TEFL / TESOL CERTIFICATION COURSE
IN ROME, ITALY

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TEFL / TESOL COURSE OVERVIEW

Looking to earn an accredited 4-week TEFL 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 Rome, Italy TEFL course is very intensive and requires a strong commitment from the student. One can expect to be in class for about eight hours a day along with a few hours of work at home. International TEFL Academy recommends that trainees have no other personal or professional commitments outside the course during those four weeks of training.

Italy is one of the most popular locations in Europe and the world for teaching English abroad. English teachers in Italy typically find work in September or early October, and Rome again in January. Teachers in Rome will be expected to interview in person once they arrive in Rome, and they will also be responsible for their airfare, as well as housing. Many English teachers in Rome live in apartments recently vacated by previous teachers, and many room with their coworkers.

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TEFL / TESOL Class Details

LENGTH OF TRAINING:

4 weeks full-time.

TEFL COURSE DATES & AVAILABILITY:

We recommend enrolling at least 90 days prior to your course start date. More information here.

DAILY SCHEDULE & INTENSITY:

This is an intensive, full-time university-level course. Students should expect to be in class from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm (with lunch and coffee breaks), Monday-Friday, with several hours of homework each night. For further details, see our FAQs below.

COURSE LOCATION:

The school is a few minutes away from the Colosseum and Roman Forum, opposite the Trajan’s markets and very close to the Spanish steps, in an area full of monuments, shops, restaurants, and cafes.

CLASS SIZE & FACILITIES:

Classes are capped at 12 students; The school is completely renovated, rooms are spacious, air-conditioned. There's also a multimedia/study room, a coffee area with vending machines, and a beautiful terrace.

ITA PARTNER STATUS:

This is a partner course of International TEFL Academy. All students receive the full benefits of ITA students and alumni, including lifetime Job Search Guidance.

TEFL / TESOL Course Content

This TEFL certification course has been specially designed to provide all course graduates with the tools to succeed as professional English teachers.

PROFESSORS & LIVE PRACTICUM:

Like all ITA TEFL classes, this TEFL course is taught by highly experienced professors and includes live practice teaching with local ESL students.

ACCREDITATION:

All International TEFL Academy TEFL Classes meet or exceed international standards, and are accredited by recognized bodies in the field. Read more.

HERE IS A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS COURSE:

  • Basic principles of teaching
  • Grammar
  • Classroom Management
  • Error Correction
  • Lesson Planning
  • Use of Visual & Audio Aids
  • Teaching group classes: beginner, pre-intermediate, intermediate, advanced
  • Conversational English
  • Teaching grammar, reading, writing, listening, speaking, pronunciation
  • Language Awareness
  • Private Tutoring
  • Teaching Business English

Tuition & Costs

The Cost of the TEFL Class is approximately $2,015 USD
($500 Deposit + 1,359 Euro Balance - Exchange rates fluctuate daily).

TUITION INCLUDES:

TUITION DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Housing costs are not included (we can help with making housing arrangement)
  • Personal Expense
  • International Flights
  • Visa, Insurance & Airport Pick up

CLASS HIGHLIGHTS:

We start the course with a welcome breakfast in Rome and then there will be a mid-course night out! We also take the class for some drinks on the final day of class.

Transportation: Termini train station, Colosseo and Cavour metro stations on B line, Repubblica and Barberini metro stations on A line. There are also many bus stops, too.

Enrollment & Eligibility

IMPORTANT! Before enrolling for any International TEFL Academy TEFL course, it is imperative that you speak 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:

TO ENROLL FOR THIS COURSE: 

NON-NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS:

  • You must prove your language competence by one of the following: Trinity graded exam in spoken English, Grade 10 or above; IELTS band 7.0 or above; Pitman Advanced ESOL exam; TOEFL (PBT 600, CBT 250, iBT 10); or pass a Skype interview.
  • Read more: Non-native English Speakers & TEFL.

FURTHER DETAILS:

Please visit our Registration Procedures Page & Review our Terms & Conditions prior to enrolling.

Housing Arrangements

Upon enrollment, you'll be put in touch with the Accommodation Agent who will help you arrange your accommodations during the 4-week TEFL class. This is usually a room with an Italian host family so that we can offer them the cheapest option in Rome. The accommodation service costs €50 and the accommodation usually costs about €600 a month in Rome.

Host Family - A room with an Italian host family is the most affordable housing option in Rome. The accommodation agent service costs €50 and the accommodation costs on average €600 per month in Rome.

Amenities - You'll have a private room, access to laundry facilities, and wifi. The room will have a single bed, wardrobe, desk, chair, linens, and access to a shared bathroom, living room, and kitchen.

Housing Options are not included in The Rome TEFL Course we'll help you with housing arrangement for Rome TEFL Course
 

Job Opportunities for Rome TEFL Students 

All students and graduates from the Rome TEFL Course receive hands-on job placement assistance from the local staff in Rome in addition to lifetime, worldwide, and online, job search guidance from ITA's expert team of advisors. 

Read our Italy Country Profile to learn about the local job market for teaching English in Italy & watch videos of ITA alumni teaching in Italy.

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Rome TEFL Course FAQs

How many hours will I be spending in class and on course work during the course?

The TEFL course in Rome, Italy is a full-time, 4-week certification TESOL course.

The course runs from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday through Friday. Students will be allowed given a lunch break as well as some other short breaks.

Students are expected to work on assignments at home (about 6-8 hours a week).

In regards to student teaching, how many hours is it and when does it take place? Who are the ESL students? What ages and levels are they?

Teaching practice runs from Monday - Friday, 5:30pm - 7:30pm. The students are local Italians from the area (18-60 year olds).

How many assignments are there throughout the course and what do they consist of? How many hours of homework can I expect outside of class?

  • Learner Profile: Interview, prepare a 1-to-1 lesson for (i.e. a private lesson) and teach this lesson to a real English language learner. Produce a written assignment describing what you learnt about the learner, their first language and also details and an assessment of the lesson you taught. This will be assessed by the course tutors.
  • Materials Assignment: Create a set of materials for your classroom teaching practice during the course. Produce a short report describing how and why you created them and how effective they were. This will be assessed through an interview with Trinity moderator on final day.
  • Unknown Language: Participate as a student in 4 unknown language lessons. Produce a written journal describing your experience and how this will influence your teaching.

Will grammar be taught during the course? Are there additional resources in the course materials?

Pre-course tasks will be sent to all applicants before the course. These are used to brush-up on grammar skills.

There are grammar sessions during the TEFL course delivered by the trainers.

Is there a textbook needed for the course? Do I need to purchase it before the course begins?

There is no course book. The students will be given a training manual on the first day of the course.

Are there any specific technology requirements for the course? Such as programs students need to know? Do they need to bring a laptop with them? Etc.

A laptop and a USB stick are needed for the course. They will need Adobe Reader (free download) on their laptops to be able to open PDF files.

How can students prepare to take their course in Rome? Are there any assignments they need to complete prior to the course?

Only the pre-course tasks that will be sent to the students once they have paid and fully registered for the course.

Does the school recommend accommodation or arrange it for students?

We have an Accommodation Agent who finds accommodation for them. The accommodation is usually a room with an Italian host-family in Rome. The agent will make sure the accommodation suits their needs and communicate all of the information to them right up until arrival. There is a €50 service free that can be paid on arrival at the school.

What time should I arrive on the first day of class?

They will receive a welcome email from their Course Director the week before the course. This will include their timetable and instructions of where to meet for the welcome breakfast on day 1 and the time to be there plus a map of the school’s location.

Is there anything else specific to your course that prospective or current students should know?

We are located in an excellent location in Rome within walking distance of the Roman Forum and Colosseum. We are centrally located and very close to the Termini Train Station, Metro Stations, and bus stops. It is very easy to travel, get around, and see the sights around Rome!

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