Brazilian prostitutes to get free English classes for 2014 World Cup | inside World Soccer

As Brazil prepares to host the 2014 World Cup, a prostitute advocacy group in the city of Belo Horizonte is offering free English classes to help the women better communicate with foreign clients.

Ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, free English classes planned for prostitutes
Ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, free English classes planned for prostitutes

Cida Vieira, president of the Association of Prostitutes in the city of Belo Horizonte, said that 20 prostitutes have already signed up for the courses and she expects at least 300 of the group's 4,000 members to follow suit.

The association is in talks with teachers and English speakers to provide their services free of charge. Classes are expected to begin in March and last up to eight months.

"English will be very important to communicate with clients during the Cup," Vieira told CNN.

"They'll have to learn how to work out financial deals and also use a specialized vocabulary with sensual words and fetishes."

She added: "Across Brazil, lots of businesses in the private sector are getting prepared and making their workers more qualified for the Cup. Well, this is a profession, too."

Prostitution is legal in Brazil, although sexual exploitation and pimping are not.

Belo Horizonte is set to host three matches of the Confederations Cup this summer and six games of the World Cup in 2014.


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