The hometown of our school is Zory a small town in the Silesia region of southern Poland. It is very conveniently situated - 30 km from Katowice, the capital of Silesia, 120 km from Cracow (Kraków), possibly the most beautiful city in Poland and 50 km from the ski slopes of the Beskidy mountains. It is also very close to the Czech border, and a train ride away from Prague, Vienna, Berlin and Moscow.
Right Now was founded in 1992, and has grown from a one-room teaching facility to a three-storey school in the center of town, which we moved to five years later. In 1998, we expanded our offerings to include German courses and three years later the new branch in nearby Jastrzębie Zdrój (12km away) as well as another teaching outlet in Zory were opened. In 2003 we opened a new branch in the town of Dabrowa Górnicza (40km away).
We have been in business for a quarter of a century now, so we are one of the oldest language schools in the country. At the moment, we teach about 700 students in four locations. The friendly atmosphere, quality of teaching and dedicated staff make us one of the leading English-language schools on the Polish market.
Here is the short film presenting the town we originate from - Żory
About a job
We teach kids from the age of five, youth and adults on different levels, starting from absolute beginners up to preparation for the First Certificate in English exam. We have been employing native speakers (from Canada, the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Nigeria and even Singapore) since 1993, only one year after the school was founded. They work on a tandem teaching basis (i.e. a student has one lesson per week with a Polish teacher, and one with a native) To ensure efficient outcome of their work, it is coordinated by the Director of Studies. The Polish teacher teaches grammar while the Native concentrates on comprehension and conversation abilities. Thus, there is a lot of room for creativity on the part of the Native teacher.
Classes - both those of the native and the Polish teachers - are conducted between 3 and 9:30 pm, depending on the age of the students and teachers' schedules. The lessons are based on textbooks (such as the Longman, Oxford University Press, Express Publishing and Cambridge editions) as well as the teachers' own ideas. Our premises are well stocked with books that offer outlines of games, activities and conversation topics. Free Internet access is available for both students as well as teachers. There is also copying facilities, a library of English-language books (more than 400 titles) as well as videos and DVDs (everything from Casablanca to Working Girl - more than 100 titles). Video and audio equipments well as modern devices like Intericive Whiteboards are installed in every classroom.
All the native teachers have been quite happy in Żory; quite a few ended up staying longer than they had originally planned. If you would like to meet some interesting people, see fascinating places, and experience Poland at its best, come teach English at Right Now. A Bachelor's degree and some teaching experience would be an asset, however, we are willing to provide some initial help and training.
To see photos showing our school, staff and events we organize go to our gallery of pictures .
What we offer:
- 10 months (September to mid June) of teaching (on average, 12 teaching hours a week - a 'teaching hour' is 90 minutes)
- fully furnished and equipped accomodation, Internet provided, : half of the cost of which is covered by us (except utilities which is covered in full by us)
- an assistance in obtaining work permits and and all other red tape
- national health insurance
- friendly and professional working environment
- a very good local salary
- overtime and one-to-one tutoring widely available
- airport pickup
- initial and ongoing training
Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us. Our ex-native speakers email addresses are disclosed upon request.
English Language Center
ul. Pszczyńska 17
44-240 Żory, Poland
The country code for Poland is 48
the school: (48) 32 434 2929
(Mon-Fri 3-7.30pm - during schoolyear only)
owner's mobile: +(48) 502 327 594