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Teaching House Nomads Blog | August 18, 2019

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Teaching English in Brazil

Everything related to teaching English abroad in Brazil.

The Joys and Frustrations of Learning a Language

April 15, 2014 | 1

Learning a language isn’t easy. Yet many of us still waltz into a foreign country figuring we’ll pick it up as we go. While I confess to subscribing to this theory when traveling abroad for vacations or short trips, I am now living in Brazil on a more permanent basis and I can’t just leave my Portuguese acquisition up to the fates.

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6 Tips for Renting an Apartment Abroad

March 18, 2014 | 3

Outdoor space.

It’s the holy grail of apartments in my hometown of New York City. However, a space with a balcony is usually well beyond the average city dweller´s budget, especially in Manhattan.

But I hoped to change that when I got a job teaching English abroad and moved to Uberaba, a mid-sized city in southeast Brazil. I thought surely there would be ample opportunity to find an affordable apartment with something like a terrace in a little-known city in South America.

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What My Students Taught Me About Teaching English

January 22, 2014 | 6

“Have you been to Disney World?”
“Do all Americans eat hamburgers?”
“Do you own a gun?”

Even after living in Brazil for two years, these are still the top three questions I get. (Mickey Mouse and fast food being far more popular inquiries than the American right to bear arms).

Still, I prefer my current reality to the one I was living before, hemmed in by a cubicle and dealing with a daily grind that was less than inspiring.

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