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  • Poland: Torun.
  • International House Torun, Szkola Jezykja Angielskiego sp. zo.o. sp. k.
  • Experience: NOT APPLICABLE
  • Number of positions: 1

Job Summary

Details of Position

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated teachers with EU (or UK) citizenship + CELTA/CertTESOL who want to pursue teaching English as their career and are looking for teacher development. The position is for the 2024/25 academic year starting on 16th September (with a week-long paid induction week) and lasting until 30th June 2025 (with the possibility of staying on for the 2025/26 academic year). International House Torun has an excellent reputation for its continuous professional development that it offers its teachers.

Come and be part of our team!

If you are looking to develop as a teacher, then IH Torun is the school to work at. We offer teacher development sessions once a week as well as weekly free basic conversational Polish lessons with a qualified Polish teacher. You will be teaching up to 25 Teaching hours of English (25 x 45 mins) each week in a fun, friendly and supportive school. Your classes could include a mixture of Young Learners (7-12) as well as teenagers (13-17) and adult 1-1 students/group classes at a variety of CEFR levels. Twice a week you may also have to commute to our satellite school in Inowroclaw (45 mins away). There is no weekend teaching, though on some Saturdays (no more than 4 a year) you'll be involved in some social events.

IH Torun is well-regarded within the International House network as an outstanding school which provides excellent professional developement for its teachers.

We welcome enthusiastic teachers who have some experience, though newly-qualified will also be considered.

Torun is a great place to live and work; certainly it's a home away from home! IH Torun is a small school but is very well-known within the ELT community for its great focus on teacher development. In 2023 we actually celebrated our 30th anniversary.

Every year, we organise the IH Torun Teacher Training Day which has had some big name ELT presenters in the past such as Jeremy Harmer, Scott Thornbury, Jill Hadfield, Adrian Underhill, Jon Hird, Katherine Bilsborough, John Hughes, Hugh Dellar and Marjorie Rosenberg. We also offer extensive CPD opportunities.

If you think teaching English is your career and you want to progress and improve, then this is definitely the school for you.

'Come to IH Torun as a newly-qualified teacher, leave with a wealth of knowledge and experience.' - A. Assadi (Teacher, IH Torun)

IH Torun is a very stimulating place to develop your career in ELT. If you are new to the profession, there are many experienced and approachable teachers on-hand to help you, and the training and development available to you on a daily basis is of a very high standard. Similarly, for more experienced teachers, there are greater opportunities for personal development, such as becoming actively involved in giving seminars, presenting at conferences, writing articles or taking on a senior role. We also offer the IHCAM (IH Certificate in Methodology) course in-house every couple of years. For returning teachers there is also the chance to take the IHCYLT (IH Certificate in Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers). Both courses are assessed externally by Cambridge.

Torun is very beautiful and really is a home away from home. Situated on the banks of the Vistula river, it is an historic medieval town with a population of about 240,000. It was the birthplace of the astronomer Nicholas Copernicus, and is famous for its local speciality pierniki (gingerbread). Unusually for Poland, Torun survived World War II intact, and the pedestrianised old town (centred around a magnificent medieval town hall and square) is full of stunning Gothic (and some Renaissance) architecture. Cobbled streets and medieval red-bricked walls are the norm here. The town is on a very human scale, so its a very pleasant place to stroll around. During the warmer months, its lovely to join the crowds walking, chatting and reading on the river bank. There is an attractive forested park on the edge of town, and more forests and lakes are a short bike ride away. Most distances are easily covered on foot, and for places further afield there are excellent tram and bus links. Taxis are also cheap and very reliable.

Torun is a university city, and this lends it a wonderfully lively atmosphere. There are lots of good bars and cafes, some nice restaurants and a few good clubs with great atmosphere. Some of these bars and clubs offer free/cheap live music during the week, and there are regular exhibitions (Torun boasts several museums, concert halls, art galleries and a planetarium). During the summer many bars and restaurants open tables outside in the picturesque old town. There are cinemas showing both Hollywood blockbusters and European independent films in their original languages, there are several good supermarkets, and as well as the main shopping street in town (Szeroka) there are two recently-opened shopping centres a short tram ride from the centre. Almost everything you could want to buy is available here. There are several bowling alleys, and some pubs offer pool tables and dart boards.

Torun is situated centrally in northern Poland, and rail and bus links to the rest of the country are excellent. The closest airport is Bydgoszcz (BZG), which is about 50 mins away. Gdansk (GDN) and Poznan (POZ) are also close and there is also an excellent rail link between Polands main airport Warsaw Chopin (WAW) and Toru (with a change at Warszawa Zachodnia).

Overall benefits:
- Transport to out-of-town contracts is provided, and salary increments paid
- Increments if you teach Cambridge exam classes
- Outstanding INSETT programme and CPD opportunities including free entry to the annual IH Torun International Teacher Training Day which attracts big names in the world of TEFL (Past presenters include Jeremy Harmer, Scott Thornbury, Jill Hadfield, Adrian Underhill, Jon Hird, Katherine Bilsborough, John Hughes, Hugh Dellar and Marjorie Rosenberg). Teachers also attend an annual teacher training day at our sister school (IH Bydgoszcz)
- Support from an experienced academic management team and 2-3 observations a year
- Chance to present and lead your own sessions during the INSETT programme
- Opportunity to take the IHCYLT (IH Certificate in teaching Young Learners and Teenagers) and IHCAM (IH Certificate in Advanced Methodology) courses at the school at subsidised rates
- Basic Polish lessons with a qualified Polish language teacher are provided once a week (for first year teachers)
- All EU citizens are eligible for free national healthcare under the Polish health system. Teachers MUST bring a valid European Health Card with them. The cost of medication and dental care are not covered
-Shared accommodation in single bedrooms in a local, fully-furnished flat provided by the school. If ateacher prefers to seach and pay for their own flat then there is a monthly self-accommodating increment on top of the base salary
- Return flights from within Europe. The one way ticket is reimbursed at the start of the contract and again at the end of the contract
- All teachers returning to IH Torun receive a monthly increment of 10% on top of their basic salary
- Holiday pay is included. Holidays include Christmas, Easter and Ferie (the Polish winter break in January 2025).
- Having IH Torun on your CV looks great as we are highly regarded within the International House organisation


CELTA, or Trinity Cert.TESOL is absolutely essential (with a minimum of 6 hours of observed teaching and 120 hours of input). AN ONLINE TEFL COURSE ON ITS OWN, IS NOT SUFFICIENT.

Mastery of English at CEFR level C2/IELTS band 9 or above. Experience of teaching Young Learners and Teenagers is an advantage.


Salary and Benefits

The base salary starts at 2050PLN going up to 2607PLN a month (depending on experience working for other IH schools or whether they are IH Toru returning teachers). This includes accommodation covered by the school. If teachers prefer to find and pay for their own accommodation the monthly salary will start from 3350PLN increasing to 3907PLN depending on the length of work with an IH school. There are also additional increments (e.g. overtime, travel time, exam teachers, etc).

We cover return flights from within Europe with a low-cost airline. The one way inbound flight is reimbursed at the start of the contract and the outbound return flight is reimbursed at the end of the contract. We also provide an extensive CPD programme and weekly Polish classes (for first year teachers). Holiday pay is included. Holidays include Christmas, Easter and Ferie (the Polish winter break in January 2025). The school will pay for the work permit/work visa for UK citizens as well as support with all the

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The base salary starts at 2050PLN a month (going up to 2607PLN a month) depending on experience working for other schools within the International House World Organisation or IH Torun. The package includes PAID FOR ACCOMMODATION* in a shared flat, return flights (from within Europe) and weekly basic conversational Polish classes. *If teachers prefer to find and pay for their own accommodation the monthly salary will start from 3350PLN increasing to 3907PLN depending on the length of work with an

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