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"The red tape is daunting in Italy, and so there is a pronounced bias towards hiring Britons as indicated by the names of the main language school chains, the British Schools Group, British Institutes, Oxford Schools and so on. Yet 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, so anyone interested in drama will be attracted by this idea. This opportunity is open to non-European nationalities, since the work period is so short. ." —Susan Griffith in Teaching English In Europe.

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

See Working and Networking in Italy  by Emma Bird, who provides inside tips on finding jobs. In Italy networking for a job can be as important as your credentials, which as an English speaker should not be underestimated, reports a woman who works both as an English teacher and a journalist. Also see her article on Teach English in Italy: Insider Knowledge on Landing a Job in a Public School for more.

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.

TEFL in Italy
Learn TEFL in Italy with ViaLingua
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.

Dates: Courses are offered monthly throughout the year
Cost: €1175-1375 for tuition; €400 for accommodation
Contact: Via Lingua International TEFL Programs
Tel.: 1 888 835 6207

Teach English in Italy with InterExchange Working Abroad — No Teaching Certificate Required
The Teach English in Italy program gives students and young adults from North America the chance to be completely immersed in Italian culture. Choose between private family lessons or teaching in a classroom. Placements are in the beautiful Le Marche region, along the Adriatic coast and require just 15 hours of tutoring per week. 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, 4-week to 12-week placements available
Cost: $795+
Contact: InterExchange Working Abroad, 161 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY 10013
Tel.: 212-924-0446

Teach English Abroad in Italy with LanguageCorps 
LanguageCorps offer two training locations to Teach English in Italy: Florence, the capital of Tuscany, and Sardinia, an island about 120 miles west of the Italian peninsula. The Training Center staff will provide you with a list of schools in Florence/Sardinia and elsewhere in Italy and help you with resume and interview preparation. You will have sessions on CV planning and interview techniques, and there is a large database of employment resources and connections in Italy which is made available to trainees.
Teaching English with LanguageCorps in Italy Dates: Several times a month year round.
From $1695
Contact: LanguageCorps, 53 Whispering Way, Stow MA, 01775
Tel.: 978 562 2100

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: 2015 Dates still open: October 3, October 31. 2016: January 16, February 6, March 5 (maximum 8-week placement), April 2nd (maximum 4-week placement.) All positions open.
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.


Teach Assistant in Italy

Teach Assistant programs include placement, pre-arranged housing, orientation, arrival assistance, and health insurance. Teachers will be placed in Elementary, Middle, or High Schools all over the Piedmonte area of Italy. Participants live with host families during their time abroad. Programs are in fall and spring, and are a bit shorter than 90 days so that most participants will be able to enter on a tourist visa.

Contact: API, 300 Camp Craft Way Ste 100, Austin, TX 78746 USA; tel. 512-600-8900;;

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


Interlingue School of Languages
School in Rome teaches and employs TEFL teachers.

Contact:, Via E. Q. Visconti 20, 00193 Rome; 011-39-06-321 5740.

International House
English Language Teaching

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

Contact: Teacher Training Dept., International House,

The Language House TESOL/TEFL Program in Genoa, Italy
The Language House is an organization that provides teacher training to facilitate teaching English abroad. With an ever increasing demand and a variety of English teaching jobs, we focus on Mediterranean countries. Upon completion of our program, we assist with finding employment in Italy, Spain, France, Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt.


Lingue Senza Frontiere
Summer tutors are paid 400 euros plus board and lodging every two weeks to work in their English immersion summer camps.

Contact: Via de Amicis 104, 18038 San Remo, Italy; 011-39-0184-508650;,

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 for and tutoring children in Italy.


Teacher Training Italy / Regent
University of Cambridge CELTA
CELTA is the most widely recognized initial qualification for Teaching English in the world. We offer this and other excellent training courses for teachers in Milan all the year round.


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