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Teach English in Italy

Speak To Us About This Program:
(+1) 916 692 0226 (USA/ CAN)
(+44) 208 1333 885 (UK)

Italy TEFL / TESOL Program Summary

Become fully certified to teach English all over the world, by taking 4 weeks training in the stunning Florence, Italy. You'll be amongst good company in one of the most popular locations we have to offer!

Florence boasts amazing architecture, museums, culture and is dripping in history. Known as the birth of the Renaissance, there is more than enough to keep you entertained in your spare time. There are cafes and trattorias galore! It's a real foodies heaven.

There are plenty of teaching jobs to go around, so you won't have to wait long at all to begin working. With decent salaries and a great quality of living, Italy will deliver - and then some!

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Taking this TEFL course gave me a purpose to be here and I love it. I have a reason to wake up and something I need to complete every day and that is a great feeling. I have only been out of the course for a week and already have several job offers and interviews.

 Kellane Kornegay 

​ See full review on the Go Overseas website >>>

Key Program Details

  • Fully Accredited TEFL / TESOL Certificate qualifying you to teach English anywhere in the world
  • Job placement services from our team in Florence - so you get all the help that you need to find paid work in Italy within 30 days of finishing the course
  • Pre-departure guidance on visas, accommodation choices, types of work available, costs of living and salary guides, connections with previous teachers - everything you need to be as prepared as you can be for your paid teaching abroad experience
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    Accommodation assistance our team on the ground work closely with local landlords in Florence to find you the perfect accommodation for your placement
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    Cultural program including welcome breakfast, treasure hunt, authentic Tuscan lunch and a Graduation Ceremony
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    Discounts  on local cafes and restaurants, soccer matches, festivals and more 
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    Complimentary Italian lessons including wine and cheese tasting 
  • Lifetime worldwide job assistance from our team so you can find work in other countries after your first session teaching abroad
  • Friends come naturally on this program. There are typically 6 or more candidates on the course every month, meaning acquaintances become close friends really quickly

"The Creator made Italy from designs by Michelangelo" - Mark Twain

Steeped in art, culture and Renaissance galore, Florence is a real Italian adventure! See paintings by Da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo, followed by a stroll by the river Arno, you'll not be short of things to do! 

Florence has plenty of cafes, trattorias, or a ristorante if you prefer, to unwind after a day's training or teaching. The city has many tourist attractions and hidden gems throughout! There's something for everyone and you won't be disappointed. Art lovers will be right at home, with museums and galleries galore, The Accademia houses Michelangelo's David, easily the most famous sculpture in the world. 

It's not hard to see why Italy is a prime location to teach English! Beginning your journey in the beautiful Florence will be the experience of a lifetime.

You Will Be Fully Qualified After TEFL / TESOL Training

This program consists of 4 weeks TEFL / TESOL training, which will be a mixture of daytime study and some evening work and assignments. TEFL / TESOL trainers will make sure you have everything you need to become a confident teacher of English (TEFL / TESOL) in Italy.

Once qualified, the world is yours and you can use your TEFL / TESOL certificate in other countries - there is no expiry date to the TEFL / TESOL certificate. The TEFL / TESOL certificate is externally accredited and accepted worldwide.

A Time to Make Friends

After gaining skills, making friends in this period is what it is all about. Spending so much time each day around the same people who are in the same situation means friendships solidify quickly. Everyone wants to support each other. It's one of the great benefits of starting your journey teaching abroad in this way.

Finding Work is Easy Through Our TEFL / TESOL Team

During the TEFL / TESOL training period, we give you all the tools, resources and contacts you need to secure a paid teaching job. Most jobs are secured within a few weeks after the course, and sometimes even shorter than that. A great benefit is to have our experienced in-country TEFL / TESOL team at your disposal recommending good places to work, and where to avoid applying for jobs.

In Italy, most teaching jobs are in language centers, so typically you will be teaching adults, with some younger classes, depending on the employer. It's also common to travel to corporate locations and teach company staff English, as well as have private students to tutor.

Contract lengths are for around 6 months or more. Salaries vary, but are around €1200 - 1450 Euro per month. Living costs come to around €1100 to €1300 Euro per month, so you'll be able to live comfortably but there won't be a huge opportunity to save money each month.

Eligibility for the Program:

You must be a native English speaker to be eligible for this program. In terms of the job placement services, through our experience we know those who hold a bachelors degree (in any subject) secure jobs within 30 days after the end of the training - and in most cases this is shorter

Accommodation is Affordable on a Teaching Salary

Accommodation costs during training are around 740 USD (€660 Euro) for 4 weeks and you'll be staying in a shared apartment with other trainees.

After training and when you are in your teaching job, accommodation is cheaper, at around 475 US dollars (€400 Euro). Doing the course with others helps you to make friends and it's common to share accommodation with those friends afterwards when you start your teaching jobs.


Minute Consultation CALL

With one of our travel experts to answer any questions you may have about teaching English abroad.

On the call you will discover

  • All of the teaching programs and locations available
  • Program eligibility and criteria
  • More information about the TEFL training period and types of teaching placements on offer
  • The chance to ask us any questions you have 

Program Fees

The full price of the program in 2019 is 1400 Euros. This gives you a 4-week long, fully accredited TEFL / TESOL training certificate in Florence, meaning you can teach English and get paid anywhere in the world, as well as job assistance from our team in Florence and worldwide lifetime job seeking assistance from TEFL Heaven.

This is split into 2 payments - a booking deposit to secure your place (after a successful Skype / FaceTime interview), and then a final payment normally due 30 days before your selected start date.

The first installment of 500 Euros is due when you book the program. The final installment of 900 Euros is due no less than 30 days before your course start date. You have to pay the first installment in US dollars, so if this is different than your own currency, please see www.xe.com for current exchange rates, which change daily.

Start Dates

2019 Start Dates

Monday 1st July-Friday 26th July (Spaces available)

Monday 16th September - Friday 11th October (Full)

Monday 21st October - Friday 15th November (Spaces available)

Monday 18th November - Friday 13th December (Spaces available)

2020 Start Dates

Monday 20th January - Friday 14th February (Spaces available)

Monday 24th February-Friday 20th March (Spaces available)

Monday 20th April - Friday 15th May (Spaces available)

Monday 25th May - Friday 19th June  (Spaces available)

Monday 6th July - Friday 31st July (Spaces available)

Monday 10th August - Friday 4th September (Spaces available)

Monday 14th September - Friday 9th October (Spaces available)

Monday 19th October - Friday 14th November (Spaces available)

Monday 23rd November - Friday 18th December (Spaces available)

Things to Note:

We work on a first come, first served basis, and places fill up fast. Make sure you apply early to get your desired start date.

Not all future dates are advertised. Get in touch if you want to book a date further in the future.

We advise you to arrive at least 4 days before the advertised start date to overcome jet leg and get used to the country at least somewhat before you start training.

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