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Any advice for working in Portugal?

 
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markcmc



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:21 pm    Post subject: Any advice for working in Portugal? Reply with quote

Has anyone here worked, or is working now, in Portugal? I arrived a week ago and am looking for teaching work, but there doesn't seem to be much around. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm qualified and experienced, but have never worked here before.

Also, does anyone know what the going hourly rate is in Portugal; for both language schools and privates?

Thanks.
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markcmc



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Richard. I think it's probably better to use the open forum than pm's about this.

I'm in Lisbon now and it is difficult to find work. I've sent out cv's and visited a lot of schools. One school says they're definitely interested when they get their next privates/company classes in. I've had some interest in teaching privately.

Make sure you bring enough money for the first few months.
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markcmc



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If anyone is interested, after a month here, and after approaching many schools, I'm beginning to become almost too busy. Although it's a little tight, there is some work here mid season.
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Dragonsheart



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great to hear things have panned out for you there Mark. What would be the best time to be there for mid season work?
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markcmc



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best time in the mid season is after Christmas when some teachers don't show up after the holidays. It wont' be long before language schools here start to look for new teachers for September. Some are already advertising.

Are you thinking of coming to Portugal?
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Jalowsky



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mark,
I was hoping to teach English in Portugal. I'd be looking at coming there early January, I was wondering what suggestions you'd have for me. Thanks for all the help.
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markcmc



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've sent you a pm.
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silesia



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi.If you dont mind working in smaller towns rather than Lisbon I would recommend Linguacultura based in Santarem.They have several schools in the Ribatejo region. I worked there about 10 years ago and found their pay and conditions pretty good.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="silesia"]Hi.If you dont mind working in smaller towns rather than Lisbon I would recommend Linguacultura based in Santarem.They have several schools in the Ribatejo region. I worked there about 10 years ago and found their pay and conditions pretty good.[/quote]

What's the job situation over there like these days?
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silesia



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:08 am    Post subject: LINGUACULTURA Reply with quote

Hi! As I said ,I worked there over 10 years ago so I don't know what the current situation is.Sorry!
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Guiza



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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

If anyone is still reading this thread that knows, has the economic situation of Portugal had an effect on the English teaching game?

I am looking at the possibility of heading to Portugal (Lisbon or Porto) in September and would appreciate any informed words...

thanks
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markcmc



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've left Portugal now, but I've heard from friends still teaching there that the situation is difficult for EFL teachers. Many are leaving, and wages are not keeping up with inflation.
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jackhutchens



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:29 pm    Post subject: Any advice on Portugal? Reply with quote

i'm trying to find teaching jobs in Portugal and would be willing to live anywhere - though closer to Porto the better. any ideas? i've been looking all over the internet but can't seem to find anything.
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spiral78



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's very unusual to find teaching jobs in Europe from abroad. If you're in Portugal, your best bet is probably to go around to schools with CV (and your obligatory passport from an EU member country) in hand.

It's also a tough time of year to find anything much in the region - most contracts are Sept/Oct through June.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
olag

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Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:27 pm Post subject:

Do you speak Portuguese?




Who, exactly, are you asking - and why?
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