Because of visa and work permit requirements, we are only able to consider applications from those with the right to work in the EU. Full mastery of English across all 4 skills to CEFR C2/IELTS band 8.5 required.
If you are looking for professional development, then IH Palermo is the school for you! We offer teacher development sessions fortnightly as well as free basic conversational Italian lessons if required.
You will be teaching up to 23 hrs of English each week + 2 extra hours of standby and/or teacher development. You will be teaching children (aged 7-12), teens (aged 13-17) and adult classes as well.
Teachers who don't have a IHCYLT will be offered this course for free.
We offer a comprehensive teacher development programme, with fortnightly INSETT sessions led by the Head of Teacher Training or by the Director of Studies.
Every year we also host an International Teacher Training Day which hosts some big name speakers in the world of TEFL.
IH Palermo sponsors the DELTA for committed, long-term teachers.
Every teacher can choose to do one of the OTTI (IH Online Teacher Training Institute) courses every year.
Palermo is a great place to live and work. The school, which was opened in 1975, is recognised for its professionalism and dedication to teaching English. With a team of just 12 teachers it's a very easy place to fit in and feel comfortable!
Palermo is in the north west of Sicily, a large Italian Island. It has its own international airport (40Km away). Palermo is an ancient Mediterranean city. Famous for its architecture, the gorgeous coastlines, archaeological sites and museums, mediterranean food and wine.
75-80-minute lessons, including a range of adult, teen, YL and 1-2-1 classes.
Most teaching takes place in school from 13:30 to 21:00, Monday to Friday. When necessary, some teachers will commute to partner schools in the city. On Fridays there tends to be fewer classes and 1-2-1s. Fridays are generally dedicated to teacher development. Salary is paid regardless of hours worked.
- Outstanding INSETT programme.
- International House Certificate in Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers offered for free.
- IH Development Courses (OTTI) sponsored by the school.
- Italian lessons available within the school's Italian department.
- Career opportunities within the school (Speaking Examiners for Cambridge English, social programme projects, Senior Teacher positions)
- All EU citizens are eligible for national healthcare under the Italian health system as well as a pension scheme.