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


  • Cargo: professor(a) / assistente de professor(a) de Português do Brasil
  • Organização: Associação Brasileira de Cultura e Educação (ABRACE)
  • Local: as atividades da ABRACE são realizadas na McLean High School, em McLean, Virginia, nos EUA.
  • 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: pessoas fluentes em Português do Brasil em nível avançado (como nativo), que tenham paixão pela cultura brasileira e língua portuguesa (variante brasileira) e que gostem de trabalhar com crianças e jovens. Ele(a) deve estar disponível para trabalhar aos sábados e possuir permissão oficial de trabalho nos Estados Unidos.
  • Início: imediato

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Brazilian Portuguese Teacher / Teacher Assistant (Contractor)

Job description/responsibilities:

Position: Brazilian Portuguese teacher / teacher assistant

Organization: Association of Brazilian Culture and Education — ABRACE Inc. is a nonprofit organization that offers Portuguese as a Heritage Language classes for approximately 120 students on Saturday mornings in McLean High School, VA. ABRACE also offers community outreach programs, including a cultural fair and a library.

Location: McLean High School, 1633 Davidson Road, McLean, VA 22101

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

Job Summary: ABRACE is seeking teachers and teacher assistants who are native-like speakers of Brazilian Portuguese, passionate about working with children and youth, and excited to embrace the American-Brazilian 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 grade levels. S/he shall use technological resources and engaging activities such as games, music & movement and art projects. S/he will be required to submit lesson plans, track student attendance and progress, and report on it to parents and administrators. S/he must work on Saturdays 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 10 to 13 students from 2 to 13 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 at drop-off and pick-up time about progress, including examples of children using Portuguese;
  • Work cooperatively with all parents, recognizing them as vital partners in the education and developmental process;
  • Communicate clear learning objectives and routine guidelines to parents and volunteers;
  • Keep the classroom and equipment clean, organized, and well-maintained;
  • Attend required staff meetings, professional training, workshops and seminars to gain additional knowledge of available resources and skills;
  • 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 on Saturday;
  • Positive attitude, resourceful and excellent team player.

Desired Qualifications:

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

Time commitment: Classes take place on Saturdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., September-June approximately (with occasional classes from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.).

Compensation: Pay rate is $15-$25 per teaching hour, depending on qualifications.

Start date: Virtual meetings take place as of January 3rd. In-person presence required at team meeting on January 25th. Classes start on Saturday, February 1st. 

Application: Fill out the online application form available here by January 2nd, 2019. 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, Claudia Costa, at

You can also fill out the form here:

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