Portuguese Teacher-Basic (A1)

We are looking for a volunteer with some experience in teaching to lead a Portuguese Basic A1 level class for foreigners. We provide the curriculum and training, and you provide your time and skills! Each phase of the course lasts a total of 12 weeks, and classes will take place either online or at the LP classrooms. Classes are between 8-15 students depending on COVID-19 restrictions.

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)


  • Fluency in European Portuguese (Native speakers are preferred)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including effective listening
  • Leadership skills – ability to coordinate and teach a large group
  • 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
  • Free tea and coffee (like all day long)!
  • Meeting people from all over the world and getting know their stories

Time Commitment: 5 hours a week

Duration: Minimum 14 week commitment

Volunteer reports to: Education Program Manager

Thank you for considering being part of our team!