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Teacher specialised in Young Learners

Deadline: Fri 28 Jun 2024 00:00:00 UTC
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  • Deadline: Fri 28 Jun 2024 00:00:00 UTC
  • Italy: Curno, Bergamo.
  • Anderson House srl
  • Experience: 3 YEARS
  • Number of positions: 1
  • Degree Required
  • Applicant must have permission to work in the EU or hold a valid work permit for employment in the EU.

Job Summary

Details of Position

We seek a native or near native English teacher with CELTA, YL specialization, degree and an EU passport who is enthusiastic, professional, and would like to further their career at our school. The jobs requires teaching children (30%), adults (40%), companies (30%). The children's classes include primary, teenagers, and small children (3-6 with ENGLISH IS FUN! - training provided). As we are the Cambridge centre for the area, many of our courses are exam prep. We welcome Cambridge examiners. He or she would teach individuals and groups, Business English in companies, General English, exam preparation classes (PET, FCE, CAE, CPE preparation) and conversation classes in the evenings, children/teen courses in the afternoon (YLE, KET, PET, FCE, CAE). We use a variety of course books amongst which the Give Me Five series for Juniors, Prepare and Compact for Teens, Business Partner for business courses, English File and Road Map for General English. We use the online platform LLE (Let's Learn English) for exam prep for uni students/adults learners.

We have a room in a shared flat within walking distance from the school (euro 400 a month including heating - excluding utilities) which will be available in September. If you seek alternative accommodation we will help you (euro 500+).

The School
Anderson House was established in 1996 by Peter Anderson. Peter taught as a freelance from 1978 to 1982. He was then taken on by a quality language school in Bergamo and taught there from 1982 to 1990. From 1991 he worked as the DoS at the same school until 1996, when he left to open his own school. AH has been an 'srl' (limited company) since 2006. The school is on the outskirts of Bergamo - in Curno, the commercial part of Bergamo - with plenty of free parking. We have a DoS, 10 English teachers plus 5 for other languages. 95% of the teaching is for English the remaining 5% includes Italian for Foreigners, French, German, Spanish, etc. Our turnover is appr Euro 1,000,000 of which 35% is courses (200 children, 200 adults, 150 adults in company courses), 65% exams. We own the premises and have 9 classrooms, a computer room, a library, a resource room for teachers, 3 offices and a waiting room. The school is run by the owner Peter Anderson, his wife Antonella Ottonelli, a commercial manager, a front office secretary, and 2 members of staff who work full-time for the Cambridge exams. Some of the work is in companies in the vicinities of the school (10 to 25 min drive). We have 2 school cars. If you have your own, it would be ideal as we pay for transfer at ACI rates. Moreover, it would be convenient for you if you want to go sightseeing in the area at weekends.

Bergamo has an international airport which serves low-cost airlines (Ryanair, etc). It is in the centre of Lombardy, near the north Italian lakes, the Alps and Milan (30 miles). It is part of an industrial belt that goes from Varese through Milan, on to Bergamo and Brescia - but has plenty of countryside, hills and beautiful mountains. Bergamo has a pretty medieval Upper Town called Citta Alta surrounded by Venetian walls; a beautiful renaissance square (Piazza Vecchia) and one of the top-ten provincial museums in Italy called Pinacoteca Carrara which has recently been refurbished. If you are interested in food, Italy is the place to be; there are excellent restaurants and pizzerias in Bergamo and the surrounding area and good wine. Atalanta - the Bergamo football team - are in Serie A, have just won the Europa League Cup and will play in the Champions League next year, therefore you can see top-class football here. Bergamo also has a women's volleyball team - Foppapedretti; an American Football team - Lions, and are crazy about cycling: the Giro d'Italia is very popular here. As for rugby you need to go to Brescia which is nearby. There is also a piano festival and Bergamo is the birthplace of Donizetti. The Bergamasks describe themselves as (in Bergamasque): 'Rasa bergamasca, fiama de rar, sota la sender brasca' - "The Bergamasque race, seldom ablaze, under the ashes embers" that is a quiet, introvert people of Alpine stock - somewhat rugged and grim at times, but once they get to know you, they become friends for life. Bergamasks are famous in Italy for being extremely hard-working and love manufacturing things. Industry is well developed here (steel and mechanical industry, seamless tubes, cement, tractors, heat exchangers, pressure vessels, electrical components, furniture, looms, textile, etc). Most of our client companies are Bergamasque SMEs.

Other services
AH is the Cambridge Centre for Bergamo and province: we delivered 6,000 exams in 2022-23. Training offered for Cambridge Speaking Examiners. We are a CELTA Centre. We are also the TOEFL and IELTS centre for Bergamo. We organize intercultural training such as Communicating Across Cultures, Country-specific workshops, ICE (Intercultural Competence in English) and soft skills training for teenagers. We are members of AISLi (the Association of Quality Language Schools in Italy), CONFINDUSTRIA Bergamo, IATEFL BESIG, YLSIG and TEASIG, founder members of SIETAR Italia and promoters of the Extensive Reading Association Italy. We ran an extensive reading project at the school with the childrens courses and are keen that teachers promote and encourage reading.

Degree Required

Applicants should have one of the following required qualifications:
Cambridge CELTA


We require an English native or near native speaker with a degree, CELTA, specialization in YL and 3-years experience in a quality language school. Cambridge Speaking Examiners welcome. European passport essential and CELTA or equivalent essential (please do NOT apply if you do not hold the latter two). PGCE useful; 3 years' experience essential for Cambridge exams; CertIBET a plus; Cambridge speaking examiner a plus; interest in intercultural communication, soft skills and extensive reading; knowledge of Italian useful; driving license and being a capable driver essential (do NOT apply if you are NOT an experienced driver, please, as some driving is involved); owning a car very useful as Bergamo is a small town and public transport is limited.

Salary and Benefits

Salary depending on experience and starting at euro 1,300 net plus severance pay at the end of the contract (roughly euro 900). ANINSEI 100-hour-a-month teaching contract from September 2024 to May 2025. We may have work until end of June as we organise a Summer Camp with English, golf, climbing and yoga. If you use your own car we pay ACI rates. We may have some work in the summer if interested, however ideal for those who work in summer schools in the UK. Full access to internet in the resource room. We do not pay for flights. Please send CV with photo to Peter Anderson and we will arrange a zoom interview.

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Native or near native EFL teacher specialised in Young Learners with CELTA, degree, 3 years experience in quality language schools. Mix of children's courses, adults, companies. Mainly Cambridge exam prep. Cambridge examiners welcome. Good driving skills as some driving is involved. We have accommodation for one teacher. Nine-month ANINSEI contract.

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