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"...there are also those willing to hire qualified Americans...Paid work is available at a number of summer camps offering English instruction, a good opportunity for young people to spend a summer in Italy and learn more about teaching English to young learners. Some programs involve teaching through the medium of theater (such as A.C.L.E. summer camps), so anyone interested in drama will be attracted by this idea. This type opportunity is open to non-European nationalities, since the summer work period is so short. ." —Susan Griffith in Teaching English In Europe.

As in much of the EU, there are schools in beautiful locations providing certificates and who provide help with job placement in Italy, but it is not otherwise easy to find work teaching English though you can find English teaching job postings for Italy among others in Europe.

Some programs provide choices between homestays with Italian families, where room and board is provided in exchange for teaching English conversation for a few hours a week, or teaching assistant programs, or participation in summer camps as teachers.

As Deborah Bassett reports in Teaching English in Milan, there are many underground jobs in Italy and with a bit a persistence, there are job opportunities.

See Emma Bird's article on Teach English in Italy: Insider Knowledge on Landing a Job in a Public School.

Kevin Revolinski provides resources for finding work teaching English in Italy.

Florence, Italy
CTESOL / CTEFL: Teach English Around the World
4 week — Internationally accredited courses worldwide.

Earn your TESOL certificate with ITTT in Florence, Italy and you will be staying in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Florence is steeped in artistic history and is home to some the world’s most famous works of art housed in the many galleries tucked away in the cobbled streets and piazzas. The training center is located in a traditional Italian part of the city and is equipped with modern facilities. Teaching practice takes place with real English language students to give the best preparation for teaching in the real world.
Teach English in Florence, Italy Dates: Course available each month all year-round
Cost: Deposit: US$600. Balance: €1190.

Rome, Italy
CTESOL / CTEFL: Teach English Around the World
4 week — Internationally accredited courses worldwide.

Our training center in Rome has excellent teaching resources to help you with your lesson planning tasks throughout the course and our experienced trainers are here to help you make the most of your time on the course. Located near the Vatican, the center allows easy access to all the major sites of this ancient city giving you plenty to explore during your free-time. The combination of this fascinating city and our excellent course make earning your TESOL certificate in Rome with ITTT an experience you will never forget.
Teach English in Rome, Italy Dates: Course available each month all year-round
Cost: Deposit: US$600. Balance: €990.

Teach English in Italy with InterExchange Working Abroad — No Teaching Certificate Required
The Teach English in Italy program gives you the chance to be completely immersed in Italian culture! Choose between giving private family lessons as a Conversation Coach, teaching in a classroom as a School Teaching Assistant or working at a summer English camp for students ages six to 14. Conversation Coach and School Teaching Assistant placements require just 15 hours of tutoring per week, while summer English camp positions take place in the morning, Monday through Friday, with afternoons free! All placements are in the beautiful Marche region along the Adriatic coast. Use your free time to take Italian classes, explore the area or make the short trip to the cities of Rome, Bologna and Florence.
Teaching English in Italy with InterExchange Dates: Year-Round
Cost: $795+
Contact: InterExchange Working Abroad, 100 Wall Street, Suite 301, New York, NY 10005
Tel.: 212-924-0446

Teach English in Italy
This program is different than most "teach English in Italy" programs you might see on the Internet. With other programs you have two-fixed arrival dates. On the GeoVisions Teach English in Italy program there are seven arrival dates throughout the year.

Rather than an age range of 20-35, our program's age range is from 22-60 (or sometimes higher). We frequently have participants in their 60's enjoying their time in Italy teaching in the classroom and living with a screened host family in the stunning Marche region of Italy.

When you teach English in Italy, you will actually be in the classroom teaching Italian students English. Live with a host family and receive a private bedroom and 2-meals each day.
Teaching English in Italy with Geovisions Dates: 2016: Intakes are January 16, February 6, March 5 (maximum 8-week placement), April 2nd (maximum 4-week placement.)
Cost: $1,499 flat fee for 1, 2, or 3 months.
Contact: GeoVisions, 63 Whitfield St. Guilford, CT 06437.
Tel.: 203-453-5838.

A.C.L.E. (Associazione Culturale Linguistica  Educational),
A.C.L.E. sends over 750 native English speaking Tutors to over 400 camps located throughout Italy. ACLE seeks enthusiastic and dependable people to work as English Camp Tutors at camps for children. Provides accommodation, transport, meals, weekly cash wages, and an orientation course.


API Tutor in Italy
This program offers a guaranteed position to serve as a conversational English tutor in a Italian family for 1-3 months. Run various times throughout the year, participants are expected to contributed 15 hours per week toward tutoring members of the host family in conversational English. In exchange, the API participant gets to live with a host family, have most meals covered, and experience the wonders of living in Italy in one of the most engaging and economical ways imaginable!
API Teach Abroad in Italy
API offers guaranteed positions to teach English to small classes (groups of 8 students, ages 10-14) in Turin, Italy. Teaching English is one of the most budget-friendly ways to travel, give back to a community, immerse yourself in a new culture, and gain practical teaching experience. Appreciation of cultural diversity and English language skills are increasingly necessary in a global economy.

Contact: Academic Programs International, 301 Camp Craft Road, Suite 100, Austin, TX, 78746;,

Byron Language Development: General and Business Teaching to Adults
Qualified EFL Teachers required in Rome all year round.


International House
English Language Teaching in Rome

Certificate and diploma courses for English language teaching to adults and younger learners, certified by Cambridge University. Part-time and intensive courses available.

Contact: Teacher Training Dept., International House,

International TEFL Academy
TEFL TESOL Certification Florence and Sardinia, Italy
Courses and job placement assistance for all graduates.


Lord Byron College.
30 native speaker English teachers aged 24-29 needed; degree in education or TEFL background required.

Contact: Via Sparano 102, 70121 Bari, Italy;

Scotia Personnel Ltd.
Hires English teachers to tutor children in Italy.


Via Lingua TEFL Certification in Italy
Via Lingua provides international TEFL certificate courses in many of the world's most popular teaching destinations. With courses in 15 countries, Via Lingua is one of the world's largest and most respected global TEFL course providers. Our program in Florence offers 130 hours of training, including 10 hours of assessed teaching practice. The Via Lingua course exceeds all professional guidelines for the regulation of international TEFL certificate courses, and is moderated by the ELT Institute, Hunter College and accredited by the College of Teachers in England, and is recognized by the British Council. Graduate credits are also available, Hunter College and accredited by the College of Teachers in England, and is recognized by the British Council. Graduate credits are also available.


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