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EFL Teacher

  • Poland: Bielsko-Biala.
  • International House Integra Bielsko Sp. z o.o.
  • Experience: NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
  • Number of positions: 1
  • Degree Required

Job Summary

International House in Poland is looking for an enthusiastic and passionate teacher to join our dedicated team in the period of 28.09.2022 - 07.06.2023.
We offer:
* Mon-Fri work and free weekends
* A variety of levels and age groups to teach
* Competitive salary + extra bonuses
* Professional EFL development opportunities - IH world certified
* Personal gratification and job satisfaction
* Unique location: explore the Beskidy mountains in your free time

Details of Position

* What does the job entail?
Our teachers are responsible for delivering high-quality English lessons (22 clock hours a week) to a range of group and 1-2-1 students. Admin. duties and lesson planning are part of the job.

* Do teachers get the support and assistance they need?
The quality of education a student receives is determined by the quality of the teacher so we are dedicated to you! We will strongly support you in all means possible. Some examples of these are regular training sessions, an orientation and induction period (prior to starting work, International House online and in-house training, peer knowledge sharing and observations, quality resources, computers and office equipment, just to name a few.

* What are the working hours?
Teachers are contracted for 22 clock hours a week with most classes taking place in the afternoon/evening, however split shifts may happen (max. 2 a week) and some 1-2-1 classes may be scheduled throughout the day.

* What about the school's history?
International House Bielsko-Biala has been successfully running since 1993 and is an authorized Cambridge English Examination Centre since 2003. First Steps (Nursery and Kindergarten) and Primary Steps (Primary School), run in separate buildings, are part of our community since the 2000s. All three of our schools have a solid reputation in our local community for the great care we offer our students, families and teachers alike.

* Why would a teacher want to live and teach in Bielsko-Biala?
We are located in the state of Silesia in the southern part of Poland. This is a great place to live because it has a lot to offer the modern day intrepid explorer, traveler or local resident:
- Enjoy rich natural beauty? - Miles and miles of wilderness pathways to enjoy on your own or with friends as we are situated at the foot of the Beskid Slaski and the Beskid Maly mountains. We're also a stone's throw from Goczalkowice-Zdroj and Zywiec which are famous for their beautiful lakes.
- Love hiking? - Endless mountain walking trails and enchanting mountain refugees for overnight stays
- Ever skied or snowboarded? - Try our lower slopes or take a cable car to a higher point, only a 10-minute bus ride from the city center and let loose on one of Poland's most renowned ski resorts, Szczyrk, only a 30-minute bus ride from the city center.
- Looking for more? - We have something for everyone! Modern and large fitness centers and gyms, tennis, horse riding, pubs and night clubs, cinemas, clean and modern swimming pools, bowling, go-karting, mountain biking trails, ice-skiing, rollerblading, indoor wall climbing and jump parks, supermarkets and shopping malls, international cuisine, dancing centers, pottery workshops, etc.
- Fancy visiting Slovakia or the Czech Republic? - Jump on a bus or train and you won't be disappointed, only a 30-60 minute bus or train ride from the city centre. How about Prague, Vienna or Bratislavia - only 3-4 hrs by train or bus!
- Interested in historical architecture? - Wander around the city and admire our Art Nouveau, castle and old city area, we are known as Little Vienna.
- World War History Buff? - Visit the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration camp for the day, only 30 km from the city or explore Krakow Schindler Factory.
- Like eating and shopping? - Visit our 4 large shopping centers or roam amongst our quaint boutiques and hidden cellar bars and cafes throughout the city's squares and cobblestoned alleyways. Indulge in our delicious local food (oscypek, kwasnica or oblaty).
- How about some large urban exploration? - Regular and daily buses, coaches & trains to Katowice (50 minutes), Krakow (90 minutes), Wroclaw (3 hours), Warsaw (4 hours), Gdansk (7 hours but well worth the journey time) and inhale the secret health benefits of the iodine saturated air or find some treasure (amber) on the Baltic seaside only 8 hours away
- Wish to fly home for a break? - The 2 closest airports Katowice-Pyrzowice (Domestic & European cities) and Krakow (Domestic, European & America), are only 80kms away

Qualifications

Essential:
- CELTA, Trinity CertTESOL, or equivalent
- a degree
- one year experience of teaching EFL in an approved environment
- experience and/ or interest in teaching young learners
- a clear and accurate model of English (full mastery of English across all 4 skills to CEFR C2/IELTS band 9)

Desirable:
- YL Extension to CELTA or IH Certificate in Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers
Salary and Benefits

Salary and Benefits

Compensation per month: 4300 - 6000 PLN (Polish Zloty) plus 100 PLN for completing of electronic student register

Benefits:
- 20 working days of paid holiday for a full academic year including a Christmas break, a winter break in Jan/Feb, an Easter break and a long weekend in May (teachers on fixed contracts)
- Ski pass valued at 230 PLN for a full academic year
- Flight or travel assistance to help with relocation: 400 PLN for teachers traveling from Europe / 800 PLN for those traveling from other continents.
- FREE the opportunity to participate in the world recognised course IH CYLT (International House Certificate in Teaching Young Learners & Teenagers) upon completion of your first year's contract and signing the next school year contract.
- FREE 10 survival Polish lessons (for teachers on full academic year contracts).

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Job Summary

International House in Poland is looking for an enthusiastic and passionate teacher to join our dedicated team in the period of 28.09.2022 - 07.06.2023.
We offer:
* Mon-Fri work and free weekends
* A variety of levels and age groups to teach
* Competitive salary + extra bonuses
* Professional EFL development opportunities - IH world certified
* Personal gratification and job satisfaction
* Unique location: explore the Beskidy mountains in your free time


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