Get TEFL Certified in Florence, Italy

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Via Lingua Florence provides an intensive, interactive program to gain certification as a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Our TEFL Florence Course is one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date in the world today. Including 130 hours of expert tuition with 10 hours of assessed teaching practice, and covering all areas of Teaching Skills, Classroom Management, English Grammar, and Phonology, it exceeds international guidelines for the regulation of the TEFL profession.

The Via Lingua TEFL Certificate Course includes vital concepts and strategic skills to live and teach effectively abroad. Trainees learn a variety of cross-cultural skills with which to analyze different cultures, as well as their own.

On successful completion of the course, you will receive the internationally recognized Via Lingua TEFL certificate. You will also be given a transcript from your trainers providing a breakdown of your performance on each component of the course.

Highlights
  • Practical, engaging curriculum with professional and personal mentoring.
  • Ten hours of guided and monitored Teaching Practice with Italian students.
  • Graduate credits awarded to US University MA TESOL Programs.
  • Individual Job Guidance and Assistance.
  • Internationally recognized certification from an accredited program.

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Every year we offer scholarships to outstanding students for our programs.

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Reviews

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based on 13 reviews
  • Instruction 10
  • Support 9.9
  • Value 10
  • Academic Rigor 8.8
  • Job Assistance 9.5
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Adam
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A fun and informative month.

Despite the coronavirus pandemic falling slap-bang in the middle of the four week course taking place in the heart of Florence, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Via Lingua. The classes were fun, filled with all the information and advice I could ask for and the days went by really quickly.

I got on really will with all the instructors, and really enjoyed all the teaching practice I was able to absorb in my time at the school. My fellow trainees were diverse in age and background, from Australia to Canada, and the first-day induction had us well integrated and chatting away by lunch-time.

The school adapted really well to the coronavirus pandemic and was still able to provide us with all the support and lessons required to complete the program and receive our certificates.

The work is plentiful but engaging, and we still had the chance to explore some of the city in our down time. I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking to add a useful qualification to their resume, which if put to use can definitely allow you travel further for longer - all whilst immersing yourself one of the most architecturally and historically significant cities in Europe.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
My first teaching experience with actual Italian students from the community was really nerve-racking! I found it was important just to go for it and remember that the teaching practice is designed for you to learn, adapt and improve as the course goes on. If you don't give it your best, with all the confidence you can muster, you aren't going to see the benefits.
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Charles
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Via Lingua Florence is Incredible

Via Lingua Florence was a great experience that I would change nothing about. I honestly can not believe how much I learned during my course. All of the instructors were extremely knowledgeable and truly cared about the material they were teaching us. Between the courses and the teaching practicum, I was able to transition easily into my own classroom. I strongly recommend that anyone who is interested in teaching English abroad choose Via Lingua Florence for their TEFL certification. Not only will you be well prepared to teach English as a second language, but you will also have the opportunity to spend a month of your life in one of the most beautiful cities on earth.

What would you improve about this program?
I can not make any recommendations for improvement because the entire experience was absolutely delightful.
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Toni
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A greeat experience!

I completed the TEFL certification program in August 2017. The fact that the course was located in Florence, Italy, made a great experience even better! From the first day of class, it was clear that the instructors had high expectations of the students, and that we students were facing four weeks of serious work and learning. However, it was also clear that the course was being taught by outstanding professionals. The organized schedule provided to students on the first day made it evident that much time and consideration had been given to designing a schedule that would maximize learning during the four weeks of the course. I felt from the very beginning that I was getting a great return on my money and time!
I entered the program with many years of teaching experience, however, I learned something new every day of the TEFL course. Ironically, I found the teaching practice to be the most challenging part, as the communicative method of teaching was unfamiliar to me. However, the teachers always provided constructive feedback, and time was always provided for reflection and analysis of teaching practice and learning experiences. Both the instructors and the administrator of the Vial Lingua Florence program were highly professional, experienced, knowledgeable and supportive.
Via Lingua Florence also devoted several sessions to the topic of employment. The instructors surveyed our desired locations and types of employment. The school provided a database of language schools with contact information. Instructors provided assistance in the development of CVs, and question-and-answer sessions were also very helpful. Short of actually securing a job for me, I felt that Via Lingua provided more than adequate employment support.
For anyone wishing to teach English to foreign speakers, I would strongly recommend taking the TEFL certification course through Via Lingua Florence. After completing the course, I feel so much more confident in my abilities, and I know I will be a much better teacher to my students!

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Stephanie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Exciting and Efficient TEFL course!

After several years of helping Italians improve their English, I was eager to learn more about teaching methodology. Via Lingua's TEFL course in Florence, Italy, did not disappoint me! I discovered the "communicative" method of teaching which is innovative and stimulating for both ESL students and their teachers. My favorite part of the course was the actual teaching experience. At first, planning lessons using this new methodology was challenging, but the knowledgeable and supportive teachers helped me acquire new skills and by the end of the month I felt confident about them. I strongly recommend this course...highly qualified teachers and the unique location of Florence guarantee an unforgettable and worthwhile experience!

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Praisie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Enriching experience, relevant tools and skills, warm environment

To provide context, this was a mid-career break for me. I wanted to travel and learn a skill, so I decided to get certified to teach English even though my previous career path was not in education and I was also not decided if I would actually go into teaching. However, the skills learnt can be applied to many aspects of a job, not just as an EL Teacher.
It was definitely a great choice to take the course at Via Lingua Florence. Florence was amazing with its picturesque buildings and rich history, the school is located in the heart of the historic centre and I got to walk to school everyday surrounded by so much art and culture. The teachers and team at the school were very supportive, sincere, and genuine. Never once did I feel like I was the odd one out being the only Asian face on site. The workload might seem intimidating at first, but it was given out and worked on in chunks so it was manageable, and you will feel really proud of your achievement at the end of it.
The classes were relevant, grammar (once a hated subject) became my favourite, which speaks volume of how enjoyable it was, and I was being taught how to make it enjoyable for my students too.
The constant feedback given for our participation in class, for teaching practices and for our general progress was really clear and constructive. You also get to evaluate yourself in a journal so you can keep track of your improvements.
I was very fortunate as I had awesome classmates from different parts of the world whom I got to work with, which made the whole experience very enriching as you learn from each other. The classes draw many interesting people with many interesting stories to tell, so that was one of my biggest takeaway from this experience.

After completing the course and doing a bit of travel around Italy, I did a short volunteer stint teaching English in Thailand to University students. The course equipped me with the structure to make my limited time with the students more fulfilling.

As said the course doesn't only teach you how to teach English, but provides you with skills you can apply in any job - presentation skills, public speaking, planning and communication strategy etc.

I would give a 100% yes if you are considering on taking the course.

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Nil
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Experience!

Doing the TEFL Course at Via Lingua Florence was one of the best things I have ever done! Florence has always been one of my favourite cities but to study there for a month and live the way Fiorentinos live, gave me an unforgettable experience! I still do feel the great spirit and excitement when I think about those days! For this, I think I should thank the fantastic Via Lingua Florence team. Every one of them was so well-organized and experienced and helpful that I could find answers -even further explanations and suggestions- to all my questions about the lessons or the city. Although we had to spend a lot of time to do the projects - the assignments or to practice teachings, the trainers and the management was so great that not only me but everyone in the class could still enjoy the aperitivos or the magnificent city Florence.
I have already had BA in ELT but by getting this certificate, I had the chance to criticise and improve myself not only as a teacher but also as a person. It also gave me amazing new friends from different backgrounds and cultures.
Thank you every single one who is working at Via Lingua Florence for making my experience wonderful!

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Stephanie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing TEFL Course

Before taking the TEFL course, I researched all the schools in Florence. I chose Via Lingua Florence because the staff was so nice and helpful when I went in to visit the school. I took the TEFL course in June of 2017 and I am so happy that I did. The teachers and staff were amazing!

I was very scared to take this course because I knew that my grammar needed some major improvements. Throughout the course grammar became my favorite subject and with everyone's help I was able to get through every challenge I faced. I was also very fortunate to have a great group as my classmates. We were like a little family and we all got through challenges together. Our teachers were always there for us and they would help us with any problems we would face. Having their help and support helped all of us in the class succeed.

The course taught me so much about me as a person, teacher, and professional. I feel more than ready to teach English. Thank you Via Lingua Florence!

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Serge
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best TEFL course

The Via Lingua TEFL course was incredibly comprehensive, clear and enjoyable. From the very first day of class you could tell how much thought and work had gone into the course. Not only did the pre-arrival materials correspond to the real experience, the people---both administrative and instructional—were always ready to help in any way. Each section of the course, from grammar to culture to teaching to life skills, allowed us to grow personally and professionally. By tracking our progress in a portfolio we actually learned to observe, reflect and develop into the kind of teacher we want to be. And this is probably what makes Via Lingua Florence so special: within a rigorous academic syllabus, there is room for us to discover our own talents and strengths. We live and learn and understand that we can change the world. I learned so much about Italian culture and even more about my own! Now, not only am I ready to step into a classroom, I can’t wait!