Top Tips for Getting a Job Teaching English in Italy for Americans

NOTE: This article was originally published on May 3, 2012. It has been revised & republished on August 7, 2018 for freshness & accuracy, including new information from ITA students, partners & other sources in Italy. 

The vast majority of opportunities to teach English in Italy will be gained by searching and interviewing for positions in-person locally on the ground in Italy.  We highly recommend that you plan on being on the ground in Italy in September. Here are some great tips for finding opportunities to teach English in Italy.

Teach English Legally in Spain on a Student Visa While Studying Spanish

  • Do you want to teach English in Spain?
  • Have you heard that it is impossible for citizens of non-European Union countries to receive a visa that enables them to teach English legally in Spain?
  • Would you like to learn Spanish while living in Madrid and teach English in Spain legally on a student visa?

How to Apply for a Student Visa to Legally Teach English in Spain

Obtaining a student visa for Spain will enable you to live, study and work in the country for extended periods beyond the 90 days that is allowed by a typical tourist visa.  While it is extremely common for Americans and other citizens of non-European Union nations to teach English in Spain on a tourist visa, International TEFL Academy offers special Student Visa Programs in Madrid and Barcelona that enables participants who take a TEFL certification course through International TEFL Academy to enroll in a part-time language program and receive a student visa that enables them to live and teach English in Spain legally.  Participants also receive job search guidance in Madrid and Barcelona to assist with gaining employment.  

How to apply for a Student Visa to legally teach English in Italy

 

Basic Guidelines and Requirements for Americans

1.  A passport with an expiration date at least six months after your planned stay.

2.  To be enrolled in an Italian government recognized language school or university. 

3.  A long-stay Italian student visa can take 2-4 weeks to process.