English Teacher in beautiful Torun

Torun
Poland
English Teacher in beautiful Torun
Starting at 1650PLN a month (going up to 2118PLN a month) depending on experience working for IHWO. There are increments if travelling to Inowroclaw and also if teaching exam classes. Package includes free accommodation, flights and weekly Polish classes
Start Date: 
18/09/2017
Length of Contract: 
9 months
End Date: 
30/06/2018
No of vacancies: 
5
Job Description: 

Because of visa and work permit requirements, we are only able to consider applications from those with the right to work in the EU.  Full mastery of English across all 4 skills to CEFR C2/IELTS band 9 required.

If you are looking for teacher development, then IH Torun is the school to work at. We offer teacher development sessions once a week as well as free basic conversational Polish lessons once a week if required. 

You will be teaching up to 25 hrs (25 x 45 mins) of English each week in a fun and friendly school. You will be teaching mainly children (aged 7-12) and teens (aged 13-17) but there may also be some adult classes as well. 

We offer a comprehensive teacher development programme, with weekly INSETT sessions led by our Director of Studies and Senior Teacher. Every year, we also host the IH Torun International Teacher Training Day which has some big name speakers in the world of TEFL. 

Ideally we will be looking for teachers with at least 1-2 years experience. However, we will also consider applications from enthusiastic, newly qualified teachers.

Torun is a great place to live and work. Certainly a home from home! The school, which was opened in 1993, is recognised for its professionalism and dedication to teaching English. In fact, 2018 will be our 25th anniversary. So expect a lot of fun and celebrations! With a team of just 11 teachers it's a very easy place to fit in and feel comfortable!

Torun

Torun is in the north of Poland, (3hrs west of Warsaw and 2 hrs south of Gdańsk). The nearest international airport is Bydgoszcz (45km away). Torun is a beautiful city situated on the river Vistula. It's famous as being the birthplace of Copernicus and also for its delicious gingerbread. 

Timetable

25 x 45-minute lessons, including a range of adult, teen, YL and 1-2-1 classes. 

Most teaching takes place in school from 15:45 to 21:00, Monday to Thursday. Twice a week, some teachers will commute (taken by our driver) to our satelite school in Inowroclaw. This means leaving the school at 14:00 and arriving back in Torun around 21:45. There may also be some morning 1-1 classes. On Fridays there tends to be just one lesson from 15.45 to 17.20 though there may also be some lessons till 19.10. There is no weekend teaching. Basic salary is paid regardless of hours worked.

Benefits

  • One-week of paid induction, including a range of workshops (on school procedures, teaching YLs, using the IWB, presenting grammar, etc) as well as a free walking tour of Torun
  • Transport to out-of-town contracts is provided, and salary increments paid
  • 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 Adrian Underhill, Marjorie Rosenberg, Hugh Dellar and John Hughes)
  • Chance to present and lead  your own sessions at development sessions
  • Opportunities to take the IHCYLT (IH Certificate in teaching Young Learners and Teenagers) and the IHCAM (IH Certificate in Advanced Methodology) at heavily subsidised rates. This is usually open for 2nd year teachers at IH Torun
  • Basic Polish lessons with a qualified Polish language teacher are provided once a week
  • 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
  • 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
Initial EFL Qualification Required: 
CELTA, or
Trinity TESOL, or
Other equivalent qualification (with a minimum of 6 hours of observed teaching and 120 hours of input)
Other Qualifications Required: 
Full mastery of English across all 4 skills to CEFR C2/IELTS band 9 required
Additional Skills Preferred: 
Excellent time management and administration skills, outgoing and approachable and enthusiastic about teacher development
Degree: 
No
Date Posted
Wed, 29/03/2017 - 14:04
Visa Details: 
EU passport holders only can be considered for this post.
Flight Details: 
Return flights included from within Europe to Bydgoszcz (or similar) with a low-cost airline
Holiday Pay Details: 
Polish holidays such as winter break, 11th November, etc are paid in the fixed salary. 20 days paid holiday pro rata (excluding public holidays)
Accommodation Details: 
Shared accommodation in a flat with another IH Torun teacher in single rooms. All flats are within 20-25 mins walk away from the school.
Other Info:
We are only able to accept applications from EU citizens. Full mastery of English across all 4 skills to CEFR C2.2/IELTS band 8.5 required.
Torun is one of the most attractive cities in Poland. In fact the panoramic view of the old town is officially ranked as number 2 of the 7 wonders of Poland! Situated on the banks of the River Vistula, it is famous for its gingerbread and for being the birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus. For more info on the city please see Glenn Standish's site www.toruntips.com. The city is very much a home from home and you will feel very comfortable here. It's located 2 hrs south of Gdansk and 3 hrs west of Warsaw. It's a great central base to explore north Poland.