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The qualifications for teachers in Poland?


Kasia84 8 | 40  
14 Oct 2007 /  #1
Hi,

does any of you know what are the qualifications for teachers in Poland?

I have an undergrad degree in Canada, and hoping to start teacher's college in Ontario.

What specific training do you need in Poland beside getting an undergrad? I have a Psych degree here. I am hoping to work with deaf/hard of hearing children.

Any information would be great!

Thanks!
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
14 Oct 2007 /  #2
I think that you need a master degree and some course in pedagogy.
OP Kasia84 8 | 40  
14 Oct 2007 /  #3
Thanks :)

Do I need to get a master degree in Poland? or can I just get it here - in Canada?

pedagogy would be translated as "education"? sorry I'm not all familiar with that word.

I might as well get a master degree in education. that would be the samething? I hope so!
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
14 Oct 2007 /  #4
Do I need to get a master degree in Poland?

I don't know but rather not.

pedagogy would be translated as "education"? sorry I'm not all familiar with that word.

Pedagogika.
randompal 7 | 306  
14 Oct 2007 /  #5
The good old days when anybody with a BA from an American or Canadian college could get a job teaching English as soon as they stepped off the plane are over. But the demands vary depending on where you want to teach. To teach at a private language school (like Berlitz to name one of hundreds) you need a college degree (BA is fine) and some sort of a TEFL certificate, which u can get many places. A masters is important if you want to teach at a Polish public school, and a masters in Education is key, otherwise forget it. You can get a job at a private high school or junior high without a masters in Education, they often look the other way..
Michal - | 1,865  
16 Oct 2007 /  #6
does any of you know what are the qualifications for teachers in Poland?

As far as I am aware, teaching English in Poland is an unskilled job and requires limited training. I was in Krasnik many years ago and the demand for teachers was so high that they were even recruiting young Ukrainian girls to fill places in the states schools.

The good old days when anybody with a

There have never been any good old days in the TESOL World regarding teaching in Poland. Teachers earn a hundred pounds a month and this detracts almost everybody from applying in the first place.
dtaylor 9 | 823  
16 Oct 2007 /  #7
Teachers earn a hundred pounds a month

what teachers? im now earning 5000pln a month
Michal - | 1,865  
16 Oct 2007 /  #8
I do not know about todays rates but it was always a bit of a joke how much teachers earned in Poland.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
16 Oct 2007 /  #9
I do not know about todays rates

You usually know sh*it, so maybe stop polluting the forums with your "knowledge".
Lady in red  
16 Oct 2007 /  #10
I totally agree.......:)
nauczyciel  
16 Oct 2007 /  #11
Michal.....there is an old saying...

it's better to stand there and say nothing and look like an idiot than to open your mouth and remove old doubt
Lady in red  
16 Oct 2007 /  #12
Yeah, but not all idiots can read very well.........<s>
nauczyciel  
17 Oct 2007 /  #13
i was tired when i wrote that. it should read "remove all doubt" too bad i didnt proof it and edit doesn't work after 12 hours
Michal - | 1,865  
17 Oct 2007 /  #14
When I was last in Poland, a teacher earned a hundred pounds a month. What of it? It seems strange that in Poland of all places where they lack the money to buy medicines and the unemployed get nothing at all they can afford to pay a thousand odd pounds a month for silly English Language lessons.

ould read "remove all doubt" too bad i didnt proof it and edit doesn't work after 12 hours

Why bother to write it at all then?
Lady in red  
17 Oct 2007 /  #15
it should read "remove all doubt"

It's ok I think most people know the phrase well :)

Why bother to write it at all then?

You just don't get it do you ? He meant to write 'all' not 'old'...the point he was making still stands.

Michal, you seriously need to have some comprehension tutoring because you just do not seem to understand what people write sometimes. :(
Michal - | 1,865  
17 Oct 2007 /  #16
He meant to write 'all' not 'old'...the point he was making still stand

And I have said that I am not interested in the words of an English TESOL teacher.
Lady in red  
17 Oct 2007 /  #17
Huh ? What do you mean by that ?

Who is the English TESOL teacher ? Hope you aren't referring to me 'cos I've never been a teacher......lol.
Michal - | 1,865  
17 Oct 2007 /  #18
Hope you aren't referring to me 'cos I've never been a teacher......lol.

No, I was not. I too happily have never been a TESOL teacher either.
Lady in red  
17 Oct 2007 /  #19
As I said before Michal, you have very limited abilities in comprehending. Wonder if that is because English is not your first language ?
Michal - | 1,865  
17 Oct 2007 /  #20
We are just going round and round in circles. Good night!
Lady in red  
17 Oct 2007 /  #21
No, I was not

Oic.....ok then :)
nauczyciel  
20 Oct 2007 /  #22
Michal..... WTF is your problem??

you run your mouth in here like you know everything about everything. Yet I have to agree with LiR, about your comprehension. Your sentence structure needs work. So don't go on about my spelling mistake. Are you just angry that I came back and edited my post so there was no confusion for others?

and what does being a TESOL teacher have to do with anything. It just so happens that I am using it as a stepping stone, to learn Polish, the way businesses operate, make contacts, so that within the next year I can start my own business with a product new to Poland. Teaching is not my long term goal.

However.... making 3k PLN after taxes and rent for a month isn't hurting me.

When I was last in Poland, a teacher earned a hundred pounds a month.

I'd like to know when that was.

I can't believe you come here slagging what ppl do for means of making money. What business is it of yours what anyone does, and what gives you the right to criticize what they do?

It seems strange that in Poland of all places where they lack the money to buy medicines and the unemployed get nothing at all they can afford to pay a thousand odd pounds a month for silly English Language lessons.

funny you say "silly English Language lessons". Seems like you did not get your money's worth, as you lack some basic skills to comprehend and compose grammatically correct sentences.

I don't see ppl lacking money to have a 1000+PLN mobile phone, or 300-400PLN pair of Nikes' orAdidas. As for paying a few thousand odd pounds a month for lessons is ludicrous. You obviously know nothing about what you speak. 1000 Pounds is about 5000-6000PLN. I doubt that ANYONE in their right mind would pay that kind of money even if they had it. The average student pays 160-200PLN/month at my school 4hrs/week x 4 weeks. Your numbers are way off. Get a grip.

Chances are, you are a bitter lonely person, that has nothing going for you. So you lash out at all things wrong in your life and try to make others miserable, as misery loves company.
johan123 1 | 228  
20 Oct 2007 /  #23
There have never been any good old days in the TESOL World regarding teaching in Poland. Teachers earn a hundred pounds a month and this detracts almost everybody from applying in the first place.

Teachers earn about a thousand $ a month and that's not a bad salary for Poland!
nauczyciel  
20 Oct 2007 /  #24
Johan.... I assume you are talking about TESOL teachers in a private language school.

well.....$1000 USD is only about 2500PLN.

are you talking gross or net?

if that is gross- after ZUS and rent & related utilities, I'd say you would have less than 900PLN disposable pay per month. You can live on it, but you wouldn't be able to save much.
johan123 1 | 228  
20 Oct 2007 /  #25
if that is gross- after ZUS and rent & related utilities, I'd say you would have less than 900PLN disposable pay per month. You can live on it, but you wouldn't be able to save much.

I was refering to net pay after tax and ZUS and free accomodation
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
20 Oct 2007 /  #26
Michal strikes again.....
ppl  
20 Oct 2007 /  #27
I know one spotty Anglo-Saxon married to a polish woman for 20years, not a word in polish, his passion in life is belittling anything Slavic. If he ever pays attention to our matters it’s for one reason only – ridicul it to make himself feel superior - can anyone identify with this??????? It’s a big YES
Giles  
21 Oct 2007 /  #28
I think pay depends on who, what and where. Who you are i.e what qualifications. What you are teaching i.e Callan method, buisness English etc and where you are teaching, Bell, Berlitz or where ever. Last week I attended a language school as an observer. I had to stare at the floor and control my breathing in an effort not to roll on the floor laughing. The teacher was a joke, the class had no structure and I felt the students were being royally shafted for their cash. having said that there are many organized and reputable schools, who pay well as well as many native that give private lessons. English teachers can earn reasonable money in Poland, again who, what and where.
hotshot  
16 Jan 2008 /  #29
I work in one of the smaller cities in Poland. In our private schools it is possible to earn 40 to 50 zloty an hour as an EFL teacher. teach 3 classes a night (2 hours a class)... I'll let you do the maths. Most places require either a degree or an EFL qualification but some of the smaller schools are just happy with a native speaker.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
16 Jan 2008 /  #30
teaching is hard work, especially for someone new to it. lets not be under any illusion that teaching a 30 hr week is tiring and stressfull and every hour taught will require considerable preparation.

paying students have a right to expect their teachers to be awake and prepared

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