EFL Teacher (YLs and Adults) in Palermo

Start Date
Contract starts on October 1st (with paid induction starting at the end of September)
Duration or End Date
Beginning of June 2023
1250 Euros (net) per month with increments available for experience within IH or Delta


Essential Requirements


  • You must have a CELTA, Trinity TESOL, or equivalent initial teaching qualification
  • The role is open only to those with the right to work in the EU.
  • Full mastery of English across all 4 skills to CEFR C2/IELTS band 8.5 required.

Job Description

You will be teaching up to 22 hrs of English each week + 3 further hours of standby, meetings and/or teacher development. Teaching takes place online and face-to-face and, when necessary, we offer hybrid lessons too. You will be teaching children (aged 7-12), teens (aged 13-16) and adult classes using a variety of course books, complemented by the school’s excellent resource library.

The school prides itself on its high quality student care service, of which teachers are a vital part. Part of your teaching role will include monitoring and assessing student progress, conducting tutorials and parent meetings, and working closely with the Academic Management Team to provide the best support for all our students.

Previous teachers have commented on enjoying working in a positive and supportive environment with lively and motivated students. IH Palermo Language Centre would love to work with like-minded individuals who are interested in their students' development, their own professional development, and the development of the school as a whole.


  • 60,75 or 80-minute lessons, including a range of adult, teen, YL and 1-2-1 classes.
  • Most teaching takes place in school from 13:30 to 21:00, Monday to Friday.
  • The majority of groups meet twice a week, following 4 or 8-month-long courses.
  • When necessary, teachers will commute to partner schools in the city.


  • Established INSETT programme including development seminars
  • Access to International House Certificate in Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers, according to demand.
  • IH Development Courses (OTTI) sponsored by the school.
  • Sponsored DELTA for committed, long-term teachers
  • Survival Italian lessons available (20 hours)
  • Career opportunities within the school (Speaking Examiners for Cambridge English, social programme projects, Senior Teacher positions)


  • Salary is paid regardless of hours worked.

Preference given to teachers with:

  • Experience of teaching both adults and younger learners.
  • University degree or higher qualification.
  • Young Learner certificate

Other Benefits

FlightsUp to 120 Euro contribution towards flights at the start and end of contract

Visa: Unfortunately, the school cannot provide visa assistance. Candidates must have the existing right to work in Italy.

AccommodationSettling in allowance and Accommodation Officer assistance available.

HolidayRoughly 20 days paid leave holiday including Christmas, Easter and February break.


About the school and city

IH Palermo Language Centre is located in the very heart of Palermo, making it an easy commute from all areas of the city, as well as a great base from which to explore wider Sicily and beyond.

We have a long history of excellence in both language teaching and in teacher training. Beginning in 1975, the school’s long standing aim of raising the level of English across Palermo, and the quality of English language teaching throughout Sicily, has gone from strength to strength with every year.

Each year, we welcome both local and international candidates onto our well-established teacher training courses, including CELTA, IHCYLT and TKT CLIL. Our candidates enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the school, with great opportunities to work alongside our experienced teacher trainers, dedicated in-house teachers and supportive administrative staff. Not to mention the chance to take time out to relax in our courtyard garden!

Palermo, the capital of Sicily, is a buzzing Mediterranean port filled with architectural wonders, world-renowned street food and welcoming locals. During the day, you can explore the bustling fresh-produce markets, the grandeur of the historical centre or the 1.5km-stretch of fine white sandy beach at Mondello, before the city comes alive in the evening with street bars, cafes and live music.