For the academic year 2023-2024, a small language school in the south of Italy requires a teacher of English

Date of Job Posted: Friday, July 28, 2023

Country of Job Position: Italy

For the academic year 2023-2024, a small language school in the south of Italy requires a teacher of English and activities for kids aged 10+ years.

The two branches of our language school, part of the British School Group chain , are located in Melfi (PZ) and Venosa (PZ) in the southern Italian region of Basilicata. Teachers may be required to teach at both schools for which transportation will be provided. Like most other schools, ours too is equipped with computers, internet, projectors, photocopiers, and resource books. At present, our staff consist of 5 teachers, 2 secretaries, and the owners who are hands-on in the day-to-day running of the schools.

We are interested to hear from experienced teachers who are good communicators, comfortable with and competent in dealing with Young Learners, dependable, able to see the contract through to the end, and conscientious in their day-to-day work.

Salary and benefits

CONTRACT: Mid-September 2023 to the end of May 2024. Summer work might be available. The contract is renewable upon mutual consent. SALARY: EUR 1,200 net per month. Taxes will be taken care of by the school. HOURS: 21-23 classroom hours per week. Lesson preparation time is already included in the salary as are any meetings that need to be attended. Should there be overtime for classroom teaching hours, this will be paid in addition to the salary. The monthly salary is fixed and paid regardless of the number of hours teachers may end up working. PAID BREAKS: 2 weeks at Christmas, 1 week at Easter, and national holidays (approx. 5 days).


(1) Availability to take up a position in mid-September 2023.

(2) EU passport holders. Non-EU citizens ALREADY in possession of valid working papers for Italy will also be considered. We WILL NOT process applicants who do not meet this requirement.

(3) Native English speakers. Proficient non-native speakers at CEFR C1-C2 will also be considered. Please note that for the latter, proof of language ability (e.g. IELTS, Cambridge C1/C2, etc.) is desirable.

(4) Cambridge CELTA. Other qualifications might be considered equivalent if they contained a supervised teaching practice component; DIY online certifications are not desirable. A formal teaching qualification might be waived should the applicant already have extensive classroom experience that can be supported by references.

(5) Education to degree level preferred.

(6) Willingness to teach and experience in teaching Young Learners essential. Experience in activities-based lessons – e.g. arts & crafts, drama / theatre, songs, and games – desirable.

(7) Feeling comfortable in or being able to adjust well to a tranquil countryside setting.

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