English teachers (with a strong desire for professional development) needed in beautiful Torun

English teachers (with a strong desire for professional development) needed 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: 
Length of Contract: 
9 months
End Date: 
No of vacancies: 
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. 

IH Torun was rated as excellent in many categories (including teaching, systems and procedures and the professional development available) in its last IHWO inspection, and we aim to maintain these standards for the benefit of both teachers and students.

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 Teachers. Every year, we also host the IH Torun International Teacher Training Day which has some big name speakers in the world of TEFL. We are also a registered IH CAM (IH Certificate in Advanced Methodology) centre and pending interest will be offering our 2nd year teachers plus teachers of experience a place on the course (at a heavily subsidised rate). There is also an opportunity for teachers (with a minimum of 1 year's YL teaching experience) to take the IHCYLT (IH Certificate of Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers) at our sister school IH Bydgoszcz. There are also many opportunities available to take IH online courses on a variety of topics such as class routines, challenging behavior and YL Learning Styles.

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 is our 25th anniversary. With a team of just 13 teachers it's a very easy place to fit in and feel comfortable!


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. 


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, you may have to 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 is no weekend teaching. Basic salary is paid regardless of hours worked.


  • 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 as well at the annual IH Toruń International Teacher Training Day and annual IHWO Online Conference
  • 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 open for 2nd year plus teachers at IH Torun
  • Basic Polish lessons with a qualified Polish language teacher are provided in-school 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. All flats are within 20 mins walk of the school (some are even closer). All bills are paid for, except the monthly bill for WI-FI connection 
  • 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(Grade A/B), 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
Date Posted
Thu, 10/05/2018 - 08:00
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 (arriving in Poland by 15th September)
Holiday Pay Details: 
Polish holidays such the May weekend, Corpus Christi 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. The heart of Torun is its medieval old town with its cobbled streets and quaint alleyways. There are countless bars, restaurants and attractions. There are also 2 multiplex cinemas (with films in English), an art-house cinema, theatres, concert halls, the largest Speedway stadium in Europe and even a puppet theatre! The city is very much a home from home and you will feel very comfortable here. The closest airport is Bydgoszcz which is 45km away. Torun is located 2 hrs south of Gdansk and 3 hrs west of Warsaw. It's a great central base to explore north Poland.