Take our 4-week TEFL/TESOL in-class course in Florence
If you love art, history and culture then you simply have to visit the stunning city of Florence. The capital of Italy's Tuscan Region is the perfect base for completing a TEFL/TESOL training course and for exploring farther afield.
The natural Splendour of the Tuscan countryside makes it one of Italy's most popular regions
If you complete your teacher training course in Florence you will have easy access to the wider Tuscan region that is famed for its rolling landscapes, well-preserved Roman sites, and world-class vineyards.

TESOL Certifications in Florence | TESOL in Italy

Florence is a city of great beauty and history with something for just about every taste and it is no coincidence that this is one of the most popular locations for taking one of our TESOL courses. If you plan on teaching English in Italy or elsewhere in Europe, Florence is a great place to take the course as there are many teaching opportunities throughout the region.

Florence is the largest city in the famous wine growing area of Tuscany and this is a city that will really live up to your expectations. As Florence is known as the birthplace of the Renaissance it is home to some a tremendous amount of great artistic works. Fantastic architecture can be found on buildings such as the Duomo, the Battistero, and the Galleria Degli Uffizi while famous works of art by the likes of Da Vinci, Raphael, and Botticelli call all be found in Florence.

If art or history is your thing, Florence and Tuscany have as much as you could wish for. However, Florence isn't just all about culture, it is also home to some of the finest cuisine and wine in the world. If you are a fan of Italian cooking, the restaurants of Florence are a real delight. There are also many other beautiful and historical cities to see in the region such as Lucca, Sienna and of course Pisa with its amazing leaning tower.

Despite its fame and beauty, Florence isn't a very large city. It is home to a population of approximately 500,000 inhabitants and it is an important Italian city for industry and commerce as well as culture and art. Being on the main national railway lines, it is easily accessible from most important places both in Italy and abroad. Florence is located on the main national railway lines and this makes getting to many other parts of the country easy, quick and relatively inexpensive.

Florence really is a piece of heaven on earth and is the perfect place for a TESOL course.

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The School

We offer two wonderful TESOL course locations in Italy, Rome and Florence. Florence is our chosen location in the famous region of Tuscany. Its Renaissance art and architecture combined with the breathtaking beauty of Tuscan scenery ensure a fascinating experience.

Our TESOL training facility is situated in a real Italian area a little away from the main tourist center which will allow you the opportunity to have a more genuine Italian experience.

Our training staff is all experienced and qualified and our support staff will do everything possible to help you get the most from your TESOL course.

Accommodation

There are several accommodation options available while you attend the TEFL International course in Florence:

  • A private room in Florence. We have a few different locations in Florence itself for you to choose from, and you may or may not be placed with other students from TEFL International. Some of our apartments are also rented by Italian students who attend the Università degli Studi di Firenze who would be delighted to share their apartment with a visiting student. You would have your own room, so you would have your privacy, while at the same time you would have access to a “real” Florentine student's life. You might even learn some Italian!
  • A shared room in Florence (limited availability). This is also a popular option, especially if you are coming to take the course with a friend or spouse. You will have a single bed (double in the case that you are with your spouse) in a shared room in the city. All apartments are furnished, and conveniently located in the city. This is also a good way to get to know another student in the area. TEFL International students will most likely be rooming together in this option, so you'll have someone with whom to discuss your lesson planning ideas, or just go and take a coffee break!
  • Home-stay. Some students want the experience of staying with a host family. This option is for those who really want to experience the Italian lifestyle. While you will usually be very busy preparing lessons and teaching, you will have the chance to go home and eat an authentic Italian dinner nightly. If you have some knowledge of Italian, it's a great opportunity to practice! Notes: No overnight guests will be allowed. We will need to schedule a telephone call if you are interested in this option.
  • Pensione. If you don't want to worry about making your bed or going to the grocery store for breakfast, then you might want to stay at the Pensione Ferretti, conveniently located in the center of Florence. Roberto and Sandra, a Florentine married couple, would be happy to welcome you to their establishment. Pensione Ferretti also offers free internet and there are fixed phones available for use in every room. Note that overnight guests aren't allowed.

All accommodations will be located within a maximum of 30 minutes’ walk and/or a 15-minute bus ride to the school.

Course dates

2019

  • 13 January 2020 - 7 February

Course fees

The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.

The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) Paypal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.

The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.

 

Deposit
US$ 600
to be paid in advance
+
Balance
Euros 1190
to be paid on arrival

Accomodation Fees

The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.

You are not obliged to use the accommodation provided by the school and you are welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements. If you choose to use our accommodation, it should be paid for either by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the school at the start of the course.

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Euros 350
(to be paid on arrival)
4 weeks in-class course in Florence
special price on offer from
$ 1790

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are my payment options?

    Why should I choose an International TESOL Teacher Training program?

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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?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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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