Young Learners Specialist

Deadline: Tue 23 Jul 2019 00:00:00 UTC
Applicants with the appropriate legal status for employment in the European Union preferred
  • Deadline: Tue 23 Jul 2019 00:00:00 UTC
  • Italy: Palmi, Calabria.
  • The Stamford School of English
  • Experience: 1 YEAR
  • Positions: 1
  • Degree Required

Job Summary

Full-time teaching position in a busy school in South Italy. The Stamford School is an Aisli-accredited school and Cambridge exam centre. We are proudly independent of any chain of language schools, British-owned and enjoy an excellent reputation in our local area.If you are passionate about teaching (especially to Young Learners), a great team player and looking for a supportive school, we would love to hear from you!

Details of Position

The Stamford School was set up in 2000 by its current owner and director, Sam Dyer. We offer high quality English language courses to children, teenagers, adults and businesses from our 2 centres in Calabria.
Unlike many of the language schools nearby, The Stamford does not belong to a national or international chain of schools and has established a reputation for providing a very English-feel environment, which places the learner at the centre of everything we do.
As a member of Aisli (a highly-regarded association of English Language Schools in Italy), we are committed to looking after our students and staff and place great emphasis on learning and development. The successful candidates will therefore be reflective and creative practitioners, who enjoy researching new thinking to share with colleagues and students alike. Most of our teachers stay for more than their first year due to the support and atmosphere of the school; some have even settled here and have families now.
The school director, Sam, has close links with the UK education sector and encourages the team to adopt and adapt new approaches to ensure our students are accessing the very best English language teaching available. In addition to Sam's 28-year career in TEFL, her recent teaching and management experience in the UK primary school and special needs fields, will provide key training opportunities next year for our teachers to develop their skills to help all our learners reach their full potential.
As a Stamford team member you will also:
*Have help in settling in, including pick up upon arrival and help with all accommodation
*Enjoy a fully-paid induction period before starting your full timetable, which will
focus on getting to know the schools, the team, our courses and students.
*Access weekly group lessons in Italian, paid for by the school.
*Access daily, on-hand support with lesson planning from our experienced Director and
Assistant Director of Studies, Emma and Olivia.
*Benefit from a comprehensive programme of professional development including methodology
workshops, peer observations, team teaching opportunities, learning walks, appraisals,
mentoring and training opportunities.
*Have the opportunity to become a qualified Cambridge Speaking Examiner (dependent on
experience meeting Cambridge requirements)
*Enjoy a well-stocked staffroom with all the latest teaching resources, wifi throughout
the school and a laptop and projector in each of our classrooms.

*Teaching 24 hours of General English and Cambridge Exam courses from Monday to Friday,
with courses typically running in the afternoons and evenings, 3pm-9pm
*Our core business is in-house teaching (ie no outsourced courses in state schools) in
our modern centres: 2-3 days in each school, approx. a 20-minute drive apart (school car
and/or lifts provided)

Calabria is a stunning, little-known region in the very south of Italy, just before you cross over to the island of Sicily. The Stamford School has its main school in the small, clifftop town of Palmi, which offers fabulous views of Sicily and the Eolian Islands. We are in the very centre of town and our students often spill out into the bar below for an ice-cream (or aperitivo!) or into the square next to us with its towering palm trees. Sandy beaches are just a 5-minute drive below the town and the famous Aspromonte mountains stand behind us.
Palmi has good rail links with Naples and Rome to the North and to the South, a 15-minute train ride will take you to the port of Villa San Giovanni for ferries to Sicily.
The international airport of Lamezia Terme (Ryanair to UK) is just 35 minutes away by motorway.

*A dedicated, energetic English teacher with a passion for motivating, nurturing and
guiding our learners.
*A reflective practitioner, keen to work closely with like-minded colleagues.
*A teacher with know-how gained in established language schools and able to draw upon
this to anticipate workload, carry out effective, formative assessments
and plan ahead.
*A super-friendly, caring professional with strong interpersonal skills and an ability
to forge positive working relationships with colleagues.

Degree Required
Teaching experience:
1 years
Native level English speaker preferred



Please note that online TEFL qualifications will only be considered if backed by several years' proven experience in established language schools.

Salary and Benefits

UK contract September 2019 - June 2020 - renewable for the successive academic year(s).
24 contact hours + 1 hour professional development per week
Net monthly salary between 1100 and 1400 EUROS, dependent on experience PLUS ....
150 EUROS monthly rent contribution (average rent here 300-350 Euros, cheaper if shared)
Full monthly salary paid also when weekly contact hours do not reach 24 (Unlike many schools in Italy, we do not operate a carry-over of untaught hours to be then owed to the school during busier periods)
Opportunities for earning extra as an invigilator during Cambridge exam sessions

Stamford Package:
Fully-paid Induction Period in September (seminars, workshops and team teaching) before commencing full timetable at start of October.
All Italian national holidays paid + Christmas (2 weeks) + Easter.
Shared/single accommodation in fully-furnished flats near the main school in Palmi, ready upon arrival.
Pick up from nearest airport (La Mezia Terme)
Shared use of school cars for travelling between our 2 schools (15 mins distance) and for personal use within immediate area.
(Please note driving licence not essential but an advantage as we are in a small town)
Opportunity to learn Italian in weekly group lessons, paid by the school .
Opportunity to train as a Cambridge Assessment English speaking examiner.
Sponsoring of Delta distance modules after 1st year

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