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Our course in Florence will take trainees’ breath away.
As the capital city of Tuscany, Florence has everything one could hope for: history, the arts, architecture, cuisine, theater, wine and more. Even the most experienced traveler knows that when it comes to the great cities of Italy, Florence tops the list.
For the past decade, Florence has proven to be very popular with trainees. We’ve designed the course in Florence to allow you to enjoy every second of the magnificent province of Tuscany, while at the same time providing you with the tools and skills you need to become a great teacher.
Florence houses a disproportionately high number of Italy’s fine art collections and Italy itself is home to over 60% of the world’s most important artworks. As the birthplace of The Renaissance, influences from Raphael, Botticelli, and Da Vinci are everywhere. From the Galleria Degli Uffizi to the Duomo and Battistero, Florence will absolutely delight the senses.
In addition to certifying trainees as TEFL teachers, we also offer worldwide lifetime job support so we can help course graduates find teaching work in Italy or anywhere else there is demand for qualified EFL teachers.
Apply now, and you could soon be living and teaching right in the heart of fantastic Florence.
The page links below will direct you to helpful information about accommodation, course fees, starting dates and more. We encourage you to read over those pages and contact us with any further questions you may have. If we’re online, please feel free to open up a chat line and we’ll answer your questions immediately.
Our TEFL training center in Florence is set in a great location where you can mingle with the local people and really experience the Italian culture and way of life. The neighborhood around the center is bustling with energy, day and night, and all the city’s most famous attractions are also within walking distance or a short trip on public transport. Whether you want to explore the city’s countless museums, galleries and ancient monuments, or simply practice your Italian language skills in the local cafes, bars and restaurants, our center in Florence is certainly a fantastic place to earn your TEFL certification.
Italy is a very popular destination for EFL teaching and many of our graduates choose to stay on here after the course. Our observed teaching practice sessions are the perfect way to prepare for life in your own classroom as they allow you to practice your skills with real language students, all under the watchful eye of our experienced trainers. If you plan on working in Florence, elsewhere in Italy, or even further afield, our TEFL certification course will make sure you are fully prepared for your new teaching career.Apply Now!
Our TEFL training center in Florence has a variety of accommodation options to choose from, though it is worth remembering that the city is extremely popular during the summer months so we recommend you book as early as possible. You can choose a private room in an apartment shared with a local resident, usually an Italian student. We also have apartments that are suitable for those attending the course with friends or family members. Another popular choice is our home stay option which is a great way to immerse yourself in the Italian language and culture during your stay.
If you would prefer a more private and luxurious experience, we can also recommend the Pensione Ferretti. This centrally located accommodation offers comfortable en-suite rooms with free internet access and a daily cleaning service. All our recommended accommodation options are located within a short walk or bus ride of the training center, as well as within easy reach of local shops, bars and restaurants.Apply Now!
What are the course fees?Expand
Deposit: US$ 600 Balance: 1,190 €
(For the most up-to-date currency exchange rates, please visit: www.xe.com.)
Course deposits must be paid to our administrative center. Credit/debit card payments are the fastest and cheapest way to pay, but we also accept payments via Western Union, Pay Pal and bank transfer. While there are no deadlines for a deposit, courses can fill up quickly and your seat will only be reserved after the deposit has been paid.
Once you make your deposit, you will receive an email with an informational packet that provides detailed information about the course and Florence itself.
The balance of course fees are payable on the first day of class and can be made with a credit/debit card, cash or travelers’ check.
Course fees are all-inclusive so you won’t be asked to pay additional costs for course related materials or services. This also includes course moderation, accreditation fees and lifetime job assistance.
What travel documents will I need for italy?Expand
This information is specific to your country of origin and always subject to change. For the most accurate and current information regarding travel documents for Italy, please contact your nearest Italian consulate. There is also a very good chance that all the information you require (application documents, application fees, duration of processing documents), is available on the embassy’s webpage.
What are my accommodation options?Expand
Our first option is a private room in an apartment in Florence. These rooms are located in various areas of the city and you may or may not be (according to your wishes and availability) placed with other course students.
Our second option is a shared room in Florence (limited availability so book early to avoid disappointment). This tends to be a very popular choice, particularly if you are attending the course in Florence with a friend or partner. You will be provided with a single bed (or double if you are with your partner) in a shared room situated in the city.
Our third accommodation option is a home stay. Many of the students who attend our courses wish to experience staying with an Italian host family. This is a very popular option for those students who really want to fully experience the Italian lifestyle.
If you wish to have a more comfortable and independent stay and don’t wish to be bothered with daily chores such as making your bed or walking to a café or restaurant for breakfast or dinner, then you may choose to stay at the Pensione Ferretti, which is nicely situated right in the center of historical Florence. Roberto and Sandra, a Florentine married couple, are more than happy to invite you to stay at their pensione. Pensione Ferretti conveniently offers free internet access and there are telephones in every room. Please note that overnight guests are not permitted without prior approval.
What is the course schedule?Expand
Class time is generally 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with mid-morning and afternoon breaks and a lunch break. On some days you will be expected to teach in the evenings with lesson planning assistance from your course trainers.
What can I expect during teaching practice?Expand
Our trainees teach classes made up of actual English language learners. They come from a range of backgrounds, ages and religions. Trainees will teach students at all proficiency levels so that they are truly ready for any job opportunity that they find after the course.
Who usually attends the course?Expand
The average class size in Florence is 12, although during our popular months (June-September) there can be up to 25 students. Most of the participants are American, British, Canadian or Australian, although we do accept non-native speakers of English who have a high proficiency in the English language.
Is there a dress code?Expand
During trainees’ lessons, casual attire is allowed. During teaching practice, you will need to dress in trousers and closed-toe shoes. Men need collared shirts, while women need to wear conservative tops that will cover their shoulders. Men need to shave or keep facial hair neatly trimmed. No visible tattoos or facial piercings are allowed while teaching local students.
What should I bring for course studies?Expand
Please be sure to arrive on the first day of the course with a notebook and a pen. We also encourage you to bring a laptop as we have Wi-Fi at the training center. We will provide all course materials for you so there is no need to bring anything else for the course itself.
What documents do I need for finding employment after the course?Expand
Of course, you will need your passport. When you secure work, you may also be asked to provide translated and notarized copies of your birth certificate, college degrees and transcripts. You might also consider obtaining an international driving permit if you are considering driving in Italy. Please be advised that it may be necessary for you to obtain an Italian driving license if you plan to stay for an extended period of time.
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