Trip Details

If you love teaching and being with children, then experiencing this Brazilian community as an assistant ESL teacher is something that you will really enjoy! English is one of the most commonly used languages for communication worldwide, and by teaching the local children, you are giving them an invaluable skill that will likely broaden their future opportunities.

Generally, public schools offer very few English classes throughout the week. Therefore, private language schools offer extra hours for those who need it and want it. These schools provide classes for school children, all the way up to young adults.

As an assistant Second Language English teacher, you will be teaching basic English to children through exchanging fun songs, group games and classroom activities. As such: you are required to show a level of proficiency in English, so as to effectively assist with the teaching; must be able to show extreme patience, since you will be engaged with young and intellectually growing students; and an ability to highly tolerate cultural differences.

A typical daily schedule will consist of breakfast early in the morning followed by three hours of teaching. An hour and a half of lunch-break proceeded by a couple more hours of work either in the afternoon or evening. You are more than welcome to bring your own teaching resources like books, traditional school supplies, comics or even electronic devices.

Aims & Objectives

  • Inspire children to learn through creative teaching methods
  • Improve local children’s educational prospects and widen their cultural interactions
  • Gain invaluable and practical experience in teaching
  • Assist local staff by providing an extra hand

Trip Itinerary

Meet a new generation of eager students and help them to improve their English, as an assistant teacher in Brazil!

Your main objective will be to assist local Brazilian teachers in their ESL (English as a Second Language) classroom. The school follows the Brazilian curriculum, but you’ll still have a chance to take part in planning as you teach English in fun and creative ways. This will help children gain practical conversation skills, something that may prove invaluable to them later in life

Monday

  • Breakfast
  • Volunteer on the project  2-3 hours
  • Lunch
  • Volunteer on the project 2-3 hours
  • Dinner
  • Free Time

Tuesday

  • Breakfast
  • Volunteer on the project  2-3 hours
  • Lunch
  • Volunteer on the project 2-3 hours
  • Dinner
  • Free Time

Wednesday 

  • Breakfast
  • Volunteer on the project  2-3 hours
  • Lunch
  • Volunteer on the project 2-3 hours
  • Dinner
  • Free Time

Thursday

  • Breakfast
  • Volunteer on the project  2-3 hours
  • Lunch
  • Volunteer on the project 2-3 hours
  • Dinner
  • Free Time

Friday 

  • Breakfast
  • Volunteer on the project  2-3 hours
  • Lunch
  • Volunteer on the project 2-3 hours
  • Dinner
  • Free Time

Saturday & Sunday 

Free time to explore Brazil 🙂

***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances***

Trip Accommodation

You will be located in São Paulo. It is a Brazilian municipality (south of the city), capital of the homonymous state and main financial, corporate and mercantile centre of South America. It is the most populous city in Brazil, the American continent, Lusofonia and the entire southern hemisphere. Jardim Ângela/ Jardim Aracati is a district in the south of the municipality of São Paulo, . It is located on the banks of the Guarapiranga Dam, on the north bank.

Accommodation & Food

You will either be staying at the participant house or  a home-stay where you will be living in a Brazilian home within the local community . Our accommodation is basic rooms with 1-4 people per room.

Food Arrangements
All the meals served at the accommodation will be typically Brazilian, including rice dishes, potatoes, beans, spaghetti, meat, sandwiches and vegetables. Water, coffee and tea are available all day.

Sights & Surroundings
There are many things for you to do on the weekend. Museums, bars, cultural centres, restaurants, shopping places, cultural activities. There are nearby cities with beaches 90 kilometres away from the accommodation.

  • Santos beach: A famous beach which is 3 hours from your accommodation, locals favourite place for the weekends and or holidays.
  • Sao Paulo Capital: Attractions include famous parks, museums, theatres and a vibrate night life.
  • Sao Paulo Interior where there are mountains and ecological walks and camping places.
  • Hoppi Hari Park: very large park with endless mechanical games and rides
  • Mirapuera Park where there are several museums of Afro and of modern art.
  • Villa-Lobos State Park: Skating and cycling are possible here, bicycles and skates are rented.
  • Embu das Artes town: A famous handicrafts fair market close by to Sao Paulo Available every

 

Trip Country Info

Brazil

Capital: Brasilia
Language: Portuguese
Currency: Real (R$)
Time zone: BRT (UTC-2 to -5)

Country Information
Brazil is a huge country that possesses a great variety of natural wonders, interesting culture, a bustling nightlife, a diverse wildlife, beautiful beaches, wonderful festivals, scrumptious food, samba dancing, and much, much more.

Brazil comes from the Portuguese word for brazilwood, a tree that once grew plentifully along the Brazilian coast. Brazil is the fifth biggest country in the world and is bordered by all countries in South America except for Ecuador and Chile. This big country covers 47% of the continents land area. Brazil contains a major portion of the Amazon river basin and contains one third of Latin America’s population.

Climate
Brazil is something of an all-year round destination with temperatures rarely below 20°C, except for in the mountains and southern regions. The climate in Brazil varies from hot and dry along the coast to humid and sticky in the tropical rainforest of Amazon jungle. The summer in Brazil runs from December to February and the winter is from June to September. Since Brazil covers almost half of the South American continent the climate varies a lot between the regions.

Culture
The Brazilian culture is one of the world’s most varied and diverse as it has been greatly influenced by Portuguese and African people, as well as other European countries like Italy, Germany and Spain. This diverse cultural background has helped boast many celebrations and festivals that have become known around the world. One of them is the colourful Carnival of Brazil which is an annual carnival held 51 days before Easter. The carnival is the most famous holiday here and has become an event of huge proportions. For almost a week festivities are intense, day and night, mainly in the bigger and coastal cities. They are wearing masks and colourful costumes and dance to the beat of drums and music. During this time shops can close down to join the parade and dance their way through the city till late evening.

Portuguese is the national “language” in Brazil, but it has it’s differences when compared with European Portuguese. This is because the Brazilian Portuguese has incorporated words and phrases from the African and Indigenous people. Brazil has over 180 Indigenous languages that are mostly spoken in rural areas.

Gastronomy
The food scene in Brazil is a culinary melting pot merging influences from all over the world. It varies a lot between the regions, they have their own way of cooking and their own traditional dishes. The brazilian people love to cook with their fresh fruit and vegetables like okra, coconuts corn and beans. Many national dishes contains beans, rice or manioc (cassava) flour. A very popular dish here contains just rice and beans. In variation to rice and beans, Brazilians also eat pasta dishes and of course, pizza, usually made in a wood-fire oven with a thin, flexible crust.

Feijoada is often described as the national dish here, especially in Rio de Janeiro, as other parts of Brazil have their own regional dishes. The dish contains black beans, a variety of salted pork or beef product, and at least two types of sausages and jerked beef. In some regions vegetable or banana is added to the stew at the end of the cooking. It is usually served with white rice and oranges on a Saturday afternoon or for Sunday lunch.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Meals
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa