EFL Teacher in Reggio Calabria

Start Date
Duration or End Date
Current contract runs until June 2021, but is renewable for the following year(s)
Minimum starting salary 1,132 EUR net per month + end-of-contract bonus of 500 EUR net. Candidates with relevant teaching experience, particularly within the IH network, can expect a higher salary.


Essential Requirements

  • You must have a CELTA, Trinity TESOL, or equivalent initial teaching qualification
  • You must have the right to work in the EU (Please note that UK citizens no longer automatically have the right to work in the EU, so please check your visa status.)
  • Minimum 2 years' ELT experience, or extensive experience working with young people

Job Description


This is an excellent opportunity for any teacher wishing to develop their career in a supportive and friendly school. The role-holder will be required to work an average of 24 teaching hours per week, with an additional 3 hours per week dedicated to weekly training sessions, professional development and admin. As an EFL teacher, you will plan and deliver effective and engaging English lessons to the students of the school. For this role, you will be teaching students from age 9 to adult and from beginner to intermediate level, although there may be the possibility to teach other levels and ages. As some of the lessons will also be held in local state schools, this is an excellent opportunity for anyone who may want to gain experience in mainstream education too.


Reggio is a warm, friendly, coastal city just in front of Sicily with a centre that is small enough so that everything is within easy walking distance. Depending on the season, and pandemic restrictions, there is plenty to do in Reggio and its surroundings: from walking along the beaches and sailing, to skiing in the nearby mountains and eating in a cosy agriturismo.

The city is also ideally situated for visiting other places in Italy. From the port near the school, you can catch a ferry to Sicily and the Aeolian Islands). There is a train station (with a fast train to Rome) and an airport (flights to Rome and Milan). If you're looking for direct international flights, Catania or Lamezia (roughly 1 hour away) have different direct connections.

To find out what our teachers say about working with us, watch our video here:

Other Benefits

Accommodation: Assistance provided in finding accommodation at a reasonable price

Visa: The school will cover the costs necessary for non-EU citizens to gain residency for the duration of the contract

Holiday: 20 days holiday per annum, pro-rata

About the school and city

IH British School Reggio Calabria opened its doors in 1964 as the first English language school in Reggio Calabria, and has been teaching generations of families ever since! 

The school is in the heart of the city, just a stone’s throw from the beach, with breathtaking views of Mount Etna across the Strait of Messina.

In terms of teacher training, we run the Cambridge CELTA course, the TKT modules for local state school teachers, and tailor-made teacher training programmes on request. We also run the International House Certificate in Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers for our in-service teachers, in addition to a fully-developed in-service teacher training programme. 

With regard to English language courses, we offer a wide range of courses to learners aged from 3 through to adults, and ranging in level from Beginner to C2 (Proficiency). We also teach History, Biology and Maths in English in local state schools.

Marco and Patrizia, a husband and wife duo, took the school over from the founder, Patrizia’s mother Christa, some years ago. Like Christa, they have always invested a lot in the professional development of the entire staff, and it was this philosophy of being a learning organisation that contributed to their decision to join the IH network in 2015.