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Music Teacher Career in Poland


Jaimeg 2 | 6
13 Jun 2016 #1
Hi guys. I'm a Head Music Teacher in a London school and I recently went to Kraków, loved the food and culture and would like to move there

Would anyone know if there are many positions in or around Kraków or could recommend where to look?

I have read a few older posts on here for English teaching positions etc

Also .... Silly question but I don't speak Polish.... Would that be a problem? I assume not as I feel the English spoken to me was better in Poland then In London
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,828
13 Jun 2016 #2
oh please, give us a break.
NObody that is a 'head music teacher' in a London school would want to give up this well paid number in order to become a TEFL teacher in Krakow, nobody. Because that is what you would get, a few hours in a crappy academy.
Kezcaisim 1 | 37
13 Jun 2016 #3
I assume not as I feel the English spoken to me was better in Poland then In London

If you are unable to tell the difference between "then" and "than" you're better off (and so are Poles) if you stick to your current job, instead of teaching people poor English.
OP Jaimeg 2 | 6
14 Jun 2016 #4
Thanks Rozum, it sounds like you're saying there is no work there

Kez I would never attempt to teach English and I have no interest in that field.
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,828
14 Jun 2016 #5
to be honest if you do not speak the language that is all you would get.
if you are head of music in a London school, I think you would miss the salary tbh.
Lyzko 25 | 7,016
14 Jun 2016 #6
"The English spoken to me in Poland was better than in London."

#$%^??! ...which begs the question as to both where in London you've heard English spoken along with where in Kraków (at the risk of being sarcastic)?

Don't kid yourself! After a while, as the novelty of being a foreigner starts to wear off, you'll thank your stars you learned at least the basics of the local language, if for nothing else, for conversational purposes:-)

When I was in Poland, if I hadn't I'd have gone off my nut!
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,828
14 Jun 2016 #7
oh don't mind him Lyzko, he is just being silly.
Mind you last time I was in London, I didn't even hear any English..:D
Lyzko 25 | 7,016
14 Jun 2016 #8
When pray was that?lol

Even back round about '78 when I was last there, I saw this great sign in front of a bookshop BROKEN ENGLISH SPOKEN FLUENTLY!
:-)
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,828
14 Jun 2016 #9
When pray was that?lol

Last week..:D
Honestly Lyzko I am not even exaggerating.
Lyzko 25 | 7,016
14 Jun 2016 #10
Oh, I can well believe that:-)
1978. Seems like just yesterdayLOL

Can't speak English in London, can't speak German in (parts of) Berlin...
Rather like New York City 2016!
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,828
14 Jun 2016 #11
I would say London has changed A LOT since 1978, it is much less shabby
jon357 63 | 15,595
14 Jun 2016 #12
Silly question but I don't speak Polish.... Would that be a problem

Yes, a big problem as a schoolteacher.

I assume not as I feel the English spoken to me was better in Poland then In London

Remember, the people you spoke to would be people in hotels, restaurants etc who need it for their job in such a touristy place as Kraków and anyone you met socially would be speaking with you because they can - most people in Kraków (especially outside the tourist bits) do not speak fluent (or any) English.

And as Roz has said, the salaries are low - you would be shocked how low. Many teachers in Poland have additional sources of income outside their main job.
terri 1 | 1,665
14 Jun 2016 #13
There are many Music Teachers in Poland who are currently out of work. You have to consider what YOU can offer that they do not. Speaking the language is the basic requirement for employment in any public school.
Lyzko 25 | 7,016
14 Jun 2016 #14
Jon's right on there, Jaimeg!

No matter where you live or work outside your native country, it's almost always recommended to learn the target language of that country first, before going:-)


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