Teaching English in Treviso, Italy
Report submitted on 24 November, 2015 by Elisa.
Teaching English in Treviso, Italy:
How can teachers find teaching jobs in Treviso, Italy?
Usually online (tefl or schools’ websites).
The main English teaching jobs available are:
Full time English language school positions, part time English language school positions, teaching at private international schools, teaching at colleges / universities, private teaching (not through a school, agency, etc.)
What are the minimum teaching requirements?
CELTA, Experience, Native or Proficiency Level
What teaching requirements would you recommend?
CELTA, a 1- or 2-year experience (especially if you want to teach children). Many schools hire Native Speakers only but not all of them.
What are the levels of payment?
National Contract so 1,100-1,300 euros per month (according to HRS and experience).
How many teaching days a week is normal?
5 days per week
How many face-to-face teaching hours a week is normal?
23 hours per week.
What is the normal arrangement for holidays?
Christmas (usually from the 23rd of Dec to the 6th of Jan), Easter (from Friday to Monday, included), Summer (two weeks in August).
What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Treviso, Italy to teach English?
Choose a city that is connected (by train or plane) to the rest of the country and EU. Life in Rome and Milan might be expensive. So you should take that into consideration before applying for a job. The north might be better but winters are cold and people too sometimes. The south is beautiful and people are lovely.
What are the positive aspects of teaching English in Treviso, Italy?
Italians are nice!
What are the negative aspects for teaching English in Treviso, Italy?
Their English is not so good!
What are some of the teaching challenges for English teachers teaching the local people in Treviso, Italy?
Treviso is a nice town, no challenges here!
Living in Treviso, Italy:
Are there any visa or other legal requirements to live in Italy?
I really don’t know but I guess so. Non EU citizens would need a visa.
What is the cost of living like in Italy?
Rent is usually 500-600 euros per month (if you want to live on your own). If shared, a room could cost 350-450 euros.
Life is not so expensive here. Treviso is a small town.
What are the usual accommodation arrangements and how can you find accommodation?
The school usually helps you with accommodation.
Other than teaching, what positive aspects are there for living in Treviso, Italy?
People, food, fun! and a lot of SUN!
Other than teaching, what negative aspects are there for living in Treviso, Italy?
People might be cold at first but Italians are lovely!
What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Treviso, Italy?
Just come over and enjoy it!
What things do you miss most (other than family and friends) from your home country?
Well, I’m half Italian and half American so I’m happy here!
What do you think you will miss most when (or if) you leave Treviso, Italy?
I’m not planning on leaving at the moment!
What things would you recommend to new teachers in your area to bring with them from their home country?
An Italian dictionary!
About Me and My Work:
My Name: Elisa
Students I’ve taught in Italy: Elementary (6-12 years), junior high school (12-15 years), high school (15-18 years), university, adults, business.
How I found my current teaching job(s): Through my CELTA course. Working here for 1 year.
My school facilities: Good – technology access and school library could be improved.
Teacher support at my school: Training / workshops, lesson observations, teacher evaluations.
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