Trainee tutors receive the following:
- TEFL.TP© Certificate, which includes the total amount of teaching hours for the summer in which it is issued. The certificate is a valuable addition to a CV and helpful support for further teaching positions. Tutors must complete the orientation and the minimum number of teaching hours (120 or 80, depending on the study programme) in order to receive the certificate.
- Expert training from our didactic team, all of whom have come through the study programme and completed many camps as tutors themselves. In order to make the training more effective, tutors are assigned a mentor during orientation to help answer questions, provide feedback, and serve as a role model. During camps, the didactic team can be contacted for further direction or assistance with teaching or teaching material.
- A study grant to support their time in the study programme. The grant is disbursed in blocks throughout the summer (usually every three or four weeks) and increases according to weeks of experience. It is funded by the ACLE Foundation and was established as a means to help tutors defray the costs of participating in the study programme.
- Free accommodation at camps, which is usually with host families whose children are attending our camps. Host families are required to provide a private room for the tutor, which can at most be shared with another tutor. Staying with host families is perfectly in line with the study programme’s objective of language and cultural exchange and represents a great opportunity for tutors to experience everyday Italian life. In rare cases, accommodation may be in a hotel or an independent apartment.
- Free travel between camps. As our camps are located all over the country, ACLE arranges train travel from camp to camp. Tutors usually travel in pairs or small groups. Transfers take place on the Saturday, at the end of the camp.
- Insurance covering any accidents that occur whilst at camp. While we recommend you purchase personal travel for times when you are in between camps, we do cover any damages and injuries that may occur while at our camps.
- Basic, free accommodation, subject to availability, during the quiet period when tutors do not have a camp placement and have decided not to travel independently.
- Tutors can expect to develop valuable soft skills in the following areas: teaching practice, classroom management, cultural exchange and cross-cultural communication, team-building, and leadership.