English 101: Teaching Prostitutes English in Brazil

So my good friend, roommate and co-conspirator – Niall Doherty, was throwing out some interesting job suggestions that I could do whilst I am living here in Brazil. One of these suggestions was to do something very special for the World Cup. If you happen to have eyeballs, no doubt you have seen a bit of controversy spattered all over the news about some points of contention about FIFA’s World Cup being hosted in Brazil.

Riots have been breaking out over the World Cup and Olympics that Brazil is hosting for over a year

Riots have been breaking out over the World Cup and Olympics that Brazil is hosting for over a year

As I stated in my last blog post, feelings seem to be pretty mixed here about the whole World Cup affair – and by mixed I mean in general people are pissed off but at this point in the game, there isn’t a whole lot one can do except to hope that Brazil pulls off the big win in the cup and no one kills each other.

So on that note, I thought I would start off nice and easy in Brazil and do something for the World Cup that isn’t quite so contentious, so I have decided to teach prostitutes English. With a little bit of web perusing I found an organization that helps the prostitutes in Brazil by teaching them the practices of safe sex – and what better way for me to help than to offer up my paltry skill set and impregnate the prostitutes with knowledge of the written English word to better their business and promote safer sex amongst nations.

The Associação das Prostitutas de Minas Gerais throws their annual 'Puta Dei', whore festival, to promote their association teaching safe sex practices to prostitutes in Brazil

The Associação das Prostitutas de Minas Gerais throws their annual ‘Puta Dei’, whore festival, to promote their association teaching safe sex practices to prostitutes in Brazil

Obama may not be the only gringo getting a pre-emptive Nobel Peace Prize.

While Jaime may teach calculus to troubled inner-city kids, I will use my skills to impart English knowledge to prostitutes in Brazil

While Jaime may teach calculus to troubled inner-city kids, I will use my skills to impart English knowledge to prostitutes in Brazil

So without further ado, I shall embark on my latest public service by venturing into the seedy underbelly of Belo Horizonte Brazil to see if I can do what I do best: convince people to listen and employ this helpless gringo.

Turner barr
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Hi, my name is Turner. I travel the world, hustle to find interesting jobs, and write about what happens when you read too many self-help books.

8 Comments
  • Sharon Walker
    Posted at 19:49h, 03 July

    Aha! I hate I didn’t think to suggest that to you in my last comment! We saw tons of advertisements for teaching English to the prostitutes in Rio while we were there last year. I thought it was very interesting because so few people speak English in Brazil but only the prostitutes saw the monetary gain from learning it (we saw no such ads for other entities wanting or needing to learn!). Crazy! But it makes sense!

  • Gusti Junqueira - Um vagaMundo
    Posted at 07:21h, 04 July

    That’s great Turner! Thanks for increasing the English level in our city! 😉 (Just one question: Are you getting some benefits? Some discounts? hahaha)

  • Clay
    Posted at 05:43h, 11 July

    I love this haha. Great video man! I hope it’s not too crazy for you there right now after that loss!

  • Carina
    Posted at 23:03h, 18 July

    Hi Turner,

    Maybe you could add this to your CV:

    06/2014 – 07/2014
    Business Developer, Brazil
    Identified the specific needs of my clients’ customers and improved B2C communication
    Increase revenue by 20%

    😀

    Keep the good work up!
    Carina

  • Curtis
    Posted at 08:03h, 21 July

    Hello!
    Well, at least you are helping those poor unfortunate ladies earn a decent living. How good of you. 🙂

    Take care.

  • Ranthambore
    Posted at 03:31h, 23 July

    I watch this video fully, and can say only….. Ah!!

  • Illia
    Posted at 09:09h, 28 July

    It’s indeed so nice of you to help those ladies! The video is WILD!

  • Craig
    Posted at 07:03h, 30 July

    Sounds like you’re going to have a few interesting stories after this job. Hope it goes well!