TEFL jobs in Portugal British TEFL teachers will find it easier to acquire work in Portugal than other fluent English speakers. Britain has enjoyed a good relationship with Portugal for many years and as such the British accent is often preferable. Also, teachers who are interested in working with young learners will be more employable […]
But there’s good news for country bods, too – it’s not just the big cities (like Porto and Lisbon) that are on the lookout for quality TEFL teachers. While employment opportunities can be limited in smaller locations, there is demand for teachers across the country, including in small seaside towns such as Aveiro and historic centres such as Braga and Viseu. If you want to escape the rat race and get out of big city teaching for a more relaxed way of life, Portugal is the place to go.
Most jobs will want to interview in person, and will be reluctant to sponsor visas for those coming from further afield. Sending letters of inquiry to schools is unlikely to land you a job unless they’re actually advertising for a position. You’ll find that many smaller private language schools don’t list employment opportunities on their website – you’ll have to look through online job forums at peak hiring times (before the summer, September and January) to find adverts.