Brincar com Palavras Teacher

Brincar com Palavras is a play group for children aged 6-12 with the educational purpose of teaching Portuguese in a fun way! As a Brincar com Palavras Teacher, you will be responsible to provide academic assistance to a group of non-Portuguese school going children using games and music. Your main goal will be to help the students increase their Portuguese vocabulary as well as their confidence in speaking the language in a fun and enjoyable manner. This in turn aims to promote integration amongst their peers at home and at school. Students are split into two age appropriate groups, and each class has two teachers. Classes are 90 minutes long and happen after school during the week. Each course set lasts 3 months, and students can register or re-enter every start of a new quarter.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement and deliver the curriculum provided by the Lisbon Project
  • Be punctual and prepared for each lesson
  • Be creative and flexible in giving lessons to the class group
  • Keep accurate attendance record and follow up with students who have missed class
  • Be observant and give written/verbal feedback whenever appropriate
  • Address inappropriate and disciplinary issues promptly
  • Inspire and motivate student to learn and practice the language
  • Ensure that student’s varying needs and interests are met
  • Maintain frequent and open communication with the BcP Coordinator and the parents of the students


  • Must be a native Portuguese speaker
  • Must be outgoing and friendly
  • Must have the ability to work with children
  • 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


  • 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 know their stories

Time Commitment: 2 hours a week

Duration: 3 month minimum commitment

Volunteer reports to: Brincar com Palavras Coordinator

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