EFL Teacher in Reggio Calabria

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Start Date
Mid-September 2023
Duration or End Date
Permanent Italian contract initially runs until June 2024, but is extendable for the following year(s)
Gross salary range of 1300-1500 Euros per month + bonuses + lunch allowance. Increments for relevant experience within an IH school.


Essential requirements

  • You must have a CELTA, Trinity TESOL, or equivalent initial teaching qualification
  • Experience of preparing students for the Cambridge English Upper Main Suite (B2, C1, and ideally C2) exams is an advantage

Job description

    🧑‍🏫THE POSITION🧑‍🏫

    The position involves teaching general English, CLIL, and Cambridge main-suite exam preparation classes. While the ideal candidate would be happy to teach all ages from 8 up, for applicants with experience preparing students for the higher-level Cambridge exams (B2 up), a timetable of only teenagers and adults is possible.

    The role-holder will be required to work a maximum of 24 contact (in-class) hours per week, with an additional 3 hours on average per week dedicated to training, development and admin. As an EFL teacher (teens and adults), you will plan and deliver effective and engaging English lessons to the students of the school. As some of the lessons will also be held in local state schools, this is an excellent opportunity for anyone who may want to gain experience in mainstream education too.

    We offer a permanent Italian contract, where you would be working, and therefore receiving a fixed salary, between the months of September and June each year.

    Working with us provides the opportunity to:
    Further your practical experience of teaching in a quality, caring school which offers a wide variety of class types. Previous teachers have commented how working with us has prepared them well for a move into mainstream education.
    For applicants who already have Course Tutor status for the CELTA, there is the possibility to work as a trainer on our CELTA courses
    Increase your knowledge of language testing and assessment in one of the largest authorized Cambridge ESOL Centres in Southern Italy (proud holders of the prestigious "Platinum" status for the past few years).
    Become a Cambridge ESOL Speaking Examiner (dependent upon experience and relevant only to those with EFL experience and qualifications). Hours worked as a Cambridge examiner are paid extra.
    Learn from a team of friendly, supportive peers (there is a full-time teaching staff of 23 teachers, including an academic management team) whose experience is wide and varied.
    Give and receive constructive feedback from regular observations and appraisals.
    Benefit from our excellent professional development programme which includes INSETTs, regular observations, coaching, appraisals, peer observation, team-teaching, drop-in lesson planning support, reading groups, conferences etc.)
    Settle into the school and the city by attending a fully-paid induction course and 25 hours of Italian lessons, for teachers below a B1 level.
    Access a wealth of resources (e.g. Interactive Whiteboards / SMART TVs in every classroom, computer rooms, VR equipment, Wi-Fi throughout, up-to-date and well-stocked teaching resource library). For teachers working with offsite courses, a netbook or laptop and portable speaker is provided for the duration of the contract.
    Enjoy Calabria and its surroundings with two consecutive days off each week

    As some of the teaching involves external (off-site) courses, this role does require a certain amount of flexibility and cultural sensitivity, so empathy, kindness, and the ability to deal with changes and diversity in a positive manner are all essential for this role. Where offsite courses are not within reasonable walking distance (10-15 mins) of the school, teachers are accompanied from, and back to, school by car. Travelling time is counted as working hours.

    Find out what our teachers say about working with us here:


    Other benefits

    VisaAssistance provided for visa applications and work permits, with 50% of the costs being reimbursed by the school

    Accommodation: Accommodation found within walking distance of the school at a cost of approximately 25-35% of monthly salary

    Holiday: 24 days holiday per annum, pro-rata. Paid sick leave.


    About the school and city

    Established in 1964, the school joined the IH network in 2015. It is now run by Marco and Patrizia, a husband and wife duo, who took the school over from the founder, Patrizia’s mother Christa, some years ago. They continue to invest in their team’s professional development and very much adhere to the IH value of lifelong learning.

    The school is in the heart of the city, just a stone’s throw from the beach, with breathtaking views of Mount Etna across the Strait of Messina.
    With regard to English language courses, they offer a wide range of courses to learners aged from 3 through to adults and ranging in level from Beginner to C2 (Proficiency). They also teach History, Biology and Maths in English in local state schools.