EFL Teacher in Palermo (Start: 10 Jan 2022)

Start Date
Duration or End Date
8 months
1250 net per month with increments available for experience within IH or DELTA qualification.


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)
  • YL qualification preferred

Job Description

You will be teaching up to 22 hrs of English each week + 3 further hours of standby, meetings and/or teacher development. Teaching takes place both online and face-to-face. You will be teaching children (aged 7-12), teens (aged 13-16) and adult classes using a variety of course books, complemented by the school’s excellent resource library. The school prides itself on its high quality student care service of which teachers are a vital part. Part of your teaching role will include monitoring and assessing student progress, conducting tutorials and parent meetings and working closely with the Academic Management Team to provide the best support for all our students. Palermo is a great place to live and work. The school, opened in 1975, is recognised for its professionalism, dedication to teaching English and continual development. With a team of 12 teachers, it's a very easy place to fit in and feel comfortable! 

Established INSETT programme including development seminars and IH South of Italy Training Day 
Free access to International House Certificate in Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers, according to demand. 
IH Development Courses (OTTI) sponsored by the school. 
Sponsored DELTA for committed, long-term teachers 
Italian lessons available within the school's Italian department. 
Career opportunities within the school (Speaking Examiners for Cambridge English, social programme projects, Senior Teacher positions) 
Salary is paid regardless of hours worked. 

We are located in the north west of Sicily, a large Italian Island with our own international airport (40Km away). This offers regular connections to mainland Europe and the UK. Palermo is a vibrant city famous for its architecture, history and amazing street food. It’s a great base from which to explore Sicily and its stunning coastline, with many of our teachers enjoying trips to nearby Cefalu, Erice and Agrigento. 
See our website for more information

Other Benefits

Flightseconomy return flight (up to €120 per flight) included

AccommodationIH Palermo Language Centre can help teachers find accommodation

HolidayRoughly 20 days paid leave holiday including Christmas, Easter and February break.


About the school and city

IH Palermo Language Centre is located in the very heart of Palermo, making it an easy commute from all areas of the city, as well as a great base from which to explore wider Sicily and beyond.

We have a long history of excellence in both language teaching and in teacher training. Beginning in 1975, the school’s long standing aim of raising the level of English across Palermo, and the quality of English language teaching throughout Sicily, has gone from strength to strength with every year.

Each year, we welcome both local and international candidates onto our well-established teacher training courses, including CELTA, IHCYLT and TKT CLIL. Our candidates enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the school, with great opportunities to work alongside our experienced teacher trainers, dedicated in-house teachers and supportive administrative staff. Not to mention the chance to take time out to relax in our courtyard garden!

Palermo, the capital of Sicily, is a buzzing Mediterranean port filled with architectural wonders, world-renowned street food and welcoming locals. During the day, you can explore the bustling fresh-produce markets, the grandeur of the historical centre or the 1.5km-stretch of fine white sandy beach at Mondello, before the city comes alive in the evening with street bars, cafes and live music.