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Driving test, English speaking driving school in Warsaw?



Arcadeasylum 1 | 1    
28 Feb 2008  #1

Hi all - can anybody recommend an English speaking driving school in Warsaw?

Thanks

A


hello 22 | 891    
29 Feb 2008  #2

Are there any English schools out there?
OP Arcadeasylum 1 | 1    
8 Mar 2008  #3

It is possible to do the test in English. And I have found a place to do it for 3500 zloty. All I want to do is compare - just to make sure that I,m not being ripped off.
Pbure - | 4    
8 Mar 2008  #4

3500 is a lot, I've seen websites of schools (in Polish) that have packages for under 1500 zloty.
Guest    
6 Apr 2008  #5

hehe, can any one out there tell me where to get a driving school with English written test here in lodz?,.thanks.
hu_man 6 | 131    
6 Apr 2008  #6

imola.com.pl

check this out , its about 1200zl
full test in english...
iman 15 | 39    
11 Apr 2008  #7

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Driving Schools In Warsaw

Hello,
I have a question. Just was in touch with the Instructor at IMOLA driving school, which offers english speaking classes/test. Is this the only english speaking driving school in Warsaw? Wanted to look around and speak with another agency. IMOLA will be charging 2000 PLN, plus exam fee and fee for tranlator at the day of exam!

Any feedback would be appreciated.
Thank You.
Kowalski 7 | 623    
11 Apr 2008  #8

Here's link to another one
qursant.pl
hindu_warsaw    
11 Apr 2008  #9

hi Iman
i have driving lessons cd in english...with this cd no need to take classes for test just read this cd and you will be able to give test as i did the same its very easy i also passed exam last week. Theory test you can pass easily then just take classes for practical test. If you want this cd then contact me :

my email is
goyalchandigarh@yahoo.co.in
thanks
Qrsant - | 1    
25 Jul 2008  #10

Check this web site: www qrsant pl
bullfrog 6 | 604    
25 Apr 2009  #11

Apr 26, 09, 00:00 - Thread attached on merging:
"Bilingual" driving school

Hi

I am looking for a driving school which can give lessons in english in Warsaw, if possible in the center or near Wilanow. Grateful for any clues..
BevK 11 | 249    
26 Apr 2009  #12

What's the average cost for lessons, and is it worth the cost? I know I can get a parking space with my apartment but there's so much transport out there it seems kind of pointless (EXACTLY why I have not as yet passed my driving test!)
romainc14 - | 1    
18 May 2009  #13

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English-speaking driving school in Warsaw ?

Hi everyone,

I just moved in Warsaw and I will probably stay here for more than one year. I'm looking for english-speaking driving schools in the city, any ideas ?

I precise I don't have any driving license already so what I want is basically to pass the exam here (and then, why not, to convert it when back in my home country).

And before you ask : no I don't want to buy one :)
Thanks
new-expat    
20 May 2009  #14

Hi there,

I contacted IMOLA driving school instructor and their price for the whole english-packaged stuff is 2,100 PLN... well it's a bit more than what I expected !!!

1) Do you think he's trying to screw me ?
2) Or is it like the average price ?
3) Is there any other english-speaking driving school oin Warsaw ?
4) Do you think I can discuss the price ?

Thanks guys :)
Ardel    
22 May 2009  #15

I also want to learn driving in warsaw. IMOLA price 2100PLN. I also want to know more.

Thanks.
delphiandomine 87 | 15,796    
22 May 2009  #16

It's running at 1700PLN in Poznan, so 2100PLN in Warsaw doesn't sound too bad to be honest. It's still a ripoff compared to the price that Polish speakers are paying (less than 1000PLN in Poznan!) - but to be honest, it's not like there's a huge demand for English speaking instructors in Poland.

What does the package include? 1700PLN here includes English materials, the compulsory 30-30 hours, plus the cost of the compulsory medical checks.
trevorisimo 1 | 27    
12 Aug 2009  #17

Its expensive but at the end of the day, if you work hard it will pay off and you pass your test. The good thing about polish schools is that you do the theory and the driving test almost together, its really effective.
fgst    
10 Sep 2009  #18

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Driving schools - DO you know any that does lessons and exams in english?

Hello. Do you know any driving school in warsaw that does the B1 driving license in english? (lessons + exams, as in poland you need to do lessons before taking the exam)? I tried calling 4 or 5 schools but they all said they dont have english-speaking instructors.

Thanks in advance.
delphiandomine 87 | 15,796    
11 Sep 2009  #19

Why do you want to sit the B1 licence to begin with?

From what I know, sitting the B1 licence is virtually impossible in Poland if you don't speak the language - because it's nearly impossible to find something in the B1 category that can accomodate you, the examiner and a sworn translator. There are English speaking schools, but as B1 is a somewhat esoteric licence to obtain, I think you'll struggle to find a school that has the relevant vehicles AND offers English tuition.

Why not just wait a year?
gst - | 1    
6 Oct 2009  #20

Hi,I know the school that have courses in english, but I'm not sure if they organise them for B1, anyway you may try them:) easydrive.pl, good luck with the license:)
kijana - | 2    
7 May 2010  #21

Hi. Please visit easydrive.pl. This is part of well known OLA driving school in Warsaw. We specialize in teaching in English. Sure the prices are higher than for regular course in polish, but current prices in polish went below the limit of profitability.

I encourage you to contact and visit us. Then we could talk in details everything about driving license, courses. We also invite you for a FREE TEST LESSON. It is great opportunity that you could learn more about us. Our methods and approach for teaching.
Dougpol2 1 | 76    
7 May 2010  #22

Sorry to compalain again boys, but here goes. Everyone knows the Test Centres in Poland are dodgy. Anyway, the Polish test doesn't make sense. When was the last time anyone out driving had to reverse through a set of traffic cones?

My daughter is taking driving lessons next year. I will personally vet the instructor - as Poles cant drive. period.
Sorry to offend you guys, you can build fantastic structures, you are great engineers, artists, sportsmen, and so on and so on , but behind the wheel of a car on a public road you have no spatial concept of what is safe and what is not. Ask any foreigner, including the UK Foreign office website.

I would never personally volunteer to take a test in Poland for love or money.
David J - | 3    
10 May 2010  #23

I need a polish driving license very fast! I can drive as I did alot in a school in sweden but didnt get the chance of finalizing the exam.

If I was to go trough the polish process of getting a driving license how long would it aprox take if I got the whole package from a school? Also I need to stay in Poland for about 180 days(?)? Is there any way to get around that?

Anyone that can advise, I would be eternally greatful!

Thanks
delphiandomine 87 | 15,796    
10 May 2010  #24

Everyone knows the Test Centres in Poland are dodgy.

To be honest, most of it has been stamped out these days. The fact that all cars are fitted with cameras and microphones makes it nearly impossible for examiners to accept bribes - the only way in is through the head of the examination centres, and even then, the current case concerns 2006, not 2010.

Anyway, the Polish test doesn't make sense. When was the last time anyone out driving had to reverse through a set of traffic cones?

In a sense, the yard tests that you can actually control the car in the first place - which is no bad thing. What's the point in someone taking the test if they can't even perform two basic tests?

I would never personally volunteer to take a test in Poland for love or money.

Why not? The test is actually tougher than the UK counterpart, not least because of the system of only allowing 2 minors in a particular aspect as opposed to 3 in the UK.

I don't disagree about driving standards, but there are some very good instructors out there who could easily teach in the UK.

]If I was to go trough the polish process of getting a driving license how long would it aprox take if I got the whole package from a school? Also I need to stay in Poland for about 180 days(?)? Is there any way to get around that?

It can be done very quickly - you can do the entire course within a week if you're really so inclined.

As for staying in Poland - you need the EU residence permit and a PESEL. This can take up to 3 months or longer to obtain - though it does depend where you are. Usual turnaround time is about a month.
David J - | 3    
11 May 2010  #25

delphiandomine

Im a swedish citizen. What qualifications do I ned to get aproved PESEL? Do I need a polish job or a permanent residens? Is there somehow I can bribe someone to get a faster handling?

TY
delphiandomine 87 | 15,796    
11 May 2010  #26

You need the EU residence permit. It can be yours, provided you have a registered address, a valid reason to be in Poland (ie, a job or a spouse), health insurance and some other stuff. Quite painless if you actually want to be in Poland.

Bribing someone? Forget it. Perhaps a few years ago, but now, waving your cash at someone will just make them hate you even further. Personal contacts still help massively, but they won't want money.

Wouldn't it just be easier to do the course in Denmark or Norway?
David J - | 3    
11 May 2010  #27

Atually I need a vacation! I go to greece where there is still some bribable ppl and hangout at the beach;)

Thanks for the help!
Dougpol2 1 | 76    
11 May 2010  #28

To be honest, most of it has been stamped out these days. The fact that all cars are fitted with cameras and microphones makes it nearly impossible for examiners to accept bribes - the only way in is through the head of the examination centres, and even then, the current case concerns 2006, not 2010.

I was talking about the system of quotas, whereas for what appear to the layman to be reasons of financial expediency,only a certain number of learners are passed from a given centre on a particular day allegedly.

Anyway, the Polish test doesn't make sense. When was the last time anyone out driving had to reverse through a set of traffic cones?

In a sense, the yard tests that you can actually control the car in the first place - which is no bad thing. What's the point in someone taking the test if they can't even perform two basic tests?

I don't get that one, sorry. What's wrong with the UK hill start and the reverse around a T junction? In reality that's what you have to be able to do, and the reverse Reginald Mulhausen parking manoevre lol - remember that TV public information film on British television in the 70s?

The Polish driving test is very hard to defend in functional terms in my opinion. And it was potentially designed to ensure that cock ups on the cone reverse are quite likely, even where the learner in question can drive perfectly well. Not a viable test of driving ability and spatial skill. Again IMO
hague1cmaeron 14 | 1,382    
11 May 2010  #29

3500 is a lot, I've seen websites of schools (in Polish) that have packages for under 1500 zloty.

what the fock! That is outrageous. it's a total ripoff.
zuczek 3 | 52    
11 May 2010  #30

Nevermind about my camera question...saw someone posted about it before. I can't see cameras stopping bribes...it would just make you need to be more cautious about it.

I never bothered because I didn't want to spend all that money. I just drove on my US license and a "International Permit". I know you are supposed to get a Polish license after a certain amount of time but the process was so ridiculous I didn't bother. Seems there is no standard...I know people who tested 10 times and people who tested once...and neither is a better driver than the other. Seems the one just got unlucky with examiners.




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