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TEFL Florence | TEFL Italy

Taking a TEFL course in the fascinating city of Florence could be the start of a dream come true. With something to please everyone, Italy has proved to be a highly popular destination for TEFL courses and Florence is a particularly popular choice for many students.

As the capital city of the Tuscany region, Florence has everything you could hope for. Nestled in the northwest of the country, surrounded by vineyards and rolling hills, no visitor to the city could fail to be amazed by the beauty of Florence and the warm welcome of its people.

The birthplace of The Renaissance, Florence holds one of the greatest concentrations of artistic achievements to be found anywhere in the world, with original works of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Botticelli all on display here. Another sight that you will not be able to miss is the breathtaking view of Brunelleschi's terracotta dome which hovers majestically above the medieval rooftops of the city.

Our TEFL course in Florence is designed to allow you to enjoy every moment you spend in this marvellous city and the wider Tuscany region. While your main focus will be the expert training and the internationally recognised certificate you will receive, we will also do everything we can to ensure that you are able to make the most of your free time during the course.

TEFL Course in Florence, Italy

Our teacher trainers in Florence are all highly qualified and experienced professionals who have many years of experience teaching in the classroom. Our facilities are modern, comfortable and our classes are always attended by real non-native speakers so you will be doing your teaching practice in a real teaching environment. Believe it or not, many courses have you teaching fellow trainees while simply playing the role of a student.

We are also pleased to offer a variety of accommodation options for your stay while you attend our TEFL course in Florence. However, it is important to note that Florence is a very popular tourist destination and as such, many of the accommodation options have limited availability, particularly during the summer months. Therefore, if you have any special accommodation requirements, we would recommend that you book as early as possible.

The course fees listed on our website are inclusive of course-related lessons, materials, teaching practice, assessments, certificates, references, lifetime job assistance and more. We have no hidden costs or extra charges so the prices you see on the site are the prices you will pay.

Getting Started

If you are at least 18 years of age and speak English fluently, you are eligible to apply for the course. The application is brief and we will send you a prompt reply. Once approved, you will receive additional information about the course content and schedule, your accommodation options, travel arrangements, as well as payment options and more.

Apply to take our TEFL course in Florence and soon you could be experiencing life in the home of The Renaissance. However, training here doesn't mean you have to stay and teach in Italy. If you would like to move on after the course we offer lifetime assistance finding jobs and our certificates are recognised worldwide.

4 weeks in-class course in Florence
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$ 1790

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The School

Florence, the great Renaissance city, has been chosen as our TEFL course location in the beautiful Italian province of Tuscany. The delightful city of Florence with its internationally famous medieval structures and fine Renaissance architecture is sure to make an impression on any visitor and leave you with a true appreciation of its history. It is likely that you will come face-to-face with famous works of art by such renowned artists as Brunelleschi and Michelangelo on a daily basis. You will also be surprised at just how easy it is to imagine living during the time of the Renaissance as the magical city of Florence transports you to another era.

TEFL School in Florence

Our TEFL school in Florence is situated in a traditional Italian area where our TEFL course students can meet, eat, converse and socialise with Italians who live and work in the immediate vicinity of the school. Therefore, our students gain exposure to the real side of Florence and its people rather than the Florence that is usually experienced by tourists. Of course, the main tourist centre of the city is nearby so you will have plenty of opportunity to visit the many sights.

Experience Tuscany

This is one of our main aims for our students taking a TEFL course in Florence; we want each of them to have the opportunity to interact with and to be exposed to the traditional, unique and authentic Tuscan lifestyle. As many of our students decide to teach English in smaller Italian cities this is ideal preparation not only for teaching English in Italy but also to be able to adapt and feel comfortable wherever they decide to teach.

Our TEFL course students come from a wide variety of countries and backgrounds (although most do come from native English speaking countries). Our teacher trainers are all highly qualified and experienced, while our Italian support staff are also extremely helpful and happy to provide you with any assistance that you need in order to ensure that your time in Florence is as varied and enjoyable as possible.

Complete our application form now and look forward to teaching and learning amidst the beauty and excitement of Florence and Tuscany.

Accommodation

We are pleased to offer a variety of accommodation options for your stay while you attend our TEFL course in Florence. However, it is important to note that Florence is a very popular tourist destination and as such, many of the accommodation options have limited availability, particularly during the summer months. Therefore, if you have any special accommodation requirements, we would recommend that you book as early as possible.

Private Accommodation in Florence, Italy

Our first option is a private room in an apartment in Florence. These rooms are located in various areas of the city for you to choose from, and you may or may not (according to your wishes and availability) be placed with other TEFL course students.

Several of our apartments are also rented by Italian students of the Universita degli Studi di Firenze who are happy to share their apartment (though you will, of course, have your own private room) with a visiting TEFL course student. As you will have your own room, you are guaranteed privacy but at the same time you will have the opportunity to get to know a genuine Florentine student and to practice your Italian skills with a native Italian speaker.

Shared Accommodation in Florence, Italy

Our second option is a shared room in Florence (limited availability so book early to avoid disappointment). This tends to be a very popular choice, particularly if you are attending the TEFL course in Florence with a friend or partner. You will be provided with a single bed (or double if you are with your partner) in a shared room situated in the city.

All of our shared rooms are comfortably furnished and are well located throughout the city. This can also be a very good way to get to know one of our other TEFL course students in the area. ITTT students will usually be rooming together with this option, so you will always have someone to discuss your teaching and studying ideas with, or just for company while taking a coffee break or going out for a meal.

Home Stay Accommodation in Florence Italy

Our third accommodation option is a home stay. Many of the students who attend our TEFL courses wish to experience staying with an Italian host family. This is a very popular option for those students who really want to fully experience the Italian lifestyle.

During the day you will normally be occupied with studying and teaching. However, you will also have the opportunity to go to your accommodation and eat an authentic Italian dinner with your host family. This is particularly suitable if you have some basic knowledge of Italian and wish to practice and improve your language skills. Please note that with the home stay option overnight guests are not permitted.

Pensione Accommodation in Florence, Italy

If you wish to have a more comfortable and independent stay and don’t wish to be bothered with daily chores such as making your bed or walking to a café or restaurant for breakfast or dinner, then you may choose to stay at the Pensione Ferretti, which is nicely situated right in the centre of historical Florence. Roberto and Sandra, a Florentine married couple, are more than happy to invite you to stay at their pensione. Pensione Ferretti conveniently offers free internet access and there are telephones in every room. Please note that overnight guests aren’t permitted without prior approval.

Please note that all accommodation options for our TEFL courses in Florence are located within a short walk or bus journey from the TEFL course training centre.

Course dates

2020

  • 13 January 2020 - 7 February
  • 6 July 2020 - 31 July
  • 16 November 2020 - 11 December

Course fees

The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.

The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) Paypal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.

The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.

 

Deposit
USD 600
to be paid in advance
+
Balance
EUR 1190
to be paid on arrival

Accomodation Fees

The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.

You are not obliged to use the accommodation provided by the school and you are welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements. If you choose to use our accommodation, it should be paid for either by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the school at the start of the course.

And up
EUR 350
(to be paid on arrival)
4 weeks in-class course in Florence
special price on offer from
$ 1790

Apply now & get certified to teach english abroad!


Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What are my payment options?

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    Course deposits must be paid to our administrative center. Credit/debit card payments are the fastest and cheapest way to pay, but we also accept payments via Western Union, Pay Pal and bank transfer. While there are no deadlines for a deposit, courses can fill up quickly and your seat will only be reserved after the deposit has been paid.

    Once you make your deposit, you will receive an email with an informational packet that provides detailed information about the course and Florence itself.

    The balance of course fees are payable on the first day of class and can be made with a credit/debit card, cash or travelers’ check.

    Course fees are all-inclusive so you won’t be asked to pay additional costs for course related materials or services. This also includes course moderation, accreditation fees and lifetime job assistance.

  • What travel documents will I need for italy?

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    This information is specific to your country of origin and always subject to change. For the most accurate and current information regarding travel documents for Italy, please contact your nearest Italian consulate. There is also a very good chance that all the information you require (application documents, application fees, duration of processing documents), is available on the embassy’s webpage.

  • What are my accommodation options?

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    Our first option is a private room in an apartment in Florence. These rooms are located in various areas of the city and you may or may not be (according to your wishes and availability) placed with other course students.

    Our second option is a shared room in Florence (limited availability so book early to avoid disappointment). This tends to be a very popular choice, particularly if you are attending the course in Florence with a friend or partner. You will be provided with a single bed (or double if you are with your partner) in a shared room situated in the city.

    Our third accommodation option is a home stay. Many of the students who attend our courses wish to experience staying with an Italian host family. This is a very popular option for those students who really want to fully experience the Italian lifestyle.

    If you wish to have a more comfortable and independent stay and don’t wish to be bothered with daily chores such as making your bed or walking to a café or restaurant for breakfast or dinner, then you may choose to stay at the Pensione Ferretti, which is nicely situated right in the center of historical Florence. Roberto and Sandra, a Florentine married couple, are more than happy to invite you to stay at their pensione. Pensione Ferretti conveniently offers free internet access and there are telephones in every room. Please note that overnight guests are not permitted without prior approval.

  • What is the course schedule?

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    Class time is generally 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with mid-morning and afternoon breaks and a lunch break. On some days you will be expected to teach in the evenings with lesson planning assistance from your course trainers.

  • What can I expect during teaching practice?

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    Our trainees teach classes made up of actual English language learners. They come from a range of backgrounds, ages and religions. Trainees will teach students at all proficiency levels so that they are truly ready for any job opportunity that they find after the course.

  • Who usually attends the course?

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    The average class size in Florence is 12, although during our popular months (June-September) there can be up to 25 students. Most of the participants are American, British, Canadian or Australian, although we do accept non-native speakers of English who have a high proficiency in the English language.

  • Is there a dress code?

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    During trainees’ lessons, casual attire is allowed. During teaching practice, you will need to dress in trousers and closed-toe shoes. Men need collared shirts, while women need to wear conservative tops that will cover their shoulders. Men need to shave or keep facial hair neatly trimmed. No visible tattoos or facial piercings are allowed while teaching local students.

  • What should I bring for course studies?

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    Please be sure to arrive on the first day of the course with a notebook and a pen. We also encourage you to bring a laptop as we have Wi-Fi at the training center. We will provide all course materials for you so there is no need to bring anything else for the course itself.

  • What documents do I need for finding employment after the course?

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    Of course, you will need your passport. When you secure work, you may also be asked to provide translated and notarized copies of your birth certificate, college degrees and transcripts. You might also consider obtaining an international driving permit if you are considering driving in Italy. Please be advised that it may be necessary for you to obtain an Italian driving license if you plan to stay for an extended period of time.


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