EFL Teacher in Palermo (Oct 2021)

Start Date
October 2021
Duration or End Date
8 months
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:

Come to a school where your opinion counts!
EFL Teachers needed to join our small, enthusiastic team. Excellent opportunity to develop as a teacher in a friendly, supportive environment.

‘’Enthusiastic, fun and interesting students, dedicated staff and supportive management make this a great school to work in!’’ Luca Lieghio (20 years teaching experience at this school).

“The school has a bright and welcoming atmosphere which makes it a pleasant place to be” Bronte Ainsley (teacher)

Are you dynamic, flexible and keen on teaching young learners? Do you want to develop professionally in a small supportive peer group? If yes, come and join us. You will have plenty of opportunities to gain relevant experience by teaching a large variety of courses, ranging from very young and young learners to adults, from general English to exam classes, on-site as well as off-site courses. You will get tailor made support that reflects your own personal interests and needs in an environment that is very much based on team building, sharing and co-operation. We carefully select our teachers to maintain the friendly atmosphere and community spirit that you feel the minute you set foot in the door.
On a practical side, we’ll help you to find suitable rented accommodation and provide free Italian lessons to make it easier for you to settle in and to make friends with the local community. At the end of your contract you’ll also get a bonus.

Other benefits

Flights: 150,00 Euro - the equivalent of a low cost EU flight to 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: 2 1/2 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.