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TEFL / TESOL in Recife

TEFL in Recife/ TESOL in Recife

iTTi Recife TEFL Center is located in Espinheiro, one of the best neighborhoods in the city. It features a classroom with air-conditioning, WiFi access, and a computer with a projector. The building also accommodates our exchange program partner, Cultura & Companhia, from whom you can also book wonderful sightseeing tours in the Northeast of the country at special rates

Classes run between 9:00 am and 9:40 pm from Monday to Thursday.  Our TEFL courses run in three different formats:

  1. a) Intensive programs: four intensive weeks from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm – Monday to Friday.
  2. b) Semi-intensive programs: every Friday or Saturday, from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, for 20 weeks,
  3. c) Part-time programs: once every other Saturday, from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, for 10 months.


The teaching practice module is done through one of our social programs, where you can get the chance to meet the locals more closely, help build a more egalitarian society and learn more about our local culture. Coursebooks are provided to trainees and students.

The center features access to Internet, a copy machine and a small library of classroom resources. Our EFL students are locals from Recife. Our teachers and trainers have extensive teaching experience.


(100% in class training)


Course Fee

  • Total course fee: US $1,250
  • Deposit: US $500 (due at the time of registration)
  • Balance payment: US $750 (due 30 days before the first course day)

Course fee contains tuition, certificate, moderation, career support and one complimentary specialization in either Business English, Young Learners, or TOEFL preparation.


2018 – TEFL Courses in Recife

  • 02 July – 27 July (Intensive)
  • 03 September – 28 September (Intensive)
  • 05 November – 30 November (Intensive)
  • 04 August – 15 December (Semi-intensive, on Saturdays)

Hiring season for teaching English in Brazil happens to be in February and August, depending on the sector in which you will be teaching.  This is the schedule for public schools.   Private schools, such as international schools, follow a similar schedule.  Schools specializing in teaching English don’t always follow such a rigid schedule and may give you a TEFL job during other times of the year.   Recife has a wide range of English teaching jobs, and TEFL-certified teachers will stand out of the crowd. There is a big difference between “I speak English, I can teach” opportunists who take the money of the students making them believe they do the perfect job.  Professionals in the field know that this is far from the truth.  Prospective English teachers are always amazed the find out how much they have to learn to deliver the perfect class.

Teaching Business English is big in Recife, as it is the industrial center of the Northeast region.  Brazil’s medical industry is most prominent here.  You may also want to do some private tutoring, as it is easy to find students who want to learn or improve their English language skills. Brazilians know that there is no career in business without well-rounded English skills.  Once in Recife, we will help you with local job opportunities, as we have a large network of contacts.  You will find that it is easy to land a good job with excellent English and the proper teaching skills.

Recife is the fourth-largest, fastest-growing urban agglomeration in Brazil with 3,995,949 inhabitants, the largest city of Brazilian’s North/Northeast Regions, and the capital of the state of Pernambucoin, located the Northeast corner of South America. The population of the city was 1,625,583 in 2016.   Recife also has a tradition of being the most important commercial hub of the North/Northeastern region of Brazil.  With more than 52,500 business enterprises in Recife plus 32,500 in the Metro Area, it is this part of Brazil where people can find work easily.

Recife has lots of interesting places to visit: museums, churches, parks, beaches, and historical sites dating back to the times when the Portuguese first used Recife as a port for the export of sugar cane. Recife is also a haven for beach lovers.  Famous beaches are within a short drive, such as the well-known Porto de Galinhas Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.


Recife is well connected to other Brazilian cities by air with direct flights to and from most major cities in the country.  It is also connected to over 13 international locations, such as Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Bogota, Panama City, Miami, Orlando, Lisbon, Madrid, Frankfurt, etc. And if you are planning to have an extended vacation while taking one of our TEFL courses, do book a flight to the beautiful, breathtaking nature paradise, Fernando de Noronha Island, a gem among Brazilian’s tourist locations.  There are daily flights to and from the island.


Recife is the perfect combination for aspiring TEFL teachers.  Not only will you find plenty of TEFL job opportunities here, you will also find the most attractive places Brazil can offer them to relax during their off hours right in front of their door steps.


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