English Teacher Training Sao Paulo
About the Teacher Training Centre in São Paulo
The teacher training centre in São Paulo is located in the Liberdade district, right next to the Vergueiro metro station. Liberdade is home to the largest Japanese community in the world, outside of Japan, which is evident through its abundance of restaurants, temples and arches, and common festivals and celebrations.
The weekly Liberdade street market attracts people not just from all over the city, but from around the world, and the district is known for its colourful, international vibe.
Find a TEFL Job Post CELTA
As a StudyCELTA trainee, you will be able to sign up for free to our TEFL jobs website www.teflwork.com. TEFLwork is a platform only for qualified English teachers and will allow you to find work both at home and abroad with your newly gained CELTA certificate.
Accommodation in São Paulo
We recommend candidates book accommodation through AirBnB.
São Paulo and Surroundings
With a metropolitan population of some 21 million people, São Paulo is the largest city in Brazil and the Americas. It is known as a cultural melting pot of different cultures; the Liberdade district has the largest Japanese population outside of Japan, and there are huge Arab and Italian diasporas.
São Paulo is a cultural hub of Brazil, packed with theatres, a thriving musical scene, and home to several famous writers and poets. Many historians believed that it played host to the first theatrical performance in the country, held by Portuguese Jesuit missionaries in the 16th century.
The city itself is known as an ‘open air’ museum, filled with fascinating historic buildings and entire neighbourhoods reflecting the city’s past. The commanding Ipiranga Museum, opened in the late 1800s to commemorate the independence of Brazil, mimics the architectural grandiose of the palace of Versailles. Within its gilded walls and hallways, you can find more than 100,000 historical pieces of art, furniture, clothing and appliances belonging to figures who took part in Brazilian independence.
It’s hard to adequately describe São Paulo without mentioning its love of sports; the football-mad nation was one of the host cities in the 2014 world cup, and the annual Formula One Grand Prix attracts visitors from around the globe. Brazilian footballer Kaká famously began his career playing for the local side, São Paulo Futebol Clube, as a 12-year-old.
Weather-wise, São Paulo is as varied as it is culturally: the climate is subtropical, with warm temperatures all year-round, but in outer areas and smaller surrounding cities the winter weather can often drop to freezing. It’s known for rapidly changing weather, infamous for a ‘four seasons in one day’ phenomenon.