Help in our English conversational classes in São Sebastião, Brazil

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  • Description

    Description

    Our program has been growing and improving in recent years. We teach how to conduct conversational English lessons for students of all ages from beginner to intermediate level in an interactive way.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are ready to show you a part of Brazil hidden from the usual tourist route. Moreover, here in São Sebastião, you will get to experience the local food and way of life and interact with a loving community. We’re only steps away from the beach!

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    Projects involving children

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  • Help

    Help

    We expect you to stay with us for at least 3 weeks, to conduct conversational English lessons for students of all ages from beginner to intermediate level in an interactive way.! No prior knowledge of Portuguese is required. You don't have to be a native English speaker but you must have an advanced level. In addition to the regular lessons, we have a special day activity designed to give students the opportunity to practice English in a more natural way, similar to what we experience when traveling abroad. So you'll be expected to give a workshop that can range from talking about your home country/culture to sharing your unique skills with students, whether this is dance, yoga, painting or any other interesting activities.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accomodation:

    The accomodation is a suite similar to a bunk/dorm room!

    Meals:

    Travelling is all about reinventing and change of routine and lifestyle: whether it is how much you sleep and where, how long you have to wait for transport, doing without home comforts or trying new things.

    So yes, travelling is going to be a bit more challenging when you have certain dietary restrictions, food allergies OR when you are simply a picky eater. While it might be difficult — and sometimes even impossible(!) — to stick to your diet while away, it doesn’t mean that you can’t or shouldn’t visit countries where people have eating habits vastly different from yours. As a seasoned traveller (currently a workaway host), here is an advice on how you can respect both your dietary requirements and the local customs without going hungry.

    It’s important to remember that most of you come from countries where have a ridiculous amount of choice. Consumerism trains us to be fussy that we should only eat organic, low fat, additive-free products that contain little or no salt and sugar. When we travel, we have to lose some of these hang-ups and high expectations, otherwise we're not going to be able to make the most of our time away.

    The best option we found for volunteers in relation to food or dietary restrictions is to let you cook for yourself. Each one of the volunteers will be responsible for providing a grocery list that need their dietary needs each weak for breakfast and dinner. You will be more than welcome to try one of our dishes if you like.

    There is not an exact single "national Brazilian cuisine", but there is an assortment of various regional traditions and typical dishes. This diversity is linked to the origins of the people inhabiting each area. For instance Rice and beans is an extremely popular dish, considered basic at table.

    Pão de queijo (literally "cheese bread"), a typical Brazilian snack, is a small, soft roll made of manioc flour, eggs, milk, and minas cheese. It can be bought ready-made at a corner store or frozen and ready to bake in a supermarket and is gluten-free.

    Coxinha is a chicken croquette shaped like a chicken thigh.

    Kibe/Quibe: extremely popular, it corresponds to the Lebanese dish kibbeh and was brought to mainstream Brazilian culture by Syrian and Lebanese immigrants. It can be served baked, fried, or raw.

    Esfiha: another Middle Eastern dish, despite being a more recent addition to Brazilian cuisine they are nowadays easily found everywhere, specially in Northeastern, Southern and Southeastern regions. They are pies/cakes with fillings like beef, mutton, cheese curd, or seasoned vegetables.

    Pastéis are pastries with a wide variety of fillings. Similar to Spanish fried Empanadas but of Japanese origin (and brought to Brazil by the Japanese diaspora). Different shapes are used to tell apart the different flavours, the two most common shapes being half-moon (cheese) and square (meat). Size, flavour, and shape may vary greatly.
    Misto-quente is grilled ham and cheese sandwich.

    Açaí, cupuaçu, carambola, and many other tropical fruits are shipped from the Amazon Rainforest and consumed in smoothies or as fresh fruit. Other aspects of Amazonian cuisine are also gaining a following.

    Cheese: the dairy-producing state of Minas Gerais is known for such cheeses as Queijo Minas, a soft, mild-flavored fresh white cheese usually sold packaged in water; requeijão, a mildly salty, silky-textured, spreadable cheese sold in glass jars and eaten on bread; and Catupiry, a soft processed cheese sold in a distinctive round wooden box.

    Churrasco is the term for a barbecue (similar to the Argentine or Uruguayan asado) which originated in southern Brazil. It contains a variety of meats which may be cooked on a purpose-built "churrasqueira", a barbecue grill, often with supports for spits or skewers. Portable "churrasqueiras" are similar to those used to prepare the Argentine and Uruguayan asado, with a grill support, but many Brazilian "churrasqueiras" do not have grills, only the skewers above the embers. The meat may alternatively be cooked on large metal or wood skewers resting on a support or stuck into the ground and roasted with the embers of charcoal (wood may also be used, especially in the State of Rio Grande do Sul).

    Pizza is also extremely popular. It is usually made in a wood-fire oven with a thin, flexible crust, little or very little sauce, and a number of interesting toppings. In addition to the "traditional" Italian pizza toppings, items like guava cheese and Minas cheese, banana and cinnamon, poultry (either milled chicken meat or smoked turkey breast) and catupiry, and chocolate are available. Traditionally olive oil is poured over the pizza, but in some regions people enjoy ketchup, mustard and even mayonnaise on pizza.

    Although many traditional dishes are prepared with meat or fish, it is not difficult to live on vegetarian food as well. There is a rich supply of all kinds of fruits and vegetables no Brazil.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This region offers many attractions: beautiful beaches, great surfing, adventurous hikes, crystal clear fresh water pools and waterfalls and breathtaking excursions to many islands.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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