Teaching English in Casinalbo-Modena, Italy
Report submitted on 30 Nov, 2016 by Stella.
Teaching English in Casinalbo-Modena, Italy:
How can teachers find teaching jobs in Casinalbo-Modena, Italy?
I teach English privately at home, only for children.
Initially I was asked by a few mum’s from my daughter’s class and then through word of mouth I managed to get two groups of children to teach.
The main English teaching jobs available are:
Teaching at private international schools, teaching at companies, teaching at community centers, etc., private teaching (not through a school, agency, etc.)
There are lots of private bilingual schools around Modena that are always looking for qualified teachers, also there are many companies that hire private teachers to teach English for their employers.
What are the minimum teaching requirements?
You need to have some teaching qualifications and experience, they valued mother tongue a lot and that’s the level they require ( proficiency).
What teaching requirements would you recommend?
In my area of working with children, if you would like to work in schools you will have to be a qualify teacher, or have some other degree and be able to teach English.
What are the levels of payment?
On private group lessons like mine, it is about €10 (approx. 10.50 US $) p/h
How many teaching days a week is normal?
I do it twice by choice , but there are always more demand.
How many face-to-face teaching hours a week is normal?
2 hours per week
What is the normal arrangement for holidays?
I don’t know.
What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Casinalbo-Modena, Italy to teach English?
Start with after school groups, as a bilingual monitor, then after getting some experience you can try to offer private lessons.
What are the positive aspects of teaching English in Casinalbo-Modena, Italy?
They value English as a second language, they want their children to learn and they look for it.
There is a good demand.
What are the negative aspects for teaching English in Casinalbo-Modena, Italy?
Distance and long period of holidays in summer, which then you would have to find something else to do.
What are some of the teaching challenges for English teachers teaching the local people in your area?
For me it is the qualifications.
Living in Casinalbo-Modena, Italy:
Are there any visa or other legal requirements to live in Italy?
If outside EU, yes
What is the cost of living like in Italy?
I’ll say it is on a medium level, all depends on where you live.
I have a family and I teach privately for some extra cash, I couldn’t live on what I make teaching, I do it part-time, but there are people who do it full-time of course.
What are the usual accommodation arrangements and how can you find accommodation?
You have to find on your own, through agency or news paper
Other than teaching, what positive aspects are there for living in Casinalbo-Modena, Italy?
Is is beautiful and adventurous, the food is fantastic, the people are nice and friendly. I love Italy!
Other than teaching, what negative aspects are there for living in scenery, Italy?
Technology is about 10 years behind in here!
What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Casinalbo-Modena, Italy?
Be patient, have all your papers ready and come with a job lined up already.
What things do you miss most (other than family and friends) from your home country?
I miss how simple and easy things were/ are in UK.
I miss the practicality and the technology, and how the costumer is always right!
What do you think you will miss most when (or if) you leave Italy?
The weather, the scenery, the mountains, the food….. and the lovely friends I made here!
What things would you recommend to new teachers in your area to bring with them from their home country?
You can find anything in Italy, even if it is a little harder or more expensive.
I believe people should adapt to their new environment.
About Me and My Work:
My Name: Stella
Students I’ve taught in Italy: Pre-school / kindergarten (4-6 years), elementary (6-12 years).
Where I teach: I teach at home, after school, usually for children from my own children’s class.
Teaching for 4 years.
My school facilities: Very good. I have a room that I use for the lessons and I have everything I need!
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