Teaching English in Turin, Italy
Report submitted on 24 Oct, 2017 by Rachel Brooks.
Teaching English in Turin, Italy:
How can teachers find teaching jobs in Turin, Italy?
The main English teaching jobs available are:
Full time English language school positions, teaching at kindergartens / pre-schools, teaching at companies, teaching at community centers, etc., private teaching (not through a school, agency, etc.)
Most of the above are available to teachers, depending on what they would like to do…
What are the minimum teaching requirements?
I require assistant teachers, looking for experience. We do varied work, in schools, summer camps and private groups. They need to have studied or display a passion.
What teaching requirements would you recommend?
With us at the English summer camp, just a police check, a good interview and a passion for what they do.
What are the levels of payment?
Depends, we have volunteers to paid staff.
How many teaching days a week is normal?
5 days per week.
How many face-to-face teaching hours a week is normal?
20 hours per week.
What is the normal arrangement for holidays?
The job is temporary, over the summer/autumn or spring period.
What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Turin, Italy to teach English?
Be brave, it’s tough at first if you do not speak the language, but very rewarding.
What are the positive aspects of teaching English in Turin, Italy?
The generosity of the Italian people and of course great food!
What are the negative aspects for teaching English in Turin, Italy?
Everyone has their own negative aspect, but mine was only positive!
What are some of the teaching challenges for English teachers teaching the local people in your area?
Level is low, but this is also good for work!
Living in Turin, Italy:
Are there any visa or other legal requirements to live in Italy?
What is the cost of living like in Italy?
Very cheap, especially because my assistants and volunteers stay with in an apartment in my house. Board and lodging is free.
What are the usual accommodation arrangements and how can you find accommodation?
See above, or you can be placed with a family nearby.
Other than teaching, what positive aspects are there for living in Turin, Italy?
We have a small farm, positive aspects are the horse riding and beautiful countryside.
What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Turin, Italy?
What things do you miss most (other than family and friends) from your home country?
Apart from family and friends, nothing after Brexit!!
What do you think you will miss most when (or if) you leave Italy?
I’m planning on staying.
What things would you recommend to new teachers in your area to bring with them from their home country?
Marmite and black board chalk.
About Me and My Work:
My Name: Rachel Brooks
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)
Where I teach: englishsummercamp, castagneto po (turin). I teach privately, for schools and groups. I organise courses for team building and summer camps in English. Teaching for 12 years.
My school facilities: Excellent. The outdoor classroom has a very positive impact on my private groups. We use nature and activities to teach children.
What kind of teacher support is available at your school/s?: lesson Observations, peer support /training.
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