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Poland is one of the largest countries in Eastern Europe and has the largest market for English teachers in all of Europe. The busy season for hiring usually begins in September and October, although there is some hiring year-round.

Poland is an ancient nation that was conceived near the middle of the 10th century. Its golden age occurred in the 16th century. During the following century, the strengthening of the gentry and internal disorders weakened the nation. In a series of agreements between 1772 and 1795, Russia, Prussia, and Austria partitioned Poland amongst themselves. Poland regained its independence in 1918 only to be overrun by Germany and the Soviet Union in World War II. It became a Soviet satellite state following the war, but its government was comparatively tolerant and progressive. Labor turmoil in 1980 led to the formation of the independent trade union "Solidarity" that over time became a political force and by 1990 had swept parliamentary elections and the presidency. A "shock therapy" program during the early 1990s enabled the country to transform its economy into one of the most robust in Central Europe, but Poland still faces the lingering challenges of high unemployment, underdeveloped and dilapidated infrastructure, and a poor rural underclass. Solidarity suffered a major defeat in the 2001 parliamentary elections when it failed to elect a single deputy to the lower house of Parliament, and the new leaders of the Solidarity Trade Union subsequently pledged to reduce the Trade Union's political role. Poland joined NATO in 1999 and the European Union in 2004. With its transformation to a democratic, market-oriented country largely completed, Poland is an increasingly active member of Euro-Atlantic organizations.

Poland, is a country located in Central Europe. It is bordered by Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Ukraine and Belarus to the east, and the Baltic Sea, Lithuania, and Russia (in the form of the Kaliningrad Oblast exclave) to the north. Poland shares a maritime border with Denmark and Sweden in the Baltic Sea. Since May 1, 2004, the republic has been a member state of the European Union.

A Polish state was formed more than 1,000 years ago and reached its golden age near the end of the 16th century under the Jagiellonian dynasty, when Poland was one of the largest, wealthiest, and most powerful countries in Europe. At that time, Poland had one of the world's largest and most vibrant Jewish communities. In 1791 the Sejm of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth adopted the Constitution of May 3, Europe's first modern codified constitution, and the second in the world after the Constitution of the United States. Soon afterwards, the country ceased to exist after being partitioned by its neighbours Russia, Austria, and Prussia. It regained independence in 1918 in the aftermath of the First World War as the Second Polish Republic. Following the Second World War it became a communist satellite state of the Soviet Union known as the People's Republic of Poland. In 1989 the first partially-free elections in Poland's post-World War II history concluded the Solidarity (Solidarnos'c') movement's struggle for freedom and resulted in the defeat of Poland's communist rulers. The current Third Polish Republic was established, followed a few years later by the drafting of a new constitution in 1997. In 1999 Poland acceded to NATO, and in 2004 it joined the European Union.

Officially the country is known as Republic of Poland, in Polish Rzeczpospolita Polska. The word Rzeczpospolita is the historic name that has been used continuously since the 16th century during the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, which was an elective monarchy. The term Rzeczpospolita can mean "commonwealth" or also "republic" (there are two Polish translations for the English term "republic": republika and rzeczpospolita; the second one nowadays is used only with reference to Poland, e.g. Republika Czeska - Czech Republic, Republika Francuska - French Republic, etc.) During communist rule from 1952 to 1989 the country's official name was the People's Republic of Poland (Polska Rzeczpospolita Ludowa), which was the only break in the official historical designation.

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And the English Teacher of the Year award goes to...
The title of Poland's Best Teacher of English in 2018 has been awarded to Adam St?pi?ski of Tarnobrzeg in Poland's southeast. Photo: Pixabay.com (CC0) In an interview for Radio Poland, St?pi?ski said ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 05 Jul 2018 05:25:00 GMT

Time allocated to teaching English in state schools seen as insufficient
Aptis, she said, effectively assessed English language skills. Such skills were of relevance to teachers, advanced education and the business world. Aptis is used in other countries as well. Poland, I...
Publ.Date : Fri, 13 Jul 2018 12:57:00 GMT

Let?s bring back the English-medium school
Some older readers may remember that when US President Jimmy Carter visited Poland in 1977, he ended up ?saying ... Mahathir tried to introduce policies and programmes that promoted English, such as t...
Publ.Date : Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:21:00 GMT

Games at Birkenau
Two women, teachers from the mountains ... There was an inscription in English. In Polish. I had a beret in my bag. It was lovely, colorful and made of wool. I had stolen it from the sauna building ri...
Publ.Date : Sun, 15 Jul 2018 23:02:00 GMT

Yad Vashem Rebukes Netanyahu: Israel-Poland Holocaust Declaration Contains \'Grave Errors and Deceptions\'
As education minister, charged with teaching the memory of the Holocaust ... On Thursday, the Polish government published a Hebrew translation of the joint statement (written in English and not in eit...
Publ.Date : Thu, 05 Jul 2018 04:55:00 GMT

Murray Armstrong farewells teaching after 44 years at Tauranga Girls\' College
How do you begin to sum up a 44-year teaching career? You could break it into numbers ... I enrolled at Canterbury, did English, geography, history and politics." The appeal of Canterbury was the chan...
Publ.Date : Sat, 07 Jul 2018 04:43:00 GMT

Judge Memorial CHS grad is Fulbright scholar
In late August she will travel to Minsk, Belarus, where she will be teaching English as an assistant professor of English ... Her maternal grandmother was Polish and there was a heavy eastern European ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:47:00 GMT

Out of the Archives: Assumption school offered Polish language, history
For want of teachers, Assumption closed that year and its 390 children ... a curriculum that resulted in many of its students being fluent in Polish and English, that discipline went away in the late ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 12 Jul 2018 03:57:00 GMT

Women at our BEST to meet
OGLESBY ? Women at our BEST (Building, Encouraging, Strengthening, and Teaching ... for an 11-day mission trip to Poland. They will join 12 others led by a group from First Baptist Church in Sycamore ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:50:00 GMT

Constable: Teaching \'Never Forget\' to kids who don\'t yet know Holocaust
Selected to take part in a prestigious Holocaust educators conference this week in New York, teachers Keisha Rembert of Clifford ... no knowledge of the Holocaust," says Rembert, who teaches English, ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Jun 2018 03:32:00 GMT

Poland High teacher remembered for ?awesome? impact on teens
?She was our wizard,? said high-school English teacher Karen Simko, alluding to ?the hero?s journey? about which Van Meter taught her students. ?She was the Gandalf to our hobbit. She was our mentor, ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 15 Oct 2017 17:09:00 GMT

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