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Living In Torun, have no TEFL or CELTA; help me Im getting desperate


ukinpoland  
16 Jan 2007 /  #1
Hi My name is Oliver I have been living in Poland now for 2 months with my girlfriend Kasia Who I love very very much. I am desperate to find a job here and I can see the most obvious route to take is teaching. I dont have any TEFL or CELTA courses but it looks like this might be my only option. Is there anyone that can help me or give me some advice? My Polish is basic but I am studying every day for 2-3 hours so it is improving greatly. I think the best option is to attempt to organise some one-on-one tutoring e.g Conversation classes. Please someone help me I couldn't bear to have go back to England and leave my girlfriend but I know i cant stay here forever without a job Please Please help me....
Casper  
16 Jan 2007 /  #2
Go and teach the Callan method. Look for schools that teach Callan.

School:ATUT
Address:ul. Kopernika 18/2, 87-100
Phone:+48 56 622 7904
Fax:
Email:tinfo@atut.net

Contact:Tomasz Filipiuk

School:PERFEKT
Address:Centrum Nauki Jezyka Angielskiego Metoda Callana, ul. Panny Marii 13, 87-100
Phone:+48 56 658 10 20
Fax:
Email:torun@perfekt.edu.pl

Contact:Tomasz Filipiuk

School:TOP ENGLISH SCHOOL
Address:ul. Szeroka 8
Phone:+48 56 6228844, +48 505 256794
Fax:
Email:torun@topenglish.com.pl

Contact:Marcin Józwiakowski

Because of forum rules can't post their websites, but just google the details.

PRACA

Jeśli:
jesteś osobą energiczną i kreatywną,
lubisz wyzwania i pracę z ludźmi,
doskonale władasz językiem angielskim i potrafisz przekazywać wiedzę,
podzielasz nasze zdanie, że praca lektora to nie tylko dobre zarobki, ale przede wszystkim profesjonalne podejście do nauczania i odpowiedzialność za rezultaty,

to zachęcamy Cię do złożenia dokumentów aplikacyjnych, gdyż dla najlepszych zawsze mamy miejsce.

Wymagane dokumenty aplikacyjne to:
CV w jęz. polskim zawierające aktualne zdjęcie oraz zgodę na przetwarzanie danych osobowych
CV w jęz. angielskim zawierające aktualne zdjęcie oraz zgodę na przetwarzanie danych osobowych
CL w jęz. polskim i jego odpowiednik w jęz. angielskim

Dokumenty należy wysyłać na info@topenglish.com.pl w temacie wiadomości wpisując: Lektor i nazwę miasta.

Get the missus to translate.

Basically Callan method is easy to learn, the schools teach it themselves to their teachers as a native it is a quicker option than CELTA. Plus once you have go class room experience saved up some cash you can study for CELTA in Poland. And then go and tech using this other method. Never panic.

Go to the local university and advertise for conversation English classes. Put ads in local papers things like that.

Alternatively go back to UK and sign on the dole, then fly back out to Poland and you will recieve jobseekrs allowance for three months in Poland at the UK rate. See other thread with these suggestions on.
OP ukinpoland  
16 Jan 2007 /  #3
Casper thankyou so much I will write them E-mails now. I really will die if i have to go back without her. Your a legend my friend. Anyone else who has any input please post a reply. Thankyou
BubbaWoo  
16 Jan 2007 /  #4
you seem to have posted twice Oliver... you must be desperate...!

I was going to suggest Callan as well - you wont need a TEFL/TESOL qualification and the method seems popular in Poland

I can post the link

callan.co.uk/xml_php_schs/poland_northwest.php
OP ukinpoland  
16 Jan 2007 /  #5
I dont really want to do the doll route. Im in an ok financial position I have a property Im renting out in UK. Its just I know I cant stay here and do nothing its making my head spin. Wish me luck
Giles  
16 Jan 2007 /  #6
ha Bubba beat you too it pprrffttt (blows raspberry)
Lee_England  
22 Jan 2007 /  #7
mate, my girlfriend also lives in Torun, It's a brilliant place to be. I'm trying to get a number of web businesses of the ground and plan to move to Poland, obviously the income from theese businesses will come from England. At the moment though I'm working as a self employed web designer in England and just coming to Poland every month.

My friend is getting some inheritance and his parents are going to buy him a house in Poland which means I'll be able to rent from him very cheaply.

I know how you feel about not wanting to go back to England, everytime I come back I'm so depressed, it's just not the same is it!
OP ukinpoland  
22 Jan 2007 /  #8
you should do well then with the income from england. Its a big boost having something from back home because it makes living here a lot easier. If you are ever in Torun and want to meet up for a beer ust e-mail me. Good luck with the business :)

Thanks for youre help Two days after sending emails to the schools mentioned above I recieved a job offer and I am now an English teacher. I have also met a fellow englishman who works at the school as well We are both around the 20 year old mark so It's a great start to the job. Thanks
telefonitika  
27 Jan 2007 /  #9
Thanks for youre help Two days after sending emails to the schools mentioned above I recieved a job offer and I am now an English teacher. I have also met a fellow englishman who works at the school as well We are both around the 20 year old mark so It's a great start to the job. Thanks

Well done mate on the job and finding someone you can hang with and chill whilst in Torun :)

so why did you go to poland? If you dont mind me asking?

He states it in his first posting burk805 ... he is living with his polish girlf. :)
miranda  
28 Jan 2007 /  #10
ukinpoland if you have a job then you have health insurance.

not so......some employers are know for not paying ZUS and not letting the employee know about that:), so I would better check it out if I were you Ukinpoland:)
Maati  
28 Jan 2007 /  #11
Most of schools sign contracts = umowa o dzieło that don't cover health insurance.
OP ukinpoland  
17 Apr 2007 /  #12
Today, 10:57 - Attached on merging:
Am i the only Brit in Torun

Surely it cant be true! Does anyone know of any English pubs or places that I can meet some fellow Brits. Im missing English football and I would like to know if there is anywhere here where I can see it

Admin Why have these been merged? My original post was looking for a job Now im asking if there are any English people in Torun? how are they simamlar??
Giles  
17 Apr 2007 /  #13
Because you are the only Brit in torun:)
OP ukinpoland  
17 Apr 2007 /  #14
Oh bugger. Well I dont have much chance of meeting them, if there are any, when admin is merging my posts into ones that dont have much relevance:(

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Well, if all users wanted to ask detailed questions about the Polish place they live at, it woudn't be very practical. So far you created topics about:

- Chinese Restaurants in Torun,
- Polish lessons in Torun,
- Want to meet a British in Torun,
- Want to learn Polish in Torun,
- Want to find a teaching job in Torun,
- Want to get tips on living in Torun

Perhaps it would be better to find a website that specifically covers Torun area?

Admin

miranda  
17 Apr 2007 /  #15
tu,tu, tu,tu.........
miranda  
17 Apr 2007 /  #17
I am sure that University in Torun and ESL private schools employ some native speakers, so get out of the house and go there, ask around. gee......
OP ukinpoland  
17 Apr 2007 /  #18
sorry but its not like i sit around all day doing nothing I work in a scholl but its in Bydgoszcz. Thanks for the idea
miranda  
17 Apr 2007 /  #19
I was not saying that you did nothing and you are welcome.
romber58  
18 Apr 2007 /  #20
Hi ukinpoland,this is a bit off topic and i,m glad that you are finding your feet in poland.
I am from Bradford and i left the U.K when i was 22 which must have been about the time that you were born if me maths are correct.What sparked my reply is when you said that the U.K is not what it used to be which is weird for me as i thought the same thing at the time and have not (apart from visits)been back to work or live.

I i lived in france for 4 and then West)Berlin for about 20 years and at the end of june i will be moving to Poland....all the best
OP ukinpoland  
18 Apr 2007 /  #21
Thanks mate. Well good luck in Poland and im sure you will find it to be the best out of the 3 places you have lived :) I am starting to miss English football though...
michelle82  
19 Apr 2007 /  #22
Hi, my name is Michelle. I left England to be with my boyfriend and have been living here in Torun for just over a month. I know the feeling of not having a job and im going crazzzzyyy!! I also don't have any teaching qualifications and would like to give this teaching a go. So you're not the only Brit; i miss little things about England, but I know that it wouldn't be easy to leave Torun. Glad it's working out for you. If you know of any contacts in this field, I would really appreciate any help or advice. Thanks.
romber58  
19 Apr 2007 /  #23
Hi again ukin poland....or any one else.
I wonder if you could tell me about the necessary papers one needs as an "EU" citizen in Poland?.iI know from France and then Germany that each country has its own "extra" bit of burocracy.

Thankings
OP ukinpoland  
19 Apr 2007 /  #24
Hi, my name is Michelle. I left England to be with my boyfriend and have been living here in Torun for just over a month. I know the feeling of not having a job and im going crazzzzyyy!! I also don't have any teaching qualifications and would like to give this teaching a go. So you're not the only Brit; i miss little things about England, but I know that it wouldn't be easy to leave Torun. Glad it's working out for you. If you know of any contacts in this field, I would really appreciate any help or advice. Thanks.

Well with no Teaching qualifications the best way for you to go is the Callan method. Most schools will take you without a course , so it is possible to get a job quickly sometimes. My school is full at the moment but the other native speaker is leaving in July so I will mention it to her. In the meantime I will email you a list of schools that teach Callan in Poland:)
jabi  
5 May 2007 /  #25
hello mife.i m patryk and i live in our country, in southampton. iff u looking a job, u can go to BUDLEX, it is bulding construction compant. u can try der. or some company like thad.good luck
TheKruk  
6 May 2007 /  #26
I agree try a Callan school

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