English Teaching

Manaus - Brazil

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

Your main objective will be to assist a local Brazilian teacher in their classroom. The school has to follow the Brazilian curriculum, but you’ll still have the chance to take part in the planning and teaching of English in fun, educational classes that will help children gain practical conversation skills, something that will prove invaluable to them later in life!

Community Engagement
Physical Demand

Program Description

If you love teaching and being with children, experiencing Brazil as a community teacher is something that you will really enjoy!

English is a language used for communication worldwide, so by helping to teach these children you are giving them an invaluable skill that broadens their opportunities.

Generally, public schools offer very few english classes throughout the week. Therefore they have a language school that offers extra hours for those who need it. These schools offer classes for kindergarten kids up to adults. This is where you mainly will be teaching, mostly the older students. But you might also get the chance to teach in either primary, secondary or high schools around Manaus and you will have plenty of guidance working together with local teachers while following their school curriculum throughout the week.

The school here is not always so formal, and in fact, it’s the informal interactions with them that will have the most impact! Simply by having someone to practice with and prompt conversations in english, you’ll be able to help them work on their pronunciation and vocabulary.

Exchanging your experiences and culture will be great way to open dialogue and broaden their worldviews…and yours too!

Aims & Objectives

  • Inspire children to learn through creative teaching methods
  • Improve the village children’s educational prospects and widen their cultural interactions
  • Give you invaluable and practical experience in teaching
  • Assist the local staff by providing an extra hand
  • Develop your teamwork and skills through hands on activity


Monday to Friday

  • Breakfast
  • Teaching in language or public school
  • Lunch
  • Teaching in language or public school
  • Prepare activities for next day
  • Dinner

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

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:

Maximum age:

Minimum English level: Basic

CRB required: No

Passport copy required: No

Resume copy required: No

Required qualification: None

Additional Requirements

There are no further requirements for this program.

Additional Equipment

  • You are more than welcome to bring teaching materials/resources for your class such as:
  • Interesting board games
  • English Books/Comics
  • Color pencils/erasers
  • And anything else you think will help!


You will be located in the middle of the beautiful brazilian town Manaus, an interesting town located 1,400km from the Atlantic Ocean. Manaus is located in the middle of the Amazon rainforest and has a population of two million. It is quite popular with tourists due to its rivers and proximity to the rainforest. Although lots of tourists come here, it’s not a touristic city. This city has kept its strong culture alive.

It’s here in Manaus where the Rio Negro joins the Solimões to form the Amazon River. The river tours here are amazing, and if you are lucky you may even spot some pink dolphins. Manaus is full of trees and lots of beaches for you to truly enjoy yourself.

About the Accommodation

You will either be staying at the participant house or in a homestay where you will be living in a real brazilian home with one of our students.

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.


There are all facilities in Manaus that you ever might need.

Activities & Events

No scheduled activities outside the program.

Sights & Surroundings

There’s lots of things for you to do over the weekend. There are some amazing waterfalls to explore, there are different river tours that you can take, you might want to visit one of the many cultural centers, you can go down to the beach for the day or maybe, just go into central Manaus for some shopping, the choice is yours.


From this location we do not provide free transport to other locations.

Quick Facts

Name: Federative Republic of Brazil

Population: 206 million

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.


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.

North region

The north area of Brazil covers a great part of the Amazon basin. This area is very hot and humid, especially in the jungle. The median temperature here ranges from 24°C to 26°C with way higher temperatures during the summer. Rain here is not uncommon during summer and autumn.

Northeast region

The maximum temperature here is around 40°C, although the the average is between 20°C and 28°C. During winter months, mainly June and July, the minimum temperature is between 12°C and 16°C in the coastal regions.

Middle-West region

This region is well provided with rain. 70% of the rain occurs during November to March. It has a typical tropical climate, with a dry season during the winter. The minimum temperature ranges from 8°C to 18°C, but the temperature can go to negative during the coldest months. The summer is of course warmer, but wet, the temperature in this region ranges from 24°C to 26°C. The hottest month is September, which usually is hotter than 30°C everyday.

Southeast region

In the summer the temperature varies between 30°C to 32°C. January is the hottest month here and can be very humid. But in the winter it can get as cold as -4°C to 8°C and is usually very dry with a dry season of 2 to 6 months.

South region

The winter here is cold and the summer is warm. Here rain and maybe even storms is not uncommon during the summer. The annual median temperature is between 6°C and 12°C even though the thermometer frequently register temperatures around 0°C. The summer is warmer, with temperatures around 25°C. In the lower areas it can get even hotter than that.


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 colorful 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 colorful 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.


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.



In a large country like Brazil, travelling domestically by airplane is something to consider seriously as it can be just as affordable as travelling by long-distance bus. Brazil is the country with the second most airports in the world, so the network is vast. The main carriers which offer domestic flights are GOL and TAM airlines. If you plan to visit many cities, you can purchase a Brazil Airpass which offers you to go on 4 to 5 flights anywhere in its domestic network. The Airpass is only valid for 30 days and has to be purchased outside of the country.


The bus network in Brazil is extensive and the buses are quite comfortable, especially those that are used for long distance travel. The best service and vehicles will be found in the south. The buses stop for short breaks every few hours. City buses are usually pretty cheap and are strictly in town.

Train and Boat

Rail networks are very limited and the trains are often slow and not very comfortable. Travelling by boat is a lot more common in Brazil, at least in some specific parts of the country. In the Amazon basin the river is still the most important ‘road’.


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