EFL Teacher + Professional Development in Torun (Sept 2020)

Start Date
September 2020
Duration or End Date
30th June 2021 (with possible renewal of contract for the 2nd year)
The base salary starts at 1650PLN a month (going up to 2118PLN a month) depending on experience working for other schools within the International House World Organisation or IH Torun. The package includes free accommodation in a shared, return flights (from within Europe) and weekly basic conversational Polish classes


Essential requirements

  • You must have a CELTA, Trinity TESOL, or equivalent initial teaching qualification
  • The role is open only to those with the right to work in the EU.
  • Mastery of English at CEFR level C2/IELTS band 9 or above.
  • Experience of teaching Young Learners and Teenagers is an advantage.

Job Description

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated teachers with EU citizenship + CELTA/CertTESOL who want to pursue teaching English as their career and are looking for teacher development. The position will start in September 2020 and will last until 30th June 2021 (with the possibility of staying on for the 2021/22 academic year). 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 teaching hrs of English (25 x 45 mins) each week in a fun, friendly and supportive school. Your classes will include a mixture of Young Learners (10-12) as well as teenagers (13-17) and a couple of adult 1-2-1 or group classes at a variety of CEFR levels.

There is no weekend teaching, though on some Saturdays (no more than 4 a year) you'll be involved in some social events.

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

Other benefits

Flights: We cover return flights from within Europe with a low-cost airline. The one way inbound flight is reimbursed at the start of the contract and the outbound return flight is reimbursed at the end of the contract.

Accommodation: Accommodation is provided in a single room in a shared flat (shared with one other teacher). The flat is a 20 mins walk away from the school. All flats are modern and fully-furnished.

Holiday: Poland has quite a few holidays (e.g. Christmas, Easter, the 2-week winter break, 1st/3rd May, etc). You will be paid the full monthly salary regardless of your time off for these holidays


About the school and city

Opened in 1993, IH Torun has approximately 14 teachers, and 450 students in and out of school and some in-company. Ages range from 5 to adult, divided into 3 age streams. Mostly it is general English, but there are special classes such as Cambridge exam preparation and exam club (First, Advanced, Proficiency). The school also has a branch in the small town of Inowroclaw, where some teachers spend two afternoons a week.

The school is situated 5 minutes walk from the old town. It boasts its own computer room with internet access, a small teachers' kitchen, and two teachers' rooms. There is a popular social programme for staff and students including pub quiz nights, karaoke evenings and kids' parties.

The school has a friendly, open atmosphere and offers daily teacher support from experienced staff. There is also free Polish lessons once a week for our teachers.

There are weekly teacher development sessions led by senior staff and regular teacher observations to help you improve your teaching. The management is always approachable and helpful, operating an open-door policy.

Every year, we organise the IH Torun Teacher Training Day which attracts participants from all over Poland and eastern Europe as well as some big name EFL presenters. Past presenters include Adrian Underhill, Jon Hird, Katherine Bilsborough, John Hughes, Hugh Dellar and Marjorie Rosenberg. This year we look forward to welcoming Scott Thornbury to IH Torun!