At a Glance: Teaching English in Italy

At a Glance: Teaching English in Italy

If your ideal week consists of diving off the cliffs of the Golden Coast on your weekend, spending your weekday lunch breaks sipping coffee outside Rome's Colosseum, or perusing haute couture in Milan after class, you will want to teach English in Italy. This extensive Country Report contains information about living and teaching in Italy, as well as what to expect financially.

Living and Teaching in Italy
Italy: At a Glance
Italy: Living in Italy
Italy: Teaching ESL in Italy
Italy: Financial Snapshot
Monthly Salary*:
800 - 2,000 EUR
1,160 - 2,900 CAD (Oct 26, 2016)
Private Tutoring per Hour:
15 - 30 EUR
21.75 - 43.50 CAD (Oct 26, 2016)
Income Tax††: 23 - 38%
Ability to Save per year: Minimal
Airfare: Rarely included
Accommodations: Rarely included
Health Care: Rarely included
Holidays: Sometimes paid
Teaching Hours per Week: 18 - 30
Typical Contract Length: One year or less
Typical Start Month(s): Summer, September or January
Application Timeline: 3 - 6 months
Work Visa: EU citizenship preferred
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's Degree and Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate
Additional Notes: Summer camp positions available

Other Western Europe Countries:

Austria ~ Belgium ~ Finland ~ France ~ Germany ~ Greece ~ Italy ~ Portugal ~ Spain ~ Sweden ~ Switzerland ~ The Netherlands

There are many teaching positions in Italy that are accessible if you are willing to travel to the country first before seeking employment. The beauty of Venice, the history of Rome, and the shops of Milan make Italy a perfect teaching destination for art, fashion, and history lovers alike. There is so much to see that even spending every weekend exploring the country would still leave an ESL teacher wanting more.

The combination of Oxford Seminars' internationally recognized TESOL/TESL Certification and our Graduate Placement Service included with the course makes teaching English abroad a reality. Learn more about teaching English in Italy and other opportunities teaching English abroad by calling 1-800-269-6719, or by attending an upcoming free Information Session in your area.

* Wages vary depending on the economy of the country.
Exchange rates are subject to change. Check for current rates.
†† You will be paying income tax while teaching abroad, and the tax rate can change depending on how much money you earn.

Oxford Seminars makes every effort to keep our information as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, individual teaching positions and experiences may vary with job market conditions. Specific information listed cannot be guaranteed to be applicable when you are seeking employment teaching ESL in a specific country.

Note that certain positions require additional qualifications and credentials that are not negotiable due to specific country legislation.