As Poland’s capital and it’s largest and wealthiest city, Warsaw has a large expat community. But, with a rapidly growing population, the teaching market is far from saturated and jobs are plentiful.
There are many private language schools in Warsaw and you can teach anyone from kindergarteners to CEOs of international companies. There are also opportunities to teach in international schools in Warsaw, where the pay tends to be a bit higher and there are more benefits, such as paid holidays. One thing’s for sure, teaching in Warsaw will never be boring.
More historic and – let’s be honest – more beautiful than Warsaw, Kraków is a favorite spot for expats in Poland. This makes it a bit more difficult to get reliable work with a decent school because there’s just so much competition, but with a little research, Kraków can be paradise for English teachers.
The entire old town is UNESCO listed, and Kazimierz, the former Jewish district is a hipster enclave to rival any in Brooklyn. And, the city is just an hour’s drive from the mountains where you can hike in the summer and ski in the winter.
Gdańsk was at the forefront of the Poles’ struggle against communist rule, and it continues to be one of the more liberal cities in Poland. It was beautifully rebuilt and faithfully restored to its former glory after being almost completely destroyed during the Second World War.
It’s now one of Poland’s fastest growing cities and is attracting businesses from around the world, which means the market for English teachers is wide open. On the Baltic Sea, Gdańsk has everything you could want in a big city but it’s easy to escape to the quiet of the sandy beaches of northern Poland.