Teach English in Italy


Teach your host family conversational English and explore Italy during your free time!

From art to food, from stunning and varied countryside to flamboyant fashion, Italy has it all. Come see for yourself and volunteer to teach English for 1, 2 or 3 months in Italy!

Teaching English to a host family in Italy enables you to travel to Italy as a live-in guest with a warm, welcoming Italian host family.

With a deep focus on cultural exchange, our host families are not only excited to learn English but also can’t wait to share the characteristics of Italy, its culture and cuisine with you.

1 – 3 month placements available all year round
No qualification necessary

No qualifications are necessary for our cultural home stay – just a strong desire to be an enthusiastic and fun helper as you explore every day English words and basic sentences. It might be simple flash cards with the kids, or calling out the English word for everyday household items

All accommodation and meals are included in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become an Italian local!

All accommodation and meals included
– equivalent to 500 Euro a week!

Included in all placements

Own bedroom in host family's home
All meals 7 days a week

Airport pickup
Support and advice during your stay in Italy
Opportunity to take Italian lessons at a local school
Welcome pack with helpful information

Most of our host families live close to Rome – a perfect bases to explore in your free time. We can also organise placements in other areas.

Because you’ll only be tutoring 15 hours per week, you’ll have plenty of time to travel this beautiful, diverse country and make Italian friends!

Sound exciting? It is. Our applicants rave about what we do.

Applying is simple:

We guide you through the entire process and help you find a great host family guaranteed -so you have peace of mind before you leave Australia.

We spend a great deal of time on finding you a perfect host family match. We spend a lot of time understanding your goals and hopes for your trip away. There needs to be a “connection” between you and your host family. You will Skype, call or email your family – as many times as you’d like – and get to know them.   Then we lock away your host family so you can pack and say goodbye to home knowing that your new home in Italy is locked in, ready and waiting.

Teach English in Italy

Am I eligible:

  • Be aged 18 to 30, older applicants considered
  • Be fluent in English
  • Be a non-smoker or be willing to refrain from smoking at home
  • Be in good health
  • Be polite and respectful of the host family´s rules and habits
  • Enjoy getting to know other cultures and languages
  • Enjoy helping others to learn your language
  • Be creative in making the learning process enjoyable
  • Be patient with the people you will be helping
  • Be willing and able to adapt to another culture
  • Be willing and able to live as part of a family and not as a guest
  • Have a sense of responsibility and a positive attitude

Our Italian host families know that your main purpose for coming to Italy is to learn the language and to experience the amazing rich tapestry of Italian life.

What you’ll receive:

Although your host family won´t be paying you a weekly allowance, in exchange for 15 hours tuition you will receive your own private room and full board 7 days a week.

Included:

  • Accommodation and daily meals 7 days a week
  • Assistance and advice with host family placements
  • Assistance and advice during your stay in Italy
  • Welcome pack with complete information via e-mail
  • Social programme with other English teachers
  • Airport pick-up

The role:

  • You will tutor the family members for 15 hours a week, from Monday to Friday.
  • As you will be teaching mainly in the evenings, (5.00pm – 8.00pm, 6.00pm -9.00pm) you have the entire day to explore
  • In most cases you will be teaching the children, but in some cases it may be the parents who are interested in improving their language skills.
  • Weekends are non-work days, giving you more time to journey further afield
  • During summertime you may be asked to teach in the mornings instead, as the children are on school holidays
  • Although you are not expected to have formal teaching qualifications, you are expected to be proactive and to try to engage the family members in conversation so as to improve their speaking skills

Your responsibilities:

  • Keep your room tidy and in a reasonable state
  • Help clean up after meals
  • Responsible for your phone bill and other personal expenses
  • Respect the rules and routines of the host family and be polite to them
  • During summer months you may be invited to join the family at their holiday destination
  • Please note that your role in the host family is as a tutor or `language assistant´ and therefore you will not be asked to perform domestic chores

Placement lengths:

  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 3 months

What is conversational English?

  • Very informal lessons where you determine where the students are at and then add to their vocabulary based on every day scenarios to improve their English
  • It might be word flash cards, helping with homework, or using everyday objects and calling out the English name
  • It is expected that you’ll do some pre-planning and bring some printed materials with you – or do it in your spare time overseas– so that lessons have some basic structure
  • We will provide you with a lot of starter resources to make this very easy

 

Program Cost

NO application fee: $0 – pay nothing until you have accepted a family’s offer

Placement fee –$600

Payable ONLY when you secure a Italian host family

We do not seek any payment until you are 100% satisfied with your chosen host family

It is our host family guarantee

 

Recent Teach English in Italy placement

40 year old lady with 2 teenage children looking for a native English speaker for 2 months duration. Assistance with English conversation and grammar required. Full board and lodge provided for up to 15 hours of tuition in the evenings. Lovely 5 bedroom home near the seaside in Sicily.