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Portuguese Language & Literature Teacher

São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Secondary Division (São Paulo)

Position: Portuguese Language and Literature Teacher

Location: São Paulo, Brazil

Start: July 2020



Avenues is a World School offering a trulyglobal education. We started in New York City seven years ago, opened in São Paulo in August 2018, in Shenzhen China in 2019, and will be expanding to other of the world’s leading cities in the years ahead. We believe in teaching and learning through language immersion in English and challenging interdisciplinary projects. We create a culture of creativity, and deep collaboration, and utilize state-of-the-art technology throughout. We hire brilliant colleagues, with widely diverse experience, and together we create a unique educational experience. We provide unparalleled possibilities for professional learning and development prospects around the globe. There is no place quite like Avenues.


Collaboration here isn't a buzzword: it's woven into everything we do. At Avenues, no one teaches on an island. Substantial time to collaborate is embedded into the schedule. Teacher teams, across multiple disciplines, design learning experiences together for a whole grade level. This intensity of collaboration is challenging as well as exciting: we're always evolving, learning from each other and seeking to improve.


At Avenues, Portuguese language and literature courses are interdisciplinary. History topics are closely interwoven with literature studied in English, growing in depth and complexity, with extensive collaboration with other disciplines including science, art, and the world course. Classes are discussion-based, promoting inquiry, exploration, and presentation. We expect students to write well and frequently, and engage in independent project work. You will also:

  • Ensure that students achieve key learning outcomes, targeting instruction to address individual needs
  • Build a learning atmosphere that leads students to feel part of a rigorous but joyful learning community
  • Collaborate intensively with colleagues to design interdisciplinary projects and continually deepen student learning
  • Inspire trust and confidence among parents and families


Portuguese teachers at Avenues bring all or most of the following:

  • Deep knowledge of, and an infectious passion for, literature and the tools of literary analysis
  • English proficiency to engage in meaningful professional collaboration with English-speaking colleagues
  • A remarkable entrepreneurial drive, creativity and ability to bring new ideas to fruition
  • Passion for working with young people as they learn, struggle, and grow
  • Intellectual curiosity and humility, to reflect on and continually grow in teaching practice
  • Pedagogy that engages all students in interesting, meaningful and challenging work
  • Experience teaching Portuguese, with clear evidence of student learning and growth
  • A strong sense of personal responsibility for the success of every student


Please read first about Avenues: The World School and our distinctive approach, and consider whether our mission and approach would be a good fit for you:

Apply through the Careers section of our website at Be sure to include a letter of application, in English or Portuguese, in which you thoughtfully explain why you believe that this role at Avenues São Paulo would be an excellent match for your experience, skills and passions.

Avenues offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package. Avenues is committed to diversity among our staff, and applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.



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