Istituto Americano - American Language Center of Florence
Thomas Shandorf, Director
The institute is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 13.30 and 15:00 to 19:00.
Registration for group and individual courses is always open.
Teaching Opportunities at the Center
The American Language Center of Florence is a private institution, authorized by the Italian Ministry of Education, celebrating 64 years of service.
We are always seeking dynamic, qualified teachers with TEFL/TESOL certification and experience. Customized orientation and training are provided for new teachers and regular observations, seminars and ongoing professional development are included. Please send us your resumè by mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interning Opportunities at the Center
The American Language Center of Florence welcomes interns interested in becoming an active member of our school community. These positions are available for a minimum of one month throughout the year. An internship abroad is a chance to acquire language and intercultural skills that will be an added value for your future position as a teacher.
This internship will be also a unique opportunity for you to get to know an international school system from inside. This experience will bring you a better understanding about the functioning of a school abroad. It will also enable you to discover the local community and to teach in another educational institution; this will be an extra value for your future career. Moreover, this internship could be recognized in your curricula at your university. See the testimonial from our most recent internbelow:
"Interning at the American Language Center has been the most important summer for me career wise. Not only did I gain hands-on experience at a highly accoladed English school, but I also learned how to thrive in a foreign country. At the American Language Center, I experienced a wide variety of the day-to-day workings of the school, including the creation of lesson plans, language level evaluations, and teaching my own classes. All the staff were incredibly friendly, helpful, and welcoming. The work environment was a place of kindness and care, for both students and employees. Having this community helped me adjust to being abroad because it provided a sense of comfort in a place so foreign. I was able to explore the city and learn about it's incredible history and culture while knowing I had a home base. Overall, this summer matured me in ways I had never expected. I will always carry with me the skills I gained and lessons I learned during my time at the American Language Center."
Florence Cuomo, Summer 2022 intern
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