Teaching English in Poland
By Daniel Cariello
BA Hons English Literature graduate
Poland is one of the most underrated countries in Europe, with some of the most beautiful architecture and spectacular beaches that Europe has to offer. A lot of people are unaware that the country has a coastline, but cities like Sopot offer magnificent wildly blue oceans and beaches that do not get too over-crowded. In addition, main cities such as Warsaw, Kraków and Malbork offer a fantastic range of cuisine, theatre and an impressive nightlife, where the clubs never seem to close. However, despite all this, you’ll still encounter a peasant woman selling flowers outside one of the many Gothic castles that the country has to offer. Poland is most definitely a country of contrasts that embraces new-age culture and an impressive history simultaneously.
If this sounds like an appealing country for you to get involved with a TEFL course then you’ll need a TEFL certification and a bachelor’s degree. Don’t forget either to check visa requirements as well.
The availability of jobs in Poland is very prosperous at the moment. In fact , Poland is said to have more English Language teaching opportunities than anywhere in the world at the moment. Contacts generally run for the entire academic year (September – June) and positions can be found all year round on various EFL websites.
If you do decide to visit Poland, you’ll get to meet interesting people and enjoy great experiences. For example, a position in Poland would provide the opportunity to visit The Great Masurian Lakes, an extensive system of waterways that offers a wide range of yachting and canoeing events, in addition to the spectacular scenery.
Poland is a massively underrated country, but is quickly becoming more recognised among knowledgeable tourists as one of Europe’s top destinations.