Earn a TEFL-TP (Theatre and Play) certificate while supported by a paid study grant in Italy.
After a careful selection process and a distance-learning course, trainee tutors are given a five-day orientation course in Italy before being assigned to tutor Italian children in a camp. This course prepares trainee tutors for their position by providing them with activities, songs, and games to teach the English language.
Each summer, the organization send over 500 native English-speaking trainee tutors to more than 300 camps in Italy. These camps are located all over Italy and in the past have included Rome, Milan, Sicily, Bologna, Dolomites, Pisa, Siena, and Naples. The organization has two kinds of camps: Summer Camps and City Camps. Through their experience with A.C.L.E., tutors learn to develop their leadership skills, use voice as an instrument of communication for generating interest and meaning, lower the learners' inhibitions and fears about learning a second language, create games, songs, and activities around language functions, vocabulary, and grammatical structures, and use drama techniques to create simple scripts and theatrical performances that involve learners.
1. Teach English in camps across Italy during the summer.
2. Earn an internationally recognized TEFL Through Theater and Play certificate.
3. Attend a five-day orientation course in Italy.
4. Develop leadership skills and use different voices as instruments of communication.
5. Spend the summer living and teaching in Rome, Milan, Florence, or other cities in Italy.
You need to be a mother-tongue English speaker ideally between the ages of 20 and 35 who loves helping students develop their language and life skills in a safe, caring environment. ACLE tutors must be energetic, enthusiastic, reliable, and able to work both independently and in teams.
You will need to attend one of our orientation weeks and a minimum of 120 hours (3 weeks) in camp. There is no maximum number of camps and you have the option to take a week or two off (known as 'on hold') to travel before returning to camp- Please see our website for more details.
June 5th – 10th
June 12th – 17th
June 19th – 24th
August 14th - 19th
The study grant is based on the number of weeks that you are in camp. You will recieve €520 for your first 3 weeks in camp.
Applications are completed via our website.
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