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Portuguese Teacher

The Lisbon Project is a non-profit organization that exists to protect and integrate the lives of migrants and refugees in the city of Lisbon. We are currently seeking volunteers to teach Portuguese for foreigners. We will be offering intensive courses for levels A1 and A2 of six hours a week for 12-14 weeks. Additionally, some preparatory work for the classes would also be expected though we already have a bank of materials, and we will offer you support to plan and deliver your lessons. 



Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Implement and deliver the curriculum provided by the Lisbon Project.    

  • Mark, grade and give written/verbal feedback whenever appropriate.   

  • Inspire and motivate students to learn and practice the language.    

  • Ensure that students’ varying needs and interests are met.   

  • Maintain frequent and open communication with the Education team of the Lisbon Project.    

  • Provide a creative and dynamic class, using a range of media and resources (video, music, games). 

  • Participate in training sessions provided by the Lisbon Project. 

  • Ensure you are teaching bearing in mind our students need to learn Portuguese, but the main goal is that they integrate into Portugal and strengthen their feeling of belonging in this country, so it feels like home. 


Requirements


  • Native or C1 level of Portuguese 

  • A conversational level of English would be ideal. 

  • Being available on one or more of the following schedules: 

  • Experience in education of languages for foreigners preferred. 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including effective listening.   

  • Cultural awareness and ability to interact with people from different cultures, genders, religions, and backgrounds.  



BenefitS


  • Working in a team that aims to create impact. 

  • Making a considerable difference to the lives of migrants and refugees. 

  • Work experience in a rewarding environment. 

  • Feedback, training, and support to improve your teaching skills. 

  • Free tea and coffee (like all day long)!  

  • Meeting people from all over the world and hearing their stories. 

Reports to: Education Program Manager 

Minimum Education Level: Upper secondary education 

Time Commitment: 6 hours per week – minimum 12 weeks 

Start date: May 28th, 2024

Course end date: August 29th, 2024





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