Teach English in Italy to Youth & Adult Students

Teach English in Italy as a Volunteer in the country’s romantic Puglia region!  Here, you gain the perspective of L’amico preferito” (“favorite friend”) in small groups of youth and adults; sharing your creativity and enthusiasm for learning. Review the standard volunteer work schedule which has guided volunteers teaching English in Italy since 1995.

FAQs: How to Teach English in Italy

  • English Teaching

    English has become the language of commerce, technology and opportunity worldwide. Especially in times of economic distress, Italian students crave the opportunity to learn American English (the language of the internet) from native speakers to enhance their educational and employment opportunities. Because this area of Italy is seldom visited by American tourists, your volunteer assistance is a valuable resource to high school teachers. Your help is also needed with tutoring and conversing with adult English learners in the evenings. On a typical day, you create your own lesson plans from standard curriculum texts and our Conversational English Teaching Guide, engaging small groups of students in games and diverse interactive activities. In practice conversations, you may discuss North American culture, history, daily lifestyle, sports, and school systems. You might team teach, work one-on-one, or conduct classes on your own – depending on your style and comfort level.

Food and Lodging

Your health and safety are our highest priorities when you teach English in Italy. Your secure home in Monopoli is the charming Hotel Vecchio Mulino, an inspired, modern restoration of a former factory building. Rooms are double occupancy, with private bathrooms and hot and cold running water, telephones, television and free internet access. The hotel also features a central TV lounge.

  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone and television
  • Onsite bar and restaurant
  • Conference room
  • Wi-fi hotspots
  • Single room available for an extra fee

You can enjoy authentic Southern Italian cuisine at all meals. A light breakfast of fruit, cereal, rolls, cheese, yogurt, juice and tea or coffee is provided at the hotel. Lunch and dinner at area restaurants include bread, a salad or soup, two pasta or meat courses, and fruit. The Puglia region is legendary for its distinctive and healthful fare. Bottled water is provided. Vegetarian diets can generally be accommodated.

“My personal opinion is that Global Volunteers represents the people of the United State in the most positive way. When I first met my American volunteers, I was surprised that they did not represent my previous ideas of Americans as self-absorbed and superficial. They….are laying the basic bricks of the greatest building in the world: Peace and brotherhood.

Patrizia MazzoliItaly Teacher

“Global Volunteers has formed this idea of creating peace and justice with other countries of the world, and this idea is not only plausible, but doable. Peace starts with a relationship, and Global Volunteers does just that – build relationships. With small steps, peace with other countries seems closer than we might think.”

Emily HabacivtchItaly Volunteer

“Walking up and down the 2,000-year-old steps put a different perspective on our daily teaching assignments. These steps have provided entry into a beautiful campus in an inspiring community for mankind throughout the ages. We walked in their shadows.”

Edythe McNickleItaly Volunteer

“It’s difficult to explain the wonderful feeling we have in Italy – making new friends, working as a team, interacting with students and staff, learning about the Italian culture, and enjoying the taste, smell, and sights of southern Italy.”

Ed and Carolyn MaruggiItaly volunteers

Be The Change.

Through important, full-day volunteer assignments, cultural activities and time for personal adventures, you’ll learn about the Italian people and remain forever invested. Our time-tested and proven philosophy of service ensures your efforts help advance the host community’s development vision and goals. You contribute to genuine development projects, and in doing so, you‘re accepted as family. Our commitment to work in partnership on long-term community projects enables you, in just a short time, to serve as a critical link in a chain of volunteer support spanning three decades.

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