Pre Departure support
We assist you with all planning, packing, visas, costs, documentation, booking flights
and answering any questions you might have.
Guaranteed Job Placement
We guarantee your job placement in carefully selected
and background-checked schools. We handle all the hassle and stress of finding a job.
24/7 in-country support
If you need any assistance or advice, or in the event of an emergency, we’ll be on hand! Our in-country partners are available and on-hand at anytime.
We provide TESOL / TEFL course certifications. Our unique cultural orientations are designed to help ease the transition to a new culture.
Why Teach English in Poland?
Poland boasts all the beauty and best parts of Old Europe, without the price tag. Teachers immerse themselves into a world of old meets new: candlelit cafes, rustic restaurants, medieval town centers, breathtaking architecture juxtaposed against hopping night clubs, intricate and sophisticated transport systems and modern office complexes.
Poland offers incredible opportunities to travel both locally around the many hidden gems of Poland, to hopping on a train to head to any idyllic European city for the weekend. Rome; Berlin; Paris anyone? With accessible and affordable transport, this is a traveler’s dream!
While we always encourage our teachers to learn the local as much as possible to show respect and open a new dimension of the experience, Poland has an incredibly high standard of the English language, which makes it easy and less intimidating to find your feet in Poland. This also means as an English teacher you’ll have the opportunity to teach a higher standard of English as a native English speaker, which always keeps you at the top of your teaching game!
Demand to learn English with native speakers at the advanced level has skyrocketed in Poland recently, with more and more jobs, careers, and university programs requiring an advanced professional level of English to even be considered.
With a full week of orientation in the incredible city of Kraków, a paid placement teaching in Poland and all the support you need prior to departure and from our awesome in-country team- you’ll make an enormous impact in the lives of your students.
Teaching in Poland is advantageous in that it offers a unique portal to living and working in Europe. There are opportunities to expand into other job sectors in Poland following your teaching career, and opportunities to become an EU citizen.
A passport from the UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa
A bachelor’s degree in any field is preferable but not required for a legal work permit (2 years of work experience is required to replace a Bachelor’s degree if you do not hold one)
A 120-hour, internationally accredited TEFL/TESOL certificate or equivalent qualification – offered as part of the program fees should you not have a TEFL certification.
Age 20 and above
Hardworking, mature, professional and love working with kids.
How long is a teaching contract in Poland?
Teaching contracts in Poland are 12 month contracts.
You also have the option to renew if you’re not ready to leave after your first contract (we won’t blame you!)
What if I don’t have a TEFL/TESOL certificate?
We offer an online Internationally Accredited Online TEFL/TESOL course to prepare you for your adventure in Europe.
If you’re unsure about any of your qualifications, chat to us! We’ll answer all your questions and do our best to accommodate you.
About our Online TEFL/TESOL Accreditation Course
In order to ensure that our partner schools’ students are getting the very best and to ensure that you as a teacher abroad feel most prepared for your task at hand, we highly recommend the 120 hour Online TEFL course offered through our program.
This course begins every first Monday of each month and runs for 4 to 5 consecutive weeks.
The course is asynchronous and designed to allow you to engage and learn alongside your busy life, while not compromising on your quality of certification and preparation for Poland.
With the course being fully internationally accredited and the fact that it does not expire- you can use this all over the world for the duration of your teaching journey and beyond!
We understand that while you are still in your home country you may be working full time or completing your degree and this course is designed with that in mind.
It gives you comprehensive guidance on all the aspects of the content and methodologies of teaching English as a second language and touches on the productive and receptive skills for students.
The Course Curriculum covers:
Module 1: ESL Theory and Lesson Planning
Knowledge of the history and theoretical development in the field of English language education, and its application to lesson plan structure and content.
Module 2: Teaching Speaking
Techniques, structures and tips for developing creative, engaging speaking lessons for students of all ages and skill levels.
Module 3: Teaching Reading
Strategies, techniques, and creative pathways to developing reading lessons which draw on student interest and push out their language frontiers.
Module 4: Teaching Listening
In-depth knowledge regarding the importance of, and techniques for, teaching pronunciation, as good listening skills will improve speaking, grammar and pronunciation.
Module 5: Teaching Grammar
Comprehensive refresher on grammar topics, as well as strategies, techniques and tips for teaching grammar to all age groups and skill levels, and integration of grammar points in lesson plans.
Module 6: Teaching Classroom Management
Deep understanding of psychological and contextual factors and their impact on the classroom, along with strategies for proactive and reactive approaches to classroom management, and best practices to ensure classroom discipline and engagement.
Each module requires significant practical training focused on the different approaches needed to teach speaking, reading, and listening, as well as various strategies used for classroom management.
The course offers mandatory interaction via forums, peer feedback and one-on-one instructor feedback. This allows you to see multiple perspectives on your assignments as you design fun and creative lessons.
Lesson Plan Assignments
You will submit lesson plans based on templates that we know work effectively in the classroom. These templates, along with resources for various classroom activities such as warmers, provide you with a practical toolkit for your teaching experience.
High Quality Video Tutorials
The course makes extensive use of video tutorials which includes footage of real classroom scenarios and expert advice from Instructors and other English teachers in the field.
Skype Lesson Presentations
Every student also makes a Skype based lesson presentation to their instructor to gain practical teaching experience. Students receive extensive feedback and are given advice on how to improve or what to be aware of in a classroom environment.
Continuous In-Class Support
Our expert instructors support and interact with our students every step of the way and will offer tons of tips, tricks, and examples of how to teach English to every age group.
Best Practice Learning Management
H on fast, secure servers, the learning platform is mobile and tablet optimised and adheres to modern best practice Learning Management System (LMS) design and development standards. This ensures a fun and effective learning experience for students.
➔ Pre departure assistance including budgeting, packing tips and more
➔ Getting the necessary documentation prepared prior to departure
➔ Assistance with booking the flight
➔ 24/7 Dedicated Ongoing In-country Support
➔ We check in with you regularly and keep up to date with your teach abroad experience.
➔ Guaranteed job placement at a carefully vetted school
➔ An Internationally Accredited TEFL/TESOL certification
➔ Practical Teacher Training
➔ A support network of fellow teachers
➔ Airport transfer - We’ll take you to your pre-arranged accommodation.
➔ We assist you with your SIM card setup so that you can contact your loved ones back home and your new friends
➔ 1 week of cultural orientation and activities
➔ Lifetime placement guarantee on our network once you’ve completed your first contract
What else do you need to budget for?
Bear in mind that you will be spending at least 1 month in Poland before you receive your first paycheck. You will therefore need to budget enough money to see you through the first month of teaching. Of course, the amount of money you need depends on your spending habits and Poland is generally an affordable place to travel and live in.
As in most travel destinations, the more touristy activities, restaurants, and transport options will be a lot more expensive but we will guide you on how to live and budget like a local to get the most out of your paycheck.
Keep in mind the below additional costs when budgeting:
Visa/Work Permit etc
15 August | 22 August
16 January | 23 January
14 August | 21 August
Please Note: this program is not free and there are costs attached to the extensive service and certifications provided by Travel Anywhere
War Statement – May 2022
Travel Anywhere & our Partners' main priority is, always has been and will always remain the safety of our teachers.
Whilst our hearts go out to all those affected by the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Europe remains safe, and Poland continues to be one of the safest countries in Europe.
We have been in contact with our on the ground team based in Poland, as well as various government agencies, for consistent updates on the situation in Europe as it unfolds.
In light of the conflict, we have therefore instated a refund policy specific to those applicants enrolled in the Poland program. In the rare event that Poland is deemed unsafe and the program cannot go ahead as planned, applicants will be refunded their fees if they do not wish to opt for one of our other incredible programs.
We do, however, continue to expect a significant wave of refugees from neighboring Ukraine, as we did in 2014 during the first Russia-Ukraine conflict. We, as all of Poland, sympathize with the refugees and are making sure to keep our teachers in the loop on how they can get involved and volunteer to help if so inclined.
Overall, life in Poland has been continuing as normal. There is no sense of fear, danger, or panic; only compassion and support for our neighbors who are suffering.
Schools and classes continue to operate as normal. Outside of Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus, international travel continues to operate as normal. There has been no indication of this changing, and are therefore confident that we do not and will not have to modify our program in Poland or the general pre-arrival advice we give to incoming teachers.
A state of emergency remains in place in areas within approximately 3kms of the Belarusian border, including parts of Podlaskie and Lubelskie Voivodeships. However, we place teachers in major cities such as Kraków and Warsaw which are far from these areas.
In summary, Poland remains a country which is safe to travel to and we look forward to welcoming teachers to this exciting program.
Last Updated: May 2022