Mika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2847 posts, RR: 4 Posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 920 times:
Ciao all you guys! Come stai?
For a long time now i have been having thoughts about trying to a find a job in Italy and live there for a longer period, mainly to learn the language better and learn more about the country and it´s people. I always had a liking for italy and in the past had a half italian ex girlfriend and also some friends with connections to the country.
Now, as i am a citizen of the EU i guess working permits and visas is a non issue, however the language barrier at this point probably is as i know next to no italian. How could one get around this? Is it possible to find a job that does not require any fluency in italian? I know my ex worked in Germany for a while and even today dont know any significant amount of german so i guess those kind of jobs do exist.
Any advice regarding this would be appriceated. Educational wise i have some university courses in psychology and sociology but i dont hold any formal degree. What kind of jobs can be expected with that academic background? (probably an impossible question to answer though).
CURLYHEADBOY From Italy, joined Feb 2005, 940 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 905 times:
Unfortunately in Italy language is an issue. The average Italian speaks poor English or no English at all. Anyway it is not impossible to find a job. First thing that comes to my mind is that you could work as an English teacher. There are many English language institutes here where I live (Milan), they hire people from all over the world. Condition is that your English is quite perfect and a basic knowledge of Italian is appreciated. You're not becoming rich but you can have a sufficient income to get a decent lifestyle, learn a better Italian and move on to something better. E-mail me if you wish and I'll see what I can do.
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