Teach English Dive-Into Brazil
If you enjoy teaching English, spend a summer holiday blessing young Brazilians eager to learn English. WEC's English For Missionaries (EFM) programme at WEC's Belo Horizonte centre is a great opportunity to get a taste of teaching English abroad.
You'll have a cross-cultural experience in a Christian environment while tasting Brazilian life through our 'Dive Into' short-term programme.
The EFM is an intensive English course focused on Christian vocabulary and missions. The classes are run at three language levels, and your students are drawn from Brazilian church members, Bible school students, trainee missionaries, and church leaders. Each class may hold 8-9 adult students.
You will be provided with resources like English Bibles, textbooks and games, and you're welcome to bring additional visual aids and other resources.
Live with the students, share meals and enjoy free weekends.
Qualities & Gifts Sought
A basic TEFL course and certificate is helpful, but for this short-term Dive-In there’s no requirement to be a trained teacher. Being a native English speaker and an evangelical Christian is sufficient.
You will arrive one week before classes begin and will be able to stay on a further week to further taste the culture.
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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 couple of tasters:
Jacquie taught English in Guinea-Bissau on a short term mission with WEC. Read Jacquie's story.
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 in Portuguese about WEC Brasil.
More about what WEC is doing in the Americas here.