Teaching English In Portugal
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If you have just qualified as a teacher of English as a foreign language in Europe, why don’t you give teaching English in Portugal a try? It’s on the Iberian peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean and it borders Spain. There are good opportunities teaching English in Portugal, especially in the larger cities where there are plenty of students and business people.
Wages aren’t as high as in some other European countries, but you should be able to live comfortably on your wages. The average salary is between 1,000 and 1,500 euros a month.
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You might see a lot of job postings for graduates in Portugal, but it is possible to work without a degree as long as you have your TEFL certificate from The TEFL Academy to show you are a qualified teacher of English as a foreign language.
Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and it’s probably one of the hilliest. You’ll definitely be making the most of the trams and buses to get around, as well as the metro. Lisbon is a university town and a commercial centre. You’ll find there are a good number of private English schools in and round Lisbon looking for teachers of English as a foreign language. This city is a great place for teaching English in Portugal.
The centre of Porto is a world heritage site and although its smaller than Lisbon there’s still a lot going on. Like Lisbon, Porto is a university town which means there are a good number of opportunities for teachers of English as a foreign language. Rents are slightly cheaper than Lisbon and although it’s a city eating out is relatively cheap.
Braga is in the far north of Portugal. It’s the oldest city in Portugal and dates back to the Roman times. Accommodation can be found close to the university and getting around Braga is easy using the excellent bus service. There are a number of English language centres in the centre of Braga which are sure to provide job opportunities for teachers of English as a foreign language.
So now you know all about teaching English in Portugal.
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