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Job market for English speakers in Italy

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Hi everybody! I'm thinking of relocating to Italy but wonder if I can get a job there without speaking Italian (I do speak some Spanish). Any idea how the job market is there, i.e. for teaching English?

  • Go to Quddus Mohammed rashidul's profile

    Want to learn Italyan language

    posted by  Quddus Mohammed rashidul in Italy forum 

    Hi this is rashidul. next month i wil be avaliable in Lucca. There i want to learn Italyan. Please gives some information - which school or language club help foreign person regarding this!!

  • Go to David Johnson's profile

    posted by  in Italy forum 

    I am an English man, currently living in Poland & the UK. I teach English here (Poland), children 6 to 12 year olds.
    Can you advise me on the teaching opportunities in Italy, in your location or area at this time of the year, because I might consider teaching there if the work is plentiful.

    Can you advise me please, much appreciated.


    David Johnson.

  • Go to Daniele Norma's profile

    posted by  in Italy forum 


    ich bin DAniele und suche einen Deutsch Tandem.

    Ich spreche Italienisch als auch Spenisch...

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    posted by  in Italy forum 

    Hallo ich suche einen deutsch Tandem.

    Ich bin italienisch lerer und spesche Italienisch als auch Spanisch.

    Bis bald

    Maine web ist ITALIANO SENZA FRONTIERE in facebook.

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    posted by  in Italy forum 

    I am an English IT Project Manager. I have been looking to live and work in Italy for some years now.

    Almost every professional job requires a good level of Italian. I have seen only a few, perhaps less that 10 over the last couple of years that have not required Italian language skills. The few that don't usually require rare technical skills. If you have rare skills in your particular field you might be lucky. Sadly I don't.

    However, the prospects of landing a decent/ well paid job with no or little Italian are remote. Firstly, there is unemployment at 8% I think, and Italians will give jobs to Italians first, it is only natural. Secondly, Italians are not great speakers of English.Yes there are exceptions, I know of a few that speak English better than I do. But the bulk of Italians, certainly away from Milan and Turin and the industrial areas, speak very little if any at all particularly away from coastal areas. So how are you going to ask for a job or a pay rise!

    There a lot of people trying their hands at teaching English with varying amounts of success and certification, TESL etc seems to help. There are plenting of forums on this so I won't go into detail. This may be a route to get started and potentially have a modest income.

    Ok the good news. Italian is a wonderfull and interesting language to learn. It is easy to get started but my experience is that it is difficult to master without immersion, like most languages I suspect. You will learn a lot about English as you progress. It sounds great and if you try and speak a bit of Italian whilst there you will get a warm welcome, corrected then given assistance, particularly the further inland you go. The food is great , the local wines great and the people friendly and helpfull.

    So, do the decent thing, learn some Italian. Try the CDs from the well known French Resistance Fighter Mr. MT. That is how I got started. Long way to go and little hope of a job but I have the Italian bug now.

    Ciao a tutti.

  • jobs in italy

    posted by Deleted user in Italy forum 

    hi ,
    i am about to move itala, can any one tell me about the job market in italia, plus how they will accept my MBA and will offer some suitable job or not??

    what is % of my sucess.



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    posted by  in Italy forum 

    Hi! I too am moving to Milan..And need advice on and information about social groups, jobs in education, and etc! When are you heading over? I am a teacher in NY and my boyfriend is moving over in three weeks! He just signed a contract and I would love if I could get a job as a teacher over in Italy! I have been doing non-stop research on-line! Seems like were on the same boat! I will keep you posted if I find any information or contacts that maybe useful to you! :)

  • posted by  in Italy forum 

    hi blizzi i live in Novara near Milan. I work for a rent house market. I could find for you a flat for you alone or in a shared flat with italian student (there is a good university).You should pay about 200 dollars for month in a shared one. For the work I think is quite difficult. Maybe you could try to ask to some American or English companies as segretary.There are a lot of theme in Milan.
    if you want a hand write me :-) [...]

  • Dorota ...

    posted by  in Italy forum 

    "If you do not speak Italian, what do you plan to do? (...) ".(Maristella Scicchitano)

    Your answer is a bit far from being kind, Maristellla.
    I do not ask you for anything and I will not.

    Yes, I have seen the rubbish, and I have seen some other things while being there.

    I have two University diplomas, and I will leave to you this kind of job that you mentioned.
    I have an offer of a job according to the level of my education, but I am still considering if I should agree to take it.

    And Italian is not so difficult to learn either, so your comment is simply not kind, not to say - rude.

    Don't worry about your job of cleaning toilets then. I will not take it from you for sure.

    I wish you good luck.

  • Go to Rona D's profile

    posted by  in Italy forum 

    Dear forum members,
    I am going to move to Milan.
    If you have any information to share about social groups, english speakers,foreigns groups, business and networking groups I would love to hear about. Grazie mille.
    I would like to ask how is it done to teach on line?

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