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Is Portugal on your TEFL bucket list? We have an opportunity to start teaching English in this wonderful country, but spaces are limited. Portugal is known for its mild climate, bustling cities, and rugged countryside. Add to that an approx. 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, it’s clear why Portugal is the perfect place for those seeking to teach English abroad.

Our TEFL internship in Portugal is taking away all the stress of planning to find a teaching position. All the organisation of securing a teaching placement in Portugal is done for you by our internship enrollment advisors with the assistance of our recruitment team. We will screen your application to ensure you are a good match. We will assist you with the application process and even give you tips on your interview prep. Furthermore, you’ll get your online TEFL training, practical training on arrival and an incredible 10 months of paid teaching in Viseu, Portugal.



  • 10-month renewable contract (Sept 1st - July 1st)
  • Free Shared accommodation (5-min. walk from school & town centre)
  • Bills paid for - internet, utilities, & housekeeping once a week
  • €100 outgoing flight allowance
  • €800 fixed salary per month
  • 2-week paid internal training and orientation
  • 120 Hour TEFL Course
  • 30 Hour Teaching Business English Course
  • 30 Hour Teaching IELTS Preparation Course
  • Lesson Planning Guide & Business English Lesson Plan Pack
  • 2-week paid Christmas holidays
  • 1-week paid Easter break
  • Native English speaker
  • Irish passport holder
  • BA degree holder
  • Aged 20-35 yrs old
  • No experience required but must have a strong passion for education
  • At least 1 academic or professional reference letter required
  • Flights: Book the outgoing flight to the destinated airport
  • Budget: Remember to have enough to cover the first month of expenses such as food and socialising
  • Travel insurance: Comprehensive cover for travel and medical insurance

10-month Placement
€800 Monthly Salary
Training and Orientation On Arrival
120 Hours of TEFL Training
Free Shared Accommodation
Ongoing In-country Support

Where will I be teaching?

Roughly halfway between Porto and Coimbra, the rural district of Viseu nestles in the heart of the winemaking Dão-Lafōes sub-region, you will be living in the ‘Garden City’ that is steeped in history with no shortage of shopping experience. Viseu is surrounded by picture-perfect mountain scenery. With a population of only around 100,000 people Viseu is an elegant balance between cosmopolitan city vibes and compactness that allows its residents to slow down and enjoy the details of daily living.

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    How It Works

    Our TEFL internship in Portugal couldn't be easier to apply for and you’ll have our team of experts to help you every step of the way.

    Apply & Train

    Apply now and schedule your interview. You’ll get instant online access to your courses to get started straight away. 

    Interview & Docs

    If your interview is successful, it’s time to provide all your documentation and once you are finished your TEFL course – please provide your certificate.

    Go to Portugal

    Once you’ve been formally accepted, you can book your flights and start packing!


    If you love culture and the arts, Viseu, is the perfect destination for you. You can appreciate the artwork in their local art museums or peruse novels in quaint little bookshops.  The main plaza, Praça da República, offers a lively café culture, perfect for sampling gastronomic favourites like roasted veal or sipping Portuguese wine while people-watching.


    Shoppers will delight in the shopping malls in Viseu. Palácio do Gelo boasts over 60 shops, a cinema (with movies in English), and even an ice skating rink, the largest on the Iberian Peninsula. And if you cannot find what you need there, head over to Forum Viseu for more shopping bliss.


    Like the rest of Portugal, there is no shortage of things to do and see near Viseu. Go hiking in the Serra da Estrela mountains, the tallest in the country, or enjoy some winter fun on the slopes at Portugal’s only ski resort.


    You will encourage students to learn English by engaging them in a variety of classroom activities aimed at improving their reading, listening, speaking, writing, grammar, and pronunciation. This will be accomplished through activities involving music and games. You will be teaching classes with up to 12 students in the mornings, afternoons, late afternoons, and Saturday mornings. The variety of students you’ll teach will help differentiate you from other TEFL teachers. While teaching in Portugal, your student will vary from young learners to teens, occasionally teaching adults.

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