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Teach English in Italy and get paid to see the iconic sights of this beautiful country. With its famous Mediterranean cuisine, rich history and stunning architecture, it’s no wonder why Italy is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Why be a tourist when you can live the authentic Italian way of life? Teach in Italy and immerse yourself in all things Italian.

Our TEFL experts are here to take away the stress of securing employment abroad. From a guaranteed teaching placement to visa support, we’re here to help you. What’s more, 180 hours of accredited TEFL training is included. So, you’ll be fully prepared to teach in any situation. During your nine-month placement, you can experience the true magic of teaching English in Naples. Florence, Rome and Milan. Explore the country with direct trains from the fashion capital of Milan in the north down to the ancient history-soaked Naples in the south – and everywhere in between.  

You’ll have support throughout training meetings and a 24-hour contact line with our in-country team to help you get the most from your Italian adventure. You’ll walk away with memories to last a lifetime, not to mention teaching experience to enrich your TEFL CV. 

Italy Highlights

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  • Monthly allowance of €1,000-€1,200 (can vary seasonally)
  • 180 Hour Advanced TEFL Course (120 Hour TEFL Course + 30 Hour IELTS Preparation Course + 30 hour Teaching Business English Course)
  • Full welcome orientation
  • In-school teacher training and ongoing professional development opportunities
  • School social events, conferences, and workshops
  • Accommodation guidance
  • Access to the Italian public healthcare system
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • Health & accident insurance
  • Access to our TEFL jobs board and job assistance after your internship
  • Aged between 22-62
  • Native English speaker
  • Passport holder from Ireland
  • TEFL qualified (180 hours included)
  • High school diploma or higher
  • Vaccinated against COVID-19
  • Teaching experience is an advantage
  • Physically & mentally healthy
  • Be adaptable & flexible to the Italian culture
  • Ambition to be a great classroom leader
  • International flights
  • Health check: Each applicant must provide a full health statement
  • Budget: For adventures & in the event of an emergency while you're in Italy
  • Travel insurance: It’s essential to arrange this before you go
  • Accommodation: We recommend Airbnb to rent a room
  • You’ll need to secure an Italian social security number at your nearest embassy/consulate before you leave home


9 month placement (Sept start date) / 6 months (January Start Date)
Accommodation assistance
180 Hour TEFL Course
Monthly allowance of €1,000-€1,400
Full orientation provided
Certificate of internship completion

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Where will I be teaching?

There are 30 teaching locations including Rome, Milan and Florence. If you have preferred city in mind, you can request it during your application process, but we cannot guarantee it.

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    how it works

    Our Italy TEFL internship programme couldn’t be simpler – and you’ll have our team of experts to help you every step of the way.

    Apply & Train

    Apply now and schedule your interview. You’ll get instant online access to your 180 Hour TEFL course to get started straight away.    

    Interview & Docs

    If your interview is successful, it’s time to provide all your documents, including: Degree, police record and copy of your valid passport.    

    Go to Italy

    Once you’ve been formally accepted, you’re ready to go! You’ll be informed to book your flight and, on arrival, taken to your orientation.     


    If you love the idea of the freedom TEFL brings, you’ll love our Italy TEFL internship. You’ll be living independently, and there’s nothing you can’t do during your time in “Bel Paese” (beautiful country). Meet with new-found friends for lunch and trips to the beach or go on a solo adventure to experience another aspect of Italian culture. Use this TEFL adventure to see the sights of Italy and, of course, sample its sumptuous cuisine.   


    As a teaching intern, you’ll be paid a competitive monthly salary between €1,000-€1,400 per month to cover rent and bills and save up for those exciting adventures around Italy. The dedicated in-country team will be on hand to assist you with finding the right accommodation for you. Step by step, they have the first-hand experience to provide you with expert support to best guide you as you teach English in Italy. 

    Your teaching experience

    You’ll take on the role of classroom leader for 15-30 hours per week, working with mostly adults and some young learners. Teaching a variety of age groups is a plus because it will help you stand out to other TEFL employers in the future. The diversity will also be an exciting and rewarding experience for you as a teacher. You’ll teach four evenings per week and Saturday mornings. The rest of your hours will be scheduled around this teaching timetable. 

    Hear from our Past Interns

    I was born in Ireland, though I grew up in Canada. I first worked as an English teacher in Paris, where I had been living.
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    In January last year, I touched down in Italy bursting with excitement, ready for a fresh start and to start living ‘la dolce vita’.
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    The Italian lifestyle is relaxed, and it’s really easy to get the hang of it! Socialising is easy here because it’s the lifestyle.
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    Most importantly it helped me form connections with other teachers and staff throughout the country.
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    I am enjoying living in Milan a lot so far. Milan is much bigger and busier than Dublin so that was initially a shock
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    Famous for its contributions to the worlds of art, architecture, fashion and literature (and more!), it’s no surprise that Italy is one of the best places to teach English abroad. Download our free Guide to Italy today for all the info you need about our Italy TEFL internship and how to teach English in Italy. 

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