Published: 26 June, 2014  |  Last updated: 26 June, 2014

Teaching English in Cesenatico, Italy


 Cesenatico, Italy

Report submitted on 24 June, 2014 by Bernadette Ashby.

Teaching English in Cesenatico, Italy:

How can teachers find teaching jobs in Cesenatico, Italy?
When I lived in Florence I used to give private lessons in my house, now that I have moved to Cesenatico I have opened up a private school.

The main English teaching jobs available are:
Part time English language school positions, agencies (send teachers to different locations), teaching at private international schools, teaching at community centers, etc., private teaching (not through a school, agency, etc.).

What are the minimum teaching requirements?
I am not sure. I am not a qualified teacher, I only have a TESOL diploma, but I still was able to get a job in a language school. All they required was that I was English with some teaching experience.

What teaching requirements would you recommend?
Know the English grammar, Have a fairly good knowledge of the country language where you want to work in. Get an online TEFL certificate.

What are the levels of payment?
From 15 Euro up to 25 Euro 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?
When the state school closes so does work.

What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Cesenatico, Italy to teach English?
Go for it. English is becoming really important.

What are the positive aspects of teaching English in Cesenatico, Italy?
Plenty of work.

What are the negative aspects for teaching English in Cesenatico, Italy?
You have to pay too much tax.


Living in Cesenatico, Italy:

Are there any visa or other legal requirements to live in Italy?
If you are from an EU country, no.

What is the cost of living like in Italy?
You need about 1,800 euros per month.

What are the usual accommodation arrangements and how can you find accommodation?
Through agencies.

Other than teaching, what positive aspects are there for living in Cesenatico, Italy?
I live beside the sea, it’s great.

Other than teaching, what negative aspects are there for living in Cesenatico, Italy?
The bureaucracy is terrible.

What things do you miss most (other than family and friends) from your home country?

What do you think you will miss most when (or if) you leave Cesenatico, Italy?
I won’t leave this country.


About Me and My Work:

My Name: Bernadette Ashby

Nationality: British

Students I’ve taught in Italy: 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: I have started a private school “Easy English Cesenatico”.

My school facilities: Good.

Teacher support at my school: None.


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One comment on “Teaching English in Italy – Cesenatico”

  1. Would you be interested in corresponding? How did you go about starting a school from scratch? What lessons do you use? How many students do you have? I am teaching privately one on one at the moment, but would like to start a class or two in a classroom style.

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