TEFL Course in São Paulo

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

“Whoever teaches, learns in the act of teaching. And whoever learns, teaches in the act of learning.”

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The most widely used language in Brazil is Portuguese. Brazil is a growing economic power. As such, English is becoming more and more important because it allows access to the international trade community.

The country offers English teachers a wide range of full-time and part-time positions. If teaching English in Brazil is what you have on your mind, why not pursue it from the economic capital of the country. Sao Paulo is an excellent place for professionally oriented individuals, and there are countless opportunities in teaching business English.

São Paulo is, in fact, the financial heart of the entire South American continent. Full of high-risers and modern buildings, this city makes up for natural beauty through sheer modernity and opulence. Over the years, it has developed as the palpable symbol of Brazil’s rise up the economic scale. Brazil is a very exciting place to visit, and its wild beaches and beautiful forests attract a huge number of tourists each year.

Our tefl São Paulo institute

iTTi São Paulo is located on Avenida Paulista, one of the most important and traditional business areas in town. From Avenida Paulista you can easily find your way to other interesting locations in the city. iTTi São Paulo also offers teacher development courses in several formats: on-site courses, blended learning, e-learning, and also courses abroad.

Coming to Brazil
The official language in Brazil is Portuguese, even though the country is multilingual and multicultural. Brazil is a growing economic power, and English is becoming more and more important because it allows access to the international trade community.

Visiting São Paulo
São Paulo is the financial heart of the country and one of the biggest business center in South America. Tall buildings and heavy traffic are some of the characteristics of this megacity, which is also an hour-drive from some beaches and three hour-drive from the mountains in the state of Minas Gerais.

The cultural life is intense. Theaters, movies, museums and public parks are some of the places visitors enjoy going to. It is also possible to find communities of immigrants from several countries in the world, with their languages and traditions that contribute to the richness of the Brazilian multicultural scenario.

From the city of São Paulo, it is possible to take daily flights to every other part of the country someone wants to visit. Beaches, mountains and natural forests are some of the multiple attractions the country offers to visitors. Tourists usually also appreciate the variety of typical food, good hospitality and the popular traditional feasts that are part of the Brazilian yearly calendar.

work in São Paulo as a tefl teacher

The demand for teachers of English is very high in the country. Usually, both part-time and full-time positions are available. Salary range varies a lot. A few language institutes pay between $1,000 to $1,500. Regular k-12 schools pay between $1,000 and $2,500, and bilingual k-12 schools tend to be the ones which pay the most.

Language institutes hire teachers any time of the year. K-12 education tends to hire mostly between November and January (for the beginning of the school year, which starts in the end of January), or in June and July (for the beginning of the second half of the school year).

Private lessons are also very common in the country and teachers make good money teaching individual students or small groups on their own. For individual lessons, private teachers charge between $25 to $40 dollars per hour. The price depends on the project, which should be personalized for each specific student, on the hour of the day (early morning, lunch time and early evening are times of preference by the students), and on the number of students per group. Group lessons are more expensive and profitable for the teacher, but cheaper for the students, for they can share the cost.

Schools will ask visitor teachers how long they intend to stay in Brazil. It is important that you negotiate in such a way that you complete a cycle. Schools prefer teachers who will not need to be substituted during the school year. Language institutes are more flexible than regular schools. They also have shorter courses and are legally more flexible about labor rules.

Teachers can create further opportunities using their personal skills transformed into supplementary courses in the curriculum. For example, teaching drama, how to play a musical instrument, dance lessons, handcraft, etc. For teaching those subjects, the Brazilian law is more flexible about teacher certification and the schools are very interested in professionals who can teach special skills in English. Non-profitable organizations also offer several opportunities for volunteer work, if visitors are interested in this.

Applying for a Visa

Get in touch with the Brazilian Embassy in your country to find out specific information about Visa to Brazil. It varies a lot from country to country.

If you apply for a tourist visa, you can only stay in the country for six months. If you apply for a student visa, you can stay for a year and it is easier to extend your stay if you continue studying. In both cases, it is possible to apply for a temporary job, especially in language institutes.

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Total tuition: US $1,500 (incl. VAT)

Deposit: $500, due at registration.

Balance payment: $1,000 due five business days before the first course date. Tuition includes course fee, certificate, moderation and assistance in securing a teaching position.
Course Dates in 2021
  • 5 April – 30 April
  • 3 May – 28 May
  • 7 June – 2 July
  • 5 July – 30 July
  • 2 August – 27 August
  • 6 September – 1 October
  • 4 October – 29 October
  • 8 November – 3 Dezember
  • 22 November – 17 December

    Teaching Practice Dates in 2022
  • 3 January 2022 – 28 January 2022
  • The in-class course price listed is a group price with a minimum of three people enrolled in the program.  The price for a semi-private class is $2,100, the price for private instruction is $2,500.


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

    Total tuition: US $1,000 (incl. VAT)

    Deposit: $500 due at registration.

    Balance payment: $500 due five business days before the first course date. Tuition includes course fee, certificate, moderation and assistance in securing a teaching position
    Course Dates in 2021
  • 5 April – 16 April
  • 3 May – 14 May
  • 7 June – 18 July
  • 5 July – 16 July
  • 2 August – 13 August
  • 6 September – 17 September
  • 4 October – 15 October
  • 8 November – 19 November
  • 22 November – 3 December

    Teaching Practice Dates in 2022
  • 3 January 2022 – 14 January 2022