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Teaching English in Portugal

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  • Education: 
    BA/BS is required
  • TEFL Certification: 
    A minimum of 150 Hrs TESOL Foundation Certification required. A 300 or 450 Hrs’ Advanced/Diploma in TEFL programs in Portugal gives you an edge
  • Peak Hiring Months: 
    Beginning of September or October and January
  • Types of jobs: 
    Public Schools, Private language schools and some tutoring
  • Typical Hiring Process: 
    Most schools prefer an interview over Skype or telephone
  • Average teaching hours per week: 
    20-35 hours of classroom as well as exam preparation time
  • Types of Students: 
    School children,Business professionals and Private students
  • Cost of Living per month: 
    1300 – 1700 USD
  • Visas: 
    Work Visa is generally sponsored by the employer
  • Average Monthly Pay: 
    1300 - 1,850 USD
  • Start – up cost: 
    2300 - 2900 USD
  • Potential to save or break-even: 
  • Accommodation Benefits: 
    Sometimes can be availed
  • Flight Reimbursements: 
Teaching English in Portugal

Teaching English in Portugal is a decent choice for recently qualified teachers. There is a huge demand for EFL teachers, especially in places like Braga, Coimbra, Leiria, Lisbon and Porto. Business English and young learners are mostly in demand in EFL market areas.

To teach English, you simply need a degree and a certificate in ESL teaching courses in Portugal. Most of the teachers work on low maintenance, which implies you can work for a few schools. You may, likewise, take some private tuition/s. The average cost for basic items is low, which implies that, financially, you will have a moderately comfortable life in Portugal.

You should begin searching for a teaching job in the late spring. When June begins, you need to keep your eyes open as most agreements are signed in late August. Another incredible time is to apply in December/January. This is an ideal time if you are now in Portugal and need to make some additional money.