Thanks to everyone for all the comments on the fact that I now have something a bit more intellectual on my plate! I’d rather not identify the actual school as I may get some good stories out of the experience.
Teaching was great fun! I forgot how much I enjoy having a live audience. Couple surprises – first, there was only one woman in the class. Second, the class started at 7 pm and by 6:30 pm a quarter of the class was in attendance. By 6:45 half the class was sitting in their seats. By the time 7 pm came around, everyone who was coming was in their seat. I totally called them out on this and my generalization that all Brazilians are late. Their excuse was traffic, but that really would only be an excuse if they all showed up at 8 pm. Hmmm… curious.
On the subject of English, turns out they were all forced to take the course in English if they wanted my particular discipline. In other words, there was not a Portuguese option. HA. Only one gentleman is going to struggle, but I’ll help him where I can and the other students are all happy to translate if necessary.
Pathetically excited about the next class.