English Language Learning

ILEP Participants and the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia

The U.S. maintains a strong relationship with a network of 38 Binational Centers throughout Brazil. Their mission is to teach English as well as to share American culture. These centers also offer student advising which provides superb information to all Brazilians who are interested in studying in the United States for short-term programs, undergraduate as well as graduate. They are an excellent resource for quality English courses and accurate information.

Here is a link to our Binational Centers, and to the Student Advising resources.


This is a five-month exchange program in the U.S. for Brazilian public secondary school English teachers. The teachers are located at a U.S. university where they attend classes on an area of interest (teaching methodology, use of technology in the classroom, curriculum development) as well as an internship opportunity at a local U.S. high school. Applicants are selected from throughout Brazil and recruitment begins in April/May each year.

These are scholarships for Brazilians who have an undergraduate or master’s degree in English. The individuals go to the U.S. for 9 months where they serve in a U.S. university as a teaching assistant for Portuguese. Recruitment is in May and June each year and run by the Fulbright Commission. The same opportunity is offered for U.S. students to serve as an English Teaching Assistant in Brazilian schools or institutions for a 9 month period. Recruitment for U.S. students is from April to October and managed by the Institute of International Education.

The Regional English Language Office (RELO) supports the mission of the Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy to promote mutual understanding between people through its informational, educational and cultural programs.

In support of the mission, the RELO offers professional development and educational exchange programs for English language trainers, teachers and students in coordination with Ministry of Education, Binational Centers, and teachers’ organizations throughout the region.

The Regional English Language Office in Brazil is one of 21 such offices around the world (coordinated by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs).

Regional English Language Office
Rua Henri Dunant, 700
U.S. Consulate General
São Paulo – Brasil

Tel: (55 11) 3250-5428
Fax: (55 11) 3250-5299

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