By Maria Lopez Conde, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Although well over a million of international tourists flock to the gorgeous beaches of Rio de Janeiro every year, first time visitors might be surprised to find that few Cariocas speak English, including those working in the tourism industry. In fact, Rio was ranked as a city with “low English proficiency” by an Education First study published last year.

Yet as the city gets ready to host both the FIFA 2014 World Cup and the . . .

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