TEFL in Poland - Tarnobrzeg

Date posted:2004-06-10 | Writer: Word School of Foreign Languages | Email: [email protected]

We are looking for qualified and resourceful native speaking 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 9 years and has a growing population. 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
ï ¯rganizes English Song Festival and Drama Festival annually
ï ¯rganizes sport events (volleyball, football, basketball)
ï ²uns 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

26 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


-minimum BA in a language/arts related subject
-Business applicants must have related experience
-teaching experience preferred
-good health/responsible/organized
-positive attitude about teaching and adjusting to a new culture
-teaching/personal references


Apartment with basic furnishings, including bath, kitchen , laundry and telephone within walking distance of the school (single or shared)

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
Travel Stipend 400 USD at the completion of the contract

Interested and qualified applicants are asked to send a cover letter and resume to the Director (Mr. Artur Roman)at the following e-mail address.

e-mail: [email protected]

Szkola Jezykow Obcych WORD
ul. Wyszynskiego 1
39-400 Tarnobrzeg
Tel.: + 48 15 823 83 33
Fax: + 48 15 823 79 63
See our website for more info about the school and the town at Contact us (job information)


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.


In this unit, we focus on grammar and vocabulary and why they are important. They talk about how to teach both topics and give examples on classroom structures to use with students. I learned the reasons why we teach theses things and what is most important. For example, when I taught in Japan and gave new vocab I'd sometimes like to give it's origin as a kind of \"fun fact\". It's not mandatory and can take away from class time.Unit 4 was perhaps the most challenging in the course so far. I found it particularly difficult to arrange the sequences of the different practice elements utilizing the Engage and Practice method. The website references were very helpful but I would have appreciated more examples within the unit of the procedure for preparing good working lesson plans. I think this is extremely important to successful completion of the course.