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BA in Business Admin, will this help me become a teacher in Poland?


Tymon65 1 | 2  
24 Jul 2009 /  #1
I want to be a teacher in Poland one day. I understand that it is relatively easy to become an English teacher in Poland. My family comes from Opole, but I was born and raised in the United States. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Western. What are my chances of becoming a teacher with just this creditial?
beckski 12 | 1,617  
24 Jul 2009 /  #2
I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration

That makes two of us.

You'd probably have a better chance of locating a teaching job in Poland, as opposed to the United States. Most of my friends and family members who are teachers, have now been laid off from their teaching positions.

Good luck.
terri 1 | 1,665  
24 Jul 2009 /  #3
You need some teaching qualifications, but if you are lucky some schools will take you on.
This means CELTA/DELTA _ many threads on this forum of where to study these.
Otherwise it means pounding the streets, CV/Resume in hand and selling yourself to the DOS. (Directors of Studies/schools). The other option is to teach privately - there are many threads on this forums of how this works/doesn't work and what success (if any) people are having. But remember, in a time of crisis there is less money floating about. Many will say that this is the best time to learn - but somewhat difficult if you're out of work and have no money.

The other option is to email all the firms in Poland, where your Bus. Ad. degree might come in useful. However, they will be looking for something which you can 'add' to their firm. Also get on the books of agencies in Poland, who may just find you a suitable job.

Teaching is not the only option, but if you want to become a teacher...
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
24 Jul 2009 /  #4
I have a business degree too and it's useful in Poland as some schools ask you to teach Business English. I did joint honours with Law and it has helped me with different lessons. You'll be fine with that.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,456  
24 Jul 2009 /  #5
What are my chances of becoming a teacher with just this creditial?

Do you speak Polish?
daffy 23 | 1,508  
24 Jul 2009 /  #6
I have a business degree

Me too :)

More Business Studies - Management, Behavioural Science, Strategy than Admin and Law....And I'm an Accountant!

On a side note - You'd find it difficult to be a teacher in Ireland with a BA - there is a cap on those degree's to teacher ratio's here as they have too many!! (Crikey!)

But I recall, walking off the street in Wroclaw to enquire about teaching english. The Degree was enough. Celta and the likes im sure is no harm at all and prob helps you to actually teach.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
24 Jul 2009 /  #7
I did Law and Management for 4 years, a highly generic and vocational course. I learned many management theories and concepts and was taught well. I then specialised in International and European Law for a year. I loved the challenge of the courses.

However, these are reduced to door openers sometimes, taking a backseat to things like travel experience and class time. I completed my BA (Hons) course in 1999 and started teaching in Japan in 2001. I had the chance to use some ideas in Voice classes, ie free conversation, as the Japanese invented many business theories and practices. They were very familiar with the practical application of those.

The CELTA? I think it's not worth taking the gamble but you should look at the individual requirements of the schools. Too many people have it these days.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,456  
24 Jul 2009 /  #8
The CELTA? I think it's not worth taking the gamble but you should look at the individual requirements of the schools. Too many people have it these days.

Apart from the big, well known schools (Empik, Top English, Profi-Lingua), the reports from some friends are that schools just don't care less about the CELTA in Poznan. A friend even had an interview where the director didn't even know what CELTA was - for some reason, he refused the job offer ;)

So yeah, at least here, it isn't a requirement provided you can actually teach.

I completed my BA (Hons)

Didn't you get an MA instead of BA? (I know, most people wouldn't understand this..)
daffy 23 | 1,508  
24 Jul 2009 /  #9
MA instead of BA

Oh come on!!! he's a SHEEP!!!! its obvious no? ;)

....

hint for the not so quick....BAa
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
24 Jul 2009 /  #10
I got a BA (Hons) and then an LLM, delph. The first from RGU and the second from Aberdeen Uni. I learned to cut through the nonsense. The second course is very hard to get but guarantees nothing in the job market.

Some schools hire people without high school and I know that as a fact. If I were to advise the author of the thread, I'd say that he should hunt down a school which teaches Business English. Otherwise, your studies become null and void, esp after the passing/passage of time.

Daffy, I got it without scrolling down :) :)
daffy 23 | 1,508  
24 Jul 2009 /  #11
I got a BA (Hons)

I gained, attained or I have, perhaps?
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
24 Jul 2009 /  #12
Perhaps not ;)
delphiandomine 88 | 18,456  
24 Jul 2009 /  #13
I got a BA (Hons) and then an LLM, delph. The first from RGU and the second from Aberdeen Uni.

Aha! I was wondering why you didn't get the MA from Aberdeen, but I see you went to the inferior place for the first degree :P

If I were to advise the author of the thread, I'd say that he should hunt down a school which teaches Business English.

An alternative might be to find a school and see if they'll launch Business English programmes that could be taught by him? Most schools are receptive to anything that makes money, after all..
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
24 Jul 2009 /  #14
I went to where I could get into at the time, lad ;) It converted to Uni status in 1992

On the second point, there can be no doubt about that.
OP Tymon65 1 | 2  
26 Jul 2009 /  #15
Thank you for the information.

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