Teaching English in Portugal: At a Glance

Portugal is a relatively inexpensive country in which to live and travel. As a result, ESL teachers here spend more time off with less impact on their wallet. Must-sees include its bucolic vineyards, as well as the end-of-the-world cliffs, wild dune-covered beaches, protected coves, and long, sandy islands of the Portugal shoreline.

Monthly Salary*:700 - 1,400 EUR
Accommodations:Rarely included
Airfare:Rarely included
Health Care:Usually included
Holidays:Usually paid
Teaching Hours per Week:18 - 25
Typical Contract Length:One year or less
Typical Start Month(s):September/October
Application Timeline:1 - 3 months
Private Tutoring per Hour:10 - 25 EUR
Income Tax††:14.5 - 28.5%
Cost of Living**:Cost of a Big Mac = 3 EUR
Exchange Rate:As of 09-01-2014
1.00 EUR = 1.32 USD
1.00 USD = 0.76 EUR
Ability to Save:Low
Visa:EU citizenship preferred
Minimum Requirements:Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate and Bachelor's Degree

 




Other Western Europe Countries:

Austria ~ Belgium ~ Finland ~ France ~ Germany ~ Greece ~ Italy ~ Portugal ~ Spain ~ Sweden ~ Switzerland ~ The Netherlands




Portugal is the western-most country in Europe and typically features the warmest temperatures on the continent because of the vast amount of shoreline. Like many European nations, teaching ESL in Portugal can be hard for ESL teachers planning to work without EU citizenship.

The combination of Oxford Seminars' internationally recognized TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification and the Graduate Placement Service included with the course makes teaching English abroad a reality.  Learn more about teaching English in Portugal and other opportunities teaching English abroad by calling 1-800-779-1779, or by attending an upcoming free Information Session in your area.

* Wages vary depending on the economy of the country.
** The Big Mac Index is a credible, reliable, third-party cost-of-living index created by The Economist. For comparison purposes, it lists the cost of an American Big Mac at $4.62.
† Exchange rates are subject to change. Check www.xe.com for current rates.
†† You will be paying income tax while teaching abroad, and the tax rate can change depending on how much money you earn.

Oxford Seminars makes every effort to keep our information as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, individual teaching positions and experiences may vary with job market conditions. Specific information listed cannot be guaranteed to be applicable when you are seeking employment teaching ESL in a specific country.

Note that certain positions require additional qualifications and credentials that are not negotiable due to specific country legislation.

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