At a Glance: Teaching English in Portugal
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|
|Health Care:||Usually included|
|Teaching Hours per Week:||18 - 25|
|Typical Contract Length:||One year or less|
|Typical Start Month(s):||September/October|
|Application Timeline:||1 - 4 months|
|Private Tutoring per Hour:||15 - 25 EUR|
|Income Tax††:||11 - 24%|
|Cost of Living**:||Cost of a Big Mac = 3.58 EUR|
As of 05-22-2013
1.00 CAD = 0.76 EUR
1.00 EUR = 1.32 CAD
|Ability to Save:||Low|
|Visa:||EU citizenship preferred|
|Minimum Requirements:||Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate and Bachelor's Degree|
Other Western Europe Countries:
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 Certification and our 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 1-800-269-6719, 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 a Canadian Big Mac at $4.73.
† Exchange rates are subject to change. Check www.xe.com for current rates.
†† Income tax rate is based on the amount of yearly income. Most TESOL/TESL instructors will be charged no more than the minimum percentage.
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.