TEFL jobs in Portugal and information about such positions can at first prove troublesome to find. Unlike its neighbouring country of Spain, ESL teachers in Portugal have not enjoyed a constant and high demand in recent years, a fact which is probably due to only a few minor differences between the two peninsular countries.
While Spain’s increasing need for qualified EFL teachers has not wavered over the last decade, growth of private language academies in Portugal has been much slower. Perhaps this is due to a few cultural changes such as Portugal’s cinemas and televisions always showing films and series in the original language. Perhaps it is that the Portuguese have been more open to the idea of using English for a longer period, while the Spanish have only embraced the idea of English as an international language in recent years. Or perhaps it is merely that the perceived lack of EFL positions is indeed only that, a perception. Read More
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