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Esl English Teacher in Szczecin


Mrs S
1 Sep 2018 #1
I would like to teach English in Szezcin. Does anyone know of any schools which are hiring native speakers. I am Scottish.
Dougpol1 32 | 2,673
1 Sep 2018 #2
In the absence of Delph - the poster who would help you....

1. Register here. Then members can PM you.

2. Register on Polish life tutoring portals.

3. Language schools today generally employ locals and only employ 1 or 2 natives. The reasons are many. Cost is the obvious one. You can always visit their website and cold call them. I get offers all the time from schools. (see 2)

4. You will probably only work in the state sector if you have a pedagogical qual and hold a Masters degree. Though why you would want to.....as you know, Poland will probably never pay its' teachers properly.

5. TEFL a minimum if you want to be taken seriously.

As I said, the poster known as Delphdiomine and others will advise you better than I can. It also depends what type of teaching you want to do. Why restrict yourself to schools (by which I suppose you mean language schools) Do you want to teach schoolchildren, or adults etc (as in, what are you good at?)....for example I concentrate on training off-shore workers and technical/maritime English.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,454
1 Sep 2018 #3
Pretty much everything is covered above. If you're capable of teaching kids and you've got some experience with it, contact every nursery you can find - you'll be offered full time work with or without qualifications as long as you're female and normal. It's not easy work, but there's a lack of female native speakers with experience of teaching kids.
Mrs S - | 2
1 Sep 2018 #4
Do you mean one to one teaching with adults. I do not have a degree but I have all my TEFL certificates.
jon357 71 | 20,213
1 Sep 2018 #5
I do not have a degree

That would certainly put you at a disadvantage in Poland, even if you have other exceptional qualities.

all my TEFL certificates

Which certificates do you mean?
Mrs S - | 2
1 Sep 2018 #6
TEFL - Advanced Course - British Council
IELTS - British Council
jon357 71 | 20,213
1 Sep 2018 #7
I'm not sure what you mean in this contextrby TEFL. It's an acronym for "teaching English as a foreign language" rather than a qualification. Do you mean CELTA or the Trinity TESOL Certificate? IELTS is a test of English for learners rather than any sort of teaching certificate.

A lot depends on experience; where have you taught before?
Dougpol1 32 | 2,673
1 Sep 2018 #8
Mrs S

I have sent a PM with the address of a portal that you can log on to. You would get some enquiries and some ideas from that. Neither of those above are teaching qualifications as such - the second, as you will know, was originally designed for those non-native speakers who wish to carry out their professional lives down-under, in that God-forsaken country of Australia, or New Zealand to be more precise, to prove language competency.
Teacher2150
1 Sep 2018 #9
Do you know anything about these qualifications because up to now you are way of the mark
Dougpol1 32 | 2,673
1 Sep 2018 #10
I don't pretend to know anything that other people don't really but after 30 years of making a living in education I must be doing something right. Please enlighten us what those two qualifications mean to you.

TEFL advanced could mean a myriad of things as jon says, as the term is generic (either some foundation course for teaching, or a student course) IELTS is exactly what it says on the tin. An international English language training system. Next problem? Not sure if I can help you with that though.
jon357 71 | 20,213
1 Sep 2018 #11
An international English language training system.

The acronym is for International English Language Testing System. It's a standardised testing sytstem set up by the British Council and Cambridge Testing (what used to be UCLES). It took off when they redeveloped it with Australian input. It's being very slowly but very surely eclipsed by Pearson PTE which is easier to administer.
Dougpol1 32 | 2,673
1 Sep 2018 #12
International English Language Testing System

Yes - sclerosis set in there:) I guess that the OP is trolling - heaven knows why. Actually jon - it is a "training "system, because IELTS builds the students# ability to summarise points (visuals for example) in a succint and "professional way" to mirror real life decisions. That why I always get it confused as a "training" system.
jakub_a 1 | 13
13 Nov 2020 #13
Do you teach Polish? I speak English and need to learn Polish.


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