Job For EFL Teachers in Poland

Date posted:2011-10-20 | Writer: Progressive School of English | Email: [email protected]

Progressive School of English is looking for enthusiastic and ambitious teachers from mid-November 2011 to June 2012. Candidates must possess a Degree and a TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certificate. Previous teaching experience is not required. Applicants from non-EU English-speaking countries are also strongly encouraged to apply.

Progressive School of English specializes in teaching primarily adults whose goal is to learn English for their professional, academic or private lives. Many students choose our school because of our modern, high level of instruction, limited class size and positive atmosphere. In addition, many students choose us because we are the only school in our region owned and operated by Native Speakers of English with professional degrees in Language Education.

Teachers at our school can expect to lead a variety of English courses including conversation enhancement classes from beginner to advanced, Business English, exam preparation courses and advanced conversation and grammar classes.

During their time in Poland, our teachers are given numerous opportunities to develop and/or refine their classroom skills. They receive training in the areas of classroom instruction and grammar. This training occurs upon arrival and is on-going throughout the year. The training sessions are conducted by our management - professional teachers who know what it is like to live and work in another country.

At Progressive, we solely employ Native Speakers of English. There is a positive relationship between our teachers and students, who very often socialize together outside the classroom environment. At school, this helps to create a healthy classroom atmosphere that is open, upbeat and enjoyable.

Our school is located in Rybnik, a vibrant city famous for natural, scenic beauty and nationally recognized levels of investment. It is a city of more than 140,000 people in the southern state of Silesia near the border with the Czech Republic.

Rybnik is a unique city where splendid nature and a modern approach to development provide large city advantages but with a 'small town charm'. In Rybnik, one can find many restaurants, shopping malls, pubs, beer gardens, cafes and nightclubs to experience Polish culture. Rybnik offers vast opportunities for outdoor recreation like skiing, cycling, hiking, sailing and windsurfing. In addition, Rybnik's proximity to the capital of our region, Katowice, makes a perfect base for your travels around Poland and the rest of Eastern Europe.

Progressive School of English offers the following:

    Extremely competitive local rates of pay

    Guaranteed minimum workload per week

    Full assistance in acquiring visas and work permits

    Full housing assistance

    Free teacher training program upon arrival

    Continued professional training and development

    Positive work environment with peers who share a passion for teaching and traveling

    First-hand assistance in settling in and getting to know life in Poland

    Continued support with daily cultural/personal matters

    Medical support

    Free Polish lessons from a qualified instructor

    Free Internet access

    Free cellular telephone

    Airport pick-up

In order to get the application process under way, candidates are asked to prepare the following:

    1.) A resume including your education and work history, citizenship, date of birth, telephone number(s) and email.

    2.) A cover letter highlighting your interests, abilities and reasons for wanting to teach in Poland.

    3.) A recent photo

Send the above to the e-mail address given on the job heading, for the attention of Randy Jackson, owner of Progressive School of English. After a review of your credentials, we will contact you via email regarding the next step in our application process.

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.


If I am placed with high school students, providing valuable practice exams will be useful for my students in their preparation for post-secondary placement exams. I know my purpose of a Fulbright ETA is not necessarily exam prep, but having a few exams throughout the school year will help me track the progress of my students as well as tailor my lessons to make sure I am moving at an appropriate pace.When teaching themes, the teacher haw the opportunity to use various material, for instance adapted board games, authentic material from the internet or non authentic, which will actually turn out to be even more practical when teaching lists of vocabulary based on a certain theme. Time should always be estimated correctly, since the stage of explaining an actiity always requires a certain time amount.