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  • Education: 
    BA/BS is required
  • TEFL Certification: 
    A minimum of 150 Hrs TESOL Foundation Certification required. A 300 or 450 Hrs’ Advanced/Diploma in ESL teacher training courses in Poland gives you an edge
  • Peak Hiring Months: 
    Beginning of September or October and January
  • Types of jobs: 
    Public Schools, Private language schools and some tutoring
  • Typical Hiring Process: 
    Most schools prefer an interview over Skype or telephone
  • Average teaching hours per week: 
    20-35 hours of classroom as well as exam preparation time
  • Types of Students: 
    School children,Business professionals and Private students
  • Cost of Living per month: 
    400 – 800 USD
  • Visas: 
    Work Visa is generally sponsored by the employer
  • Average Monthly Pay: 
    750 - 1,050 USD
  • Start – up cost: 
    750 - 1,050 USD
  • Potential to save or break-even: 
  • Accommodation Benefits: 
    Sometimes can be availed
  • Flight Reimbursements: 
Teaching English in Poland

Poland is a country that is filled with history.  The name Poland is thought to have come from the tribes of the Polans, who lived in the 8th and 9th centuries. The country was divided into several parts at the time. The word derives from the dominant landscape of "field or plain" across the country. It has not only witnessed major world events such as World War II and the Cold War, but it has also produced some of the world's leading cultural and scientific figures.  Copernicus and Chopin who were the world-known personalities were both born in Poland.

This country's natural beauty is also worthy of appreciation. The peaks of the Tatra Mountains in the south, the Baltic coast in the north, lakeside retreats, and getting lost in the national parks all entice the explorer of this country.  Poland also shares borders with seven other countries: Russia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Germany, Belarus, and Lithuania. The people are friendly, intelligent, and quick to learn new languages, especially English. This could be due to the fact that Polish is one of the most difficult languages in the world, with an impressive use of consonants not found in many other languages.  Even Poles listen to radio word games to practice their language skills. The civilian's eagerness to learn English makes Poland one of the best destinations for TEFL teachers who have earned a TEFL certification in Poland.

You can expect the weather in Poland to be mostly cold, so you should be prepared for this if you want to teach and live here.  However, the vodka will help to keep you warm on a cold night. A TEFL certificate is required to teach English in Poland. A four-year degree is preferred but not required. Finding a TEFL job also requires native English proficiency. An English teacher's monthly salary in Poland ranges between $750 and $1,050 USD.

Poland is not just known for its great post-Cold War success stories, but it is also one of Europe's fastest-growing job markets for TEFL teachers. TEFL teachers those who have pursued the best TEFL certification programs in Poland are in high demand.

Teachers typically find work in September or October, and then again in January. The majority of contracts expire in late June. Opportunities at summer English language camps are sometimes available throughout Poland and Europe for those looking to teach during the summer. Summer camp positions typically begin in late June or early July.

Qualified non-European Union (EU) citizens those who have pursued accredited online TEFL certifications can also interview for and secure a job from their home countries, whereas EU citizens who have completed TEFL training programs can frequently find an English teaching job. Many English teachers in Poland share an apartment with co-workers or other English teachers.

Some Polish schools will also sponsor a work visa for non-EU citizens TEFL teachers and those who have TEFL certification for private school teachers, however, you must also obtain a residence permit upon arrival as well.  While some non-EU citizens may work on a tourist visa, this is not common or recommended in most cases. TEFL teachers can live comfortably with a good hourly wage.  Schools typically offer 20-30 hours of work per week, giving you plenty of time to travel and explore.

Warsaw, Poznan, Wroclaw, Gdansk, and Kraków are among the top job markets in Poland for TEFL teachers. Are you ready to live and teach in the historic and culturally rich country of Poland? Whether you’re a working professional or an aspiring and experienced teacher you can start or upgrade your TEFL teaching journey with TEFL courses with flexible scheduling options in Poland.


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