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.
|Monthly Salary*:||800 - 1,500 EUR|
|Health Care:||Rarely included|
|Teaching Hours per Week:||20 - 30|
|Typical Contract Length:||One year or less|
|Typical Start Month(s):||September or January|
|Application Timeline:||3 - 6 months|
|Private Tutoring per Hour:||15 - 25 EUR|
|Income Tax††:||23 - 43%|
|Cost of Living**:||Cost of a Big Mac = 4.34 EUR|
As of 05-21-2013
1.00 CAD = 0.76 EUR
1.00 EUR = 1.32 CAD
|Ability to Save:||Low|
|Visa:||EU citizenship preferred|
|Minimum Requirements:||Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate and Bachelor's Degree|
|Additional Notes:||Summer camp positions available|
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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.
** The Big Mac Index is a credible, reliable, third-party cost-of-living index created by The Economist. For comparison purposes, it lists the cost of a Canadian Big Mac at $4.73.
† Exchange rates are subject to change. Check www.xe.com for current rates.
†† Income tax rate is based on the amount of yearly income. Most TESOL/TESL instructors will be charged no more than the minimum percentage.
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.