Teach English in Italy
Teach English in Italy. Why is Italy the perfect destination for you to experience TEFL? Put, there’s not enough room on this page to tell you all the reasons why.
With that famous Mediterranean cuisine, rich history and diverse culture, 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 by teaching surrounded by stunning architecture, dream coastlines, rolling country landscapes, and again, that fantastic food.
You’ll experience everything Italy has to offer when you decide to explore with direct trains from the fashion capital of Milan in the North to the ancient history socked Naples in the South, why not spot off at the Trevi Fountain in Rome or the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City on your way?
You’ll have support throughout your time in the land of the Renaissance with training meetings, 24-hour contact line with our in-country team to help you make you the best classroom leader possible.
You’ll walk away with memories to last a lifetime, not to mention that Mediterranean sun-kissed skin – lifetime guarantee not included on this one.
TEFL Experience Requirements
- Aged between 22 – 62
- Native English speaker
- Passport holder from Ireland or the UK
- TEFL qualified (180 hours included)
- High school diploma or higher
- Both physically and mentally healthy
- Be adaptable and flexible to the Italian culture
- Ambition to be a great classroom leader
How it works?
Check the requirements, get in contact with us, apply. Once you submit all necessary documents and you’re accepted, you can start making plans for the new move to Italy.
Once you have been formally accepted, you can book your flight to Italy for September/October. On your arrival, in Florence, you will spend an action-packed two days at your welcome orientation before being transferred to your host city.
We recommend getting there a few days early to become familiar with your new home. Walk around, eat bread, olives and authentic Italian pizza while gearing up to start the exciting your TEFL journey.
What do you need to organize?
- International flights
- Police check: Each applicant must have a clean criminal record
- Health check: Each applicant must provide a full health statement
- Budget: For adventures and in the event of an emergency while you are in Italy
- Travel insurance: It’s essential to arrange this before you go!
- Accommodation in Italy, 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
Your teaching experience
You’ll take on the role of classroom leader for 15 – 30 hours per week working with mostly adults and some children and teens. This will be an experience to differentiate yourself from other TEFL teachers in the future, having taught a variety of students is always a plus. The diversity will also be an exciting, challenging and beneficial experience for you as a teacher.
You’ll teach for four evenings per week and Saturday mornings, the rest of your hours will be scheduled around this teaching timetable.
There are 30 unique locations in Italy that you could be placed in your new teaching job including Rome, Milan, and Florence If you have a prefered city in mind at the time of your application, please include it, this is not guaranteed, but every effort will be made to secure this location for you.
Outside the classroom
You’ll be living independently, and there’s nothing you can’t do during your time in paradise. 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.
As a teaching intern you’ll be paid a competitive monthly salary between €1,000 – €1,400 per month, the will allow you to cover rent and bills as well as 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; you’ll receive expert guidance.
TEFL Training Included
Group Size up to 20
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