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Florence, the great Renaissance city, is our tefl/tesol course location in the beautiful italian province of Tuscany. The delightful city of Florence with its internationally famous medieval structures and fine Renaissance architecture is sure to make an impression on any visitor. On a daily basis you will see famous and beautiful works of art by renowned artists such as Brunelleschi and Michelangelo, amongst many others. You will be surprised at just how simple and natural it is to imagine actually living in the Renaissance era as the magical city of Florence transports you to another age.
Studying a TEFL/tesol course in Florence will make you the envy of all your friends. Who wouldn’t love to live the Italian dream? Imagine being surrounded by fabulous food, architecture, music, wine, art, dance and opera while experiencing the Italian way of life. Studying a course in Florence is an attractive thought and will definitely give you many lifelong memories. italy offers something for everyone, which is why it is such a desirable location for TEFL/TESOL courses.
ITTT’s TEFL/TESOL courses in Florence are planned to give you the time to explore this fantastic city and the wider region of Tuscany. Our aim is to ensure that you make the most of the time you have here in Italy while studying your course.
During the summer months (June – September) the climate in Florence is quite Mediterranean, experiencing high temperatures and low rainfall, with average temperatures of 27-30 °C (81-86 °F), however some days it can peak at 35 °C ( 95 °F). It can be quite damp and cold during the winter months so we advise you to pack suitable clothing for this time of year.
Our school in Florence is situated in a traditional Italian area where our course students can meet, eat, converse and socialise with Italians who live and work in the immediate vicinity of the school. Therefore, our students gain exposure to the ‘real’ Florence and its people, rather than the Florence that is usually experienced by tourists. Of course, the main tourist centre of Florence is nearby so you will have plenty of opportunity to visit the many sights.
This is one of the main aims for our students on our courses in Florence; we want each of them to have the opportunity to interact with the traditional, unique and authentic Tuscan lifestyle. As many of our students decide to teach English in smaller Italian cities this is ideal preparation not only for teaching English in Italy but also to be able to adapt and feel comfortable wherever they decide to teach.
Our course students come from a wide variety of countries and backgrounds (although the majority are from native English speaking countries). Our teacher trainers are all highly experienced professionals and our Italian support team is also extremely helpful and happy to give you all the assistance that you need to ensure that your time in Florence is as varied and enjoyable as possible.
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We are pleased to have various accommodation options available to you for the duration of your course in Florence. However, due to the popularity of Florence as a tourist location, a number of our accommodation options have limited availability, particularly during the busy summer months. We therefore advise you to book as early as possible, especially if you have any particular accommodation requests.
This option consists of a private room in an apartment in Florence. You can choose from a number of rooms which are situated in various areas of the city. You may also (dependent on availability and your requirements) be placed with other students.
Italian students from the Università degli Studi rent some of our apartments and are more than happy to share their apartment with TEFL/TESOL course students. All students are, of course, given their own private room, however, with a shared apartment you have the perfect opportunity to befriend a genuine Florentine student and pick up some Italian from a native speaker.
This option consists of a shared room in Florence, although there is limited availability so please book early to avoid disappointment. If you are planning to study your course in Florence with a partner or friend then this will be your preferred accommodation option. This option provides a single bed (or double if planning to stay with a partner) in a shared room located in the city.
All the apartments with shared rooms are comfortably, fully furnished and well situated around the city. This option can be useful for getting to know other TEFL/TESOL students in the area. As this option is on a shared basis, ITTT students will find that they always have someone on hand to discuss studying and teaching methods, or just simply for company.
A large number of our students like the idea of experiencing life with an Italian host family. This option really appeals to those who want the full experience of the Italian lifestyle.
Although your day will usually be busy with teaching and studying, in the evenings you will have the chance to eat authentic Italian meals with your host family. It would be beneficial to you if you have some basic knowledge of the Italian language and want to practice and develop this skill further. You need to be aware that overnight visitors are not allowed with the home stay accommodation option.
Should you wish to have a more independent and comfortable stay without daily chores like making your bed or having to eat out at cafes or restaurants, then the Pensione Feretti, located in the heart of historical Florence, is perhaps the accommodation choice for you. The owners are a married couple, Roberto and Sandra, who happily invite you to stay at their pensione for the duration of your course. This accommodation option provides free internet access and a telephone is available in each room. You need to be aware that overnight visitors are not allowed without prior agreement.
All TEFL/TESOL course accommodations in Florence are situated within a bus ride or a short walk of the training centre.Apply Now!
What are my payment options?Expand
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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