December to February, gives a welcome break during the hot summer season. Education is compulsory for children between the ages of 7 and 14 and is free in the public school system. There are many popular, Catholic-run, private schools in Brazil.

Private Language Schools
Private language schools provide supplementary education for students who require additional tutoring. Classes are offered during after-school hours and at other convenient times. As private language schools do not follow the semester system of conventional schools, TEFL teachers are hired year-round.
Teaching Business English is in high demand in Brazil as is in other parts of Latin America.

Universities and Colleges
In recent years, the government has focused its attention on improving higher education in Brazil. As a result, public universities and colleges are fully funded by federal and state governments. Public institutions are reputed to offer higher quality education because of the funding; however, private institutions have been narrowing the gap with improved quality. Competition to get into public universities is very stiff. The academic year runs from early March to mid-July and then again early August to mid-December.

Private Tutoring
Private tutoring is quite common in Brazil, as the TEFL teacher can be flexible with teaching hours and can earn substantially above the normally low teaching wages. TEFL teachers can receive an average of approximately R$25 – 50/hour for private EFL tutoring.
Many businesses hire in-house private English language instructors to teach their employees. Classes are normally scheduled before and after business hours and during the lunch break, so as to keep from interfering with job-related duties. Networking through relationships in a business setting is a great way to grow one’s private tutoring clientele.

How to Find the Jobs in Brazil
There are many resources available to TEFL teachers searching for English-teaching positions in Brazil. Well-educated, certified English teachers are high in demand in Brazil just like in other parts of the world. Our TEFL trainers will gladly help you identify teaching positions throughout Brazil. We have school lists available that will be useful in the application process.

Summer Jobs Teaching English
The North American summer doesn’t coincide with the summer in South America because it’s reverse. If you are looking for a short-term assignment, your best bet would be private tutoring or contact volunteer agencies for short-term positions. Ask us about a listing of volunteer agencies.

Some Tips for Foreign EFL Teachers in Brazil
• Engage in learning Portuguese. The average person in Brazil does not always speak English.
• Always carry your identification around. A photocopy of the passport is sufficient.
• Considering the laid-back, time-flexible way of life in Brazil, one should be prepared for slow line ups in stores, supermarkets, etc. Having a pocket phrase-book handy to study the language while waiting may help to alleviate the anxiety caused by waiting.
• Adopt an adventurous attitude and experience the cuisine, culture, and sites of Brazil.
• Consider getting an international driver’s license in your home country if you plan on staying in Brazil for employment.
• While the “thumbs-up” gesture is quite common to indicate an affirmative response, the gesture made by creating an ‘o’ shape with the thumb and index finger is considered obscene.
• Women should not go to local bars or clubs unaccompanied.
• Be aware of petty thieves who are after your cell phone.
• Use only bottled water from reputable companies for consumption. Boil filtered water if unsure. Milk in rural areas is not usually pasteurized and should be boiled before consumption.
• Ensure meat and vegetables are cooked thoroughly. Peel fruit.
• Take a year’s supply of your skin-care articles. Some may be available; however, they will be much more expensive.
• Tipping is common in Brazil, and much appreciated due to low wages and high unemployment. Rounding up to the nearest Real for taxi drivers and giving R$1 for each normal-sized bag for baggage carriers is standard. Sit-down restaurants generally add an automatic 10% to the bill.

Minimum Requirements to Apply for Teaching Positions (with work visa) in Brazil
• 120-Hour TESOL Certificate
• Native English speaker or non-native English speaker with superior English skills in both speaking and writing
• A bachelor’s degree

TEFL Courses in Niteroi fill up quickly!



Total tuition: US $2,100

Deposit: $500, due at registration.

Balance payment: $1,600 due five business days before the first course date. Tuition includes course fee, certificate, moderation, and assistance in securing a teaching position. Complimentary add-ons: specialization in Teaching Business, TOEFL Preparation, or Young Learners.
Course Dates
  • 1 August – 26 August 2022
  • 5 September – 30 September 2022



    Total tuition: US $1,000

    Deposit: $500, due at registration.

    Balance payment: $500 due five business days before start of the Teaching Practicum.
    Tuition includes moderation, certificate, and full career-support services (CV/resume setup, school information, interview guidance, and departure support). Complimentary add-on: specialization in Teaching Business, TOEFL Preparation, or Teaching Young Learners.

    Online Part
    You may start the online theory at any time and work through it on your own time and pace. Once you have finished the online portion, you will have to select a date for the Teaching Practicum. It’s not possible to switch the online study because it is prerequisite for the Teaching Practicum.

    Teaching Practicum
    Our trainees can be certain to receive expert guidance during the teaching practice. You will work with real students of all levels and receive immediate feedback. We will help you to design the lesson plans for the needs of different students. That is the reason why our graduates are so successful in the industry. You cannot replace the expertise of a TEFL trainer!

    Teaching Practicum Dates
  • 1 November 2021 – 10 November 2021

    Meet Our iTTi Niteroi Team

    Jose’ Johnson Director of itti Niteroi, Mr. Johnson is from Washington DC by way of Miami FL. He is an Educator, Entrepreneur and Accountant with over 25 years of Accounting Expriernce and 18 years of entrepreneurship. Mr. Johnson holds multiple Degrees and Certifications. Bachlos Degree’s in Accounting and Hospitaly Management. US and UK TEFL, TESOL Certifications in teaching English. He is pursuing dual Masters Degree’s in English and Hospitality Management. It is this joy for traveling and hospitality which lead him to teaching. Traveling and exploring diverse cultures for the last eight years has proven to impact his life as well as others. He has taught English in places like China, Colombia, Spain and Brazil. Teaching has lead him back to Brazil where he currently resides, and will be opening up a new school in Niteroi.

    Jose Johnson

    Director of iTTi Niteroi

    How to Apply for a TESOL Course

    Step 1

    To begin the admission process for iTTi Niteroi in Brazil, you must first choose your starting date, complete the online application form, and pay a deposit of USD $500.

    Step 2

    An iTTi Enrollment Counselor will then contact you with instructions on how to complete the required English proficiency test if you are not a native speaker. You must obtain a B2 Level as a minimum. A certificate will be provided by the iTTi School of English upon request.

    Step 3

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

    TEFL Course in Rio de Janeiro

    TEFL Course in Rio de Janeiro

    TEFL Course in Rio de Janeiro

    TEFL Course in Rio de Janeiro