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Polish lessons, how much should I ask?


Wyspianska  
28 Jan 2009 /  #1
Hello there. I was asked to be giving Polish lessons for money but I've got no idea how much can I ask them to pay me! Any advice? I'm not a qualified teacher but a native Polish language speaker. Thanks!
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
28 Jan 2009 /  #2
Hey there Wyspi, you can get as much as 25 pounds an hour but the hours may be few and far between. My fiancee got 20 pounds in hand, not bad at all. It's good to couple this with another job as many people do.

Good luck :)
cjjc 29 | 408  
28 Jan 2009 /  #3
polishtutor.com

$30 Quoted on the above site. I think it depends on if the lessons are in person or over the internet and if you will supply homework and learning materials etc.
OP Wyspianska  
28 Jan 2009 /  #4
Wow thanks guys, this is not bad at all. Also, I love teaching so that's going to be pleasure for me as well! Thank you so much xx
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
28 Jan 2009 /  #5
You are welcome. She got that in Peterborough. No doubt, some people will try to drive down the wages due to the financial crisis. Still, make your case for more. Polish is becoming more sought after. Still, I'd do some practising first as Polish isn't the easiest language to explain to people, especially novices.
OP Wyspianska  
28 Jan 2009 /  #6
That's what I am secretly afraid of Seanus. You got any advices? Also, could you please recommend any sites with materials which might be useful? Thanks!
cjjc 29 | 408  
28 Jan 2009 /  #7
Wyspianska

No problem.

Polish isn't the easiest language to explain to people, especially novices.

I'll second that Seanus.
(As a novice myself!)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
28 Jan 2009 /  #8
Do I have any advice? Hmm...English is more my forte. Truth be told, I think your judgement, coupled with your natural knowledge of Polish, puts you in a better position to select good websites.

I'm not quite at that level of Polish where I can evaluate websites. Trust your instinct, Wyspi :)
OP Wyspianska  
28 Jan 2009 /  #9
Oh Thanks anyway. I thought you know something about from your girl :P
cjjc 29 | 408  
28 Jan 2009 /  #10
Sorry to butt in again but you might want to try my thread in the General Polish Language section of this site.

It's the sticky called 'Collection of learning resources for learning the Polish languge.'
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
28 Jan 2009 /  #11
She didn't teach using websites. You have to assess the students for yourself and tailor lessons according to their interests and abilities.
OP Wyspianska  
28 Jan 2009 /  #12
That's true Seanus but it's always good to have some ready-made excersises etc. Thanks cjjc.

edit:
I'm so excited! Teaching is something I really would love to do and I always did want it. Also, I need extra money. Ha Ha.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
28 Jan 2009 /  #13
Being enthusiastic is a major part of lessons. I taught well enough today but with little enthusiasm. I was spent void of energy.

If you can bring life to classes, Wyspi, this is half the battle.
DeWitt  
18 Feb 2009 /  #14
Wyspi,

How you doing? I've been learning Polish 11/2 hr a week for the past 2 years (still some way to go). My lessons take place in London, but during the week I live near Peterborough and have sought to have a few extra lessons as 11/2 hrs a week isn't enough. For a while Peterborough Adult College had a course on , but this died a death after a while. Then I had some private lessons at £15 per hr which was quite reasonable. The best books I have seen or used are the ones I use for my course in London 'Hurrah' (they started using them at the Peterborough College). I have even studied at the school that produces these books in Krakow, which I must say produced better results in 2 weeks than I achieved in 8 months studying in the UK.

Anyway, to find out more about these books google 'Prolog Krakow'. They have student and teacher books. If I were you I wouldn't ask for much over £15 per hour if you want long term custom as it all mounts up over time - not wanting to detract from what you're providing.

David
OP Wyspianska  
20 Feb 2009 /  #15
Thank you David. The thing is, a person who I was reffering to was rather more interested in me than lessons. As soon as he found out I'm not into dates and I'm in a relationship, he suddenly changed his mind about how much he actually wants to study Polish..
plk123 8 | 4,148  
20 Feb 2009 /  #16
lol.. nice... :D
OP Wyspianska  
21 Feb 2009 /  #17
Very upsetting actually.. I was quite excited about teaching but ended up with another wieĊ›niak.
plk123 8 | 4,148  
21 Feb 2009 /  #18
gotta watch out for those blokes.
stormhorse 1 | 16  
10 Mar 2009 /  #19
Hello there. I was asked to be giving Polish lessons for money but I've got no idea how much can I ask them to pay me! Any advice? I'm not a qualified teacher but a native Polish language speaker. Thanks!

Hi! I am offering English lessons as a native speaker for 30 pl. for 2 hourly sessions!
mark007 - | 58  
10 Mar 2009 /  #20
People have mentioned different prices, £15, £20 and £25 so maybe go for a special offer 3 lessons for £50 and then £20 a lesson after that. Sometimes you have to dangle a carrot for the first clients to bite.

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