Travel Italy and Become TEFL-TP Certified with A.C.L.E.

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This is an exciting opportunity to train as an English-language teacher in Italy with one of the country’s most well-respected educational organisations. A.C.L.E. has over 35 years experience educating Italian students and teachers, as well as mother-tongue tutors, in its unique approach to language-teaching.

Each summer we welcome around 400 tutors from across the world, to teach on around 300 camps. We believe that the cultural exchange that is experienced during this program is undoubtedly one of the highlights.

Highlights
  • Strengthen your résumé by becoming TEFL.TP certified
  • Receive expert training during an orientation week
  • Travel & teach all over Italy at our numerous summer camps
  • Live with host families and fully immerse yourself in local culture and traditions, as well as learn or practice some Italian
  • Build lasting friendships and lifelong memories with people from all over the world, your host families, and the children you’ll teach at camp

Questions & Answers

Yes, technically we look to recruit native English speakers. However if you are a near native English speaker and you have a high proficiency in English your application will be considered.
Once you receive your job offer, we normally ask you to confirm your flight details within 3 weeks time in order to secure your place at Orientations. Then we'll ask you to send us a copy of your flight receipt. After that time, if you have not been able to purchase your flight for any reason you should contact us.
It depends on the family you stay with and the town or city in which you are placed. Be open to differences in each place you are tutoring and try not to worry if at first it seems like you aren't happy with your situation because 1) there is most likely a miscommunication or misunderstanding; take time in a different conversation to bring up your concerns, expectations for outings etc. Ask for...
If you haven't found out already: it's definitely worth emailing the English Office, they always want new tutors and can be flexible on some deadlines if need be. And if you don't get to apply this year, I would definitely recommend you try again next year, it was an AMAZING opportunity, loved it so much last year :)

Reviews

86%
based on 46 reviews
  • Benefits 7.7
  • Support 7.6
  • Fun 7.9
  • Facilities 8.7
  • Safety 8.9
  • Instruction 9.4
  • Support 8.7
  • Value 9.3
  • Academic Rigor 6.3
  • Job Assistance 8.9
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Qita
10/10

Fun and exciting Italian adventures!

I spent a month in Italy last summer with A.C.L.E. and I have to say I had the BEST time! I met the most amazing fellow tutors that will be friends for life on orientation (which was really thorough, so I felt really well prepared to go to camps after) then had a great time singing silly songs and playing great games with the Italian kids. Thankfully I've also had a chance to work with A.C.L.E. since in London, taking Italian teachers on a tour of the sights and sharing fun teaching methods. I'm even going back this summer to help with this year's orientations! I couldn't recommend it enough, go and make epic memories exploring Italy! What have you got to lose!

How can this program be improved?
I do have London rent to pay so I wish the study grant was a bit higher, but everything is paid for while you're out there so it's not like you lose money out there ^_^
Yes, I recommend this program
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Meghan
10/10

Two Summers in the Italian Sun

You want me to share just one story? I honestly think it's impossible to only share one story about Acle because I have so many positive things to share.

In general I'd have to say that my experiences with Acle have been some of the most important that I have ever had in my life. My first time teaching with Acle I was only 19 years old, had never been to Europe, never been away from home for longer than 2 weeks, and I travelled alone. Needless to say the whole plane ride there I was thinking "IS this real?"..."IS this all a scam?".."THIS seems way too good to be true". In all honesty though as soon as I landed and met the Acle staff at the train station in San Remo, my fears and apprehensions were taken away pretty quickly.

First of all, Acle is super organized. From their staff in the main office, to the staff at the orientation week, to the camp directors/ host families. Everything is organized for you. You don't need to be thinking of how you'll get somewhere or where/when you'll have your next meal. All of that is taken care of and that takes a lot of the stress off of you. The only thing you'll need to focus on is being the best that you can be for your students.

Speaking of the students. I would have to say that my first experience with Acle in 2010 was the main reason I decided to focus on teaching as my career path here in Canada. It was the most real and raw teaching experience I had had to date. I had my own students, I had my own learning space, and I had to plan my own lessons. I also had to assess my students progress at the end of our time together. All of this combined had me realize that THIS, THIS was for me. Every challenge, every moment of uncertainty made me realize that it was the first of many rewarding teaching experiences.

If I was to focus on on camp/location to highlight it would be the City Camp I was a tutor at in Bari-the heel of the boot-in southern Italy during the summer of 2014. I mean, I could talk all day about the beaches and sun in this region, but this camp tops my list of ultimate teaching experiences. This City Camp was different from most of Acle's traditional camps. At this camp the students spend half the day with the English tutors enjoying the regular Acle program (songs, games, arts/ crafts and activities in the Acle work books) and the other half of the day is spent playing sports taught in English by Olympic calibre athlete coaches. Oh and did I mention that the camp location was at an Olympic stadium? Well...it was!

How can this program be improved?
The first and only thing that comes to my mind would be the lack of materials for "creating" at the camps. Acle is really a chalk board free program, which truly enhances the learning, but at a few of the camps I have taught at- craft materials such as markers, tape, glue, and paper were hard to come by.
Response from A.C.L.E.

Thanks for your lovely words Meghan.

We are so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your summers with ACLE. Bari is one of our favorite places here in the office.

Thank you also for your notes on camp materials. We will be sure to pack extra craft materials this year.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Andrea
10/10

I've never heard of a bad experience!

I first heard about ACLE through school mates who have done the program. Over the years I've met about four people who have done the program and I only have heard AMAZING stories about their experience. I decided to go to the most beautiful place in Europe (according to me) and do what I love most - teach children and travel. I can't express how much fun I had in my 1 week of orientation, 3 weeks teaching and a couple days afterwards to travel. I learned so much about myself and will never forget the experience I had from the program. I am so grateful I had the opportunity to do it. I can stress enough how smooth, fun, life changing this journey was for me. If you have the chance to do this, do it!

How can this program be improved?
Honestly, this program is so organized, and I feel that there is no major improvements that need to me made. If I could express my feelings on one thing it would be how I was worried travelling alone to Italy (to do the program and travel afterwards). It would've been helpful if the ACLE facebook group would have been available to people planning when to go teach, travel etc. After being accepted to the program, it would've been nice to be given a chance to connect with other people that had the same feelings as me, and decide to travel with them if possible. However it was very helpful that a facebook group was available to us after we had confirmed our airplane tickets and dates.
Response from A.C.L.E.

Ciao Andrea,

Thank you for your lovely words.

You will be pleased to hear that ACLE trainee tutors are now able to join the Facebook group from the time they are accepted onto the programme (before flights are purcahsed) and we have the new ACLE.org Facebook page which is accessible all year round.

We hope to see you back with us this summer.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Alex
10/10

I'd do it every summer if I could.

I taught for ACLE in the summer of 2011, and then again this past summer of 2015. Before heading to Italy this June, I thought perhaps the ridiculously high opinion I held of ACLE was due in part to nostalgia - surely I had forgotten certain hardships of the program, or had just gotten exceedingly lucky with the people I had worked with before. Then I arrived in my first camp of the summer and realized, nope, it wasn't just nostalgia. Working for ACLE was just as wonderful and rewarding as it was four years ago - the people were just as lovely, the kids just as fun, Italy just as stunningly beautiful.

ACLE is the perfect program for you if you're looking for a summer job that will be an amazing experience and also give you a bit of pocket change with which to travel if you're planning to explore other parts of Europe after your time with ACLE is finished. It's also the right place to be if you're looking to make some stellar friends to to do that exploring with you! Both times I've done ACLE, I've ended up traveling onward and having some fairly grand adventures with another counselor I met through camp.

Basically - ten out of ten, would do again. (And again, and again.)

Yes, I recommend this program
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Megan
9/10

Megan Lindsay's review of summer 2015

I would (and have) recommend this program to anyone interested in discovering beautiful Italian cities while working with amazing people. I signed up for ACLE last year after a classmate told me how much she loved her own experience, and I was not disappointed. The camp directors are some of the most supportive, caring and helpful people I have ever met (especially the camp director in Mestre, outside of Venice). As for the host families, their genuine love and care for you is one of a kind. You are only with this family for one or two weeks at a time, and they will do everything in their power to ensure that you have the best possible time during your stay. As for the relationships you will make with your fellow tutors, it is something similar to life changing. Even within the few short weeks you will be working together, these friendships will last far beyond this limited time frame. Last but not least, ACLE TAKES PLACE IN ITALY!!! There is nothing more beautiful than the quaint Italian villages I was given the chance to see and the INCREDIBLE gourmet cuisine I experienced daily.The Italian culture can best be described as artistic, lively and loud. Chances are, you will fall in love with it.

How can this program be improved?
I were to change one thing it would be a slightly longer recess for the kids and the tutors. I sometimes found the breaks too short (after gathering all the kids outside, and bringing them back in, which can take a while). It was super beneficial to give the kids some time to run around in between lessons, and giving them some extra time to do so could potentially benefit their learning.
Yes, I recommend this program
Conor
9/10

You teach better if they're laughing

What better way to see a country than by making its children laugh while teaching them? When ACLE say 'Emotion Generates Learning' they mean it. ACLE’s experience and positive philosophy combine to train you to deliver games, songs and exercises that the participants enjoy so much they often forget they are learning. You’ll often come out of a workshop feeling like a rock star, with participants asking for your autograph. You’ll need to work hard and be adaptable to different ages ranges and regions and be able to read the room. If you put in the energy, the kids will give far more back.

I’ve done both Camps and Theatrino. Camps are mainly workshop based. Your day goes like this: warm up circle (songs and games), then sessions with your own group (all kinds of stuff), and then camp wide activities to finish the day (such as treasure hunts). Of course there are some more formal language aspects to teach, such as bits of grammar, but whenever possible you’ll teach through something creative. You’ll be amazed how you can you can teach comparatives through a drawing, game or football chant, or whatever suits your style. You normally help your group put on a short performance at the end of the week. The younger ones are super cute, and the older ones are often surprisingly competent. I had one group ask if they could make a film, and they did it all themselves. I ended up just checking the English. Camps give a nice balance of seeing different places, but have a week or two to settle into each one. Staying with host families is one of the best bits—many Italian families will spoil you rotten!

Theatrino is more performance based, as you put on two or three shows each day, normally followed by a short workshop. The shows are well pitched for each age, are larger than life and you play for laughs. From January to June, you will see a good chunk of Italy, getting to know the different cultures of each region, and eating amazing food. Like any long tour, you need to be prepared to share personal space—make sure you get yourself some ‘me time.’ You will genuinely make amazing memories in and out of work. Certain schools, children and teachers will stand out, and you will see incredible places. We had a school in Pompeii, so popped over to the ruins after work. Months later I still keep saying ‘when I was in Italy…’

How can this program be improved?
Perhaps more scope to adapt material as you go, though a fair amount is given.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Katie
10/10

Amazing time

I really enjoyed working with acle, it was a lot of work and absolutely exaughsting but fantastic ! The day starts with a coffee and then a circle of students all staring at you, the moment you start "the lama song" and the children's faces light up, you feel more than awake! The energy bouncing round these camps is fantastic and everyone is there to learn English and have a great time! My host families were fantastic and one in particular was hard to leave, we shared a few tears upon departure as we had become so close over my two week stay. I have been traveling about 3 years in Europe, climbed mountains, saw beautiful things and still this was on of the best experiences I have had. If you get the opportunity, get involved! You will never regret the summer you spent teachibg incredible kids English by having fun and traveling a beautiful country at te same time :)

Yes, I recommend this program
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Gabriela
9/10

Return again and again and again!

My first Italian adventure with Acle was in summer 2013. I was hooked to say the least! I've come back as a return tutor since and I am strongly considering coming back again for summer 2016.

Some negative reviews make the point that Acle does not care about its tutors. I think that this couldn't be further from the truth. In summer 2014, I was assigned my last camp in Northern Italy, but had to go back home due to an emergency two days before the camp was due to start. The Acle team were quick to hear me out and understand my situation. I was not "blacklisted" and they paid me the same day, even though finding a replacement for the camp probably cost them extra resources but nothing was deducted from my study grant. I have since been invited to come back as a tutor on multiple occassions, thereby showing that Acle valued me and my deducation to all the children I worked with.

I have lived with three host families so far and I can say that they were all wonderful in every single way. I was never taken advantage of (in terms of babysitting), but was in fact treating as a honored guest and even family. My last host family lived in a small two-bedroom apartament and had three kids (which all shared a room), the husband and wife were so kind that they let me stay in their bedroom for two weeks while they slept on a pull-out couch. In terms of food, they catered to me as a vegetarian and often insisted on paying for me when we went out for gelato.

I could go on forever about how wonderful the programme is but I would encourage everyone reading these reviews to try it for themselves instead of just reading about it. Hard work and dedication is necessary from tutors but what we gain back is much greater. I'm still in touch with tutors I've worked with and my host families who have invited me to come back on several occassions.

How can this program be improved?
As mentioned by others, there are also things that can be improved but compared to all of the pros, these cons are minimal:

* pay study grant into bank accounts not PayPal

* send more materials to camps
Yes, I recommend this program
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Kura
8/10

Testing the waters and Jumping In

Participating in ACLE was my test the waters experience. After finishing college I thought about going abroad to teach. However, I could not see myself committing to 6months or a year in doing something I had no real experience in. Then I heard about ACLE and I applied. I was notified that I was accepted into the program whilst writing my thesis in my University's library. I was excited that I would have something to do for nearly 3months after graduating and I was also terrified because I was not 100% sure of what would be happening while I was in Italy.
Although, they try there best there are just somethings orientation cannot prepare you for. There is also a lot that they do prepare you for, but once you're in it seems a little more challenging. Either way the staff was always a great resource and very helpful. You work a lot with people who are teachers year around and they are great guides if teaching is something you wish to do. In addition your co-tutors are also there. Surprisingly many people have previous experience working abroad, meaning they have some of the best tricks and tips for getting hard to get ideas across. Besides the amazing assistance and support you get from your peers ACLE is a great source for travel and just getting there. If you are staying for the 3week minimum or the whole 3month + shabang there are a lot of opportunities to see and truly get to know Italy. One you are staying with host families and they are usually game for cultural exchange. Two you make friends along the way that take you, drag you, and call out for you to come, go, explore and see different places. My time made it so I have the opportunity to stay with people not only from Italy, but from around the globe.

Anyway, I loved my time with ACLE and my experience tutoring. Now I am exploring degrees to teach English as a Foreign Language while preparing to take several trips to see dear friends I during my time in Italy.

Jumping in

How can this program be improved?
More emphasis in orientation for the older levels
Yes, I recommend this program
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Ashleigh
8/10

Italian Adventure

My summer with ACLE was a very different experience to anything I could have imagined before taking the trip to Italy. Before going, myself and two friends who were also going to orientation with me, were very apprehensive about what the next month was going to involve.

Orientation:
We flew into Nice so had to travel across the border into Italy. This sounds fairly self explanatory, taking two trains, however the trains were quite run down and covered in graffiti etc.
We were met in the train station by Helen and Charlie and were driven to the golf resort. As my friends and I had requested to stay together, we were placed in a room with one other Canadian girl who was lovely. The room was nice (two sofa beds and a double bed) with an en suite bathroom and a mini fridge. We were given some time to relax before dinner and we were excited to start our training the next morning.
On the first day of orientation we were met by a warm up circle. This was a truly nerve wracking experience as we came to the realisation that we would have to do this, by ourselves in only a weeks time.
There was really nothing to worry about as the training days at orientation really prepared us for camp life. The ACLE Tutor Manual has everything you would ever need to know and more in it so you will never be stuck without ideas.
On the Thursday of Orientation we were given our first camps and who we would be going with. I was going to Foligno in the very centre of Italy with another Irish girl, Hilary. ACLE had arranged a bus to take everyone to Milan to get trains from there, however, myself and Hilary had to get an early morning train from San Remo to Rome. It took roughly 9 hours to get to Rome, then a further 2/3 to get to Foligno.
This wasn't as bad as it sounds actually as it gave myself and Hilary the chance to chat and get to know each other a bit more as we didn't really talk much during Orientation.

Camp 1 - Foligno
In some ways, Hilary and I were lucky in that our first camp was quite small. There was only one other return tutor and it just so happened that Foligno was her final camp so we were quite happy to let her do any activities that she thought had worked well in her previous camps and also this allowed us to take note of any activities not listed in the tutor manual.
Our camp director in Foligno had extremely limited English so the only way we could communicate with her was through the return tutor translating everything. The helpers in the camp were also useful for translating to the camp director. Apart from the language barrier she gave us everything we asked for and was happy to go along with anything we wanted to do.
In this camp I taught a level 2 class. They were very lively and hated doing the assigned worksheets that ACLE provides. This left me with a bit more work to do in planning lessons that they found interesting but a lot of arts and crafts seemed to be a big winner with this group. The children all had a good time at camp and the parents were all really happy with how the camp went.
The family I stayed with this week were lovely. I had my own guest house in their back garden which was great for a bit of peace and quiet, however, the internet from the family home wouldn't stretch that far so if I needed to use the internet at all I needed to go and sit in a chair outside the family's patio doors. The family were very accommodating to dietary requirements, they even got me to try quite unusual foods like rabbit and wild boar.
At the end of the week they threw myself and Hilary a dinner party in their garden. They invited Hilary's host family and the camp director and some of the assistants from the camp. It was a great time to relax and enjoy some good food and chat with Hilary about non work related topics.

Camp 2 - BORGONUOVO
Myself and Hilary were placed together for the second camp as well. We were in a smaller town where we could walk to camp every day and at lunch time we were allowed to go to a local bar to get pizza which was much more relaxing than eating a packed lunch with the campers. This camp was much larger than the first with 8 r so tutors, 4 of which were return tutors. This school was much more modernised than the last school so we had a large sports hall for whole camp activities which was nice and the classrooms opened up so we could use the outside space easily. The children at this camp (level 3) seemed to enjoy the ACLE materials a lot more than the first class which was a welcome relief for me as I didn't need to do much independent planning. The camp director was lovely and had great English. She was really cool and even took all the tutors and assistants to a fair on the last night, rave and all.
The family I stayed with lived in an apartment right above the gelato shop (how fab) and basically gave me a free reign to do anything I wanted when I was with them. When I first arrived in Borgonuovo, the dad picked me up and walked me to the house and informed me that the mum and daughters were at the seaside and wouldn't be back until the following evening. He was really nice though and took me to a supermarket to buy food that I liked to eat. The mum couldn't really speak any English and the daughters knowledge was limited also but it wasn't really an issue as the only time I really spent with them was dinner time. This is quite uncommon though as usually families like to plan activities in the evenings.

Camp 3 - Bergamo
This was my final camp and it was by far the largest. The camps have been running there for a really long time so the camp director was really skilled and knowledgeable about how the camp should be run. I had a level 2 class again for this camp but their level of English was much better than with my first class. They could easily follow along with what I said but would sometimes be lazy and wait for a helper to translate the activities rather than think about the task in English. I had a bit of a problem with behaviour in this group and parents who refused to believe that their child could possibly bully another child but instances like these are few and far between.
The family I stayed with this week were really the best. They were quite well off but really family orientated and down to earth so when I arrived and said that it was my birthday they immediately got to work throwing me a pizza party and baking a cake with their whole family. I was really nice to get to chat to them, as they all had really good English skills. Bergamo is a beautiful city and I got to see a lot of it thanks to my host family and the camp director.

Overall the experience was really positive, I made so many new friends and learned so much about teaching in general. However, a thing to note is, if you can, don't have a helper in your class. The kids will know that they are Italian and will wait for them to translate everything you say. Even when you tell the helper not to translate they often will begin speaking to the children in Italian which can be really unhelpful, especially when introducing a new concept or vocab.

FIngers crossed ill be able to go back to Italy for another ACLE summer soon!

How can this program be improved?
More standard roles for helpers, explain to them that they are to speak English unless it is really essential for them to translate something for the campers. Also the pay isn't great but as we didn't pay for anything while we were there it wasn't too bad overall.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Bridget
9/10

A rewarding experience

I have worked for ACLE for the past this summer because I found the experience to be a fantastic and beautiful way to get to know a different culture, and while being paid at the same time. I've seen a circus on the top of the mountain, walked up another mountain, been to the most beautiful beaches and ideal country sides and been to places I would have never seen otherwise. Each new camp offers the opportunity to meet new native speakers from all around the world and work with bright Italian students. One of the best parts is living with a host family. They welcome you in with such open arms and do everything they can to make you comfortable! The work itself is so fun and rewarding. Speaking English, singing, dancing and playing games with kids is a pretty accurate description of your day to day life and by the time you fall asleep you are so tired, but so so satisfied.

I can say that for anyone interested who is interested in travel, alternative ways of teaching or learning about a new culture (or all three), this is the way to do it.

How can this program be improved?
I was a bit confused by the process drama and coordinating so many people does seem to be a bit difficult.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Elouise
10/10

A great way to earn, gain experience, and travel!

The programme offered by ACLE is very tutor-orientated, meaning that I was really cared for as a tutor and I felt that my opinions and comments were welcomed and appreciated. The scheme itself is so much fun! Morning sessions are devoted to classroom based learning, and this is through fun worksheets, games and songs, and the afternoons for show practise and fun and games! The kids get really involved and are so enthusiastic, its really encouraging to see!

The really special and unique thing about the scheme is the fact tutors get to live with host families. I have stayed in touch with all of my host families (I had 5!) and I made some really close bonds with them. The families feel privaliged to host a tutor and really take care of them. My families were all very keen to show me the best monuments, lakes, resturaunts, bars, pools etc etc. Some families took to me medieval cities which was just incredible! Also, there is nothing quite like Italian home-cooking....

How can this program be improved?
If there is anything to be improved on the scheme, perhaps some more opportunity to speak directly with the people who work behind the scenes organizing placements etc.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Allison
8/10

Culture Sharing

My absolute favourite part of the experience was staying with host families and getting to know the other English tutors from around the globe! You never know whether you'll be out to the small town pizzaria with your host brothers and sisters or seeing the city at night with the other tutors and their hosts as well! Volleyball by the River Po? A traditional travelling comedy group? Learning to cook from Nonna and her 60+ years experience? So good!
The opportunity to see multiple parts of the country was great too. 1-2 weeks in each place helps give a real understanding of Italy.

How can this program be improved?
I think the biggest thing that could be improved is within the administration. Sometimes between sending so many tutors to different places every week and sending out materials to ensure all camps have everything they need to be successful, gets mixed in the organization. It means being extra flexible and always having several back-up plans.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Rianne
10/10

Not one to miss!

Thinking about leaving your typical life behind for a summer? You're bored of your 9 to 5 job and daily routines and deadlines, aren't you? If you fancy yourself some sun and want to revolutionise childrens lives in Italy, then ACLE is what you need.
This experience is not one to miss.

Yes, you will get tired, and yes you will need those swimming pools your host families have, but yes, it is so worth it.
I spent 1/4 of my year in Italy, traveling almost every week, exploring and adventuring with some of the best friends I've ever made. It is an unreal life that you wont find anywhere else. Within a simple week you can make friends and build such strong connections with your camp directer, your students and the other tutors. Some of the places I got to see and work in, included: Milan, Rome, Florence, Brescia, Venice, Lake Garda, Trento, Bologna, and Verona; are you jealous? Then go apply!

ORIENTATION:
To start, you are thrown into a beautiful golf resort with so many people from many different cultures and countries, you are more than fully prepared for the crazy summer you're about to embark on. If you're nervous, after this week, you'll be absolutely fine! You are given, what I like to call "the book of life". A lovely handy book full of everything you'll ever need to know! Lesson plans, activities, songs and games! (Yes, songs. You'll learn to form a love-hate relationship for them and continue to sing them for a following year or so. The kids love them it's great). You'll be taught everything you need to know, and even get a day where you'll meet a group of students to help prepare you for your first class!

CITY CAMPS!
I was never left to travel alone from camp to camp and my trains were always well organised and on time!
I still miss all of my host families, and keep in contact with many of them! The host families are amazing, they help you learn Italian, and feed you more than you'll ever need to be fed! I was taken to some of the most beautiful parts of Italy that no holiday-goer would ever discover without a local! Lets not forget all of the major cities and events as well though! Including the EXPO at Milan.

The course is designed to train you to teach and expand your knowledge, but you're also given a study grant. Just keeps getting better! Paid to have the best summer of your life!

I couldn't tell you one favourite moment, there's so much i loved; from the morning hugs and endless "love you" cards and seriously random behaviour from some of my students. (They seem to love cross dressing and bursting into song at random points).
I think my favourite day at work has to be working at a lake, playing beach volleyball and teaching outside a beach hut in the sun shine! (obviously with sun cream on as it was 35 Degrees).
Your students help you as much as you help them, their enthusiasm and motivation to learn really makes you a passionate and energetic tutor. Tutoring English is a great way to improve your own confidence and really build self esteem.
Couldn't have wished for a better summer!

How can this program be improved?
The level of work for each age group, some of the lower work sheets were too difficult and the process drama was challenging at times!
Yes, I recommend this program
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Noah
10/10

Una incredibile esperienza!

My time with ACLE was absolutely unbelievable! Such an incredible experience!

In regards of the organization itself it was always helpful when I had questions and I always felt like I was free to inquire as much as I felt necessary. The staff is helpful and very kinds.

The orientation is a great experience because you meet so many people from all over the world and in just that week you really develop connections with people. I have friends that I made in orientation that I'm going to visit this coming year. It's a huge group of like-minded people wanting to have a fun time while doing some teaching in the process.

The camps are obviously the biggest part of the experience and I had an incredible time at every single one. None of my directors were unpleasant or rude at all. They're excited to get to know you and have the best time possible for the kids.

The families were another thing that was perfect. I didn't have a single bad experience with any of the families I stayed with. They are so warm and kind and they really want to learn as much about your culture as possible. Italians are incredibly hospitable people and they will make sure you're comfortable and feel at home for the time you're with them.

I thoroughly enjoyed everything there was to my time working for ACLE. I was able to travel to some of the most beautiful places I had ever seen, meet incredible people and create connections all over the world, teach english to kids while having fun doing, and the food was really the cherry on top of the cake. I would recommend working for ACLE to anyone. It's really a life changing experience.

How can this program be improved?
There really isn't much to improve. The pay is a little low but while you're with them you pay for nothing so everything you make goes straight to the bank.
Yes, I recommend this program

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About A.C.L.E.

A.C.L.E. (Associazione Culturale Linguistica Educational) is a non-profit organisation accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education. A.C.L.E. promotes student-centred learning, and is the first association in Italy to use T.I.E. (Theatre in...