EFL Teacher in Arezzo, Italy

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There are two positions available at IH Arezzo, one to start as soon as possible and one to start in January 2024.

Essential Requirements

  • CELTA or equivalent (i.e. 120 hour course with minimum of 6 hours observed and assessed teaching practice) 
  • English Language competencies (all skills) at C2 level 
  • Some experience of teaching children, teens and adults 

Job Description

We are looking for people who have the following skills, competencies and experience: 

English language teaching experience and qualifications 

  • CELTA or equivalent (i.e. 120 hour course with minimum of 6 hours observed and assessed teaching practice) 
  • English Language competencies (all skills) at C2 level 
  • some experience of teaching children, teens and adults 


  • A or B grade at CELTA or equivalent 
  • Experience of teaching on exam preparation courses (i.e. Cambridge Exams) 
  • Cambridge Speaking Examiner 
  • At least 1 year TEFL teaching experience 
  • Experience of teaching young learners and/or teenagers
  • Experience of teaching in an IH or AISLi school
  • Experience of working in Italy or other southern European countries
  • Experience of teaching online and face-to-face 

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 
  • excellent 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, 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 the latest developments in TEFL. 
  • essential to work some evenings 
  • travel by public transport (or own transport) to offsite companies or schools to deliver courses 
  • work on non-teaching events and activities 
  • invigilate (and/or examine) during busy Cambridge exam periods including some Saturdays
  • able to speak Italian to at least 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 staffroom

Other Benefits


The school will help the successful applicant to find accommodation.


All staff accrue 2 days paid holiday pcm which is usually taken when the school is closed over the Christmas and Easter periods.

About the School and the City

Accademia Britannica International House Arezzo is a medium-sized language school in the centre of Arezzo, in Tuscany. AB IH is a very busy Cambridge Assessment English Language Examination 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. 
The school is situated in the centre of Arezzo. It is 5 minutes’ walk from the railway station and is near the main bus stops. It is very close to the beautiful historic centre and the main shops. 

Arezzo is a town of art and poets. The old town centre bears the fascinating signs of its rich history and of the great artists who left their precious mark there during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, enriching it with the magnificent works of art which can be found in its squares, buildings and monuments.

About the school and city