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TEFL Position in Italy
Date posted:2010-05-24 | Writer: The Stamford School of English | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you love tefl teaching but feel you are not being appreciated enough by your current school? Do you love Italy and Italian students but are on the point of giving up because you haven't been motivated and given a chance to develop your skills and career? Do you dream of a staff room filled with all the latest resources to help you plan great lessons? If so, you might be interested in the positions I am looking to fill for the next academic year.
I run two busy language schools with a dedicated, enthusiastic team of teachers and I am looking for two more professionals who love this business as much as we do.
Our aim here is to develop our teachers' skills and knowledge in this exciting field and allow them to make tefl teaching a career not just a short term option.
I am particularly interested in hearing from you if you are already in Italy or have had recent experience in Italy.
Although we are busy schools, we are NOT based in a city or large town.The vacancies would suit someone who enjoys living in a small town set up.
The Stamford School operates in two small market towns in South Calabria and offers quality language training to students of all ages and levels in small groups.
Our ethos is simple:quality and care at all times.Our students enjoy effective, well-planned lessons in a fun and informal atmosphere where they know they are being looked after.
At The Stamford School we aim to offer more than just language courses.Our students and their friends and families enjoy the regular parties we organise,the karaoke evenings and our annual weekend in London.
The school premises are in large,modern apartments with bright classrooms ( whiteboards, OHP, internet and interactive packages), self-access centres, DVD and book lending library.
Full time EFL teacher - 24 contact hours per week teaching General English and Cambridge exam preparation to small groups of children, teens and adults
Promotion prospects (including becoming a Cambridge Esol oral examiner) for teachers invited to renew their contracts
Total 6 English Teachers and 1 Spanish teacher.
Help in settling in,full induction period ,busy staff room open every morning with senior teachers always on hand for advice, in-service teacher training,support in Young Learners methodology,regular staff meetings,peer observations and appraisals.
Our main school and hometown for the teachers and directors is Palmi (RC) : a very traditional Italian market town ( population 20 000) and proudly off the tourist trail. Safe and friendly town positioned between wonderful beaches and the Aspromonte mountains.
Good local shops and restaurants
Views of Sicily and islands and great sunsets.
Frequent bus service to nearest city Reggio and port for Sicily.
10 mins to train station and main links for Rome and north Italy
40 mins to international airport Lamezia Terme
Enthusiastic,strong organisational skills, ability to thrive under pressure, good team worker and genuinely dedicated to helping language learners, especially Young Learners ( lots of children in South Italy !)
The positions are ideal for teachers who really enjoy interacting with their students and who are looking for a supportive environment where they too are learning and not just teaching.
# EU-nationals or candidates with a valid work permit for the EU preferred
# Preferred qualifications: Degree-holder, TEFL, TESOL, CELTA
# Native English speaker/s only
# Teaching experience: 1 year minimum
TESOL, CELTA or equivalent
Experience with young learners an advantage
Enthusiastic and professional approach
Good team player
Some knowledge of Italian
EU national preferred EU national preferred
9 month contract September 2010 – June 2011
24 teaching hours per week
Net Salary starting from €1000 depending on experience + Stamford Package: paid accommodation (with internet+sky tv) + car + contribution flight
Paid Induction Period ( 10 days September)
All National holidays paid + Christmas(2 weeks)+ Easter
Travelling expenses for interviews refunded for successful applicants
Further details of the position and information about the Stamford School,the teaching team and our location will be given upon application to the e-mail address given on the job heading.