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English Teacher for trainee missionaries – Brazil

Help to organise an English programme for new Brazilian missionaries. Live with your students, share meals and enjoy free weekends. Prepare and run the English classes at the mission HQ at Belo Horizonte on weekday mornings.

Get involved in practical and other ministry opportunities as time allows.

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Qualities & Gifts Sought

Ideally English is your mother tongue and you have a TEFL certificate. You also need adequate Portuguese to communicate with the HQ teams and to travel.

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About Teaching English

Fluency in English provides students with a vital skill. By teaching English you have a chance to build relationships with students, and can provide opportunities to share the gospel.

You can use your TEFL or TESOL training on a short-term mission experience with WEC. Have an opportunity to travel and experience a new culture.

TEFL training: You can study English Teaching online, or gain qualifications with one of our partners, ChristianTEFL.org

Every year there are opportunities in Brazil to teach our trainee missionaries. Here's a taster:


Jacquie taught English in Guinea-Bissau on a short term mission with WEC. Read Jacquie's story.

Get in touch with our UK Short Term team about our latest opportunities.

About Brazil

Brazil (Portuguese: Brasil) is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.  

At 8.5 million square kilometers (3.2 million square miles)  and with over 208 million people, Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country by area and the sixth most populous. The capital is Brasília, and the most populated city is São Paulo.

Urban areas  concentrate 84.35% of the population, and the Southeast region is the most populated one, with over 80 million inhabitants.  

Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Brazil has a coastline of 7,491 kilometers (4,655 mi). It borders all other South American countries except Ecuador and Chile and covers 47.3% of the continent's land area.  

Its Amazon River basin includes a vast tropical forest, home to diverse wildlife, a variety of ecological systems, and extensive natural resources spanning numerous protected habitats. This unique environmental heritage makes Brazil one of 17 megadiverse countries, and is the subject of significant global interest and debate regarding deforestation and environmental protection.  

Brazil's economy is the world's eighth-largest. Until 2010 Brazil had one of the world's fastest growing major economies. It has been characterised as a potential superpower. One of the world's major breadbaskets, Brazil has also been the largest producer of coffee for the last 150 years.  

Brazilian cuisine varies greatly by region, reflecting the country's varying mix of indigenous and immigrant populations. A typical meal consists mostly of rice and beans with beef, salad, french fries and a fried egg. Often, it's mixed with cassava flour (farofa). The national beverage is coffee!  

[Read more about Brazil on Wikipedia]

Brazil has 309 people groups and 30 of these are considered unreached - these 30 people groups have yet to hear the good news about of Jesus.  

89.5% are professing Christians, and of those, 24.7% call themselves Evangelical.  

[Source: Joshua Project]
 
Pray with us for this land, for:
The challenges of economic corruption and crime

Poverty which still effects tens of millions
The Catholic Church
Brazil’s unreached people groups
The indigenous peoples of Brazil
[Operation World print edition, 2010]  

You can also pray online for Brazil with Operation World

WEC in Brazil

WEC has been in Brazil since 1922, and WEC’s first branch outside Africa was established in 1923 called ‘The Heart of Amazonia Mission’.

Today, WEC Brazil's Vision is the evangelization of the unreached people groups in partnership with Brazilian Churches.

'We work in partnership with Brazilian churches in order to send out missionaries who are well prepared, as well as care for them and their families, so that they might have an effective and long-lasting ministry among unreached peoples. We also have teams reaching out to indigenous peoples in Brazil.'

Read more about WEC Brasil in Portuguese.

Details

Position Type
TEFL
Education & Training

Contract Type
3-12 months i Ideal commitment between 3 months and 1 year

Location
Belo Horizonte
Brazil
South America
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