• Start Date: 25/9/19
  • End Date: 30/6/20
  • Salary:  15 hour teaching contract base salary = €734,80 – tax and social security + 7,23 for each day worked

Essential role requirements

  • The role is open only to those with the right to work in the EU.

  • You must have a CELTA, Trinity TESOL, or equivalent initial teaching qualification

Job Description

International House Coimbra – Olivais |Santa is looking for an enthusiastic CELTA or equivalent qualified teacher with some experience teaching adults, exam preparation and young learners and a desire to continue their professional development in the historic university town of Coimbra, in the heart of central Portugal. 

The successful applicant will be welcomed into our friendly team and can expect 15 contact hours of classes per week with a mixture of young learner, exam preparation, adult and corporate classes. We try to make sure that a teaching timetable reflects a teacher’s strengths, experiences and preferences. While most of the teaching is in school and is conducted in the afternoons and evenings, there are some off-site classes as well at other times of day. Saturday classes are very popular and are currently in the mornings. 

The school is open six days a week, from Monday to Saturday. Contract teachers have two full days off per week which may not be consecutive and will usually include Saturday mornings. 

We offer a great package of professional development which will begin with a full induction before starting to teach. During the school year you will have regular informal meetings with a member of our academic management team, be encouraged to join co-planning sessions with other teachers and partake in a regular programme of practical seminars. In January you will also attend the fantastic IH Portugal Training Day and have the opportunity to complete the IH CYLT.

Other benefits

  • Flights: The cost of an outward flight (up to 100euros) will be reimbursed on production of a valid receipt. Pick up from the main train station in Coimbra will be arranged
  • Accommodation: Accommodation is provided in a local guest house for the first three nights. We will help you find suitable accommodation. A small studio apartment in the city costs about €380 per month.
  • Holiday: 1.5 weeks at Christmas, 1.5 weeks at Easter, three days at Carnival, and all local and national public holidays.

About the school and City

We are based in two locations in the beautiful city of Coimbra, central Portugal. Our original school is close to the river in the Santa Clara district and occupies a charming traditional town house while our newer building is in the quaint Olivais district of town. 

Coimbra is famous for its historic university and is becoming an ever more popular destination to visit as the country as a whole enjoys a tourism boom. We are also ideally placed between Porto and Lisbon and within easy distance of the beach town of Figueira da Foz. 

In Coimbra itself there is a growing range of restaurants catering to different tastes and lots of nice places to sit outside with a drink and watch the world go by. There are also many opportunities throughout the year to get involved in the many student traditions within the city. 

The successful applicant will be joining our friendly team of around 14 teachers and have the pleasure of working with a variety of different students across our two locations and possibly beyond. We will support you to grow as an EFL professional as we as a school continually strive to update our teaching practice. 

Interested? Apply now and take the first step to teaching EFL in Portugal with IHCOSC!

Take a look at the school page here.

Apply Here!

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