EFL Teacher in Palermo (Oct 2020)

Start Date
2nd October 2020
Duration or End Date
31st May 2021
To be discussed at 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).
  • You must have a YL qualification.
  • Applicants should have full mastery of English across all 4 skills to CEFR C2/IELTS band 9.

Job description:

IH Palermo London School 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.

An average of 18 teaching hours per five-day week. If a teacher teaches less than 18 hours in one week, they will be expected to make up the teaching hours at a later date. If necessary, the teacher can be expected to teach up to 25 hours a week. They are expected to teach split shifts. Our working hours are between 8am and 9pm, Saturdays from 8.30am to 6.00pm.

Four hours of meetings/seminars are held every month. Meetings and seminars are paid at admin rate.

Other benefits

Flights: 150,00 Euro - the equivalent of a low cost return flight London - Palermo will be paid at the end of the contract.

Accommodation: The school doesn’t provide free accommodation but helps the teachers to find suitable rented accommodation.

Holiday: 21/2 days holiday paid per month worked. Leaving bonus approx a third of a month’s salary. “Tredicesima” = approx 1/12 for every month worked. For teachers staying more than 3 years and working full time, there is also an extra bonus of €500 at the end of each school year. Travelling time for off -site work is paid.


About the school and city

IH Palermo London School was founded in 1987 and immediately affiliated to International House. In 1992, the school was officially recognised by the Assessorato Beni Culturali e Pubblica Istruzione (the Sicilian Ministry of Culture and Education). In 1999, it became a member of AISLI.

Located in a residential area of Palermo in Sicily for more than 30 years, IH Palermo London School has contributed to the spread of the English language in the local area, thanks to the high quality teaching delivered by enthusiastic and well-trained teachers.

The school premises are bright and comfortable. The classrooms are soundproof and are equipped with the most modern technological devices, including computers, projectors, and Wi-Fi. IH Palermo London School offers a perfect learning environment which turns the study of the language into a unique and unforgettable experience.