• Start Date: 16/09/2019
  • Duration or End Date: 30/06/2020 (with the possibility of continuing for the 2020/21 academic year)
  • Salary: Salary: 1650PLN a month (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
  • 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 EU citizenship + CELTA/CertTESOL who want to pursue teaching English as their career and is 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. 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 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.
  • Holiday: All Polish holidays are included and the salary remains the same

About the school and City

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

Torun is a beautiful city in North Central Poland. 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 and really is a home away from home.

Take a look at the school page here and here

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