TEFL Jobs in Italy
The most common job types in Italy consist of:
HIRING & VISA
English teachers should count on interviewing in Italy and beginning their teaching job during the major hiring seasons in September, and then again in January, with most contracts ending in late June. For nearly all jobs, English teachers in Italy will be expected to interview in person once they arrive in-country.
Citizens of European Union nations do not typically need a visa to teach in Italy. Some foreign English teachers teach on a student visa or a working holiday visa (this is an option for qualified Canadians), however, the vast majority of non-EU citizens, including Americans and Canadians, enter and teach in Italy on a tourist visa or a student visa. While entering on a tourist visa is a common practice, it is typically valid for only 90 days and is not technically a legal work visa. A student visa is typically obtained in advance through enrolling in courses and is valid for the length of your study. A student visa does allow you to legally work while you are studying. Should you choose to work under the table on a tourist visa, it is your responsibility to be informed of the potential consequences of working on a tourist visa.
Interested in teaching English in Florence, Italy legally on a student visa? A student visa allows Americans and other non-E.U. citizens to live legally and teach English in Italy while taking part-time classes in Italian language and culture. There are possibilities to teach in language institutes in the surrounding suburbs of Florence, however, this opportunity is ideal for those who would like to private tutor one-on-one or teach English online, while studying the Italian language, cinema, and more while living in the heart of Florence. Read more about our Italy Student Visa offering.
Read More: What Type of Visa Can I Use to Teach English in Italy?
Schools in Italy typically offer 20 to 25 hours of work per week. If you are teaching at a language school, you should expect to work a varied schedule as many students work and take English classes in the evening.
Language schools cater primarily to adults, including businessmen and university students. If you private tutor, your students will be a mix of both children and adults, and if you teach at a Summer Camp, your students will be children.