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English Wizards is a community of teachers

Sure, we offer teaching programs, visa services, and other support for expats in Central Europe but the core of our organization is our community.

Our Wizards come to Poland from all over the world with a few shared passions: teaching, traveling, and pushing boundaries to live overseas. We come together at work, training, and social events with the common goal of sharing a piece of our own culture and learning pieces of a new culture.

There are currently over 500 Wizards in the English Wizards community, and we represent a total of 37 countries of origin. We are proud to be one of the few TEFL programs in the world that is open to teachers of all nationalities.

Our Story

English Wizards was founded by English teachers, for English teachers, out of the necessity to provide teachers in Europe with a support system and community, which at the time did not exist on the continent.

Typically, the reality of teaching in Europe means that you are very much on your own. Schools will rarely offer any relocation support, and most prefer to hire teachers who are already in the country, either EU citizens or foreigners who already have a work visa. This means that teachers are often left to do everything themselves, which is a daunting process for someone in a foreign country who doesn’t speak the language. At English Wizards, we want every teacher coming to Europe to have the freedom to do what they do best (teach!), without worrying about all the little things, like if a visa will be possible, if a school will pay on time, or if that €20 taxi fare was actually a scam.

English Wizards has grown exponentially over the past few years and is now one of the most popular teaching abroad programs on the continent of Europe. Our company is currently based in Krakow and operating with teachers all over Poland, with plans to open branches in other destinations in Europe within the next year.

Nationalities Represented

The most common countries of origin of our Wizards are the United States, United Kingdom, and South Africa.

Schools We've Worked With

Our Wizards have worked at over 500 schools, businesses, and training centers all over Poland.


With most of our placement Wizards getting positions before they arrive, it’s no wonder this is our most popular program!

Languages Spoken

All of our Wizards speak a native level of English; however many also speak other languages as first, second, third, or even fourth langauges!

Visas Approved

English Wizards has assisted over 800 Wizards from outside the EU get work permits, visas, and residence permits to teach legally in Poland.

Median Age

We’ve had Wizards as young as 18 and as old as… well our older Wizards prefer not to say exactly. But we have welcomed many Wizards in their 50s and beyond on our programs.

Meet our team of world-class specialist

Our programs are run by a dedicated tight-knit team based in Krakow, which we call “the family.” Not only is every member of our team highly experienced in what they do, but we have also all been in your shoes living abroad and work with 100% dedication to the well being of each of our Wizards.

The English Wizards difference

A community for teachers

English Wizards is not a recruitment agency. We do not charge a recruitment fee to the schools where our Wizards work. As such, we choose our partner schools based off the value they bring to our teachers and greater community – and not based off who’s paying the highest commission. This also means that, as member of our teaching community, we will be working to match you with the school that’s best suited for your personality and teaching styles, rather than the one paying us the biggest finder’s fee for recruiting you.

Comfort and security

Trust us, we’ve heard all the horror stories. Schools that refuse to pay, schools that completely mislead teachers and leave them stuck in a contract, schools that cancel on a teacher last minute, the list goes on. No matter where you are teaching, the English Wizards community provides teachers with an extra layer of protection to prevent the worst from happening, as well as a safety net to catch you and help you stand back up should you end up in a tight situation.

Your ticket to Europe

Those from outside the EU looking to work in the European Union are usually faced with a “chicken and egg” situation: It isn’t possible to get a job offer unless you have a work visa, and it isn’t possible to get a work visa unless you have a job offer. At English Wizards, we provide a simple way around this by offering work visa services through our organization. We work closely with all of our partner schools to manage the visa process through our professional immigration and visa support staff.

The support teachers really want

From the minute you apply to the day you finally return home, our team will be there for your support. We are human beings and so are you; we hate call centers and automated email responders as much as you do. Furthermore, our teachers have access to a collection of exclusive online resources to help stand out, including an online system to log hours and calculate pay, an online resource library with all the lesson materials you’ll ever need for the classroom, and an online booking platform to market yourself to private students.

A genuine teaching community

The English Wizards community is built to bring English teachers who come from all over the world to teach in Poland into one community. Not only does this mean regular social events, language exchanges, and weekend excursions with your fellow Wizards, but it also means having a community of like-minded English teachers to connect with. This is one of the key steps to getting settled and feeling at home in a foreign country.

Contact info

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