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TESOL Certifications in Florence | Italy

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.

4 weeks in-class course in Florence
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$ 1790

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The School

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.

Accommodation

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.

Course dates

2019

  • 8 July 2019 - 2 August
  • 18 November 2019 - 13 December

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.

And up
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

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  • What are my payment options?

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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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