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First of all, it must be clearly and honestly made clear that finding teaching jobs in Italy has become increasingly complex given strict work visa EU regulations and the many protectionist regulations that now exist. That does not mean it is not possible to find work, but it does make the process far more difficult than it was in the past.

Language schools in Italy start in September or October and finish up in May or June, and so contracts are typically nine to 10 months. There are also summer camps in June and July when many short-term jobs can found, but August is when the entire nation, sensing some inner call like baby sea turtles, makes a mad dash for the sea.

From February or March on is a good time to start looking for jobs as schools have a better idea of who is returning to teach. But there are also many jobs that open up very close to the beginning of the school year, sometimes mere days before the first day. There are also emergency openings throughout the year.

I did all my searching on the web, and in the box-out I have listed some good links to job lists and other resources. Many sites will list your Resume / CV for free and, speaking from experience, it is worthwhile to put yourself out there. A school that logs in and sees a decent candidate already in the database might not bother to post an ad.

(buying a few books and completing readings and assignments) and then two weeks of intensive training in Italy. Upon successful completion of the course, you are guaranteed a teaching job in one of their Italian schools for at least nine months

Where you want to live can affect your search. The more flexible you are, the more likely you are to find something. Don’t rule out southern Italy. I have heard horrific statements from northerners about the people south of Rome. Indeed, the South is a different world in many respects, but it also has some advantages. Living costs are much lower while teaching salaries are not reduced proportionately. When I worked in Calabria I found my salary only a couple of hundred euro less than Web-posted positions in Milan. Rent in Calabria can be as low as $180 for a room and averages perhaps $250, whereas in the North apartments are often at least double that. Don’t always balk at what appears to be a low salary. I wrinkled my nose at one ad that offered 750 euro net per month. But they also offered a furnished apartment, making this deal as sweet as 1,000 or more without the headache of apartment hunting.

If a school seems interested but the work permit is unlikely, ask them if they are willing to set you up for one year in a sort of student capacity. You are going there to study methodology of teaching English to Italians (and get paid anyway). Italians have a billion rules and regulations but have learned to dance about them with the grace of Fred Astaire.

Survival Tips: If you do find something and the pay is not exactly excessive, you can still find ways to get by. Private lessons can garner anything from 15 to 30 euro per hour. Offer cheaper rates to university students if they come in pairs or groups. Italy has a reputation for being expensive, but for the person struggling to survive there are ways to take the edge off. Go where the real Italians go. Look for the open markets for your fresh produce. There are frequent train offers for long-range travel; there are bus passes for frequent users, local wine casks pour off a liter into an unlabeled bottle for less than the supermarket.

A.C.L.E. (Associazione Culturale Linguistica Educational), for the young and adventurous, sends native English speaking tutors to camps located throughout Italy. ACLE seeks enthusiastic and dependable people to work as English Camp Tutors at camps for children. They provides accommodation, transport, meals, weekly cash wages, and an orientation course. Here is a description of one experience teaching English and traveling in Italy with ACLE.