It is no coincidence that Florence is one of our most popular locations for taking a tesol course. There are many jobs available in the region, so if you wish to teach English in italy, or nearly anywhere else in the world, you are starting in the right place.
Add in the amazing beauty and history that can be found everywhere and it becomes easy to see why Florence might be the perfect place for you.
Florence is generally considered to be one of the true gems on a continent bursting at the seam with cities of historical and cultural significance. The largest city in Tuscany, known for its famous vineyards, Florence is known as the birthplace of the Renaissance and is therefore the home of some of the most famous works of art in the world. Pieces by Da Vinci, Raphael and Botticelli amongst others can be found here. Buildings such as the Battistero, the Galleria Degli Uffizi and the Duomo are examples of some of Europe’s finest architecture.
Lovers of art and history will be spoilt for choice in Florence, but it isn’t just the remarkable collection of art and monuments to be found here that Florence is known for. Some of the finest wine and cuisine in the world can be found in one of the city’s many fine restaurants, serving traditional Italian food late into the evening. There is something about sitting outside a traditional pizzeria enjoying the peaceful evening come in that makes you forget the worries of the world and takes you to a much simpler place.
Florence isn’t the only gem that can be found in this region. Lucca and Sienna are both close by, as is Pisa with its world renowned leaning tower.
The fame, praise and huge array of things to see may lead you to believe that Florence is a large city. In fact it is home to only 500,000 people. As well as its cultural and artistic significance, Florence is also an important city for Italian industry and commerce. Being situated on the main national railway line means it has very good access to other major cities in italy and Europe. You can get to these places easily, quickly and very reasonably.
For a little piece of heaven containing some of the world’s most beautiful things, Florence is the ideal place to take your TESOL course.
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Florence is one of two Italian TESOL course locations, along with Rome. The location in beautiful Tuscany, as well as the examples of the famous Renaissance period makes Florence a truly fascinating experience.
Our TESOL training facility can be found away from the main tourist centre, in an authentic Italian area which will allow you to immerse yourself more in the real, authentic Italian way of life.
Our welcoming, fully qualified, experienced staff will do all they can to ensure that all your needs are met throughout the duration of your TESOL course.
There are a number of options available for your accommodation while you attend your TESOL course in Florence:
1 – A private room in Florence
You have the opportunity to stay in a private room in the heart of Florence. This means that you have the option of being able to have some peace and quiet, but can also mingle with some of the other students staying nearby. This may be another student from your TESOL course, but it may also be an Italian student from the nearby Università degli Studi di Firenze. Mixing with the local students will allow you really experience the life of a Florentine student, and may even help you pick up the beautiful Italian language.
2 – A shared room (limited availability)
Those of you coming to Florence to take the course with a friend or partner might want to take the popular option of a shared room in city centre. Single or double beds are available and the rooms are well furnished and well located in the city. The opportunity to mix and befriend other students is here also, and because you will most likely be sharing with a fellow TESOL student, you will be able to discuss your ideas and experiences from your teaching practices.
3 – Home-stay
If you really want a taste of real Italian culture, you should choose the experience of staying with a host family. A busy day preparing lessons and teaching will seem a lot easier if you know you have an authentic, delicious, home-cooked Italian meal waiting for you at home! If you have knowledge of Italian you will have the opportunity to practice, while if you can pick up the basics if not. Please note that no overnight guests will be allowed with this option, and we will need to schedule a telephone call for those interested in the home-stay.
4 – Pensione
If you want some of the little problems in life taking care of, such as making your bed and visiting the grocery store for breakfast, we have an option for you! You can stay at the Pensione Ferretti, run by a very welcoming married couple, Roberto and Sandra. The Pensione Ferretti is well located in the centre of Florence and comes with free internet access and phone access for every room. Please note that overnight guests will not be allowed here.
All accommodation options can be reached via a 15-minute bus ride or 30 minute walk from the school.
Please check out our other course locations if you wish to attend a course before this one becomes available...
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.