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muzyka  
12 Mar 2007 /  #1
can anyone please give me some feedback on this job offer: Teach english 30 hours max. per week; 5500PLN per month (after deductions) + rent free, furnished apartment in Warszawa. This sounds quite good to me, but I could be wrong....??
hello 22 | 891  
12 Mar 2007 /  #2
Take it and run. Great offer IMO.
hullo  
12 Mar 2007 /  #3
can anyone please give me some feedback on this job offer: Teach english 30 hours max. per week; 5500PLN per month (after deductions) + rent free, furnished apartment in Warszawa. This sounds quite good to me, but I could be wrong....??

Make sure there is no red light outside your furnished apartment, understanding english may be a side issue:) :) :)
OP muzyka  
12 Mar 2007 /  #4
what?? so the red light is universal :) :)
so I take it you are doubtful this is a proper offer?

understanding english may be a side issue

what do you mean by this???
miranda  
12 Mar 2007 /  #5
muzyka,
it's just sounds a liitle high earning for an ESL, unles it's a university job. Privaate schools usually don't pay that much, especially after deductions.Plus it offers all the perks.

However, talk to them and ask a lot of questions and you might be able to find more:)
OP muzyka  
12 Mar 2007 /  #6
oh, I think I get it now.....I'm a bit slow sometimes......you mean knowing the English language may be irrelevant if the "red light" is on!!!!!!!!!!

the job is with British Language School in Warszawa...does that compute better??
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
12 Mar 2007 /  #7
can you post a link to their site?
ukinpoland 5 | 338  
13 Mar 2007 /  #8
5500 a month? Thats incredible. You are indeed a very lucky man. Dont waste your time sitting talking with us TAKE IT. I get paid about 2000 a month and i consider that to be a good wage for the work I do. GO!!!
sama  
13 Mar 2007 /  #9
5500 a month? Thats incredible.

Why not? I earn maybe not this much but, if one is a specialist in narrow field of business this is possible.
ukinpoland 5 | 338  
13 Mar 2007 /  #10
Maybe so but the advert doesnt ask for a specialist Just an English teacher. Not many schools offer free accomodation. Congratulations though sama Well done
OP muzyka  
13 Mar 2007 /  #11
Oh, you are all so excited about this - it must be a GREAT offer!! I actually was only asking for feedback before I considered applying - I haven't been offered the job yet.....but here is the add - the position closes 15 MARCH - not much time left.....it's not realistic for me to apply at the moment b/c I'm in Australia and I don't think they'll pay the $2,000+ airfare to get me to the interview, but maybe I should apply anyway:(

Posted By: British School Warsaw <britishschoolwarsaw@gmail>
Date: Tuesday, 6 March 2007, at 6:57 a.m.

The British School in Warsaw invites applicants for the post of language teacher. We currently have two vacancies and are especially interested in UK citizens.

We offer the following conditions:

1. 30 teaching hours per week max.
2. 5500PLN per month, after deductions.
3. Paid, furnished apartment in centre of Warsaw.
4. Discounted Polish lessons.

The post is due to start in September 2007, but the deadline for application is March 15th 2007.

Please send the following via email at your earliest convenience:

1. Copy of Degree (3 Year BA Min.)
2. Copy of TEFL qualifications (CELTA/TESOL Pass min.)
3. References from previous employers. (Min 2)

Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Big Rob - | 70  
13 Mar 2007 /  #12
If you qualify... Sharpen your teeth and bite the arm... so to speak. Lucky bastard. Hope that quantifies your mind!
OP muzyka  
13 Mar 2007 /  #13
what time is it in Southampton???
you're up early!!
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386  
13 Mar 2007 /  #14
In case Rob has gone to bed. It's 11:30pm
hullo  
13 Mar 2007 /  #15
check out the fees on there web site....it must be a school for millionaires....
hello 22 | 891  
13 Mar 2007 /  #16
Hmmm - something has just occured to me. It writes: "30 teaching hours" - as far as I remember one teaching hour (at least in primary/highschool) was 45 minutes, not 60 minutes.

IF that's the case, the deal is really sweet.
partyman  
13 Mar 2007 /  #17
Why not? I earn maybe not this much but, if one is a specialist in narrow field of business this is possible.

You would earn more if you were smarter and if your mind wasn't so narrow.
LwowskaKrakow 28 | 431  
14 Mar 2007 /  #18
The answer is that the British School in Warsaw like most International Schools in the world ( American schools are even more expensive) charge a real fortune to parents.

The pupils are generally expats'children and the tuition is paid by companies who have transferred the expats abroad.( the tuition is a minimum of 20000£ per year!)

Of course they also want the best teachers and they will treat them very decently!
hello 22 | 891  
14 Mar 2007 /  #19
So it would be a great business model to open a language school in Poland for expats :)
ukinpoland 5 | 338  
14 Mar 2007 /  #20
The pupils are generally expats'children and the tuition is paid by companies who have transferred the expats abroad.( the tuition is a minimum of 20000£ per year!)

Surely if they had transfered to Poland the children would require Polish lessons not English?
Aga76 - | 35  
14 Mar 2007 /  #21
can anyone please give me some feedback on this job offer: Teach english 30 hours max. per week; 5500PLN per month (after deductions) + rent free, furnished apartment in Warszawa. This sounds quite good to me, but I could be wrong....??

that's a lot of money, 5500 cash in hand, no living expences...i say go for it
zion  
14 Mar 2007 /  #22
ok how much money will he make teaching back in the UK ?at any normal school i mean not english language to out side students , i mean local pupils, then compare it ,this guy will have to teach from Hamlet to Francis Bacon more then the book is on the table kind of lessons
OP muzyka  
15 Mar 2007 /  #23
Surely if they had transfered to Poland the children would require Polish lessons not English?

it's a bi-lingual school, so they also learn polish (I guess)

ok how much money will he make teaching back in the UK ?at any normal school

I can answer based on Australian teacher salaries (probably comparable). Firstly, 5500PLN is roughly $AUD11,000 per month = approx $AUD122,000 per year (after tax!!) this is an EXTRAORDINARY salary for any teacher - even school Principals wouldn't earn that after tax......so, these British Schools teachers are earning VERY BIG BUCKS (it seems)......:)
hullo  
15 Mar 2007 /  #24
You are poor in your maths muzyka... 5500pln = $2400A dollars or 29000zl a year..not much to write home about.
OP muzyka  
15 Mar 2007 /  #25
I don't think so, Hullo - the aussie dollar is worth 2.5 times zloty - at least that's what it was not long ago, so based on that I am actually underestimating the conversion.....
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
15 Mar 2007 /  #26
the aussie dollar is worth 2.5 times zloty

Yes. So you have 5500/2.5 = 2200 :)
OP muzyka  
15 Mar 2007 /  #27
that can't be right......if AUD is double the zloty - you would multiply by 2

e.g. 5 zloty x 2 - 10 AUD

what you're doing is halving the dollar against the zlot......or am I gong crazy????
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
15 Mar 2007 /  #28
or am I gong crazy????

Well... :)

if AUD is double the zloty - you would multiply by 2

Look, AUD is (over) twice stronger, so you need twice as much PLN to get the same number in AUD.
OP muzyka  
15 Mar 2007 /  #29
Oh dear, I see it all so clearly now........worked too hard today and the brain has turned to mush @#@######.....also was 34 degrees celcius today!! HOT AS - the brain is FRIED....

so, back to salary comparisons - yes 5500 PLN per month by Aussie standards is VERY LOW - a graduate teacher here starts on AUD 44,000 per year - that is a whopping 88,000+ PLN per annum - am I right???:)
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
15 Mar 2007 /  #30
This seems to be a really good job. With housing provided you may still live very well for 2000 PLN a month.

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