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Jobs for a Native English Speaker in Konin Area?


AdamFinch79 1 | 7
31 May 2014  #1
Hi,

I have a Polish wife and 2 little girls, We already own a house in Poland and we would love to be living in Poland ASAP. Our house and Polish family are local to Konin, and I am looking for a job for a native english speaker with immediate start so we can start our lives in Poland. Any ideas or links to jobs would be much appreciated or better still a job offer??

Many Thanks
Adam
Mammilaria
1 Jun 2014  #2
Konin is not great area for looking a job - there's over 14% (january 2014) unemployment rate. I don't see any job offer for native speaker. You should head to Poznan - 100 km from Konin, where your chances for getting a job are much higher. City of Poznan have only 4% (january 2014) people not employed - fewest rate in country.

Good luck!
Dienka - | 1
5 Jan 2015  #3
Hi,

You might want to check this job add (scroll down for the english version)

gazetapraca.pl/ogl/2017192/konsultant+telefoniczny+-+sprzeda%C5%BC+bezpo%C5%9Brednia%2F+direct+sales+of+innovation+conference+to+large+firms+#Poznań

Good luck!
OP AdamFinch79 1 | 7
2 Mar 2015  #4
I am now living in Poland no longer in the Uk. I have found work at a language schools in Konin, Turek and Pleszew however most of this work is in the evenings so still looking for some work during daytimes, have had sales experience and also very professional? would appreciate if anybody had any ideas or links to actual jobs, am willing to travel??
Roger5 1 | 1,458
2 Mar 2015  #5
Adam, this thread is about jobs for native English speakers.
OP AdamFinch79 1 | 7
2 Mar 2015  #6
what thread??

unfortunately by the time I got to it the link had closed, thanks for the thought though, looks as though it would of been a cracking job as well.
kjddfd
2 Mar 2015  #7
It hard finds a job in Konin. I know it because I live in Koło approx. 30 km from Konin.
OP AdamFinch79 1 | 7
2 Mar 2015  #8
Tell me about it, are you a Native speaker?? I know Koło i have been there many times.
Schmiznurf 9 | 31
2 Mar 2015  #9
I'm not going to lie, you don't seem like a native speaker at all. It seems more like you learned it as a second language at a young age, but not young enough to have mastered it.
smurf 39 | 1,982
2 Mar 2015  #10
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Not sure if trolling or serious
Schmiznurf 9 | 31
2 Mar 2015  #11
I am being very serious, you "speak" as though it's your second language rather than your first.

You say you have a job in three different language schools, I hope they have nothing to do with teaching.

You used the word of instead of have and that is something taught to children at a young age.
You also said, "I have found work at a language schools in Konin, Turek and Pleszew." If you can't see the issue with that sentence then you should think about working somewhere other than a language school.

You know what, I just realised I was replying to someone else instead of the original poster. I was sure I saw his name on the post.

Come on though, you can't deny his English is a little bit rubbish.
OP AdamFinch79 1 | 7
3 Mar 2015  #12
SCHMIZNURF I am very glad you are perfect in everything that you do, however it was a mistake on my part ( a typo if you will ) to put " a language schools " when this "a" refers to one language school rather than plural. I also put "would of been a cracking job" as this is how Natives talk, trust me I would know I have been a Native for 36 years now. If you ask all my students they think that its great to have me as a teacher as I am teaching them how to talk as a Native not as a grammar book robot. Lastly I was always taught by my Mum that if you can't say something nice don't say anything at all!!!!
Skippy - | 3
3 Mar 2015  #13
Adam, why not advertise your services on OLX or something like that? Why work for a school when you could do it alone?
OP AdamFinch79 1 | 7
3 Mar 2015  #14
If we all followed that advice surely the world would be a better place!! I'm not illiterate, I put this as this is how the dialect is from where I was raised and before you start slagging off where I was raised I would take you back to my previous comment and my what my Mum taught me. Nice to see everyone is so bothered to slag me off and put me down, but when a fellow brit needs advice or help no-one really helped, thats the great British spirit hey?? obviously how we should all stick together hey?? D-Day spirit as my Grandfather would say ( before anybody starts with that one careful, he was one of the first off those landing crafts). Thanks Skippy for the advice.
jon357 63 | 14,122
3 Mar 2015  #15
ice to see everyone is so bothered to slag me off and put me down

That's pretty well how it is sometimes unfortunately. Nothing wrong with the way you write English (as if you're speaking) and doubtless if you want to write a very correct letter you can do. Also, you may be a great teacher - the ability to make people learn is a real skill that's partly innate. Some people can do DELTA, MTEFLA, whatever and still be crap. Others can have left school at 16 and be very good at it.

As for Brits teaching English in Poland, right now there are too many people chasing too little work, bad feelings from professional teachers who feel they're undermined by less experienced people accepting low wages, and an ever-decreasing pot of money.

Adam, why not advertise your services on OLX or something like that? Why work for a school when you could do it alone?

Yes, but watch the tax office with that one - they sometimes pretend to be interested in lessons and entrap people. Happened to someone I know.
Roger5 1 | 1,458
3 Mar 2015  #16
when a fellow brit needs advice or help no-one really helped

I am ready to give advice to any educated, qualified teacher who wants to work in Poland. Opportunists who refer to people as "grammar robots" because they teach standard English and not dialects give the profession a bad name. btw, your grandfather's exploits are irrelevant, as are those of my father and my uncle, who were both on the Normandy beaches.
OP AdamFinch79 1 | 7
3 Mar 2015  #17
Roger I am a qualified TEFL teacher, I refer to people as grammar robots as there are certain methods of teaching which only teach the grammar rules e.t.c and forget about the actual language itself. I have found that the English grammar rules that they are taught in Polish schools is far more in depth to what I was taught at school ( Probably because I learnt them naturally from early childhood ), and this is the way I like to teach people the natural way to speak. Personally I do not know anybody in UK that talks English without any dialect at all apart from the Royal Family. I moved to Poland as my wife is Polish and we needed to move over for personal reasons regarding her family, and as a chef with 20 years global experience and fed up with the trade the only job opportunity out there was for me to teach my language to Polish people, and I chose it to provide for my family, and as for saying I give the profession a bad name well I think that you should look in the mirror. Anyway I have had enough with all this bad feeling on here, my English may not be perfect all the time and I apologise however I'm doing it for my family and people seem to like the way I teach my classes with my personality and sense of humour coupled along with my ability to teach Native English.
Harry
3 Mar 2015  #18
As for Brits teaching English in Poland, right now there are too many people chasing too little work

From what I understand, for qualified, experienced professionals (at least in Warsaw, I don't see why things would be very different outside Warsaw) who are good at their job there is still more than enough work at very decent rates.

Opportunists who refer to people as "grammar robots" because they teach standard English and not dialects give the profession a bad name.

I'd say that it's quite the reverse: unqualified 'teachers' who haven't got a clue about what they are 'teaching' or how to teach it are a superb advert for qualified, experienced professionals. People are starting to realise that they usually get what they pay for when it comes to language services: if they pay peanuts, they will get monkeys; if they want professionals, they will need to pay accordingly. Also, the increasing number of cowboys have made corporate clients quite cautious; I know of some who want to approve each individual teacher a school proposes. But then when it dawns on those companies that they are going to all the trouble of checking each teacher's qualifications and experience and closely monitoring the progress of the classes, they're really paying the school quite a lot for very little, so they can cut the middleman out, offer the teacher a 50% rise in pay and still be spending 30% to 40% less.
OP AdamFinch79 1 | 7
3 Mar 2015  #19
I agree Harry there are a lot of Polish people who think that they are qualified to teach English however the teacher has no experience of English, never heard a English accent apart from watching BBC, never been to the UK or spoken with a Native from the UK. I have even found that after lessons with a Polish person who teaches English my students are still making basic pronunciation errors because that it how their Polish English teacher says the word ?!?!?!?!?!?!? I have been approached by several people I teach if we can move to do it privately however I have resisted as I agreed with the schools I teach in that if that was to happen I would stay true to them rather than scam them.
Harry
3 Mar 2015  #20
the teacher has no experience of English, never heard a English accent

They aren't alone: I have certainly never heard one of those.

however I have resisted as I agreed with the schools I teach in that if that was to happen I would stay true to them rather than scam them.

Smart move, you wouldn't be the first person to be tested by a school like that.
emiloss
12 Jun 2015  #21
hi please do not give up you will hopefully find smth/ there is many of English schools in Konin. maybe you should start with the little ones ? every nursery give English lessons in Konin's town. we got daughters born in UK and we want them speaking english fluently which is hard to get from school. or maybe private lesson for many pupil need some more help with english. there is a lot opportunities ) / Emil from Konin


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