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ESL Jobs in Poland Teach English in Poland
Poland is a country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Lithuania and Kaliningrad Oblast, a Russian exclave, to the north. It also shares a maritime border with Denmark and Sweden.
As with the rest of Eastern Europe the 90's saw the opening of the gates allowing Western culture and the English language to flood in. Native English teachers were in great demand and it was fairly easy to pick up any job just by being a native English teacher. While it has quietened down alot since those days, and most places now require some form of TEFL/CELTA qualification and/or experience, there is still a strong demand and a shortage of English teacher teaching in Poland.
Teachers considering spending a minimum of a year in Poland may instead want to find a position at a university or college, a high school, or even an elementary school. Such positions are competitive in Warsaw, but universities and colleges in rural regions have openings.
Schools rarely advertise positions in newspapers or online, so your best bet is to contact them directly. You should be able to get a good list of language schools either in the phone book (if you are there already), or else many of the larger more established schools have their own websites. The best time to start your job search are during the months January or September.
Monthly salary teaching English in Poland would be around 3,500-4,500 PLN ($1,050-1350 USD), with living expenses estimated at around 1,500-2,000 PLN.
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