On 1/07/12, No not Italy wrote:
> Italy sucks. It is overrated and not all that! Go to Germany
> where things actually work and run much more nicely.
> On 1/07/12, Dave wrote:
>> I taught in Italy last year. Honestly, just go to Rome, around
>> the hospital, university, and the corsico, and put up flyers.
>> Lots of people are looking for english and language tutors.
>> People make about 20€-30€ a lesson (about 40-45 minutes).
>> You can get a hostel for about 10€-15€ (Ive seen 8€) a
>> night. Summer is the hardest time to pull it off, because
>> everyone leaves on holiday and the place is flooded with
>> backpackers trying to do the same thing, so you see the
>> language lessons drop. However, you can often supplement this
>> with day labor/service industry type work (waiting tables, bar
>> back, dishwasher, etc), as much as tourists love the sound of
>> italian, they want to be able to read a menu, and order their
>> food without frustration (a cute waitress can make enough in
>> one weekend night to cover expenses for the week). Ive also
>> seen people do things like computer support (a tourists laptop
>> dies, and they want someone who speaks english to fix it) to
>> haircuts (all those back packers need a haircut at some
>> My personal favorite that i do is wireless internet I would
>> just show up with my macbook and iPhone and using hotspot
>> software for the billing create a hotspot at 1-5€ an hour.
>> Id make 10-50€ in an afternoon at a cafe while grading
>> papers. Id do that once a week (not often), but it paid for my
>> monthly mobile service and internet at home. It worked because
>> infrastructure is so bad in Rome/Italy that your choices are
>> mobile internet or slow DSL (if its available), and outside
>> the hotels (which charge for their internet as well) everyone
>> just wants to get online. In fact if you jailbreak your iphone
>> you can do it without the laptop, but it runs your phones
>> battery down REALLY fast (incidentally, few places will let
>> you "plug in" to their electric, assuming you can find a
>> outlet outside that is convenient. The macbook is really just
>> a supplementary battery and runs the billing software. I did
>> all my own work from my iPad)
>> As for language tutoring, must people want to do it at lunch
>> time or after work. Try to do it afterwork, otherwise the cost
>> of the meal, is likely take up your fee. You will also see
>> better results (learning a language with your mouth full is
>> hard, and slows down progress). The best place to do it is
>> their office (many of them are doctors or medical
>> professionals). If your good, and personable, you will build
>> up a word of month clientele in a month or so. Some people get
>> good enough at it they stay into the fall (when the room rates
>> drop, everyone back from summer holiday, and all the tourist
>> backpackers have left). I know one girl who turned it into a
>> job at the university.
>> On 1/07/12, Lutece wrote:
>>> Does anyone know where I could find a summer job in Italy,
>>> teaching French, English, or Spanish, while practicing my
>>> italian. Also, I am willing to offer french, english or
>>> spanish lessons in exchange for room and board.
>>> Thanks in advance.