Young Learners Specialist

Deadline: Sun 23 May 2021 00:00:00 UTC
  • Deadline: Sun 23 May 2021 00:00:00 UTC
  • Italy: Palmi, South Calabria.
  • The Stamford School of English
  • Experience: 1 YEAR
  • Positions: 1
  • Degree Required

Job Summary

Opportunity for a Young Learners Specialist to join an Aisli-accredited school and Authorised Cambridge exam centre in South Italy. We are British-owned, proudly independent of any language school chain and enjoy an excellent reputation in our local area. If you are passionate about teaching Young Learners and looking to develop your career within a supportive team, we would love to hear from you.Please check us out on instagram to find out more about who we are.

Details of Position


The Stamford School was set up in 2000 by its current owner and director, Samantha 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 authentic international-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 candidate will therefore be a reflective and creative practitioner, who enjoys 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. Our fab team of teachers are guided by our DOS Emma and ADOS Olivia who started their career with us over 10 years ago and who co-ordinate a great programme of in-house Professional Development as well as presenting in national and international teaching conferences.
Candidates who are invited for a second interview will have the opportunity beforehand to chat informally with current Stamford team members.

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 10 hours of free beginner-level Italian
*Have daily, on-hand support from our experienced Director and Assistant Director of Studies
*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, wi-fi 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
*Ability to teach all ages and levels but with a focus on Cambridge Young Learner courses up to level B1
*Our core business is in-house teaching with minimal teaching in state school projects.

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 are located just behind the town.
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 creative and fun English teacher with a passion for motivating and nurturing inquisitive young minds
*A reflective practitioner, happy to work closely with like-minded colleagues and dedicated to improving their own professional practice
*A teacher with consolidated experience gained in established language schools who is able to draw upon this to anticipate workload, carry out effective, formative assessments and plan ahead.
*A friendly, resilient team member who is happy to settle into a small-town environment

Essential requirements:
*Undergraduate degree
*Relevant TEFL teaching qualification (Cambridge CELTA/Trinity CertTESOL/Cambridge DELTA)
*Minimum one year's teaching experience
*Computer literate
*Recent teaching referees who can be contacted by phone and/or email.
*A valid criminal record/background check available before contract signed

Desirable requirements:
*Driving Licence
*Experience of Cambridge Young Learners Exams

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


Cambridge CELTA online
Cambridge DELTA
Cambridge DELTA distance
Cambridge CELTYL
Trinity CertTESOL
Trinity DipTESOL

Salary and Benefits

* One-year renewable contract from mid-Sept 2021 to mid-June 2022
* Salary commensurate with experience, starting at 1150 EUROS + 150 EUROS monthly accommodation
* Monthly salary and hours guaranteed. Unlike many schools in Italy, we do not operate a carry-
over of untaught hours to be owed to the school during busier periods
* Accommodation close to the school organised before arrival
* Pick-up from airport upon arrival and help in settling in (banks, documents etc)
* Fully-paid induction programme before starting full timetable
* All national holidays paid including 2 weeks at Christmas and 1 week at Easter
* Use of company car for personal use within local area
* Comprehensive Professional Development programme both in-house and with our national
association Aisli
* Training opportunities with Cambridge Assessment English to become a Speaking Examiner (dependent on experience)
* Sponsoring of Delta distance modules after 1st year

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