And welcome to the Polish forums.
mid-May onwards. Is it a bad time to apply?
I don't mean to sound negative but,
I think this is generally a bad time to find a job teaching.
The academic year has finished and people are on holidays.
It seems like most schools are always open to the possibility of hiring, regardless of semester.
I think a lot of schools close down altogether or have very few classes to cut costs.
I suppose I can always try some private lessons until I find a job in a school.
This will help a lot.
I don't want to spend all this money on a flight, education and then not be able to find a job! So what are your thoughts?
I don't know what the future holds in store for you.
I would recommend holding off coming over until September or even October.
Try sending your C.V. via email to all the schools in Krakow asking for employment, it'll give you a good idea of the reality of the situation.
Best of luck.