Bilingual Portuguese / English Teacher for Linguistic Project 

As a Brincar com Palavras teacher, you will be responsible to provide academic assistance to a group of non-Portuguese school going children between the ages of 4 and 16 years old, using games and music.

Your main goal will be to help the students increase their Portuguese/English vocabulary as well as their confidence in speaking these languages in a fun and enjoyable manner. Children play games, enjoy songs and dance while practicing Portuguese and/or English. Classes are 90 minutes long and happen on Saturday afternoons.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement and deliver the curriculum provided by the Lisbon Project.  
  • Inspire and motivate students to learn and practice the language.  
  • Keep accurate attendance record and follow up with students who have missed class. 
  • Address inappropriate and disciplinary issues promptly. 
  • Be punctual and prepared for each lesson. 
  • Maintain frequent and open communication with the Linguistic Project Lead and the parents of the students. 


  • Fluent in Portuguese and English 
  • Must be outgoing and friendly 
  • Must have the ability to work with children and teenagers 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Cultural awareness and ability to interact with people from different cultures, genders, religions and backgrounds  


  • Working in a team that aims to create impact 
  • Work experience 
  • Develop leadership skills in a dynamic and fun setting. 
  • Free tea and coffee (like all day long)! 
  • Meeting people from all over the world and getting to know their stories  

Time Commitment: 2-3 hours a week on Saturdays afterrnon for a minimum of 6 months.

Volunteer reports to : Linguistic Project Lead

We can’t do it without you! Thank you for being a part of our team.