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Have always longed to live abroad, so I'm Moving To Poland


stevepenk 1 | 1  
28 Oct 2007 /  #1
I used to live in Sweden in the 80's and have always longed to live abroad again. Albeit a far cry from Sweden I am thinking of going over to Poland to live with my wife and 4 small children.

I am a Radio DJ and my wife is a nurse. How easy is it to get work there for someone who doesnt speak English,

having had enough of the UK. I feel the need for a change.

Also are the poles welcoming towards the Brits?

Any help and advice that can be given is greatly apreciated.

Thanks Steve

SORRY

Will use the search facility. I can now see this ? has been asked numerous times before.

Sorry all.

PS. Any radio stations there need a good UK dj?

LOL

Thanks
Puzzler 9 | 1,089  
28 Oct 2007 /  #2
Any radio stations there need a good UK dj

- If you're really good, you'll find work, n/p.

someone who doesnt speak English

- Perhaps it's a slip of the tongue; perhaps you meant: 'someone who doesn't speak Polish'?

are the poles welcoming towards the Brits

- Yes, they are.
gavin79 3 | 72  
28 Oct 2007 /  #3
PS. Any radio stations there need a good UK dj?

I am not sure about radio stations but i know most larger cities IE Poznan, Warsaw etc are always on the look out for club DJ's... Not sure if this is your thing though.

Hope this helps and welcome to PF :-)
Polanglik 11 | 303  
28 Oct 2007 /  #4
I am a Radio DJ and my wife is a nurse

is your wife Polish ?

it's been written about a lot ...... you could always teach .... native speaker etc ?

Good luck with your proposed move :o)
OP stevepenk 1 | 1  
28 Oct 2007 /  #5
Sorry yes I meant I dont speak Polish. Its been a loooong day.

i am not a club DJ. I used to do that years ago now I am a presenter. having worked for some of the UK's large stations. My wife is a qualified Nurse RGN.

I have looked into getting the TEFL certificate and its a two day course. Is it really that easy to do a simple course, gain the qualification, then go over and teach? Would that one wage be sufficient to support a family of 6? My wife would obviously be looking after the children. I dont know who expensive it is in Poland to live.

I also saw an interiew of that British fireman in Poland who said he had been slapped in the face for speaking english in a pub there and also had his finger cut. :(

Thanks again folks, much obliged to you all
gavin79 3 | 72  
28 Oct 2007 /  #6
I have looked into getting the TEFL certificate and its a two day course. Is it really that easy to do a simple course, gain the qualification, then go over and teach? Would that one wage be sufficient to support a family of 6?

Yes it really is that easy to get a tefl certificate, even though some of the courses take longer than other, but no the wages are actually quite poor because it is not considered to be a very good job, and to be completely honest i think you would struggle to supporta family of 6 with this job alone
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
28 Oct 2007 /  #7
Is it really that easy to do a simple course

its important to be aware that anything other than a full cert course - normally 120 hours with not less than 6 hrs teaching practice - is not considered much cop in most of europe including poland

this includes weekend courses and online courses
jarrydroughead - | 1  
16 Jun 2008 /  #8
Merged: I live heavy metal and beer; Moving to Poland

Hi guys,
Im moving to Poland only for a couple of months and was looking for a place to stay which is cheap, also which would be the best city to stay at? I like heavy metal and Beer.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
16 Jun 2008 /  #9
Hi jarrydroughead .

Are you moving permanently to Poland or just for holidays and why Poland?
The Beer you can find anywhere and it is all good....hhhmmmm.
The heavey metal is popular enough.
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Good luck
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
16 Jun 2008 /  #10
I like heavy metal and Beer.

In that case Nowa Huta or Silesia seem like perfect choices.

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