Teaching English in Turin, Italy
Report submitted on 26 November, 2014 by Rachel.
Teaching English in Turin, Italy:
How can teachers find teaching jobs in Turin, Italy?
Go to local language schools to get first contacts with the English speaking community.
The main English teaching jobs available are:
Agencies (send teachers to different locations), teaching at kindergartens / pre-schools, teaching at state schools, private teaching (not through a school, agency, etc.).
What are the minimum teaching requirements?
TEFL certificate or a degree if you want to teach in schools.
What teaching requirements would you recommend?
What are the levels of payment?
10-30 euros per hour.
How many teaching days a week is normal?
5 days per week.
How many face-to-face teaching hours a week is normal?
25 hours per week.
What is the normal arrangement for holidays?
Depends on the position. Schools have a 3 month break, so you can get work at summer camps.
What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Turin, Italy to teach English?
It’s a great job, if you are independent, and willing to look around.
What are the positive aspects of teaching English in Turin, Italy?
Lots of jobs.
What are the negative aspects for teaching English in Turin, Italy?
Lots of language schools offer low wages.
What are some of the teaching challenges for English teachers teaching the local people in your area?
Italians are very good at grammar, so you need to know your English grammar.
Living in Turin, Italy:
Are there any visa or other legal requirements to live in Italy?
Depends where you come from.
What is the cost of living like in Italy?
Quite low, good quality food, inexpensive to eat out.
What are the usual accommodation arrangements and how can you find accommodation?
Ask an agency or contact an aupair agency.
Other than teaching, what positive aspects are there for living in Turin, Italy?
Great food, lovely helpful people.
Other than teaching, what negative aspects are there for living in Turin, Italy?
Confusing shop opening hours.
What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Turin, Italy to live?
Come, its great! Interesting cultural city.
What things do you miss most (other than family and friends) from your home country?
Knowing how to go about the bureaucratic side of things.
What things would you recommend to new teachers in your area to bring with them from their home country (e.g. things that are difficult to get in your location)?
What do you think you will miss most when (or if) you leave Turin, Italy?
The food and mountains.
About Me and My Work:
My Name: Rachel
Students I’ve taught in Italy: Toddlers (2-4 years), pre-school / kindergarten (4-6 years), elementary (6-12 years), junior high school (12-15 years), high school (15-18 years), adults, business.
Where I teach: Language school called FIAT. Working here for 15 years. I teach privately too www.englishsummercamp.eu
How I found my current jobs: Through a friend / Fulfilling a need.
My school facilities: Very good – Hours come in a block, books provided.
Teacher support at my school: training / workshops.
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