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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.
What better place to take a TEFL training course than Florence, Italy? Internationally renowned for its history and architecture, Florence is sure to provide an experience of a lifetime and leave you in awe of its charm and culture.
With the help of our experienced training staff, you’ll deliver lessons to real EFL students who do not speak English as their native language. Students are enthusiastic and provide a supportive environment in which to learn the skills needed to become an effective teacher. In addition to the trainers and students, our office staff are helpful, diligent and will make every effort to help you throughout your training.
While attending our TEFL training course in Florence, you’ll be able to mingle, eat and socialize with Italians in their own neighborhoods. This helps to give each student an accurate picture of the real Florence and its people—something your average tourist will never be able to enjoy. If and when you do want to explore Florence’s many attractions, they’re never far away and easily reached by a nice walk or public transport.
Beautiful works of art by legends such as Michelangelo can be seen on a daily basis. Have a stroll around Florence’s streets and be taken back to a bygone era where the Dark Ages transformed into the Renaissance.
We hope that each and every trainee is able to discover a traditional and authentic slice of Tuscan life. Many of our trainees decide to teach in smaller, more rural locations and Florence is a great location to adjust to Italy’s wonderful culture.
If you have any questions about our TEFL training course in Florence, please feel free to chat with us online by opening a chat line. If we are not available, please contact us.Apply Now!
The TEFL training center in Florence offers five types of accommodation:
Private Accommodation – We have a variety of apartments located in various areas of Florence and each will provide you with a private bedroom. Most of the apartments are rented by Italian students who are happy to share their apartment with a guest.
Shared Accommodation – If you plan to attend the course with a friend, partner or spouse, this is a great option. Shared room apartments are fully furnished, comfortable and conveniently located. Space is limited; if you would like to take advantage of this option, please book early.
Home Stay – If you want to improve your Italian language skills in an authentic setting, this is your best option. It’s also a very popular option for people who wish to immerse themselves in local customs. You’re welcome to come home every night and share in conversation over dinner and see how local Italians live. Please bear in mind that with this option, guests are not permitted overnight.
Serviced Apartment – If you’re able to afford a more luxurious experience, you might choose to stay at the Pensione Ferretti. It’s centrally located, has free internet access, as well as daily cleaning services. You’ll have your own room and bathroom as well. Please note that with this option, guests are not permitted without prior approval.
Please be aware that Florence is extremely popular with tourists and the result is limited availability during summer months. Therefore, if you require special arrangements, we recommend you book as soon as possible.
If you have any questions concerning accommodation, please feel free to chat with us online by opening a chat line. If we are not available, please contact us.Apply Now!
What are the course fees?Expand
Deposit: US$ 600 Balance: 1,190 €
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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.