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How to cite this data:
Observatory for English Language Teaching. (2021). English Language Teaching in Brazil: Snapshots of a profession from the Brazilian School and Higher Education Censuses. British Council. www.englishinschools.org
Categories and terms used:
Except where indicated, all data presented in the graphs follow the categories and terms originally used in the School Census and Higher Education Census.
The data presented here was gathered from the School and Higher Education Censuses. It is possible that some numbers look different to local reality. This can happen, for instance, as a result of outdated teacher information from the institutions that submit the Census data, or because of methodological Census reasons, amongst others. This possibility does not reduce the importance of the data, after all, they are resources that allow us to draw overviews of daily school life using the same analysis criteria for the entire country and, therefore, help to support educational policies and pedagogical activities. Other types of research must be taken into account for more specific analyses. For a synthesis of the analysis and methodological information, access the Executive Summary.
Teachers by territory
Colour or Race
Teacher Qualification Adequacy
Teaching Qualification Adequacy Definitions
Adequate: a. single licentiate degree in Language/Literature in English or b. Licentiate degree in Portuguese/English or c. a bachelor's degree in these same two areas with an additional pedagogical qualification course completed in English.
Semi adequate: Bachelor’s degree or a sequential degree in Language and Literature with an English language component, but without additional pedagogical qualification or with additional pedagogical qualification in an area other than the English language.
Inadequate 1: a. licentiate degree in Language and Literature without a component in English language or b. bachelors or sequential degree in Language and Literature without a component in English language, with additional pedagogical qualification in any area.
Inadequate 2: a. licentiate degree in other subjects of the common curricular base or b. bachelor’s degree in other subjects of the common curricular base with or without additional pedagogical qualification or c. Bachelor’s degree or sequential course in Language and Literature without a component in English language and without additional pedagogical qualification.
Inadequate 3: Higher education in other areas not covered in the previous alternatives.
No title: No higher education.
Note: the adequacy categories of teachers’ degrees are based on Technical Note No. 1/2021/CGCQTI/DEED produced by the Anísio Texeira National Institute of Educational Studies and Research (INEP), with adaptations for the types of training in the English language area.