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BHZ Connection is an opportunity for volunteers from UK, France, Holland, USA, Germany and elsewhere to work with Brazilian children to teach foreign languages and other skills.

Giving these children the ability to speak another language is a passport to a better future, helping them to reduce the impact of their economic situation through education.
The project uses the teaching of foreign languages as an educational tool via the production of plays, educational games, music, sport and other activities that allow the student to learn other languages .

Sounds great! How do I get involved?

If this sounds just like you… we’ve got just the thing! I need some teaching experience. I want to do something different, even if just for a short while. I am planning my gap year. I would like to help a community. I think the best way to get to know a place is by meeting the local. I would like volunteering experience. I want to change someone’s life!

If you are visiting Brazil on a gap year or a short holiday, if you fancy doing something more than idling the day away on the beach, why not spend some time in ACCA’s language project teaching what comes most naturally to you – your mother tongue.

The project is based in Belo Horizonte a major city located in the heartland of Brazil from where you can easily access other parts of the country. Once in Belo Horizonte you would be living at the project accommodation and depending of the length of you staying also  with a local host family, all friends of ACCA’s.

You can volunteer for as long as you like, but we would recommend a minimum of three months of teaching. We believe this time is necessary for you to develop your teaching skills and to build a connection with your students, and while you’re there you might even pick up some Portuguese!

We offer general guidelines for the preparation of classes, including suggestions for teaching activities and teaching material. But a successful class cannot be ready-made as the best classes are taught in accordance with the students’ age, interests and knowledge.

This is a pioneering project, so we would like to count on you to give continuity to the project by leaving your best lesson plans with us.

Sounds great! How do I get involved?

If you speak English, Spanish, Italian, French, German or Dutch (other languages also welcome) get in touch. Below are the contact details and the documents available to download…

Contact Details
Here are all the details you will need if you wish to contact us:
Address: Rua General Osório 145. Cep: 30285 – 320. Vera Cruz,
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. Brasil.
Phone number: +55 31 3483 8242
mobile: +55 (31) 97342 8049
Email : info@bhzconnection.org.br
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