Published: 15 March, 2015  |  Last updated: 15 March, 2015

Teaching English in Turin, Italy


Turin, Italy

Report submitted on 08 March, 2015 by Stefi.

Teaching English in Turin, Italy:

How can teachers find teaching jobs in Turin, Italy?
Finding English schools on the internet.

The main English teaching jobs available are:
full time English language school positions, part time English language school positions, teaching at kindergartens / pre-schools, teaching at private international schools, teaching at companies, private teaching (not through a school, agency, etc.)

What are the minimum teaching requirements?
Mother tongue English speaker.

What teaching requirements would you recommend?
Any experience teaching (not necessarily English). Experience with children.

What are the levels of payment?
– private or for companies: 20-40 euro/hour
– private kindergarten/elementary school: 7-10 euro/hour
– English schools: 10-15 euro/hour

How many teaching days a week is normal?
5 days per week.

How many face-to-face teaching hours a week is normal?
30 hours per week.

What is the normal arrangement for holidays?
If you’re under a full time contract, you get paid. If you do private lessons or work part time no paid holidays.

What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Turin, Italy to teach English?
Do private lessons!

What are the positive aspects of teaching English in Turin, Italy?
Lots of work.

What are the negative aspects for teaching English in Turin, Italy?
If you work for a school you don’t get paid very much.

What are some of the teaching challenges for English teachers teaching the local people in your area?
The people are not exposed to English in their daily lives so learning is slow.


Living in Turin, Italy:

Are there any visa or other legal requirements to live in Italy?
Permesso di soggiorno (Premission to stay).

What is the cost of living like in Italy?
– rent: 250-400 euro/month
– food (eating at home): 20 euro/week
– eating out, entertainment: 20 euro/night

What are the usual accommodation arrangements and how can you find accommodation?
Renting a room in a house or renting an apartment.

Other than teaching, what positive aspects are there for living in Turin, Italy?
Not too big, not too small. Lots to do. Very economic.

Other than teaching, what negative aspects are there for living in Turin, Italy?
The attitude of the average person is: frustrated, a bit negative, and wound up.

What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Turin, Italy?
Don’t compare Italians and the systems here to the one’s in your home country. There are many great aspects to this country, as there are many bad ones. Don’t focus on the negative aspects.

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 Turin, Italy?
The culture.

What things would you recommend to new teachers in your area to bring with them from their home country?
English books!


About Me and My Work:

My Name: Stefi

Nationality: Canadian

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), adults.

Where I teach: Privately. I used to work at a kindergarten and got all my contacts for private lessons through the school. Working here for 3 years.

How I found my current jobs: I started doing solely private lessons because I accumulated contacts during my time at the kindergarten.

My school facilities: Good – Private schools can vary. Some are very well-organized while others are not at all.

Teacher support at my school: Peer support / training.


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