TIPS FOR GETTING A JOB TEACHING ENGLISH IN PORTUGAL
Education: BA/BS is required
TEFL Certification: A minimum of 150 Hrs TESOL Foundation Certification required. 300 Hrs Advance TESOL or a 450 Hrs Diploma TESOL 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: $400 - $800
Visas: Work Visa is generally sponsored by the employer
Average Monthly Pay: $600 - $1,000
Start – up cost: $600 - $1,000
Potential to save or break-even: Break-even
Accommodation Benefits: Sometimes can be availed
Fight Reimbursements: Rare
TEACHING ENGLISH IN PORTUGAL
Teaching English in Portugal is a good option for recently qualified teachers. There are demand for EFL teachers, particularly in places like Braga, Coimbra, Leiria, Lisbon and Porto. Business English and young learners are most in-demand in EFL market sectors.
To teach English in Portugal you just need a degree and a TEFL certificate. The majority of teachers work on a part-time, which means you can work for several schools. You may also take some private tuition. The cost of living is low, which means that you will financially have a comfortable life in Portugal.
You should start looking for teaching job in the summer. As soon as June starts, you have to keep your eyes open and most contracts are signed in late August. Another great time is in December/January. This is perfect timing if you are already in Portugal and want to make some extra cash.