• Start Date: 16/09/2019
  • Duration or End Date: 30th June 2020 (with the possibility of continuing on for the 2020/21 academic year)
  • Salary: Full-time contract with a guaranteed monthly salary (including free accommodation & return flights) of 1650PLN (going up to 2118PLN a month, depending on years of experience with IH and IH Torun)

Essential role requirements

  • The role is open only to those with the right to work in the EU.

  • You must have a CELTA, Trinity TESOL, or equivalent initial teaching qualification
  • Full mastery of English across all 4 skills to CEFR C2/IELTS band 8 is required.

  • A strong desire to develop as a teacher.

  • Some experience teaching Young Learners and Teenagers would be an advantage.

Job Description

We are looking for motivated teachers with an initial teaching qualification of CELTA/CertTESOL who want to pursue teaching English as their career and are looking for teacher development. The position will start with a paid induction week from 16th September 2019 (arriving the weekend before) and will be until 30th June 2020 (with the possibility of staying on for the 2020/21 academic year). The first week of teaching will commence on 23rd September 2019.

Development:

International House Toruń has an excellent reputation for its continuous professional development that it offers its teachers. Working at IH Toruń looks great on your CV and will help you really shine in your future ELT career.

If you are looking to develop as a teacher, then IH Toruń 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 native Polish teacher. There are daily collaborative planning meetings with your fellow colleagues, regular peer, formal and video observations and also the chance to attend and even present at conferences as well as write for teaching magazines such as the IH Journal. For returning teachers there are also the opportunities to take the IH Certificate in Teaching Younger Learners and Teenagers (IH CYLT) and for more experienced teachers the IH Certificate in Advanced Methodology (IH CAM). Both courses are offered at heavily subsidised rates.

Teaching:

You will be teaching up to 25 hrs of English (25 x 45 mins) each week in a fun, friendly and supportive school. Your classes will most likely include a mixture of Young Learners (7-12) as well as teenagers (13-17) and adult students at varying degrees of CEFR levels. There may also be some 1-2-1 and in-company class teaching.

Your classes will mainly take place at our main school here in Toruń. However, twice a week some teachers will also have to commute to our satellite school in Inowrocław (45 mins away).

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

Other benefits

  • Flights: Return low-cost flights from within Europe. The one way ticket is reimbursed at the start of the contract and again at the end of the contract
  • Accommodation: Shared accommodation in single bedrooms in a local, fully-furnished flat. All utility bills are paid for (except a small monthly bill for internet connection)
  • Holiday: All Polish holidays are included and the salary remains the same

About the school and City

IH Toruń has been running for 26 years. We are a small school but are very well-known within the ELT community for our great focus on teacher development. Every year, we organise the popular IH Toruń Teacher Training Day which has attracted some big name ELT presenters in the past such as Adrian Underhill, Katherine Bilsborough, Jon Hird, Hugh Dellar, John Hughes and Marjorie Rosenberg. Next year's Training Day main speaker will be none other than linguist and academic teacher trainer Scott Thornbury.

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.

Here are some comments from our academic staff:

"The IH Toruń staff room is always full of supportive people and great ideas. I've learned so much since I came here" - Mike Tomkins (Senior Teacher, IH Toruń)

"Come to IH Toruń as a newly-qualified teacher, leave with a wealth of knowledge and experience" - Amy Assadi (Teacher, IH Toruń)

""Working at IH Toruń makes you realise not only what your students are capable of, but also what you're capable of" - James Jones (Teacher, IH Toruń)

Toruń is a beautiful city in North Central Poland and acts as a good central base to explore Poland as well its neighbouring countries. It is a friendly, historical city full of students and tourists and is famous as being the birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus and also for its tasty gingerbread. The panoramic view of the old town from across the River Vistuala was voted as one of the "Seven Wonders of Poland". It's a great place to live full of bars, cafes, restaurants, shopping centres and cinemas (with films shown in the original language). It really is a home away from home. There is an international airport Bydgoszcz (BZG) 50km away which has direct flights to Birmingham, Dublin, Glasgow, London Luton and London Stansted. Other airports with good connections to Toruń include Gdańsk (GDN), Poznan (POZ), Warsaw Chopin (WAW) and Warsaw Modlin (WMI).

Take a look at the school pages here and here.

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