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

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Hugs from the children in Rome
Hugs from the children in Rome
June 2016 first camp
June 2016 first camp


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.

  • 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

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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 :)


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Awesome Experience

A.C.L.E. is really a great program for students who want to spend some time teaching abroad but can not commit to one year. I spent about two months teaching with A.C.L.E. and since I have recruited many friends to go and teach there also...all who have had an incredible time too! Teaching with A.C.L.E. is a lot of hard work. It requires energetic people as you do not teach in a classroom but more in an all-immersion English summer camp atmosphere. You will be required to sing songs, play games, coordinate an end-of-camp show, and teach a little out of books. A.C.L.E. provides all the materials you need, as well as on-site Italian teachers to help with the language barrier. (No, you don't need to speak Italian). You might work at summer camps, which are sleepover camps, or you might work day camps from 8-5. Both are great, and both and pros and cons.

The best part about working with A.C.L.E is that you spend every week working in a new city with new people. That means you are getting paid to travel around Italy, essentially. It also is very tiring as you don't really get to put down roots anywhere, but I loved getting to see more of Italy--parts I definitely would not have seen if I had not been working for A.C.L.E. What is also nice about the program is that your food and accommodation is provided for you. So all the money you make can be saved or spent on what you want!

So overall, you must be energetic, enjoy children, and be okay with spending a different week with new people in different cities all across Italy. If that's you, you'll have a great time with A.C.L.E


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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...