Italian Second Language Teacher, Ticino, Switzerland

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International School of TicinoTicino, Switzerland

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The International school of Ticino is seeking to appoint an Italian Language acquisition teacher, to deliver the IB and Ticino Italian programme in MYP and DP to join us in September 2020.

Candidates should be well qualified and ideally experienced in the MYP and DP, committed to high standards, interested in using innovative and inquiry based approaches to learning and be enthusiastic about promoting international understanding.

Our School

Our school was founded in September 2014 as part of the ISE network of schools, spanning Italy and Switzerland. The school has had year on year growth, and now has 140 students across the age range of 3-14. 

From September 2020 this growth will continue with the opening of a grade 10 and within the next 3 years the international school of Ticino will be home to students from 3-18 in a purpose designed campus, with no more than 20 students per class and per grade level at a capacity of 300 students. 

The International School of Ticino is an IB world school and the only accredited PYP school in the area. As of August 2019 IST became a candidate school for the IB MYP and DP programmes. The school will be seeking authorisation of the MYP and DP programme in 2020. 

The school is in a very exciting period of growth and is one of several very successful Swiss and Italian schools belonging to Inspired, a worldwide network of 65 premium schools offering global best practice and professional development.

The position

We are seeking to appoint an Italian Language acquisition teacher, to deliver the IB and Ticino Italian programme in Secondary School. Previous or current experience with the MYP and DP is an advantage but not essential for this role. 

The ideal candidate would be experienced in the subject area and excited by the opportunity to help develop the Italian language programme here at IST in the MYP and DP.

The contract is a permanent contract and our excellent location offers the opportunity live in the Ticino region of Switzerland or within the Lombardy region of Italy. 

Essential characteristics for IST applicants:

  • to be in possession of a university degree in a related subject and an appropriate teaching qualification;
  • to have had recent, demonstrable experience teaching primary within the 11-18 age range;
  • to be an enthusiastic and passionate teacher with a love of teaching and the ability to convey this successfully to students;
  • to be an EU passport holder or already be in possession of a valid visa that enables to work in Switzerland.

Why work with us:

  • A knowledgeable and talented staff body committed to supporting the very best in student achievement.
  • IB professional development during employment
  • A very competitive salary in the region
  • Support settling in to Switzerland or Italy
  • Professional development
  • An exciting opportunity to be part of a new school build and development
  • Cooked lunches provided free daily.

How to apply

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should complete the following TES application, or email it to the school principal, Mr. Andrew Ackers on

• Letter of application (No more than 2 pages);

• CV with photo;

• Contact details of three referees (one of which must be the Head or Principal from your most recent appointment), who you give your consent for us to approach before interview.

The successful candidate will be expected to begin work at the end of August 2020, before which date a criminal records check will need to be completed as part of our child safeguarding policy.

Further Information 

More information about the school can be found on our website at 

The school is one of several very successful schools belonging to ISE (International School of Europe) which in turn is part of Inspired (, a worldwide network of premium schools offering global best practice and professional development.

More about International School of Ticino
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Via Ponteggia 23, Cadempino, Ticino, 6814, Switzerland. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +41 91 971 0344
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