Tefl and work in Italy

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Tefl and work in Italy

Unread postby James » 14 Oct 2009, 10:40

Hi all,

I'm new to this site but my moderator recommended it to me.

I want to know if there is anyone out there who has worked in Italian state schools teaching English?

I just finished an amazing four week course here in Tuscany with a brilliant school and got the job the day after!

The thing I'm most worried about is the red tape in Italy and not getting paid on time. One teacher I have talked to says this can be a problem. Others have said it'll be fine.

Looking for any and all advise on the matter.



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Re: Tefl and work in Italy

Unread postby Catherine » 19 Oct 2009, 08:27

Hi James
Best of luck to you - you should consider yourself very lucky to have landed a job straightaway, of course this is the time of year when most students enrol and most courses are activated. Beware any pitfalls - read the contract carefully, remember YOU are the only one looking out for yourself.
As to dates of pay, it varies greatly between employers. Is the pay date stated in the contract? Ask for it in writing! some workers are paid 27th of the month, some end of the month, some mid-following month, some 3 months later! There's no harm in checking and you'll be able to organise your finances better if you know when to expect pay. After the first month - you'll know!
An indication of whether it's a good school to work with is if any of the other teachers have stayed on year after year ...
Hope this helps,
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Re: Tefl and work in Italy

Unread postby GigiIB » 16 Nov 2011, 00:48

Hi I am currently looking into courses and would love to work in Italy. What course did you take?

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