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Large Polish cities with the fewest # of native english speakers?


UsaEyOk  
17 Oct 2009 /  #1
In other words, in which polish cities is there the least competition for native speakers to find work teaching english?
gumishu 11 | 5,449  
17 Oct 2009 /  #2
I think Rzeszów and Białystok - this is an educated guess ;) (bless my education ;) - these are quite big cities but not so much cultural centres - perhaps some (but not all) Silesian cities can fit here as well - you should ask Seanus - our regular contributor :) perhaps Bielsko-Biała is also a place to have a look at

You can also consider making research on Płock and Grudziądz (both are above 100 000 inhabitants) Płock is known in Poland for the biggest crude refinery in the nation - so it is sort of on the richer side

all of these don't come from my personal experience - just general knowlegde and 'educated guessing' (based on culture, popularity among Poles etc) - so better wait for some more informed reports
OsiedleRuda  
17 Oct 2009 /  #3
n Large Polish cities with the fewest # of native english speakers?

perhaps some (but not all) Silesian cities can fit here as well - you should ask Seanus - our regular contributor :) perhaps Bielsko-Biała is also a place to have a look at

I can't imagine anyone wanting to live in Radom or Kielce either, tbh
gumishu 11 | 5,449  
17 Oct 2009 /  #4
yeah, good point ;)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
17 Oct 2009 /  #5
Not in Silesia. It probably has the highest concentration, relative to its size.
OP UsaEyOk  
31 Oct 2009 /  #6
what about gdansk, poznan, lodz, wroclaw??
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386  
31 Oct 2009 /  #7
the market is flooded here.

it seems to me that there are too many teachers and too many chancers who think they are teachers. this applies to the whole of Poland. just my two cents worth.
BevK 11 | 248  
6 Nov 2009 /  #8
If you are good then try your luck in Warsaw. There are plenty of crappy people calling themselves teachers, as well as people who can actually do what they claim! 300 or so schools in Warsaw - but equally there are a lot of people here who already have a toehold.
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595  
6 Nov 2009 /  #9
what about gdansk, poznan, lodz, wroclaw??

Overcrowded with native English speakers.

Lublin is a big and nice city, with less native English speakers than gdansk, poznan, lodz, wroclaw etc.
Gaa 2 | 155  
6 Nov 2009 /  #10
Rzeszow is a good idea. the city has many students, many young people, it's industrial and i never met there a native speaker
Michal - | 1,865  
6 Nov 2009 /  #11
ng to live in Radom or Kielce either, tbh

No, I agree, dreadful places.
Avalon 4 | 1,068  
6 Nov 2009 /  #12
Rzeszów seems to be a nice place and was recently voted the 2nd best city to live in Poland. It seems that the further South East you go, the less native speakers.
time means 5 | 1,310  
6 Nov 2009 /  #13
Overcrowded with native English speakers.

Soon it will all be ours! Mwaahhhhhh (evil laugh)

There are plenty of crappy people calling themselves teachers, as well as people who can actually do what they claim!

Bev talks the talk but does she walk the walk?
BevK 11 | 248  
6 Nov 2009 /  #14
Only you can say that, not me :)

(Which is to invite an influx of abuse, of course, as is the nature of the beast called the Internet).
delphiandomine 85 | 18,254  
6 Nov 2009 /  #15
what about gdansk, poznan, lodz, wroclaw??

Gdansk and Poznan are about the same - there's plenty of work available for those that know what they're talking about. However, the money isn't the greatest.

Lódż - less popular than Poznan and Gdansk, but there's plenty of work there for even inexperienced types.

Wrocław - forget it. It's overcrowded with people who think that it's the next Krakow.

Of course, it all depends on your nationality. An EU citizen can find work easily. A non-EU citizen will find it much more difficult.

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