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BrettDM



Joined: 28 Nov 2010
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:22 pm    Post subject: Your experiences in Rio and advice Reply with quote

I graduated from College in 2009 with a BS in Business with a Marketing Emphasis from the University of Colorado. I have no experience teaching

I want to teach English abroad and use TEFL to live and travel around.

I am thinking of getting my CELTA in Rio at either BRITANNIA INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH or CULTURA INGLESA RIO DE JANEIRO.

It is quite expensive to take the course. The Britannia course costs $2,200 plus $180 for the certification fee. And they only offer one full time course in early January.

I e-mailed the other school to find out their prices and dates. Hoping they have more dates available and maybe cheaper.

Anyway.

Does anyone have any experience with these two schools?

I am choosing Rio because I want to have a good time and be in a place with good nightlife and pretty women while teaching. As long as I get by thats all that matters to me. That being said, I will take my work seriously, I can separate work and play.

So I just want to hear everyones experience teaching in Rio and any tips they may have for me.

Thanks all.
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DashGlobal



Joined: 14 Oct 2010
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

from what ive gathered teaching english in Rio is very hard, not alot of opportunities.

id suggest getting a celta in ecuador as its alot cheaper. then catch a bus to colombia where its alot easier to get a teaching job. good nightlife, hot women, steady work.

only place in brazil that has decent opportunities is sao paulo....
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BrettDM



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah that is what I figured as well, but it seems some make it work.

Colombia sounds pretty good as well.

I looked at the CELTA costs in both countries.

They seem to be on par with each other, $1,550 in Colombia, and $2,250 in Ecuador, but that is also including food and accommodation.

It seems that other have been able to scrap by in Rio. I would Really love to make it work somehow.

My initial plan was to get certified in Rio, work there for the remaining 6 months of Visa, then go over to Colombia for a while, then possibly to Argentina and maybe Mexico. Then either go back to Brazil or off to Istanbul.

Lots to think about.

Any advice is appreciated.

Thanks
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icehockey23



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure about anyone else's CELTA experience but mine while not particularly difficult required a lot of time for most of it - didnt have much time for fun - If I had to do my CELTA again -Id do it in the cheapest location with the least distractions - Id go to Rio after i got my CELTA
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icehockey23



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BTW 2380 US dollars sounds expensive for a CELTA course in Brazil pretty sure you could do it in Sao Paulo for less.

There is a chance Cultura Inglessa would offer you work after you finish the course - but they will pay you very little, offer you a work schedule from Hell and provide no support regarding a work visa.
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