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Looking to teach English in the heart of Central Europe but don’t have an EU passport and also don’t want to join a restrictive assistant teaching program? Working with English Wizards provides you the option to find paid teaching jobs at schools all over Poland with a legal work visa and full support available inside and outside of the classroom.
Poland is one of the world’s fastest-growing TEFL destinations due to its charming culture, beautiful medieval cities, low cost of living, and the widespread availability of jobs for native English speakers. Navigating the job market alone can be quite difficult, especially without EU citizenship, but English Wizards makes the process easier than ever before!
Jobs in Poland
Poland’s major cities, including Warsaw, Krakow, Gdansk, and Wroclaw, have an abundance of teaching jobs available and don’t suffer from oversaturation of English teachers. At least not yet!
English teachers will find a wide variety of jobs available in Poland. In the private sector, there are opportunities to teach at private language schools that cater to both adults and children, business English is also growing rapidly, and many teachers are sent by language schools to teach “in company” classes. For those who prefer the youngsters, jobs in preschools and private primary schools exist as well. Private tutoring is also very popular.
In a nutshell; you have a lot of options for where to teach and who to teach in Poland! At English Wizards, we work with each of our teachers on an individual basis to find the right pathway tailored to each of our strengths. Whether you’re imagining yourself in a classroom of young children or business professionals; we’ve got something for you!
Salaries for native teachers range between €8 and €16 per hour, depending on your experience and qualifications. With a typical teaching workload of 20-25 hours per week, a teacher should expect to earn something in the range of €750 to €1500 per month. Considering the low costs of living in Poland, this allows for a fairly comfortable lifestyle, covering everyday life as well as some “extras” such as regional travel around Central Europe.
Most schools will require a teacher to have a TEFL certification including live teaching practice and/or prior teaching experience, and we require this for our program as well. If you are new to teaching and not yet certified, we invite you to join our Cambridge-accredited training program in Krakow, which includes a guaranteed job placement for all graduates.
Poland Jobs 101
• Bachelor’s Degree NOT required
• Year-round hiring with peaks in September and February
• Schools hire both in-person and in-advance (most prefer in-person)
• Most schools follow academic calendar (September to June)
If you’re looking to get a reputable TESOL certification and your first ESL job to jumpstart your career, this is the program for you. We offer CELT-P and CELT-S courses, accredited by Cambridge University, in the heart of Poland’s historical gem city of Krakow. With guaranteed job placement in Poland alongside your training, you’ll be in the classroom in no time!
Early Childhood Education
Looking to work with youngsters at a preschool or kindergarten? Our Very Young Learners’ Program, offered in partnership with International House, will provide you with a training program to make you stand out as a teacher and be immediately hirable by preschools and kindergartens all over the world. The program includes guaranteed job placement at a kindergarten in Poland, including a competitive monthly salary and more!
If you are already a qualified and experienced ESL teacher who’s ready to ‘spread your wings’ independently as a teaching professional, our Freelance Program is for you. We arm our freelancers with all the paperwork, support, connections, and guidance necessary to assist qualified ESL teachers in finding the best teaching opportunities Poland has to offer!
English Wizards is built on the concept of providing as much flexibility as possible for every teacher. Upon enrolling in our program, you will always be able to work with your program director to modify your travel plans if necessary.
Although Poland’s border remains closed to most non-EU citizens, English Wizards provides all of our teachers with the necessary documentation to enter Poland regardless of travel restrictions. Most schools in Poland remain open and are continuing to hire qualified teachers.