March 17, 2002 at 1:09 am #38558
I am an Englishman living and working in Minas Gerais. Our town is a university town and there is a huge demand for native English speakers. The pay in the schools is not so good at between 7 and 10 reais an hour though I know of one school which pays 15 for ordinary classes and 25 for Toefl. I earn between 25 and 35 reais an hour and I work between 40 and 45 hours a week. On top of that is the lesson prep. and admin. All my classes are one to one. After reading some of the letters I was wondering if anyone would be interested in working here?
March 19, 2002 at 1:12 pm #38762
I take it you’re talking bout Uberaba? R$1000 a week? That’s some pretty nice change. I’m in Brasilia and was working for a private school which is charging it’s students R$50/hr. As a teacher I was getting R$20/hr which for here isn’t bad but I ran into a scheduling problem. The Dono seemed to like to use the native teachers who were earning less per hour but overall making over 4 times what I was making because they taught more classes. I discovered the school was making around R$200k/yr so I decided to write my own book and offer my own course because most of my “advanced” students were either still speaking using the portuguese alphabet or pronouncing the -ed like a three year old.
March 19, 2002 at 2:47 pm #38769
Uberaba no, we are not so far from the coast,Rio and Sao Paulo. It is not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but its home. I mentioned it because the students have just gone back to university and I have been inundated with enquiries. I am working at full capacity and thought it would be a nice opportunity for someone to rent a house and teach privately. The lectures for the students on the marketing and admin course are in English. They need help with grammar, conversation, pronunciation etc. obviously I would be able to provde more info. to anyone who was seriously interested.
March 19, 2002 at 10:23 pm #38809
Tamashin, I’m not an English instructor but if I were I think Minas is a dandy place to live.
May 3, 2002 at 6:58 pm #41213
[QUOTE=tamashin] Uberaba no, we are¬†not so far from the coast,Rio and Sao Paulo. It is¬†not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but its home. [/QUOTE] What‘s the big deal about the name? Why the big secret? Afraid that Gringos would invade “your” territory?
May 6, 2002 at 1:10 am #41329
What‘s the big deal about the name? Why the big secret? Afraid that Gringos would invade “your” territory? [/QUOTE] I have given the name in several private messenger enquiries. I was rather hoping that someone would share the load but to no avail.
May 6, 2002 at 10:14 pm #41351
[QUOTE=Mineiro_Alemão] [QUOTE=tamashin] [/QUOTE]
What‘s the big deal about the name? Why the big secret? Afraid that Gringos would invade “your” territory? [/QUOTE] Ive just read your recent note on Orkut, nuff said! and anyway have you seen anyone put their name and address on a post in this forum ?
September 8, 2002 at 11:37 am #47263
Hello! How often do you recruit new teachers? I will be coming to Brazil in February next year and will be travelling at first, then I hope to teach as of March or April. I would be very interested in working at your school. Do you have any more information or advice? Many thanks!!!
September 17, 2002 at 12:15 pm #47534
I’m hoping to do a TEFL course this year and go to live in Brazil next year from about May…….I will be living in Belo Horizonte because that is where my girlfriend is from, but can anybody help me with the logistics of this? finding a flat/job, possibly studying something, does anybody know any forums or websites for people living in brazil who could help??
September 18, 2002 at 9:30 pm #47624
does anybody know any forums or websites for people living in brazil who could help??
[/QUOTE] Bollywood, You’ve come to the right forum and sorry it doesn’t get any better than gringoes.com Here in Belo Horizonte (BH), I have had over 7 people in the last two weeks ask me if I’d give them them english lessons. I’m not interested as I am happily working in my field. Yippeee!!! I think BH has a shortage of native english speakers so you’d be in a good position to find work in this area. Its one of those things though that you have to start from scratch, build up your clientele, work well etc. I recently moved to BH from Sao Paulo and will be here for at least 3 years. I’ve been through the hard yards of finding a place etc. so I can provide you with some recently acquired information. Here is a list of real estate agents. http://www.adimoveisbh.com.br/ http://www.casamineira.com.br/ http://www.arianeimoveis.com.br/ http://www.netimoveis.com/ http://www.redemorar.com.br/ http://www.ximenes.com.br/ If you need to know about suburbs etc. just let me know. Regarding studying, hmmm I can’t really help in that depart. So will you be bringing along a wad of Bollywood DVDs?????I certainly hope soo! ZecaP.
March 18, 2006 at 1:09 am #7955
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