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Our program has been growing and improving in recent years. We teach English lessons from beginners to intermediate level in an interactive way, from Monday to Thursday.
We ask international volunteers to come and stay so our students can have a realistic understnding of what speaking English is like, can experience differnt accents, and to experience what life may be like beyond Brazil- A cultural exchage.
In Brazil extra curricular engilsh classes are quite expensive so our goal here is provide affordable classes, in hope to provide future opportunities for our students (for them to travel abroad and have higher job prospects), to broaden thier horizons and make them more comfortable speaking English- to change their lives.
Práctica de idiomas
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!
This region offers many attractions: beautiful beaches, great surfing, adventurous hikes, crystal clear fresh water pools and waterfalls and breathtaking excursions to many islands.
En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.
We expect you to stay with us for at least 1 month. One of the most important differences between the hot and cold-climate cultures in the work setting is that the hot climate culture (us) is relationship based. All hot-climate communication has one goal: to promote a friendly environment and a friendly relationship, from what we’ve experienced so far 1 month it’s a great way to start it.
We expect you 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.
Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
Este anfitrión ha indicado que está interesado en compartir su idioma o aprender otro.
Ponte en contacto con él para obtener más información.
We all live under one big roof. I will be your host family.
You become part of our family here- "make yourself at home"
We share the kitchen, the bedrooms, the social school place, and the school classrooms all in one big buliding.
The volunteers have private room, with 2 comfortable beds in it , in which you share with1 other volunteer.
This inculdes a bathroom with a nice sink,mirror toilet and shower - with lush hot water.
And what's more - YOU HAVE AN AIRCONDITIONING and a SWIMMING POOL!
(But we ussually only use the air conditioning in summer when it gets very hot)
Food is somthing we don't mind about at all. We want our volunteers to feel realxed in our home enviroment- feel that they can cook and eat when they want to and how the want to.
With volunteers having differnet diet's etc. we have found it easiest to let volunteeres cook for themselfs.
We love sharing our culture and tional foods, and would love it if you could do the same with us as well.
We ask for this to be a cultural exchange- for you to cook somethings from your home town and teach us your ways.
In exchange for all your hard work teaching, we provide accommodation and all the ingredients for two meals; breakfast and dinner, every week, for you to prepare meals for yourself in the kitchen.
We ask you for a list of meals that you´ll make and a shopping list every Wednesday with dietry needs on it etc. . This is Market day! You are free to join me for the experience.
If I am super busy I am happy for you to ask me to go yourself - with a budget of money to buy all the groceries for yourselfs; but you will have to be responsible if you finish them before the end of the week.
We would prefer you to get things that are more organic and covered in as little plastic as possible.
Because we try to buy as much local food as possible to reduce our carbon footprint.
(We would respect it if you could do the same - integrate yourself- try to have as much natural Brazilian food as possible.)
If you would like snacks or you feel you need certain food from your country that are very expensive here (for example: Brie cheese, pesto, parmesan cheese or olive oil) you will have to buy this with your own money.
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 in Brazil.
A BIT MORE INFO ON FOOD EXPECTATIONS
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. Food has not been hard for the average person to find. Food, therefore, has gone from primarily being a source of nourishment to be a source of entertainment. Variety and flavor in foods are important to the development countries. They exercise their freedom of choice when it comes to eating. In a poor country or in a poor family almost anywhere, the priority is filling the stomach, not having a variety of special taste in foods.
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.
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.
Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
Good wifi all day
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
Son opciones de calificación adicionales para cuando los miembros dejan sus comentarios. Se muestra la calificación media dejada en cada opción.
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