Teach English in Poland
Since joining the EU in 2004, Poland has been making a name for itself as one of Europe’s coolest travel destinations – and it’s not hard to see why. Safe, affordable and interesting, the country offers great appeal to those in pursuit of somewhere a bit different, but not too far from home.
The nation’s newfound status has pushed the government to officially recognize the importance of learning English. Now, to progress beyond basic schooling, everyone must pass an English test. So you can guess what’s coming next; demand for English teachers is growing.
How to Find a Job Teaching English in Poland
Anyone wishing to teach English in Poland will be pleased to know there is endless choice. Whether you want to work with children or adults, beginners or professionals, you’ll find something.
While the abundance of positions makes it easy to find suitable jobs, it’s not always straightforward. Unless you know the language or the local market, it can be hard to negotiate a good deal and set everything up for your move. To ensure you make it to Poland stress-free and prepared, we advise browsing our programs. Working with in-country experts, we ensure a well-paid position in a reputable school, as well as training and support if required.
Browse our programs and destinations to learn how we can help you get qualified and find a job teaching English in Poland.
TEFL Training Program in Poland
Taking place in historical Warsaw and Krakow, our TEFL Training Program is the perfect introduction to teaching English in Poland. Join a 5 day training program and gain a TEFL certification before securing a job with a top school.
Freelance Teaching Program
Combining the freedom of freelancing with the security that expert support provides, this is the ideal route for experienced teachers or seasoned adventurers. Ease your way onto the Polish ESL scene and start making an impact from day one.
WHERE WILL YOU GO?
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The Facts & Figures
Poland’s official language is Polish. It is spoken nationwide, though many Poles also speak a very good level of English, so you won’t have trouble getting by.
Geography & People
Located in Eastern Europe, Poland borders Germany and the Czech Republic among others. It has a population of around 40 million.
Poland has a moderate climate, with warm summers and cold winters. It rains quite a lot, but you can count on comfortable temperatures year-round.
TEACHING ENGLISH IN POLAND
What You Need to Know
Poland is taking Europe by storm with its hearty cuisine, quaint city centers and fascinating history. Here’s all you need to know about teaching English in this up-and-coming hotspot.
To teach in Poland, you will need to be a native English speaker and hold a TEFL or CELTA qualification. EEA and UK citizens do not need a visa to work in Poland.
Given the importance of learning English in Poland, you can choose to work in almost any school type, including state, private and international.
While English teaching salaries in Poland don’t rival that of some places, they are more than livable. Expect either a contracted salary or an hourly wage.
Most English teaching positions are in the larger cities of Warsaw, Krakow and Gdansk. It’s possible to find jobs elsewhere – you may just need to look a little harder.
Weekly contracted teaching hours depend on your school type. But generally, you can expect to have around 25 – 30 teaching hours per week.
Things to watch out for
Generally, it’s not too hard to find a good position in Poland. As with anything, if an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
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