TEFL in Bergamo, Italy

Date posted:2005-07-12 | Writer: Not Only Words | Email: [email protected]

Not Only Words is a small, friendly language school based in the province
of Bergamo, approx. 15 km from the city of Bergamo and 30 km from Milan.
We are looking for English language teachers to join our team, starting
in September/October 2005. Contract to May/June 2006 (renewable) We have
a wide range of students of all ages (from young children to adults) and
need teachers who are capable of and like working in all areas of language
teaching. The job involves teaching groups (state schools, companies, evening
classes, preparation for exams) as well as one-to-one lessons. The majority
of the work is with children and teenagers.
As we are not based in a city and public transport is not brilliant, preference
will be given to candidates who are prepared to provide their own transport.
We offer help in finding accommodation, either locally (small villages)
or in Bergamo (15 km).

If you are interested, please send your full C.V. to [email protected]
and we will let you have further details.

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.


This last unit wrapped up a few last minute pointers when it comes to teaching ESL. I liked that it mentioned first lessons and warmers. It is very important to establish rapport with students as soon as possible, so the first lessons are very important! It also mentioned ways to motivate reluctant students and how to handle large classes. Both situations are common when teaching ESL, so it was great to get some perspective.This unit was a very good revision for me about past tenses, their correct usage, irregular verbs and common mistakes. There were also many good ideas for activities for students to learn the past tenses, like story telling and a detective game. It is important to know the material well as a teacher, but you must be able to past your knowledge on to your students. Not every student studies the same way, nor at the same pace.