• Poland
52+ weeks
Classroom Audience
Early Childhood Pre-School Middle School High School University Students Adults Business

Program Details

  • Native English Speaker OR native-level fluency
  • TEFL Certificate (or equivalent)
  • An outgoing personality
  • Prior experience is highly preferred, but not required
Job Type
Teacher Exchange
Classroom Audience
Early Childhood Pre-School Middle School High School University Students Adults Business


Salary / Benefits
Salaries in Poland for full-time teachers range between €750 and €1500 per month depending on your qualifications and experience. In addition to your salary, you'll receive the full benefits of being a member of the English Wizards community, including arrival and pre-departure support, assistance finding accommodation, onsite 24/7 support, regular social events, and lifelong access to our exclusive database of teaching resources and job offers,
What's Included
Activities SIM cards Visa
What's Included (Extra)

While we can assist with work visas for non-EU nationals, we do not cover the costs.

What's Not Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airfare Domestic Airfare Meals Transportation Travel Insurance Wifi
Sep 27, 2021
May 15, 2023
45 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Looking to live and work in the heart of Central Europe but don’t have an EU passport and also don’t join a restrictive, low paying teaching assistant program? Working with English Wizards provides you the option to find paid teaching jobs at schools all over Poland with a legal work visa and full support available inside and outside of the classroom.

Poland is one of the world’s fastest growing TEFL destinations due to its charming culture, beautiful medieval cities, cheap cost of living, and the widespread availability of jobs for native English speakers. Navigating the job market alone can be quite difficult, especially without EU citizenship, but English Wizards makes the process easier than ever before!

Uniquely, our programs gives you access to the entire country and its booming job market, you're never restricted to a certain job. Plus, you'll enjoy the full benefits of coming on one of the largest and most supportive teaching programs in Europe!

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Program Highlights

  • FLEXIBLE START DATES: Start at your earliest convenience
  • Live and Work in the Heart of Europe
  • 100% Flexibility: Work Anywhere in Poland - Your Choice
  • Full Visa Support & Arrival Support for all Teachers
  • Competitive Salaries: Poland has some of the best ESL salaries in the EU

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Program Reviews

4.93 Rating
based on 14 reviews
  • 5 rating 92.86%
  • 4 rating 7.14%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Benefits 4.6
  • Support 4.95
  • Fun 4.85
  • Facilities 4.75
  • Safety 4.85
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Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing support

If you're an English teacher eyeing the Polish ELT scene, don't look any further! I was teaching K12 in Turkey back in September 2022 when English Wizards interviewed me. I bought a package right away and the journey began. The road to visa was long and twisty for me, but Nick, Rob and others were always there to help. Thanks to their unwavering support, my visa was granted a few days ago, and I will be flying to Poland soon as an incubator. I'm really excited to join all the other wizards in Krakow.

4 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Highly recommend

English Wizard's service Teach in Poland Program and the visa support package made it possible for me to move to Poland and obtain a visa to continue living and working in Poland as an ESL teacher which I've really loved so far. Demand for English lessons is high so I feel I can safely say that you're bound to find work here. Poland is such a beautiful country, with an unbelieavably rich culture. Moving to a foreign country has its challenges but it makes a world of a difference to know you have the help of experts to assist you along the process - the staff at English Wizards have been SUPER helpful in giving me advice and guidance. They are very knowledgeable and trustworthy. I highly recommend.

  • Discover a new country and culture
  • Amazing travelling
  • Support
7 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Teaching with English Wizards

I came to Krakow in September 2021 to start teaching English in Poland. My initial contract was with English Wizards (EW). They provided extensive support with regards to sorting all the necessary immigration admin, and I was responsible for finding a teaching post. Although EW provides a regularly updated 'job board' to assist with searches.

From the start and throughout my time here I've found EW extremely helpful, both with administrative queries but also through the provision of lots of social and induction activities to help people make friends and find their feet in the first few months of living in a new country. The staff are friendly, approachable and helpful.

What's more, although no longer directly contracted with them, as I'm part of the 'EW community' I'm still able to contact them for support and advice when necessary. They're a great team and, if you're thinking of teaching English in Poland, I'd definitely recommend getting in touch with them to find out more! Start your adventure...

  • Excellent administrative support
  • Friendly and helpful staff
  • Social activities
9 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

English wizards Poland Monika

My name is Mariel I come from Argentina and I came to Poland a year and a half ago. Completely clueless of how things work in Poland and relying in my employer to do the bureaucratic paperwork. When I quite my job I felt quite lost but I have the best luck finding out about English wizards. My experience was really good, nick and Monika gave me support to understand my options for obtaining a visa and the step by step and paperwork I needed to get. They also gave me support to obtain and certify legal papers needed for other immigration processes.
For me was a scary process for my lack of knowledge in polish language and the bureaucratic processes. They help me to pick the option that was more convenient and walk me through the process until having the decision on hand.

  • Gave me peace of mind
  • Support in polish w high knowledge of the process
  • Fast and convenient
  • Is a long waiting process because of immigration office
11 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

A great way to get residency in Europe

English Wizards is a good way to get residency in Poland, or just spend a year or two here if you're exploring. I've taught in both Southeast Asia and Europe, and the visa procedures, getting a bank account, etc.. are a lot more complicated in Europe if you're not an EU citizen. English Wizards gave me great support with finding a job, getting an apartment, getting a bank account, and getting residency. I'd recommend this program for any non-EU citizen who wants to try out working and living in Europe.

  • great administrative help
  • help getting accomodation
  • good tips for finding a job
  • high inflation
  • need to find higher paying jobs on your own
11 people found this review helpful.
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No, I don't recommend this program

English Wizards

I used English Wizards for their freelancer program. It's hard to imagine how I could have done this without their help. Their staff helped me get a PESEL, a bank account, an apartment, and a residence permit. There's a lot of bureaucracy in Poland, and English Wizards helped me get through the complicated process. Staff was responsive by email, and we also met in person to check my completed application. I highly recommend English Wizards to freelancers who want to move to Poland. Their social events are fun too.

  • Help applying for residency
  • In-person assistance
19 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Everyone Should Experience Living Abroad

Being over 50 when I decided to try living abroad and teaching, a lot of people thought I was crazy. My life went into storage, I quit my job, and I moved to Paris. A short stint there led to 4 years in China, a half year in Bali, and onto Poland. Randomly scanning job boards for SE Asia, I stumbled upon English Wizards and I decided to contact them. One thing led to another and their enthusiasm not only for English Wizards but Poland, in general, hooked me. Although it would be 6-9 months before I was able to move to Poland, the EW gang kept in touch and pointed me in all the directions I needed to go...visa options, residency permits, work permits, you name it, they provided assistance/guides. When I return to the USA, probably all parents of high schoolers will want to kill me, because I want to go into schools and tell those kids to "take that gap year" and experience life abroad. English Wizards is the perfect way to make that happen. I won't just tell those "kids" but I would recommend to anyone who is at a turning point in their life to take the leap. English Wizards is a great way to do this because it won't feel as if you are doing it alone and have to figure everything out yourself. There will be someone there to assist you. I tell everyone, you're never too old or young to make your life a story worth telling.

  • Experienced assistance by the EW staff
  • Ease of travel in Europe
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Paperwork for immigration can be a hassle but in the end its worth it
40 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

English Wizards are making magic happen

English Wizards assisted with all of the documents from work permits and visas to bank accounts and PESEL numbers. That is all very well.

But to be honest, if it wasn't for Myles, my community manager I would have really struggled to adapt. We are not just colleagues now, we are friends. And I have made many friends thanks to all the social events he organised.

When I was having some tough times, Myles, Chris and all of my new colleagues were there to support me.

I cannot thank these guys enough for all of the support and the comprehensive training we received.

What was your funniest moment?
Myles has a hilarous sense of humor. He made so many jokes, its hard to pick out just one.
52 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

Yes indeed! We are happy to accept non-native teachers so long as you have a native-like proficiency in English. This is means Cambridge C2, IELTS 8.5, or equivalent. We are proud to uphold EU standards against discriminating on the basis of national origin.

The COVID-19 pandemic has not impacted our recruitment, and we are continuing to accept teachers of all nationalites. Although Poland's borders have been largely closed to tourism since last spring, travelers coming for work-related purposes are specifically exempt and can enter with only a negative COVID test. We provide all of our program participants with the necessary documentation to enter...