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Wednesday, April 15, 2009 (read 1891 times)

News: Portugal seeks Spanish teachers

by Stacey

The growing interest in learning Spanish by Portugal's public school students has left the country in serious need for qualified teachers.

The Portguese Ministry of Education found itself with no choice but to implement a controversial solution to this problem: to award 220 people (for now) with a Spanish teaching post until 2013 by means of a contest.

Participants do not necesarily have to be degree-holders in Spanish - those who have degrees in any language closely related to Spanish, or who have obtained the Diploma Español de Lengua Extranjera (DELE) level C2 from the Instituto Cervantes are eligible to apply.

This teacher shortage is due to the unexpected increase in Spanish learning among portuguese students. For the 2004/2005 year, only a little over 5 thousand portuguese students studied Spanish - a small number compared to this year's almost 50 thousand.

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1 » Anonymous (on Friday, June 19, 2009) said:

That's really too bad - an enthusiasm about the language itself is absolutely crucial for a Spanish teacher to be effective!

2 » Roberto Gorbea (on Monday, March 14, 2011) said:

Hello, Im very interested to be a teacher. I am from Puerto Rico, I have BA from university of PR. humanities, Drama, history , minor in Italian. and MFA from NYC, New School, I want to be a Spanish teacher , USA, EUrope, or Canada. Need some information, and what can i do.
I appreciate ur information

3 » Elizabeth A. Morais (on Wednesday, March 23, 2011) said:

How do I apply to teach Spanish in Portugal? I have a Master's Degree and over 20 years experience at the post secondary level. I am interested for the 2012-13 school year.

4 » Monica Ma. Duque (on Wednesday, December 21, 2011) said:

Hello, I am very interested in finding a teaching position. I am from Colombia, but have been living in the United States for 15 years. I have a bilingual (Spanish-English)credential from California. I have been teaching in Elementary School in California for the lasr 6 years. I am interested for the 2012-2013 school year. How do I apply?

5 » Allen (on Thursday, January 19, 2012) said:

I wish to teach Spanish in Portugal.I have a degree in Humanities majoring in Spanish.Hope anyone can assist me by giving me more information on how i can access this oportunity.send me mail on:

6 » Alberto Quero (on Friday, July 6, 2012) said:

I''m from Venezuela. I have a BA and Masters in Literature and about to finish the Doctorate in Humanities (Universidad del Zulia) I have experience teaching English, French and Spanish as L2, semantics and creative writing. I''ve worked in some private institutions and universities in Venezuela. I can also understand Italian and German

7 » Katrina Inglis (on Friday, August 24, 2012) said:

I wish to apply to teach Spanish in Portugal. I have been teaching Spanish for the past nine years, of which I taught 2 years at an International School in India. I have also taught Art& Design. I am from Trinidad & Tobago
How do I apply to teach in Portugal?
katrina Inglis

How do

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