MilanoInglese – Common Questions
You’re bound to have a couple of questions so..
As we’ve already explained, MilanoInglese was created to help English Teachers in Milano find private students and provides a trustworthy site on which potential students can choose and contact teachers. To ensure that this remains true, teachers must comply with our basic rules and requirements. As an example, even if it sounds obvious, we only accept registration from teachers who are registered as resident in the region and have the legal right to work in Italy.
For the avoidance of doubt, if you are an English teacher and you would like to join the MilanoInglese teacher directory, you need to register. If your registration is approved, you pay a one-off registration fee plus an annual subscription fee. Registration is only available to mother-tongue or genuinely bilingual English teachers who provide face to face lessons in Milan or the surrounding towns, even if you also provide online lessons.
Is MilanoInglese only for mothertongue teachers?
No. While the focus is definitely on mother-tongue teachers we also accept genuinely bilingual teachers who can teach at mother-tongue levels. If that doesn’t describe you, please visit the website https://www.insegnanti-inglese.it which is open to registration from all English teachers.
What are your requirements?
If you wish to register as an English teacher on MilanoInglese you must, as a minimum:
- Be a mother-tongue level English speaker and teacher.
- Be living and working legally in or near Milano, and be able to demonstrate this.
- Have an Italian codice fiscale and legal residence.
- Provide evidence of your nationality and residence (to us) as required.
- Provide a suitable photo of yourself to be used on the site.
- Agree to our website terms.
- Pay a registration and subscription fee.
What happens after I register?
Once registered, you are given access to a simple form that allows you to create and edit your profile which is then added to the main teacher directory. You complete this with the necessary information and photo, then submit it for publication. You can describe yourself, outline your experience, the kind of lessons you provide, where and for how much. Your profile is published as soon as you submit it, but remains subject to assessment by the site management.
Does it matter if I’m a qualified teacher?
The people who visit your profile page looking for a teacher will judge the importance of qualifications for themselves. If you’re a good teacher, you’re a good teacher. What we care about is that the information on your teacher profile is honest and comprehensive; for the benefit of teachers and students alike.
How do people contact teachers?
Your teacher profile page has a built-in contact form allowing visitors to contact you directly. They write their message, click ‘invia’ and the message is sent to your email address. In addition to contacting teachers directly, visitors to the site can choose to post an advert asking teachers to respond, outlining their requirements. These adverts are forwarded to all registered teachers as soon as they are received.
Who arranges the lessons?
You do. Potential student contact you directly and answering those emails is your responsibility, as is organising lessons. We have no involvement with your lessons, nor do we charge any commissions, or anything like that.
What obligations do teachers have?
You must reply to all enquiries promptly. We have deleted several teachers after complaints that they were ignoring emails from visitors. That sort of unprofessional behaviour can damage our website’s reputation, so it is not tolerated. Beyond that, teachers have to be polite, honest, not pass enquiries or students to other people, and so on.
What does it cost?
As of 2020, new teachers pay a one-off registration fee of £25 plus the annual subscription fee of £90 (UK sterling). After the first year, teachers only pay the annual subscription fee if they renew their membership.