Joined: 31 Jan 2004
Location: Michigan, USA
|Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2004 5:34 am Post subject: Teaching in Poland
In the next week, I'll receive an online TEFL certificate. I'm from the U.S.A. I don't have an EU passport. I don't have a teaching degree, but I do have 1 year teaching experience and 2 years substitute teaching experience. I'm 24 and female.
I'm looking for a job in Poland, with being able to (ideally):
1-Receive one of the following: either airfare or housing paid for
2-Work and live with several other Americans or native-English speakers
3-Work for a single semester (6-month max) time period.
My 3 questions are:
1.) What are my chances of being able to find a school that would fit me (re: the above requests I have)? Should I lower my expectations?
2.) What should I be focused on doing NOW?? (Should I be contacting schools directly, or through agencies...or should I be waiting until the summer... etc.)
3.) If the above seems impossible (or even if it doesn't), what are my alternative options? (I'm also interested in teaching abroad in the Czech Republic or in Italy.)
Whatever advice anyone has to give would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!
I want to teach English abroad so badly but don't really know what to do....
Thank you SO MUCH!!!!!!!