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Wanting to live in gdynia, where do i start???

20 Dec 2006 /  #1
Hi all I am desperately trying to work out how I am going move to Gdynia to live with my girlfriend who is studying there, I have been there a couple of times now. I want to try and live there with her full time as the distance has become to much for us. I have read a bit into studying a TEFL course as a way of earning to survive but I am totally lost as where to look in gdyna or the tri-cities for somewhere to work. Any ideas where to start?? Any help would be fantastic. I just want to be able to live and get by. I don’t think my current line of work would be any good out there, I am a store manager of 8 years for a large brand in the centre of London.
20 Dec 2006 /  #2
TEFL is your only chance..........get TEFL qualified and ask your girl friend about local TEFL schools around the city.

Usually your given accommodation.
OP daniel35a  
20 Dec 2006 /  #3
Thanks for the reply, looking forward to being there. just wish i knew where to start looking for schools and how to apply to them.
davidpeake 14 | 451  
21 Dec 2006 /  #4
Hi Daniel and welcome, the schools will normally post ads in the local papers saying they are looking for English teachers.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,506  
21 Dec 2006 /  #5
quite a few language schools in the tri city - bell and english unlimited being perhaps the larger... but theres also berlitz, profi-lingua, etc etc

daves cafe has a polish forum that is probably worth checking theres a gdansk thread atm... if you search thru previous threads you will also fink links to lists of polish language schools

if you dont want to spend loads of wonga on a tefl cert then check out callan schools which have their own methodology

many schools will only hire on the ground which requires a bit of lag work... this is also not the best time of year to look for work...
OP daniel35a  
21 Dec 2006 /  #6
thanks for the info... when do you think the best time to start looking is...??? is their any other work that i could do there apart from teaching? i am trying to plan things for next year as my partner is here with me in the summer, i plan on living their next year for at least a year but am finding it so hard to sort out, not sure what to study ect to work there. i would love to hear about other peoples experinces as i am sure others have been in the same boat as my self... also how much money do you think one would need to last a year??? roughly!!!! thanks for all the replys... Dan
Micek - | 13  
21 Dec 2006 /  #7
If you have that much experience in buisness you can also star you own company here.
It's of course hard at the begining but in time who knows...
Polish economy is growing very fast so it may be your chance - look for some black holes which you could fill :)

Look and you will find (Szukajcie a znajdziecie)
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,506  
21 Dec 2006 /  #8
best time t o look for teaching work is the start of the academic year - sept/oct

how much money you need for a year will depend on your circumstances and expected life style - there aere other threads here that will help you calculate
4 Jan 2007 /  #9
You could always teach the Callan method, no costly TEFL. There are literally hundreds of English schools in the area but beware many are rubbish. Perhaps if you are heading out next year you could study for a TEFL (CELTA) part time whilst you work. Plus just save save save, becasue if you can touch down in Polska with say £5000 in your pocket, you might not even have to work for a year:)
4 Jan 2007 /  #10
Hey dan,
I'm in the same boat mate. Looking to move to gydnia with my girlfriend.
Everyone is telling me the same thing. If you fancy starting a company out there and want an english partner let me know. I just need a short term fix, untill I can qualify as a teacher. I'm currently living in Manchester

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