SAO PAULO (January 8, 2012)--Prostitutes in Belo Horizonte, one of Brazil's biggest cities, are signing up for free English classes ahead of this year's Confederations Cup and the 2014 World Cup.
The president of the Association of Prostitutes of the city of Belo Horizonte said by telephone that 20 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 organizing the classes and seeking volunteer teachers.
Belo Horizonte will host six World Cup matches.
“It will be important for the girls will be able to use English to let their clients know what they are charging and learn about what turns them on,” the association president said.
Prostitution is legal in Brazil.