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Moving to Warsaw - any advice on my new life and job prospects?


mousey75 1 | 4
3 Jan 2010 #1
Hi,

My partner is polish and a qualified english teacher having left Warsaw 5 years ago. We are moving back at the end of march as he would like to return to teaching. I am British and Polish is very limited, however I have taught A' level Theatre studies and Communication Studies here in the UK, although I am currently a Conference and Banqueting Manager in a large Hotel. I was hoping that there is somebody on the forum that had some good advice or help in my new life and job prospects.

Many Thanks in advance

Shane
NONPOLISH - | 2
3 Jan 2010 #2
Nice to read your massage. I cant stop myself to tell you a bit it may help you. I am not polish because of Polish family living in Poland. Last two year We are looking for a job in Warsaw in any level. Just impossible. No way. In Poland How people behave with a foreigner see the link please

ww.wp.tv/i,Polandia-Charlie-Anglia,mid,480067,klip.html?ticaid=69581 .

If you want to put yourself in a Jail. Please well come and die with us. Who we are here. Rest please contract someone non polish living in Poland ask , Know and decide please………..
Harry
4 Jan 2010 #3
Hi Shane, with your experience you can very easily get a job in Warsaw teaching English and expect to earn 6,000 zloty a month for working 30 hours a week.
Henryk
4 Jan 2010 #4
lol, still recovering from new years eve celebrations, provide one advertisment to prove your point.
jonni 16 | 2,485
4 Jan 2010 #5
Henryk

Do the maths. 50zl per 45 min. Multiply by 1.3 to get the rate per 60 min. Multiply by 30 to get the weekly rate, then mulitply by 4.25 to get the monthly amount.
Henryk
4 Jan 2010 #6
thats assuming a lot, it is the first time I am hearing a english teacher has work for 52 weeks of the year. All English teachers don't get 50zl for 45 minutes, I'm afraid the rates for teaching english will fall dramatically in the future. This is my opinion. A polish teacher teaching Polish etc in Poland is lucky to take home 2000zl.
jonni 16 | 2,485
4 Jan 2010 #7
Most if not all in-company schools in Poland work throughout the year. I only take a fortnight in the summer, and not always that. If anything I teach more during the summer months because of covering for teachers who are on vacation or doing summer schools.

All English teachers don't get 50zl for 45 minutes

I don't know of any professional and qualified native English teachers in Warsaw who work for less these days. If you do, please give me their details, I could save a little money.

I'm afraid the rates for teaching english will fall dramatically in the future

If anything they are slightly rising in Warsaw due to supply/demand together with a dearth at the lower end of the market. That isn't only my opinion, it's my concrete and up-to-date experience as a school owner.

There's a much greater supply of Poles teaching English than of skilled natives, and, however good Polish teachers may be, they don't generally command the same rate per hour.
delphiandomine 84 | 18,135
4 Jan 2010 #8
A polish teacher teaching Polish etc in Poland is lucky to take home 2000zl.

The market for a Polish teacher teaching Polish has absolutely no relevance to the job market for native English speakers teaching English!

I'm afraid the rates for teaching english will fall dramatically in the future. This is my opinion.

And your opinion is based on what?

The only thing on the horizon that might lead to a drop in English teaching salaries is the introduction of VAT on educational courses. But then - students will just find it more attractive to organise small groups in their homes, and English teachers will still do just fine.
OP mousey75 1 | 4
4 Jan 2010 #9
Hey Harry,

Cheers for the response.. do you live in Warsaw now?

Thank you for being so positive

Shane
Harry
4 Jan 2010 #10
I do live in Warsaw but I don't work in the teaching English game anymore. Your best bet for honest advice about the current situation here for that is jonni (who has aleady posted in this thread). I have worked for him before and he'd certainly be one of the first two people I'd call if I ever wanted to get back into teaching.
OP mousey75 1 | 4
6 Jan 2010 #11
hi jonni,

cheers for the advice.. i will be moving over at the beginning of April.. any advice on how to go about looking for work.

thanks

shane
ebad_mn
2 Feb 2011 #12
mousey75
hi,

im planning to move to warsaw for studies , can any body guide me if there are good prospects of finding a job(excluding teaching) in warsaw poland.
Mee - | 11
2 Feb 2011 #13
my husband who is not polish found a really great job within 1.5 months in Warsaw - he doesn`t speak polish.
delphiandomine 84 | 18,135
3 Feb 2011 #14
can any body guide me if there are good prospects of finding a job(excluding teaching) in warsaw poland.

Forget it if you're a student - there are no jobs in Poland for foreign students.

If you can't afford to live here without working - don't come here.


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