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Another question about teaching english in poland, students English

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21 Aug 2008 /  #1
i was just wondering where would be the best place to start looking for a job teaching english in poland, and by that i mean which companies or institutions are best and how is the best way to get started.

and before i get any hilarious replies about any spelling mistakes etc etc im typing this as quick as i can since the power on my laptop is about to die.

anyway i have been informed that as appose to formal lessons, native english speakers are being employed to have conversations in english with students who already have a basic grasp of the langauge, this area of work seems more up my street.

My grandparents are polsih and moved to the uk after the war so i am experienced in aspects of culture and customs, i visit poland around 5 or 6 times a year to see family and for holidays but can only speak basic Polish altough i am learning.

im specifically looking for work in wroclaw as this i where my Polish girlfriend is from, so if anyone can recomend any places to starts looking or to find better info it would be much appriciated.

Foreigner4 12 | 1,768  
21 Aug 2008 /  #2
seriously do you think someone just wants to up and pay you money so they can talk to someone with no idea on how to help them improve their functional english?

You should be looking to provide a service which delivers some value to the customer or client.

Ask yourself what kind of retention rate you can expect with what you know now. Who would your client base be if you intend to rely on private non-contractual learners, and what kind of language development they would be looking for within the confines of the english language.

before i get any hilarious replies about any spelling mistakes etc etc im typing this as quick

a spelling mistake is when you mispell a word by a letter as opposed to when you exhibit such poor spelling that it leaves one questioning if you even know whether the word in question is a noun, verb, adjective, adverb, conjunction, etc.

Try to get some qualifications or experience now and you'll come away with a much greater chance of success at providing a service which will be worth what you demand.

I know that's harsh but guys come here all the time with their polish birds and seem to thing "oh great they're gonna pay me to talk" and just come away looking like clowns.

So to answer your question, should you decide to get some sort of qualifications or training then that would undoubtedly lead to the contacts (institutional or otherwise) you seek.
Calicoe 2 | 133  
21 Aug 2008 /  #3
I think that's good advice, Foreigner. Along those lines: I have a 4-year university degree (bachelor's) in English, and a master's degree in another discipline. I have experience teaching children and adults in Asia at schools and universities.

What would be the best way to supplement my credentials to be eligible for the best teaching jobs in Poland - CELTA, TEFL, education degree? Am I eligible now, without the supplemental credentials?

Thanks in advance for your feedback.

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