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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.

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 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 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.


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.


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.


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