Teaching English in Poland

Date posted:2012-05-22 | Writer: WORD School of Foreign Languages | Email: [email protected]

WORD School of Foreign Languages is now accepting applications from TEFL qualified teachers for the upcoming school year (Oct.2012-June 2013). We are looking for qualified and resourceful teachers to teach English to children, teenagers and adults.

Word School is a very successful private language school in Tarnobrzeg, Poland. It has been in operation for 17years. Tarnobrzeg is in south-east Poland. It has a population of 55,000. It is a quiet safe town. We run English and German language programs, as well as in-company Business English courses. We also prepare students for Cambridge Examinations (FCE,CAE, CPE, BEC 1/2/3).

The classes have a maximum of 12 students. Students are placed in classes according to English ability. The courses we offer include 8 levels of progression, from Elementary to CPE. We have Polish teachers teaching English to our younger student population. Regular classes take place in the afternoons (3:30-8:30) Monday to Friday. There is the possibility of morning classes during the week and on Saturdays depending on the availability of students and outside contracts. One class is 90 minutes. (45 minutes = 1 teaching hour). Business classes take place in the mornings or afternoons, Monday to Friday. The school year begins at the beginning of October and ends mid-June. Students enroll in a 120 hour course. This is 30 weeks and classes are twice a week. (4 hours a week)

Our School
    • organizes English Song Festival and Drama Festival annually
    • runs language summer camps

 Basic Duties

Teachers are responsible for preparation, delivery and evaluation of pre-programmed English courses. Coursebooks, syllabus, teaching resources and additional materials are provided. Student progress profiles are to be kept and mid-term and final reports written.

Base Teaching Assignment

    24 assigned teaching hours a week (45 mins = 1 hour) + 2 hours/week for social programs/tutoring etc.
    1 hour administration/planning meeting once a week


    -Bachelor's degree
    -Business applicants must have related experience
    -TEFL/TESOL/CELTA/TRINITY certification
    -some teaching experience preferred
    -good health/responsible/organized
    -positive attitude about teaching and adjusting to a new culture
    -teaching/personal references


    Single furnished apartments within walking distance of the school -
    PAID BY THE SCHOOL ( utilities paid by the teacher)

Salary and Benefits

    Very competitive local salary
    work visa and permit paid for by the school/assistance with the visa application
    All Polish National Holidays observed/ 4 weeks paid holidays during the school year
    Free and unlimited Internet Access (at the school and the apartments)
    Travel Stipend 400 USD at the completion of the contract
    Free Polish classes
    Airport pick-up

Please send your cv with a photo to the e-mail address given on the job heading.

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.


after watching the two vieos i could see a very clear difference of what makes a good teacher and a bad teacher and how students always react to that. i have spotted so many mistakes made by the teacher in video 1 that couldnt believe that teaching procees could be that \"cruel to students\". although after watching the second video i remained happy with the result as if it was me giving that lesson.There are three different tenses in English: past, present and future. Each tense has four aspects: simple, continuous (or progressive), perfect and perfect continuous. A typical grammar lesson explains the way we use tenses, the constructions and shows the most popular mistakes (or errors) done by students. Then they can practice all these aspects of the language in the Activate phase of the lesson.