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.

Visas & Jobs: A Guide to Teaching English in Barcelona, Spain for Americans

 

 Are you an American looking to live & teach English in Barcelona, Spain? Do you want to take ITA's internationally accredited Barcelona TEFL Class?

At International TEFL Academy, we certify over 5,000 people a year to teach English abroad & Barcelona represents one of the most popular teaching destinations for our graduates, including Americans. That said, if you are an American interested in teaching English in Barcelona, Spain there are certainly realities when it comes to matters like visas & the job market that you must prepare for and be willing to accept if you want to realize your goal of living & teaching in this beautiful city.

1. You should expect to live & teach English in Barcelona "under the table" on a tourist visa.

2. You should expect to work as a freelance private instructor & not as a full-time employee at a language school.

3. For a detailed overview of what it takes to get a job teaching English in Spain, please read What You Need to Know Before Moving to Spain to Teach English [The Ultimate Super Cheat Sheet]

Staff Report: The Job Market for Teaching English in Prague, Czech Republic

International TEFL Academy Vice President, Ian Davis, recently returned from a visit to Prague, Czech Republic, where he and fellow ITA advisor, Cassie Wells (who took many of the great photos in this report!), attended the European Association for International Education Conference, one of the largest gatherings of international educators in the world.  During his visit to Prague, Ian met with language school directors and International TEFL Academy graduates currently teaching English in Czech Republic.

We're glad that Ian was able to take some time to report on his trip and share his observations. 

Teaching English Abroad: Essential Travel Resources

By John Bentley & St├ęphane Le Mentec

Teaching English abroad provides a viable, affordable and realistic way for almost any native or fluent English speaker to gain employment and enjoy the experience of living in a foreign country. At the same time, the endeavor of moving, living, working and traveling abroad requires research and planning, and matters like travel arrangements, visas, health concerns and safety.

There are loads of great resources, to help you plan and prepare for your adventures abroad.  Here are some of our top picks.

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.