- Must be 18 years or older
- High school diploma required
- Enrollment in, or recent completion of, teacher training program strongly preferred
- Travel arrangements from the continental United States to Italy
- Travel health insurance for program duration
- Housing at program location
- Meals for duration of program
- A certificate at the completion of your practice experience that includes the number of practice teaching hours completed
Our courses are non-credit bearing and are designed to help our students improve their English-speaking skills. The majority of our students are high school and middle school aged students.
Instruction occurs in small classroom settings so that students can interact with their instructor and peers, doing partner and group work and participating in all-class discussions. PLUS Study Tours is offering an opportunity for teacher trainees to gain experience teaching: to fulfill teaching practice (practicum/internship) requirements for teaching certificate or Master's programs, to gain more classroom experience to further their teaching career, and to have the opportunity to observe virtual, professionally-taught lessons in conjunction with in-person teaching practice.
As an Intern Teacher, you will teach speaking-focused English as a Foreign Language lessons to groups of international students. Interns are unpaid.
PLUS Study Tours will provide you with the following:
Travel arrangements from the continental United States to Italy
Travel health insurance for program duration
Housing at program location
Meals for duration of program
The curriculum and full lesson plans to teach
The opportunity to record the lessons, if needed, to allow for self-reflection and/or institutional feedback
Additional, virtual recorded lessons taught by professional instructors for your observation (if needed)
A certificate at the completion of your practice experience that includes the number of practice teaching hours completed
Minimum commitment of 4 weeks is required. Programs run between June 19 and August 12. Strong preference for candidates available the entire month of July.
Teaching hours are usually 15-20 hours per week, and may be up to 30 hours maximum per week. Additional student supervision and interaction may be required to qualify for free housing and air travel.
Guarantee of 1-2 full days off each week.
Deliver well-prepared online English as a Foreign Language lessons to diverse classrooms of international students in a professional and engaging manner
Review the provided curriculum to adequately prepare for each lesson; prepare to supplement the curriculum with additional materials, as appropriate
Practice appropriate classroom management techniques to ensure a safe, comfortable, and engaging learning environment for all students
Collaborate with the site manager regarding instructional methods and the curriculum
Complete online training and attend an orientation session
Take attendance daily
Supervise students during recreation activity as requested
Qualifications and Desired Skills:
Must be 18 years or older
High school diploma required
Enrollment in, or recent completion of, teacher training program strongly preferred
Speaking Italian is not a requirement of the internship
Candidates are responsible for ensuring their passport is valid for at least 6 months after their planned departure from the Schengen area