There are many TEFL Jobs in Italy. Some cities have more job openings than there are teachers to fill them, while all other parts of the country also provide excellent prospects for English teachers.
In virtually every city in Italy, a teacher with a TEFL certificate should be able to find a position teaching English quite quickly. Lots of teachers love the lifestyle that Italy offers. This tends to offset the fact that pay rates are low relative to the cost of living.
Because Italy is an EU country, British and Irish passport holders have an easier time finding work here, but a great many non-EU citizens have been able to find work teaching English in Italy.
The chances of finding a TEFL job for someone who has suitable TEFL qualifications are very good. Potential jobs teaching English are abundant in the larger cities of Bologna, Florence, Milan, Turin and Rome as well as towns and cities in the southern parts of Italy.
When to Find a TEFL Job in Italy
Italian language institutes and schools start classes after the summer holiday in September. Classes continue to be filled up to October. A teaching contract is generally for nine or ten months, with the school year ending in May or June.
Though English teaching jobs in Italy are available all year, the best time to look for work starts in February. By this time, schools have a pretty good idea of how many students they will have for the upcoming academic year. Another good time to look for work is at the very beginning of the school year in September and October, when schools may very well have need for new teachers every day.
How to Find a TEFL Job in Italy
You can find many postings for English teaching jobs on the internet on the various TEFL related web sites. You can also get contact information for schools by searching for previous job postings as well as language school directories, online business publications and yellow pages. Send along your up to date resume and cover letter, and follow up with a phone call to make contact in person. Ask to speak with the director or human resources manager.
What you Need to Know about your TEFL Job
Before accepting a position, make sure that you ask questions regarding salary or hourly pay rate, whether you’ll have to travel to your lessons and if you get compensated for this time and reimbursed for expenses, what kind of material resources the school has for lesson planning and teaching materials, what kind of administrative and collegial support you will have, whether a visa will be needed and if the school assists with that, etc.
This will help to avoid any nasty surprises after you’ve already agreed to take the job. Also make sure that the contract you sign has all these details clearly spelled out.
Though Italy is a very popular destination for teaching English, if you persist in your search and are properly qualified, you should be able to secure one of the many positions offered here. Good luck in your search.
Come to Italy and sign up for our TEFL training course at one of our two exciting training center locations. TEFL International offers high quality TEFL courses in Rome and Florence. Upon completion, you are a qualified English teacher and can start a career teaching English all over the world. Many of our TEFL graduates stay in Italy, while others move on to neighboring locations in Europe. Some others move on to South America, Asia or the Middle East where the demand for English teachers is also high.
The courses at our two locations in Italy are running the whole year and you can start a new course every month. Besides our intensive four-week program, our Rome campus also offers the combined course option where you complete your teaching practice in two weeks instead of four.
TEFL Jobs in Italy
Many of our TEFL graduates like life in Italy so much that they decide to stay and work in Italy. Others move on to regions where the demand for English teachers is also high, such as Latin America, the Middle East or Asia. Your internationally recognized TEFL certificate enables you to work wherever you want.
After you successfully complete our TEFL training, our staff will support you in finding a suitable position. We help with your resume and prepare you for your TEFL interview to make sure you have the best chances possible to get your dream job.
Teaching jobs in Italy are available throughout the year. English centers and universities all over the country are looking for qualified teachers.
TEFL Courses in Italy’s Capital
Who needs a reason to spend a month in Rome? One of them could be our TEFL training. After classes and on weekends, you are able to explore everything that Rome has to offer. Travel back in time and visit all the historic sites and landmarks, including Vatican City. Indulge in the finest Italian food and wine you have every tasted and grab some gelato afterwards. You will soon feel like a local in Rome and never want to leave.
TEFL Course in the Renaissance Capital of Italy
Florence is the capital city of Tuscany, famous for delicious food and wine. This region is also the birthplace of the Renaissance and was once home to many famous artists, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Dante, Machiavelli and Michelangelo. Explore the old town with its many churches, piazzas and small local restaurants. You will have the time of your life living and working in Florence.
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