/ Doing my course in Krakow, working in EFL in Poland (newbie questions)
At least the Brits know the language - and furthermore, they rely on the teaching money to live, so despite being drunkards, they at least perform in the classroom.
Admittedly, many of these Brits are in fact pathological drunkards. This is a condition which is also augmented by an astonishingly vapid moral framework. They will cheat their way through a CELTA course, for example, and, should they con a non-discerning DOS to hire them, they will tend to use time-tested British shortcuts such as the infamous 2 minute lesson plan concocted, in telltale British fashion, during the 2 minutes before the lesson is about to start.
These factors, coupled with sloppy pronunciation and the inferior British educational system, tend to make the Brits a sad, sad linguistic (not to mention social) paradigm for the diligent, industrious Polish students.