English Teacher

90139 Palermo
English Teacher
1250 net. increments for experience within IH
Start Date: 
Length of Contract: 
8 months (renewable)
End Date: 
No of vacancies: 
Job Description: 

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.
Initial EFL Qualification Required: 
CELTA(Grade A/B), or
Trinity TESOL, or
IH Certificate, or
other equivalent qualification
Other Qualifications Required: 
Young Learners
Additional Skills Preferred: 
Experience with Young Learners. IT confidence.
Any university degree, BA, BSc or higher qualification.
Date Posted
Wed, 02/05/2018 - 11:58
Visa Details: 
Because of visa and work permit requirements, we are only able to consider applications from those with the right to work in the EU.
Flight Details: 
120 Euro max refund
Holiday Pay Details: 
Roughly 20 days paid leave
Accommodation Details: 
Our Accommodation Officer will assist new teachers
Other Info:
Flats in Palermo from 300 Euro and above
If you love Italy and the Italian Language, Sicily is probably the best destination. The real characters and colours of Italy are still vivid in Sicily. Here the weather is always mild and food is everyone's greatest pride! International House Language Centre was established in 1975 by Pat Durden, the present Director, and has been an affiliate member of the International House World Organisation since 1984. It has also been an authorised centre for the University of Cambridge English examinations since 1980, and a member of AISLi (Association of Language Schools in Italy) since 1990. International House Language Centre Palermo has recently opened a large exam and Teacher Training Venue, which is regularly used for IELTS, INSETT and TT conferences.