Energetic Teacher Wanted to Teach English in Poland

Date posted:2004-08-17 | Writer: Anna Binek-Glabinska | Email: [email protected]

Centrum Edukacyjne LIBRA is a private language institution specializing in teaching foreign languages. Our schools are located in the southern Poland, in picturesque and lovely towns of Bielsko-Biala, Pszczyna, Ustron, Skoczow, Cieszyn, Strumien, Czechowice-Dziedzice and Zory. All of them offer a wide variety of leisure as well as hiking, skiing, sightseeing possibilities; and are really close to the heart of things -Katowice and the historical town of Cracow. The first school was established in Ustron in 1998 and LIBRA has been growing ever since. Offering very effective teaching methods and high standards of service and organisation, it soon gained popularity and a very good reputation. It is also the only language school in the region accredited by OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS for high standards of teaching. CE LIBRA currently employs over 100 qualified teachers of English, German, French, Spanish and Italian. CE LIBRA specializes in teaching English on general as well as exam (FCE/CAE) and business courses. We offer tuition to students of all ages at all levels (from elementary to advanced) on both open and in-company courses. Classes take place Monday to Friday from 2 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. We teach in small groups of 4-8 students and classes are held twice a week: 45-minute sessions for primary groups (taught only by Polish teachers) and 90-minute sessions for children, teenagers and adults. All schools are housed in new modern premises equipped with all necessary teaching aids. The nicely furnished interiors, kept in warm, bright colours, give our students and staff as much comfort as possible. There are mini-bars with sweets, snacks and hot and warm drinks /great expresso coffee/ for teachers and students. A resource centre is at teachers' disposal to help them prepare their lessons. Since teacher development is a very important part of our philosophy, the Director of Studies, responsible for academic management of CE LIBRA, organizes regular workshops as well as teacher training at the beginning of each school year. Additionally, each teacher is observed at least once in semester. Administrative and enrolment duties are done by secretaries (all fluent in English), whereas the Head Office is responsible for academic, accounting and marketing service. As a highly reputable school CE LIBRA selects teachers carefully and appreciates their experience, dedication, professionalism and positive attitude. Working in our school as a native speaker teacher of English you would share such responsibilities as:

· teaching all levels of general as well as exam and Business English for groups of all ages and one-to-one classes · preparing and administering placement and progress tests as well as final exams · designing educational activities and games for use in children's, teenagers' and adults' classes · keeping attendance records and preparing progress reports · testing and evaluating students' written assignments as well as grammar, speaking and listening skills · designing and preparing texts, tests and quizzes and other materials for CE LIBRA's web site and courses · attending workshops and trainings organized by DOS

CE LIBRA is currently looking for experienced, creative, reliable and enthusiastic teachers for all our 8 schools to start in September 2004 : Compulsory requirements: · TEFL certificate (RSA CTEFLA/ CELTA, Trinity TESOL or equivalent) with minimum 80 hrs, 6 hrs observed TP · experience of teaching English to non-English speaking students - minimum 1 year · university degree optional (preferably in arts or education)

CE LIBRA offers: · a very good local salary · realistic working hours (25-30 hours per week) · work permit and visa arranged and paid for · furnished accommodation provided (utility bills, gas, electricity, water and phone bills paid by teachers) · very good chances for personal development · teacher training · access to teachers' resource centre · national health insurance · work in nice and stimulating environment in a team of helpful and friendly teachers · highly motivated students · free Polish lessons /up to survival level/

If you are interested in teaching English in CE LIBRA in beautiful mountainous region of southern Poland, please send your CV and application letter to the following address:

CE LIBRA Anna Binek-Glabinska Director of Studies ul. A. Brody 4 43-450 Ustron POLAND


Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.


I find this type of grammar to be the most interesting and fun to figure out. It makes language a lot more fruitful and fun. I prefer speaking and writing in passive tense but unfortunately this is frowned upon in English academic writing. I find transitive and intransitive words also very interesting and it will be difficult as well to try to teach these words to people who may not have these styles of verbs in their languages.Reported speech and conditionals is a rather difficult topic for students. Very often students meet troubles with \"Perfect\" tenses. I mean, when there is no such tense in the mother tongue of a student, so it makes trouble to explain the difference between Past tenses and Perfect ones. I think that different exercises, activities and frequent use of the direct speech during the lesson can really help to develop this knowledge.