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TEFL Certification in Florence Italy - Overview

Looking to earn an accredited 4-week TEFL TESOL certification that will qualify you for thousands of English teaching jobs in Italy and around the World? This state-of-the-art TEFL certification course not only provides expert-led training and a recognized qualification but personalized job placement assistance for finding jobs teaching English in Italy and around the globe.

The TEFL Training school in Florence Italy was founded as a language school in 1959 by the United States Information Service and then privatized in the 1960s. It is now one of the leading American English schools in Italy and has received approval from the Ministry of Public Education to teach American English and culture. It is an active member of international organizations such as TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and NAFSA (National Association of Foreign Student Advisors), and it works closely with other American language schools throughout the world. 

The American Language Center is located in Piazza della Repubblica, just a short walk from the world-famous Duomo. Our facilities include several multi-purpose classrooms, offices, a library, and a terrace overlooking the historic city center. Satellite TV, computers, and an ESL Library are on the premises.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be prepared for the intensive nature of this course.  It is an intense, full-time university-level course.  You will be in class full-time 5 days a week & there is homework as well. To learn more about what this course entails, please read:

* Note about Florence job market:  Florence is a moderate-sized city in Italy and while there are language schools that are hiring during the job season (September and January),  it is a city with a lot of English teachers which makes it a competitive job market.  The rule of thumb, go where the populations are large and standard of living is high.  Rome and Milan are where the majority of English teachers work (though there are many cities in Italy for English teaching).

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Optional Excursions & Cultural Highlights

Because the course is so intensive, people can spend their months here without finding the time to see the beauty of Italy. To make the most of your visit here in Florence, we offer a number of possible excursions to allow you to learn more about Florence and its environs. Here is a list of potential excursions; what is offered during your particular course will depend on the season and the interest. Excursion costs are not included with tuition.

Italian Language Courses - Learn basic Italian to enhance your stay in Florence.

Wine Tasting - Discover the tastes of some of the most famous Tuscan wines and the foods that go with them.  Advanced booking required.  

Cooking course - Learn the secrets of preparing authentic Tuscan cuisine.       

Bike Tour  -   Join an all-day bike tour through the Tuscan countryside. Stop for lunch at the Casa del Prosciutto for a relaxing meal of typical Florentine cuisine.  A tasting at a local winery is also included.



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Housing & Phone/Internet Options

Upon enrollment, you will be put in touch with the Onsite Course Director who can assist with arranging you accommodations during the course. Accommodation options can be within walking distance of the school or well connected by public transportation -- your accommodations will never be more than a 20-minute bus ride from the school.  

Shared Apartment  - You may book a single or twin* room in selected private apartments. These apartments are shared with students from the Florence TEFL Course, Italian Students or, sometimes, with the owner. You are allowed to use the kitchen and bathroom. All apartments are completely furnished. You will be provided with a change of towels and bed linens once a week. 

Studio Apartment - This option is suitable for those who would like the privacy and independence of their own furnished apartment. International TEFL Academy provides furnished studios or small apartments for one person or two people traveling together. Bedrooms and bathrooms come complete with linens and towels and kitchens have all accessories.  


Communication, Phone and Internet -You may buy or rent a cellular phone from any of the numerous phone stores in Florence or you may reserve a rental phone prior to arrival at International TEFL Academy housing does not provide telephones and phone service is generally not available in your accommodation.  You will be provided with a card for an internet café located around the corner from the school for internet access.  

TEFL Certification in Italy

Tuition Includes:

TEFL Certification in Italy

Tuition Does Not Include

  • Personal Expenses
  • International Flights
  • Visa, Insurance,
  • Airport Pick up
  • Housing (course director can assist with arranging housing)

Enrollment Information for
TEFL Classes

IMPORTANT! Before enrolling for any International TEFL Academy TEFL course, it is imperative that you Contact International TEFL Academy for more information about TEFL Certification in Florencespeak to an Admissions Advisor. Your advisor will answer your questions and assist you with matters such as your eligibility & enrollment; course costs & logistics (such as housing); and your options for employment as an English teacher once you complete your TEFL Class.

To speak with an advisor, please call 773-634-9900 or fill out a contact form. 
To enroll for this course, please visit our Registration Procedures Page.

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