ESL teachers in Italy are in demand right now, which means the country is bursting with TEFL jobs for new and seasoned TEFL teachers alike.
Straight out of your TEFL course? No problem! Consider a placement at a summer school to dip your toe into teaching while enjoying a few months in Italy!
ESL teacher with some experience under your belt? Private schools and academies are dotted all over the country, packed with eager young learners and business English students.
Qualified teacher looking to make a more permanent move to the country? Rome and Milan are home to some incredible international schools which are always on the lookout for teachers of all subjects.
English teaching programmes in Italy
Most teaching jobs in Italy at public schools go to qualified EU citizens who are fluent in Italian, making it unlikely for TEFL teachers to work in such roles. However, there are a number of programmes in Italy that do place some ESL teachers within primary schools and high schools.
One of the most well-known of these is the British Council’s Teach English as a Language Assistant in Italy programme. You’ll usually need to show you meet the required criteria, which includes B1-level Italian but, if you’re required to spend a year studying abroad as part of your degree (or you’re serious about starting a career teaching English in Italy) this could be your best option.