TEFL Job in Italy (2)

Date posted:2012-02-29 | Writer: Canterbury School | Email: [email protected]

Canterbury School is a private language centre based in Schio, a town in the North East of Italy. We are looking for a motivated, confident, enthusiastic, and lively English native speaking EFL teacher to teach one to one classes and groups at all ages and all levels. CELTA /TEFL / TESOL Certificate is required. Teachers need to have a valid EU passport and a valid driving licence, and they have to bring with them European Health Card or International health card. We prefer teachers who can speak Italian as well.

Our school is wonderfully located. It is very close to cities like Vicenza, Verona and above all Venice. So, if you like teaching English as a second language, but you also love art, history, culture, and beauty, that’s the perfect place for you because all these cities and many other fascinating sites are easily accessible and can be reached within one hour. If you love nature and sports, our charming mountains are near at hand and if you are fond of water… there you have the Adriatic sea and Garda lake!

We offer full time legal contract to the end of June 2012 with a guaranteed minimum weekly workload. Teachers are paid 10 € net per hour (which is 18 € with VAT), so the salary is usually between 1000 € and 1200€ . It depends on how many hours they have got. Health insurance and retirement fund is paid by us. The amount is enough to live comfortably in Italy, to pay the accomodation bills, to travel as you wish, to enjoy the Italian way of life. We provide the teacher with private accommodation near the school; the school pays the rent but the teacher must pay the bills with his/her salary. We have two types of accommodation: a flat to share with other teachers (100 € per month per person and an adjustment in spring because of the heating used in the winter months), or a single mini-flat (100 € per month for general maintenance plus the cost of the bills for water, electricity and heating), according to the availability.

The usual workload is about 20/25 hours a week and the lessons could be in the morning, in the afternoon and in the evening (Monday to Friday and sometimes Saturday mornings). We usually try to concentrate them as much as possible so that when teachers come to school they work for some hours, not for just one lesson. We need our teachers to have a valid driving licence because some courses are outside our school and you need to be able to drive (in companies or other places).All teachers have free access to the teacher’s resource library, computers and free in-house teacher training package (both on-arrival and ongoing).

In our school there is a nice atmosphere and a friendly working environment in a dynamic team. This position could be suitable for a person who wants to try a new exciting experience and who would like to have the opportunity to live the Italian life and culture.So, if you think you are a responsible, patient, enthusiastic, and creative person who feels like living this new experience in our great country e-mail your resume and cover letter as soon as possible to the address given on the job heading.

    Dott.ssa Cusano Nicoletta
    Tel / Fax: +39 0445 52 84 43
    Canterbury School
    Via Baccarini, 9
    36015 Schio (Vicenza)

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 unit reinforced the variety of present tenses there are and the potential difficulty a student from a language background that does not have four different forms of present tense might encounter when trying to form present tense in English. Becoming aware of this fact will allow me to better communicate and explain to the students the differences in the present form from their own native tongue.This unit showed videos with examples of good and bad teaching in a real class. What I feel I learned from this is how a teacher's actions and attitude can affect the students learn. I learned that a positive attitude and good explanations can help students enjoy the lessons and learn more, but a negative attitude and weak explanations can stop them from learning and make classes frustrating for them.