English Language Teacher

Deadline: Sun 15 Dec 2019 00:00:00 UTC
Applicants with the appropriate legal status for employment in the European Union preferred
  • Deadline: Sun 15 Dec 2019 00:00:00 UTC
  • Italy: Arezzo.
  • International House Arezzo - Accademia Britannica Toscana
  • Experience: 2 YEARS
  • Positions: 2

Job Summary

Due to an increase in numbers we have more teaching work available. Young Learner and/or young teens teachers needed from 7 January to April/May 2020.

Details of Position

Start dates: 7 January 2020
Full time teaching work available to teach in a medium sized language school in the centre of Arezzo. Arezzo is a beautiful medieval town in the heart of Tuscany in Italy. It is about 80 km south of Florence.
Accademia Britannica International House Arezzo is located in the centre of town. International Accademia Britannica IH Arezzo is a well known and well respected school which was founded in 1979. It runs both English Language and Italian Language and Culture courses.
The school is an authorised Cambridge English Language Assessment Centre . It is a member of AISLi, an association of quality language schools in Italy ( The school is also an accredited Agenzia Formativa (Training Agency) with the Regione Toscana. The school has ISO 9001:2015 certification as well.
Accademia Britannica International House is committed to providing a quality service and high standards in its teaching and ancillary services.
Applicants must be EU citizens (inclusive of British citizens) or have a current work permit which allows them to work in Italy.


We are looking for people who have the following skills, competencies and experience:
English language teaching qualifications and experience
CELTA/TESOL or equivalent (i.e.120 hour course with minimum of 6 hours observed and
assessed teaching practice) + at least 2 years teaching experience
English language competencies (all skills) at C2 level
Some experience of teaching English to children and/or teens

A or B grade at CELTA/TESOL or equivalent + at least 1 years teaching experience.
DELTA or equivalent
experience of teaching on exam courses, i.e. Cambridge exams
Cambridge speaking examiner
experience of teaching very young learners (3 - 6 years)
experience of teaching Business English and/or English for Special Purposes
experience of teaching in an International House or AISLi school
experience of working in Italy or other southern European countries
English Language Competencies
teachers are expected to have good language awareness in order to effectively teach all ages from beginner to upper intermediate levels
good language awareness in order to effectively teach up to C2 level
Teaching competencies
ability to provide students with the best conditions under which they can learn and flourish
ability to demand high from students of all ages
ability to teach well prepared lessons with clear learning outcomes which meet students needs
good classroom management competencies which enable all students to stay focused and engaged in the lesson
Administrative competencies
effective skills for marking homework, writing course outlines and end of course reports
effective digital competencies in order to complete online registers and check online timetables

Essential requirements for the post

commitment to own professional and personal development (i.e. participating in CPD sessions, observations) and keeping up to date with educational change
essential to work evenings, some split shifts and some Saturdays.
travel by public transport (or own transport) to offsite companies to deliver courses, as required
work on non-teaching events and activities
work on summer camp in June, if needed
invigilate (and/or examine) during the busy exam periods
able to speak Italian to A2/B1 level , or readiness to learn
Essential competencies for the role
a team player with the ability to work independently
ability to ask for help or support when you need it
intercultural competence and desire to learn and adapt to local Italian context
ability to communicate well with a diverse range of people
have a positive approach to problem solving
exhibit enthusiasm and positivity to meet the challenges of the job
bring creativity to the classroom and the staffroom

Salary and Benefits

Details of salary and terms and conditions of the contract are sent out on receipt of job application
Further details about the school are sent out on receipt of job application
Salary depends on qualifications and teaching experience
Average weekly teaching for full time teachers = 24 hours + 1 hour for meetings
An average of 2 days paid holiday accrued pcm
Induction for new staff
Regular staff development workshops throughout the year
Support for teachers from Director of Studies & Assistant Director of Studies
Well resourced staff room
Wi-Fi in the school
Student Charter
Help given finding accommodation
A short survival Italian course for teachers who dont speak any Italian

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