Preschool/Kindergarten/First Grade Bilingual Program

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Brazil: Vitoria

Length of Position: 2 years


Centro Educacional Leonardo da Vinci is a private school located in Vitoria, Espirito Santo, a mid-sized coastal city a few hours north of Rio de Janeiro. Following in a strong tradition of excellence in foreign language education, it offers a bilingual preschool/kindergarten/first grade program which was inaugurated in February 2006. The salary will be based on institution's salary scale, highly competitive in the Brazilian market, right now 4,000 reais (Brazilian currency) after taxes. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The teacher will work with an aide from 7:15am to 5:15pm, from Monday to Friday, with 2 different groups (alternating) of up to 22 children each. On Fridays there is a different schedule: in the morning the teacher works with the children and in the afternoon has some meetings or parent/teacher conferences scheduled throughout the year. It's important that the teacher gradually starts to learn Portuguese to understand the children's needs, but the teacher has to use exclusively the English language in the classroom.

The teacher will accompany the children through snack and lunch time and help with their shower and hygiene (an aide will be always helping).

The teacher is required to attend a weekly staff meeting from 05:30-07:00pm (on Mondays). Throughout the year the teacher will be requested to attend a few lectures at night, and a few Saturday sections.


Leonardo da Vinci is a great school. There is a wide range of materials to work with, fine children's literature books, lots of DVDs, computers, flash cards. The school will provide lunch and snacks throughout the day. The teacher will have several holidays during the year, two vacations (from December 19th to January 31st, plus 2 weeks in July).

The teacher should arrive in Brazil no later than January 15, 2015, and be committed to work until December 2016.

The school provides a round airfare ticket to the home country in the second year, 2016, to teachers hired abroad (with a temporary visa).

Most important awards received by Centro Educacional Leonardo da Vinci up to now:
- Brazil Top of Quality Award (from 1993 to 2013)
- The Bizz Awards (2005 and 2007)
- Brazil Quality Summit Award (2010 and 2011)
- Abiqua's Latin Ibero-American Quality Award (2012)


We are seeking a preschool/kindergarten/first grade teacher with substantial experience and a University level degree in any area which could contribute to the position.

The teacher should be an english native speaker.

Minimum Education



  • English

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching

  • English


4,000 reais (Brazilian currency) after taxes

Experience Required


    Preferred experience with 3-6 year-old students.

This Program is open to

American, Australian, Canadian, European and South African Participants.

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work

in Groups of 1 or 2

Application Process Involves

  • Letters of Reference
  • Other
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Resume

Typically The Application Process Time is

until we find the right person