Professor(a) / Assistente de Professor(a) de Português do Brasil (Contrato por Prestação de Serviço)


  • Cargo: professor(a) de Português do Brasil
  • Organização: Associação Brasileira de Cultura e Educação (ABRACE)
  • Local: McLean, VA
  • Perfil do cargo: contrato por prestação de serviço (média de 10 a 12 horas por mês)
  • Comprometimento de tempo: manhãs de sábado
  • Quem será levado em consideração: profissionais fluentes em Português do Brasil em nível avançado (como nativo), motivados pela missão da ABRACE, criativos, dinâmicos, apaixonados pela língua portuguesa (variante brasileira) e cultura brasileira, que gostem de trabalhar com crianças e jovens, e que tenham senso de equipe e de comunidade.
  • Início: conforme disponibilidade de vagas.

Veja abaixo a descrição completa da vaga em inglês e como se candidatar.

Brazilian Portuguese Teacher (Contractor)

Job description/responsibilities:

Position: Brazilian Portuguese teacher

Organization: Association of Brazilian Culture and Education — ABRACE Inc. is a nonprofit organization offering Portuguese language and Brazilian culture as well as community outreach programs, including a cultural fair and a library. Activities are currently being held online only.

Location: McLean, VA

Position information: Independent contractor – average of 10-12 hours/month

Job Summary:

ABRACE is seeking teachers who are native-like speakers of Brazilian Portuguese, passionate about working with children and youth, and excited to embrace the Brazilian-American community in the Washington, D.C. metro area. S/he must have a strong understanding of Brazilian culture, including literature, art, customs and traditions. S/he will be responsible for motivating and instructing students on how to improve speaking, reading, writing and listening of Portuguese as a Heritage Language for different proficiency levels and ages. S/he shall use various technological resources (PowerPoint, PDFs, email, apps, quizzes, etc.) and engaging activities such as games, movement and art to implement lesson plans. S/he will be required to submit lesson plans, track student attendance and progress, and report on it to parents and administrators. S/he will be required to work in person, on Saturdays mornings, in Fairfax County, VA, and possess a U.S. work permit.

Job duties shall include, but are not limited to:

  • Implement the curriculum for teaching Portuguese as a Heritage Language;
  • Teach Brazilian Portuguese to assigned groups of 8 to 12 students from 2 to 14 years-old;
  • Establish a nurturing, supportive and stimulating relationship with students through strong communication skills and an individualized approach;
  • Submit lesson plans to the administration in the approved format;
  • Observe, evaluate and document student progress in a timely fashion;
  • Maintain accurate attendance records;
  • Provide feedback to the parents and the administration on student performance, including observations and progress assessment;
  • Communicate with parents via email, videoconference or in person, as needed, about progress, including examples of children using Portuguese;
  • Work cooperatively with all parents, recognizing them as vital partners;
  • Communicate clear learning objectives and routine guidelines to parents and volunteers;
  • Teachers must have their own computer and reliable access to the internet.
  • Attend required staff meetings, professional training, workshops and seminars to gain additional knowledge of available resources and skills;
  • Remotely perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the administration.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must possess a U.S work permit and legal residency;
  • Native-like proficiency in Brazilian Portuguese;
  • Intermediate proficiency in English;
  • Available and committed to work in person on Saturdays;
  • Positive attitude, resourceful and excellent team player.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any field from an accredited institution
  • Experience working with children and youth in an educational or recreational setting

Time commitment: Classes take place on Saturday mornings, 9/7 to 12/14.

Compensation: Pay rate is $15-$25 per teaching hour, depending on qualifications. *Teachers who desire to enroll their children at ABRACE receive a 30% discount on the program fee.

Start date: on-going. Depending on vacancy

Application: Fill out the online application form available HERE. ABRACE will not sponsor applicants for work visas. Applicants must be a U.S. legal resident and possess authorization to work in the U.S. If you have any questions about this position, send a message to our School Director at

For more information about the organization, please visit our website at