If you are a TEFL teacher heading to Poland then you will find a ready made TEFL industry waiting for you and it is a great place for new EFL teachers.
In common with many of the Eastern European countries, demand for English is high. Teaching positions abound and are regularly advertised in the UK national press and on the Internet (a trawl through www.tefl.com will regularly reveal a selection of positions in Poland). Alongside the Czech Republic, Some of the best living conditions in Eastern Europe can be found in Poland, although this is not a region for those that are purely financially motivated.
The government has played a big role in shaping a more professional approach to the teaching of English and well-qualified locals meet much of the demand. However there is still a strong demand for native speakers and while some of the attraction of the West has dimmed, the people still tend to be warm, welcoming and highly motivated to learn English. One thing is for certain here – you’ll be made very welcome and it is often thought of as being an ideal first stop on your TESOL career.
TEFL tips for teaching English in Poland:
* choose the 150-hour TESOL Premier Plus for Europe
* consider adding a 30-hour Teaching Business English course as this specialism is very much in demand
* dress for business and present a professional CV/resume
We suggest one of these courses for this country: