TEFL in Poland - Opole

Date posted:2006-05-11 | Writer: COSMOPOLITAN | Email: [email protected]

Experienced EFL teachers required for well-established, private, EAQUALS full member language school located in Opole (SW Poland). Candidates for teaching positions to have university degrees, CELTA or Trinity TESOL cert. and at least 1 year experience. We offer a very competitive salary, contract completion bonus, and travel refunds. Contract duration 24.09.06 - 30.06.07 with 4 holiday periods.

COSMOPOLITAN Private School of Languages was established in 1995 and is now one of the biggest and most dynamic private language schools in the Opole region of Poland. In May this year(2006), we achieved EAQUALS (European Association for Quality Language Services)

We specialise in language courses for students of various age groups namely: children, teenagers, and adults and we organise courses for all levels ranging from beginners to advanced. We also teach certificate classes (FCE, CAE, CPE, BEC) and Business English both on-site and in companies. At the moment there are over 1, 400 students at our school and we employ over 30 teachers of English (including 10 native speakers).

The school is situated in the centre of town. We have modern, spacious, well-equipped classrooms, computer/Internet lab, and a very rich EFL library available at both teachers and students’ disposal. Our courses aim at developing all language skills and making the learning of English a highly enjoyable activity. We are seeking qualified TEFL teachers with a professional attitude and enthusiasm for our general, exam and business English courses as well as teachers who are willing to work with young learners and are experienced in this area.

We expect the teachers to be co-operative and flexible, creative in their teaching, motivated and able to motivate others. The school provides textbooks and other teaching materials for its staff. We also offer guidance and assistance from our experienced DOS and senior teachers.

Any further questions, please contact us: [email protected]

Qualifications:Applicants for teaching positions must be native English speakers with university degree plus Trinity TESOL/CELTA certification or equivalent and at least one-year experience. We prefer to hire British or Irish teachers.

Compensation:Contract duration: from 24.09.06 to 30.06.07, with four holiday periods. We offer very competitive salaries, visa and work permit (if necessary). The school will arrange accommodation for the teacher. The teacher is responsible for rent and utilities. The school also guarantees contract completion bonus and travel refund (air fare) as well as free Polish lessons and free Internet access at the school. We provide an intensive one week induction, professional support, methodological guidance, regular observations and workshops during the school year. Regular outings and school parties are organized to liven up our academic calendar.

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.


This is a particularly difficult section with regards to type 1 intransitive; type 2 transitive separable; and type 3 transitive inseparable verbs!!!!! I believe teaching this to non-native speakers using that language of instruction would be challenging. Usages of Modal Auxiliary Verbs are as follows: ability, advice, deduction, obligation, offer, permission, possibility, prediction, prohibition, promise, and request.This unit has made me reflect upon the importance of the relationship between teacher and student. For example, students will notice when the teacher is not interested or investing enough time or energy into the lessons. Teachers must also have a good balance between participating and observing or being there to answer questions. I have learnt that as a teacher, I must be culturally aware and respectful of all students.