EFL Teacher in Palermo

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End of May 2023
To be discussed during the job interview.


Essential requirements:

  • You must have a CELTA, Trinity TESOL, or equivalent initial teaching qualification
  • The role is open only to those with the right to work in the EU.
  • You must have a degree (e.g. BA, BSc)
  • Full mastery of English across all 4 skills to CEFR C1/ IELTS band 8
  • A keen interest in teaching young learners

Job description:

We are looking for a proactive EFL teacher with enthusiasm for teaching young learners. The position would suit a team player that is flexible, independent, keen on professional development and sharing ideas. The teaching timetable is varied, ranging from very young and young learners to adults, from general English to exam classes, on-site as well as off-site courses.

As some teaching takes place online, all our classrooms are equipped with a laptop and a projector and as registers and reports are completed on-line, good computer skills are essential. The school is small, we usually have about 5 full time teachers, which enables the DoS to provide the teachers with plenty of individual attention and a tailor- made professional development programme.

Our teachers teach an average of 20 hours a week across a variety of contexts. Most of the teaching will be done off site in a state school context. There are also 4 hours of staff meetings, workshops and other duties per month. We work a 5 day week, with most of our teachers working on Saturdays from 8.30 am to 1.30 pm

About your team and the school

"A great enviroment to share ideas, develop your abilities and make news friends!" Luc

IH London School is located in a quiet, residential area of Palermo, about 30 minutes on foot from the city centre. It is a relatively small school with one part time DoS and five full time teachers. The school has got a staffroom, 5 classrooms, all equipped with a whiteboard and CD players as well as with a laptop and a projector, a computer room with 6 computers and a one-to-one teaching room. Working for a small school has got the advantage that you will get tailor made support from the DoS, have the opportunity to teach a variety of levels and age groups and that you will be working very closely with and learn from your fellow teachers. To feel comfortable in this working environment you need to be flexible, co-operative and ready for a challenge.

Other benefits

Accommodation: The school doesn’t provide accommodation but helps the teachers to find suitable rented accommodation. Average rent: about 400 EUR for an apartment, 250 EUR for shared accommodation.


About the school and city

Founded in 1987, the IH Palermo London School has been an affiliate of International House since they began. The centre has been instrumental in making English language learning popular in the area. They have a team of enthusiastic and well-trained teachers who promote an atmosphere of professional development and support. They run a range of courses for adults, young learners, teens and business groups on a range of topics from exam preparation to conversation, one-to-one, modern language, and teacher training programmes.