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Non-Polish Speaker in Poland. Teaching sports?

18 Sep 2006 /  #1
I am a 22 year old male and am moving to Gdynia to be with my Polish girlfriend I met in the UK. My work history in the UK is split between being a Professional Rugby Player for 3 years, teaching Sports for 3 years in schools and being in Sales/Recruitment the remained of the time. But I am unsure weither or not I can do any or these in Poland without speaking the native tongue. I am eagar to perform any role and just want to earn enough money to live while my girlfriend finished her studies. Any info or help would be greatly welcome as I just need a direction to aim in.

18 Sep 2006 /  #2
Well, if you find a school which first/second language is English - you can have a chance (there are many bilingual schools in Poland now)..
28 Oct 2006 /  #3
Hello Griff

I live in Gdynia and willingly will help you with finding a work and locating.
Me and my wife will be honoured helping you with everything.
We waitnig for quick respond. Write us
Martin & Linda:)
22 Nov 2006 /  #4
Hello Griff, Casper here good to see another Brit in the Tri-city area. I should be moved over to Polska by end of march. mabye you fancy going to see the football. My brother-in-law and I support Arka Gdynia, its a giggle. Last time i went we joined the Hooligan element (friends) and I had a wicked time. Man Polska rocks. Got love the footie its like the 80's out there.
23 Nov 2006 /  #5
hi griff,

I think you should not have too much of a problem in trying to earn an income, after all being a salesman in the uk is enough experience due to our high pressure tricks, however if you want to do something in poland, we have a company that works closely with poland,

contact me on my email : I can assist you in getting something started to earn a UK income there, We are commodoty traders, we trade stuff like coal, oil, petroleum and steel all around the world, Poland is a good resource and a good domestic market too, get in touch as you will see how good u moving to poland can be...
13 Dec 2006 /  #6
Thanks very much guys. I have left you e-mails. You have been a great help
13 Dec 2006 /  #7
Professional Rugby Player

This might be a rather useful skill, I'm pretty sure there are rugby teams in the local area and I'm sure a ex-pro like yourself would be welcomed. It may not be a job but it would be a very good way of integrating with the local community and I'm sure contacts would be made. Secondly if sales are your skills, then teaching TEFL should not be an impossible leap as a people person. Many ex-pat use the teaching root as a means to get themselves up and running, if you join a decent reputable school they provide lots of help for relocating outside the class room. CELTA courses in the UK start from around £700 TO £1000 and run for 4 weeks. A small investment and a small training timescale and suddenly your job prospects will seem less bleak. Also many of the English schools offer Polish lessons free.

Check out the "bell School" and "English Unlimited", to name a few.

check it out. Personally don't understand a word but i'm sure your missus will
6 Mar 2007 /  #8
Hi I live in Spain and quite a while ago i met and fell madly in love with my girlfriend Ewa who is originally from Lodz. now unfortunatly she is moving back there to complete her studies to become a teacher and i am thinking about moving there so as to give us the proper chance we deserve.

My first consideration is obviously work. Here in Spain I am a skilled builder and am able to work pretty much within the english sector but obviously if i move to poland i dont think its going to be that simple. I mean im very slowly learning polish but its a lot harder than spanish in my opinion and it will be quite a while before i could have a conversation in polish. So i wondered if anyone would have any advice for me on this materr? is teaching english a good ides? Any help is greatly appreciated.
ukinpoland 5 | 338  
13 Mar 2007 /  #9
Teaching English is pretty much the best way to get a job quickly. There are various courses required for most schools though. CELTA and TEFL seem to be the biggest however there is a course called The Callan method which I am teaching i didnt need a course for it and as long as you speak fluent English and have an easy to understand accent it shouldnt be a problem getting the job as long as you can find a scholl that needs a native speaker (most do) Good luck feel free to email me if you need any help I live in Brodnica with my girlfriend Its a great country to live in!! Try this
away guy 10 | 343  
16 Mar 2007 /  #10
Hey Griff,

Are you South African ?
16 Mar 2007 /  #11
I'm english mate, why?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
16 Mar 2007 /  #12

If you are used to site work then look for something like shuttering/formwork. On the big sites the site-engineer should speak English and if you work with others and can read a plan you should be OK. Also, you will learn Polish relevant to the job.

On smaller jobs. Fitting windows....... you work in a team and like any other building work you speak during your breaks and to receive instructions.

Be brave. Go for it. [just keep an eye on your tools]
4 Jan 2009 /  #13
Hello, UK In Poland-
I am an American woman in Poland. I'm in Brodnica! I saw your posting that you are also in Brodnica. (Are you still here?).

I'm going to be here for 2-4 months so I'm looking for some friends. I'm staying with family and they do not speak English (and I do not speak Polish yet except for the basic greetings and happy new year and goodnight). So I am desperate for conversation! In English. (I also speak French pretty well but not fluent). Would you and/or your girlfriend like to go have a drink sometime very soon?

I don't know if we'll have anything in common, but I would love the company, and to hang out with English speakers, and to talk about teaching English as a job.

Thanks! You can email me directly at: celtdancer@yahoo.
- tina

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