EFL Teacher in Bydgoszcz

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June 30th 2024 (with option to renew for 2024-2025 academic year)
Base salary is from 1950 PLN to 2486 PLN a month depending on experience at other schools within the IH World Organisation and previous experience at IH Bydgoszcz. This is your take-home pay with accommodation and utilities (not internet) included.


Essential Requirements

  • 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 required, evidenced by a high standard of written and spoken English throughout the application process. This applies to both native and non-native applicants.
  • Right to work in the EU is preferred. We are able to arrange visas for UK nationals and strong candidates of other nationalities.

Job Description

We are looking for enthusiastic, CELTA qualified teachers who are keen to develop to join our team from September. The contract starts from 18th September 2023 and ends in June 2024 with the option to renew for the 2024-2025 academic year. Our school is particularly suitable for teachers in the first few years of their career after their initial certificate. We provide a friendly, highly supportive environment where your career can go from strength to strength through our comprehensive development programme. We are highly regarded within the International House organisation and beyond for the quality of our professional development and support for teachers.

Timetable and Teaching
Your timetable will include a mix of ages and levels, including young learners, teenagers, adults and 121s.
You will be teaching up to 25 teaching hours a week (25 x 45 mins). Some of your classes will be off-site, either in companies around the city or in our satellite schools in the surrounding villages. Whenever necessary, you will be driven to these lessons, with travel time paid. The majority of your teaching will take place between 15:30 19:30, although some classes will finish at 21:00 and there may be in-company classes in the mornings. There is no weekend teaching, though on some Saturdays (no more than 4 a year) you'll be involved in some social events or teacher training days.


  • Full-time ten-month contract.
  • Basic salary guaranteed regardless of hours worked. Overtime and travel paid.
  • Medical care using the Polish health care system or private medical insurance as applicable.
  • One-week paid induction.
  • Weekly collaborative planning meetings.
  • Mentoring.
  • Free attendance at the IH Bydgoszcz and IH Torun Teacher Training Days.
  • Weekly workshops.
  • Peer, formal and video observations.
  • Large library of professional development resources.
  • Weekly survival Polish lessons.
  • IH Certificate in Teaching Younger Learners and Teenagers (IH CYLT) for teachers who return for a second year, with teachers covering only the cost of the certificate we pay for the course.
  • A supportive staffroom, with senior staff available to help with anything you need when planning


Other Benefits

FlightsOne return flight to Poland from within Europe to the value of approximately 600-800PLN each year. The refund for your flight to Poland is on arrival, with the return leg refunded on completion of the contract.

AccommodationShared fully-equipped accommodation provided by the school in a flat with another teacher, including utilities (not internet).

HolidayRegular holidays throughout the year, including two weeks at Christmas/New Year and two weeks in January/February, Easter and other national holidays. Approximately two weeks pro-rata holiday pay is paid at the end of the contract.


About the school and city

Bydgoszcz is in the north of Poland, with excellent transport links to the rest of Europe, including an international airport with direct flights to the UK and Ireland, making it a great base to explore Europe from. It is also within easy reach of airports in Gdansk, Poznan, Warsaw and Berlin by bus and train. 

We take great care to help teachers settle into their new life teaching English in Poland, supporting their health and well-being. Having IH Bydgoszcz on your CV is a guarantee of quality, and will stand you in good stead for the rest of your career, so why not join us?