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For EU citizens teaching English in Europe is an easy way to start a new life overseas. The beauty of being able to work anywhere in Europe visa-free makes applying for jobs overseas nice and simple. However, for native English speakers from the likes of USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia – things are bit trickier. For Europhiles, the best option is Eastern Europe where the demand for English is higher and employers are willing to help sort visas and permits for worthy teachers!
When most people think of Europe you often picture Venice, Barcelona and Paris but Eastern Europe is home to plenty of work, unhampered beauty and heaps of culture! Here are the top five destinations to teach English in Eastern Europe:
By Daniel Cariello
BA Hons English Literature graduate
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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.