© 2006 Australasian Training Academy Pty Ltd
ATA Work Guide
(Need EU PASSPORT) Portugal is an often overlooked corner of Europe
for ESL/EFL teachers. This is surprising, given the opportunities which exist
here for teachers with an internationally-recognized TESOL certificate (and
the right visa). Private English schools can be found throughout the
country, even in small coastal towns such as Póvoa and Averio. In the
bigger cities, international language school chains International House,
Inlingua, and the Wall Street Institute have a significant presence. Most of
these schools recruit many of their teachers from overseas.
Teachers Required - Native English Speakers. There is a clear preference
for British English, though teachers from other English-speaking countries
are rarely overlooked.
Education Level Required Prefer TESOL Certified. (Need EU Passport).
VISA All EU citizens are eligible for a residence permit for Portugal. This
can be obtained relatively easily once the person has written
confirmation of a job offer.
Non-EU passport holders should have a job confirmed before they arrive in
Contracts: 9-12 months.
Online Job Availability: Low
Busiest Period: Sep-June
Cost of Living: Moderate
Income: Esc120,000($1012AUD)-250,000($2109.10AUD) per month
Average Work Hours: 22-25 hours.
Tutoring: Very common. Ads for people seeking private lessons appear
regularly in the Anglo-Portuguese News.
© 2006 Australasian Training Academy Pty Ltd ATA Work Guide 114 Portugal (Need EU PASSPORT) Portugal is an often overlooked corner of Europe for ESL/EFL teachers.