EFL Teacher (Teenagers and Adults) in Reggio Calabria

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Permanent Italian contract initially runs until June 2024, but is extendable for the following year(s)
Gross salary range of 1330-1500 Euros per month + bonuses + lunch vouchers. Increments for relevant experience within an IH school.


Essential requirements

  • You must have a CELTA, Trinity TESOL, or equivalent initial teaching qualification
  • Certified C2-level of English across all four skills, Experience of teaching Advanced-level learners.

Support and assistance with the visa application and work permit is provided for non-EU nationals.

Job Description


The position involves teaching general English and exam preparation classes for higher-level students who are often working towards the Cambridge B2, C1 or C2 exams. 

The role-holder will be required to work a maximum of 24 contact (in-class) hours per week, with an additional 3 hours on average per week dedicated to training, development and admin. As an EFL teacher (teens and adults), you will plan and deliver effective and engaging English lessons to the students of the school. 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. 

Although this position is starting ASAP, we offer a permanent contract, where you would be working between the months of September and June each year. 

As some of the teaching involves external (off-site) courses, this role does require a certain amount of flexibility and cultural sensitivity, so empathy, kindness, and the ability to deal with changes and diversity in a positive manner are all essential for this role. Where offsite courses are not within reasonable walking distance of the school, teachers are accompanied from, and back to, school by car. Travelling time is counted as working hours. 

💳Salary and Benefits🏆 
👉Gross salary range of 1300-1500 Euros per month, dependent upon experience and with increments for relevant experience in IH or AISLi schools. 
👉"Tredicesima" bonus of approximately 1 month's salary for each full year worked 
👉End-of-contract bonus (TFR) of approximately 1 month's salary for each full year worked. 
👉Meal vouchers of approximately 4 euros net paid for each day worked between October and May 
👉24 days paid holiday (pro-rata. 24 includes 4 "festivita' soppresse") 
👉Paid sick leave, upon presentation of a valid medical certificate 
👉Support and assistance with visa application and work permit for non-EU nationals 
👉Accommodation found within walking distance of the school at a cost of approximately 25-35% of monthly salary 
👉Use of school car / bikes at the weekend (subject to availability) for exploring the hidden beauty of Calabria 
👉All teachers have 2 consecutive days off each week 
👉Hours worked as a Cambridge Assessment English Speaking Examiner are paid extra

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Other benefits

Accommodation: Accommodation found within walking distance of the school at a cost of approximately 25-35% of monthly salary

Visa: Assistance provided for visa applications and work permits, with 50% of the costs being reimbursed by the school

Holiday: 24 days paid holiday (pro-rata. 24 includes 4 "festivita' soppresse")


About the school and city

Established in 1964, the school joined the IH network in 2015. It is now run by Marco and Patrizia, a husband and wife duo, who took the school over from the founder, Patrizia’s mother Christa, some years ago. They continue to invest in their team’s professional development and very much adhere to the IH value of lifelong learning.

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