Teacher Training Schools
Teaching English, Learning Italian & Internships In Florence
Your Italian experience begins in Firenze. The TEFL International Florence staff is a team of experienced TEFL trainers ready to help you start a new life and adventure in Italy. English has been established as the common language for travel and international business and the demand for English teachers is growing in Italy and the European Union marketplace.
The Florence Training Facility
The training facility is located in the zone known as San Jacopino, a short ten minute walk from both the central train station, Firenze Santa Maria Novella, and the Fortezza da Basso, a former fortress. Nearby there are some of the various schools that comprise the University of Florence, the new courthouse, a cinema, and many stores and restaurants. This is a real Italian area where students will meet, eat lunch with, and socialize with Italians who actually live and carry out their daily lives in the actual zone of the school. As a result, they will be exposed to the authentic Florence, not the Florence that is created for tourists. This is one of our goals for our students; we want them to interact with and be exposed to the real, authentic Tuscan lifestyle. Since students may or may not be teaching in a big city where English is present, we want to prepare them not only to teach, but to succeed and flourish in their new Italian lives. Our English students enjoy coming to English classes here each day and many times hang around for a chat with teacher trainees or go for a coffee together after the lessons.
A TESOL / TEFL certificate is required by employers around the world when hiring people to teach English as a foreign language. With this tool, you'll find numerous teaching opportunities to teach English in schools, companies, TEFL Summer camps and more. Short term or long term, teaching English abroad is the best way to travel, network, meet people, learn languages and experience the many cultures out there. Jobs are available year round and with our international network of employers, recruiters and alumni, we can guarantee you a teaching job in Asia and Eastern Europe when you complete the course. We also offer courses in Seville, Barcelona, London and Madrid, each individually run buy local friendly staff. We're here to help you start a new adventure abroad!
Florence TEFL Course Highlights
Central location close to all transport and many things to do
Small and personal class sizes 4-12
All materials, lesson planning resources and internet provided
Enthusiastic, knowledgeable and resourceful staff
Minimum of 6 hours teaching practice with real English classes
Lectures, workshops and observation of experienced teachers
Enjoy Living In Florence During Your Course
Florence (or Firenze), the capital of the region of Tuscany, has a population of around half a million inhabitants and stands on the banks of the river Arno. It is located in the heart of Tuscany, in some of the most beautiful countryside famous for it's wine and rustic cuisine. It is a city that bustles with industry and craft, commerce and culture, art and science. Florence is also a perfect base from which to explore the surrounding towns and hilly countryside, with wonders such as Sienna and Assisi nearby. In the city itself, the easy accessibility of the sights for the pedestrian combines with a temperate year-round climate to make Florence an ideal destination in Europe.