ADULT PROGRAMMES IN POLAND

Warsaw - Krakow - Wroclaw - Poznan

Make new friends ⭐

Angloville immersion programmes pair International English speakers with Local English Learners within a rewarding cultural experience in beautiful venues across Poland. Our Adult Programme is a great opportunity to meet local participants from Krakow, Warsaw, Poznan, etc – successful professionals from all walks of life – and encourage them to practice their English language skills. Throughout the programme you will learn about the local culture and meet like-minded travellers. Not only you will have a chance explore Poland, you will also develop interpersonal skills, and improve your ability to teach English. You’ll gain invaluable personal and professional experience while making new friends and expanding your horizons.

Don’t wait & get your next adventure in Poland  today!

Travel sponsorship

  • Discover: Warsaw, Krakow, Poznan & Wroclaw
  • Befriend: Meet people from 10+ different countries
  • Enjoy: Discover Poland, speak English, share your culture & grow
  • Learn: Get your TEFL sponsored & become a professional teacher
  • Save money: Full board, fun-activities & city tours included FOR FREE

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Who Are The Participants?

On each program, there are around 12-20 adult locals typically aged 30-60 and an equal number of English-speaking participants. Adult participants come from all walks of life and various backgrounds, from individual entrepreneurs to corporate professionals and even artists. They are successful in their profession but need a boost in their English skills, especially when it comes to communication. You can learn a lot about them, their profession, and the country itself during deep and meaningful conversations throughout the day.

What Is Your Role?

Your role is simply to participate in conversations and activities entirely in English – no teaching experience is necessary! We don’t conduct formal classroom teaching, nor do we use textbooks. Instead, we create a laidback, real-life environment for practicing English. Angloville is not a volunteering opportunity but a cultural and language exchange between local and international participants. We have scheduled and structured your day with a balance of educational and fun activities.

Our ultimate aim is to bring travelers from all around the globe, like you, together. Each week you will meet approximately 40 new people. Like the thousands of participants before you, you can expect to walk away with new friendships and lifelong memories.

What is Provided 🤩

  • Free accommodation for all action-packed days (shared rooms or apartments with private bathrooms)
  • Full board: 3 meals at minimum, delicious local cuisine, that can cater to certain diets Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Daily action-packed activities & city tours: Warsaw, Krakow, Poznan, Wroclaw, etc.
  • Invaluable experience with local & international youth from all around the world
  • Grow: Opportunity to become TEFL qualified via Anglo-TEFL Scholarship.

A Typical Day

The Angloville Adult Programmes in Poland are designed to offer English learner students a unique and immersive English language learning experience with international travellers of the same age. This is through conversation, cultural exchange, and fun-packed activities. In return, international participants like YOU get an amazing opportunity to meet European successful professionals and discover their culture & traditions. It will be one of the most exciting adventures of your life!

09:00-10:00

Breakfast

09:00-10:00

Mentor Meeting

11:00-12:00

One-on-One session

12:00-13:00

One-on-One session

13:00-14:00

Group Activites

14:00-15:00

Lunch

15:00-16:30

Free Time

16:30-17:30

One-on-One session

17:30-18:30

One-on-One session

18:30-19:30

One-on-One session

19:30 – 20:30

Dinner time

20:30 – 21:30

Entertainment hour

21:30

Social Time

What Will Your Day Consist Of?

Day One

🗓️ Angloville Adult programmes last 6 days, from Sunday to Friday.

 

  • Start: Sunday (between 6 AM and 12 PM)
  • End:  Friday (between 4 PM and 8 PM) or Sunday (extended programme, between 4 PM and 8 PM)
  • Free walking tour: Saturday – one day before the programme (at 14:00 during winter time,  17:00 during summer time)

Typical Day

🔰  Conversation sessions

Each day of the programme will consist of multiple 50 minute sessions designed to provide a dynamic and stimulating experience. These sessions will include a variety of activities such as 2:1 conversation sessions, group activities, debates, educational workshops, handcraft activities, games, and more. This alternating schedule ensures an enjoyable and diverse programme, preventing monotony and keeping all participants engaged.

Activities

🔰  Fun activities

Our Adult programmes offer thrilling activities to enhance our Local and International experience, such as games, quiz and movie nights, field trips (weather permitting), handcraft workshops, and, of course, outdoor summer activities such as water games, pool and sports! If you have a favorite group game or enjoy board games, feel free to bring them along and prepare some activities to share with the group!

Benefits & services

📍 Free city tours every Saturday

We invite you to join our free walking tour in your departure city, which includes places like Warsaw, Krakow, Wroclaw, Poznan, Gdansk, and many more. These tours are scheduled one day before the programme and take place every Saturday. During the winter, the tours start at 14:00, while in the summertime, they begin at 17:00.

Participating in these guided walking tours will allow you to explore the city’s beautiful local sights, learn about its history, and have the opportunity to enjoy a coffee or lunch (not included) with fellow international participants afterward.

Please note that for the walking tours to take place, we require a minimum of five participants. The specific meeting points and times will be confirmed a few days before the programme commences.

🚍 Transport from/to the departure city

Meeting point in the departure city

Our summer programmes take place all across Poland, the main departure cities are Warsaw, Poznan, Wroclaw or Krakow, and our meeting time on the first day of the programme, which is Sunday, will be early in the morning, likely before 10:00 AM. To facilitate a smooth start, our Angloville bus will pick the group of International Participants up from a conveniently accessible meeting point, which will be confirmed two weeks before the departure date.

To ensure you are well-rested and punctual for the meeting, Angloville strongly advises arriving in the departure city at least one day prior to the scheduled departure.


Return to the departure city 

On the last day of the programme, on Saturday, the Angloville group will travel back to the departure city via bus after having lunch. The specific arrival time can vary due to factors such as the distance between the venue and the city, weather conditions, traffic, and group dynamics. Generally, the bus tends to arrive at the departure city before 18:00.

If you need to travel to a different city for another Angloville programme, we advise against booking your intercity ticket before the aforementioned arrival time.

🛏️ Accommodation at the venue

Accommodation & rooming

Our Summer programs are held in a variety of Polish locations, ranging from traditional cottages and mansions to mountain chalets or modern and stylish venues. All of these venues are situated in picturesque countryside settings, often perched atop mountains or nestled within the serene beauty of the forest.

Available amenities are described under Angloville’s venues.

During these programmes, it is possible to accommodate up to three international participants of the same gender in one room. Each room is equipped with an ensuite private bathroom for the convenience of the occupants. The Coordination Team on the program handles the rooming arrangements, making an effort to maintain a balance among various factors (gender, age, affinity). However, accommodating individual preferences can be challenging and denied.


Check-in & check-out

Angloville follows standard practices in the tourism industry by providing the check-in and check-out dates when stating the programme dates and participants’ stay. This format effectively communicates the beginning and end dates of the guests’ hotel accommodation. This commonly used format ensures clarity regarding the number of nights covered by Angloville at the hotel.

For instance:

  • 21 – 26 June (Chojnik, dep. from Wroclaw) – Adult edition
  • Check-in: 21.06.2023
  • Check-out: 26.06.2023
  • 5 nights, 6 days

Wifi

Complimentary Wi-Fi service is available at all our venues. However, please note that the Wi-Fi bandwidth may be limited and intended primarily for communication purposes such as emails, SMS, and basic website browsing. If you require a reliable and high-speed internet connection, we suggest reaching out to your phone provider to inquire about data roaming options or consider purchasing a local SIM card with an appropriate internet plan. This will ensure a more dependable and robust internet experience during your stay.

🍽️ Dietary options available 

Dietary options available 

Angloville provides three dietary options for our programmes in Poland:

  • Unrestricted
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan (*)

The meal arrangements include a buffet breakfast, two or three set courses for lunch, and one or two set courses for dinner. The culinary offerings usually showcase the local cuisine of the country or region, which might differ from what you are used to at home. For example, in Poland, people often enjoy a more substantial amount of meat and potatoes in their meals.

It’s important to note that our current setup involves serving a group menu rather than offering à la carte options. Therefore, the dietary option chosen will be applicable for all meals throughout the week, and it will not be possible to make changes as all dishes are planned in advance.


Allergies

We take food allergies very seriously and will strictly adhere to any allergy requirements provided.


Other dietaries

Accommodating dietary preferences and restrictions such as halal, kosher, gluten-free, or lactose-free are challenging due to the local culture and gastronomy. We understand that these dietary needs are important, and we apologise for the difficulty in providing suitable options.

(*) Please check available dietary options are described under Angloville’s venues.

✅ Profile & requirements

Requirements

To be eligible for participation in Angloville Winter Programme, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Age requirement: you should be over 25 years old.
  • Educational qualification: Completion of high school.
  • Personal qualities: Possess appropriate personal qualities such as maturity, flexibility, etc. Ability to handle challenges and cope with challenges, along with good communication skills and cultural sensitivity.
  • Diverse hobbies and interests: Have a range of hobbies and interests.
  • Good physical health & mental health: Maintain good physical health and have no diagnosed mental conditions.
  • Clean police record: You must have a clean police record, and you might be required to provide documentation of this record if necessary, which should be dated within the past six months.
  • Story to share and interest in cultural exchange: Be prepared to provide information about yourself through an application form, including your story. Show a true interest in meeting new people and learning about different cultures.
  • Required documentation: Possess or be in a position to obtain all necessary documentation (passport, DBS/police clearance, letter of reference, insurance) and visas required for travel to program destinations. Angloville does not provide visa support.
    Sufficient funds: Have enough funds to cover travel, accommodation, and board expenses before, between, and after the programme.

Consumption of alcohol or illicit substances are not permitted during the programme.


Admission fee & Deposit 

Angloville provides sponsored travel opportunities that include: free accommodation & full board (shared rooms, three meals per day), transportation to and from the city, engaging educational and recreational activities, city tours, a ski pass with gear rental, AngloTEFL online course & certificate (optional) invaluable hands-on teaching experience, and more.

To secure a spot in our programs, a refundable security deposit is required, along with a fee to cover PayPal, bank, and administrative charges, as well as local Eco & Tourism taxes.

To finalize your booking, we will need the following documents within 14 days: a scanned copy of your passport, a police clearance certificate (if required), and a copy of your travel confirmation to the departure city (including plane, bus or train tickets).

Upon successfully completing the Angloville programme, you can request a refund of your security deposit within 21 days.

For additional information, please consult our terms and conditions.

🛄 What is not included?

What is not included?

  • Deposit fee, including transaction and foreign exchange fees pertaining to online payments, bank charges, or wire transfers, as well as local tourism and eco taxes.
  • Visa application fee (if applicable)
  • Outgoing and return flight or train or bus transport
  • Single room or special accommodation arrangements
  • Any specific dietary other than unrestricted, vegetarian and vegan (*)
  • Any intercity or intercountry travel between programmes
  • Any accommodation before, between and/or after programmes
  • Travel and health insurance
  • Any necessary vaccinations
  • Pocket money during activities
  • Any optional excursions, activity or paying facilities or services at the venue.

(*) Please check available dietary options are described under Angloville’s venues.

Calendar 2023

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Edition – Starting City

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28 April – 03 May 2024

Adult edition – Warsaw

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28 April – 03 May 2024

Adult edition – Warsaw

05 – 10 May 2024

Adult edition – Krakow

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05 – 10 May 2024

Adult edition – Krakow

12 – 17 May 2024

Adult edition – Warsaw

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12 – 17 May 2024

Adult edition – Warsaw

19 – 24 May 2024

Adult edition – Wroclaw

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19 – 24 May 2024

Adult edition – Wroclaw

24 – 31 May 2024

Adult edition – Warsaw

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24 – 31 May 2024

Adult edition – Warsaw

02 – 07 June 2024

Adult edition – Krakow

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02 – 07 June 2024

Adult edition – Krakow

09 – 14 June 2024

Adult edition – Warsaw

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09 – 14 June 2024

Adult edition – Warsaw

23 – 28 June 2024

Adult edition – Krakow

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23 – 28 June 2024

Adult edition – Krakow

30 June – 05 July 2024

Adult edition – Warsaw

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30 June – 05 July 2024

Adult edition – Warsaw

07 – 12 July 2024

Adult edition – Wroclaw

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07 – 12 July 2024

Adult edition – Wroclaw

21 – 26 July 2024

Adult edition – Wroclaw

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21 – 26 July 2024

Adult edition – Wroclaw

28 July – 02 August 2024

Adult edition – Warsaw

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28 July – 02 August 2024

Adult edition – Warsaw

11 – 16 August 2024

Adult edition – Warsaw

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11 – 16 August 2024

Adult edition – Warsaw

18 – 23 August 2024

Adult edition – Wroclaw

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18 – 23 August 2024

Adult edition – Wroclaw

25 – 30 August 2024

Adult edition – Warsaw

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25 – 30 August 2024

Adult edition – Warsaw

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stephen pepper
stephen pepper
2023-04-14
Whatever your age (speaking as someone in the Autumn years) Angloville is an adventure,a fun,stimulating and very interesting way to spend some time, meeting Anglo’s from English speaking countries and local nationals / Poles/Hungarians etc. It is an opportunity to learn about the past/ present/ possible future direction of the host country and obviously to make friends and learn about local customs,traditions,,culture ,habits,sports,hobbies,folklore ,foods,drinks,dances etc… It is an enjoyable,memorable,bonding,worthwhile experience and there are always interesting evening entertainment events which with (or without) a drink or two make it fun and ‘party like’ the atmosphere is friendly and professional but not ‘micro managed’ or rigid.. If you like meeting people from all walks of life and talking and talking ,sharing experiences ,you should try the Angloville. experience. Sounds a bit ‘gushing’ and ‘OTT’..if you don’t ,try you will never know !
Callum Domigan
Callum Domigan
2023-04-13
Brilliant experience. One of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done and I met lots of great people whilst doing it.
Jeremy Teitelbaum
Jeremy Teitelbaum
2023-04-13
Great experience meeting people from Poland and fellow native speakers from all over the world. Angloville is a bit disorganized and lacks effective communication with volunteers.
michael Ratcliffe
michael Ratcliffe
2023-04-12
I was delighted to take part in the programme as an English teaching tutor.had such a good time helping people and meeting some really nice people…The organisation was superb and supportive of both mentors and mentees ..will be doing this again…
Tim Oakley
Tim Oakley
2023-04-12
For me, my first of eight sessions so far, was a life changing experience. I learnt the joy of teaching and learning from new friends both participants and fellow mentors. Friendships that have lasted for two years and are still as strong, if not stronger as we remain in contact. Absolutely love the experience. Two years after this post, I am still meeting wonderful people and making new friends. It is always a pleasure to reconnect with past partispants and mentors. So much kindness and humor. It is now difficult to visit a town in Poland where I don’t have a friend. Thank you all.
Amit Kang
Amit Kang
2023-03-08
Venue was beautiful. Polish and English organizers and participants were all fab. It was a fun learning and teaching experience.
atwine henrietta
atwine henrietta
2023-03-07
It’s an amazing experience, getting to meet new people from different parts of the world that you eventually become friends with. The opportunity to see new cities is amazing.
Alice Adams
Alice Adams
2023-03-07
So firstly I would say this is a very full on experience. You will be socialising from 8:30-21:30 every day, with a 1hr break after lunch for free time. With the Ski program we also had 3 mornings/afternoons off for skiing and with the adult programs we didn’t do every conversation session or activity as there were more native speakers than participants. I did find the first few days a bit much, but once I’d got used to it I thoroughly enjoyed my 3 weeks with Angloville as a native speaker. I had Zara and Mairead as my coordinators, and they were both amazing. Super understanding if you needed an extra break or time off for meetings/interviews. They both really helped the group to gel well together and created a fun, open, accepting environment. I stayed at 3 locations, Willa Tatry (junior SKI program), Bachledówka (adult) and Kurpia Arte (adult). Bachledówka was definitely the nicest hotel, Willa Tatry was good for exploring the village/skiing and nearby walks and Kurpia Arte was my least favourite hotel but had amazing, varied walks nearby. Overall, everyone I met during my 3 Angloville programs was super lovely, interesting and easy to talk to. This applies to both the native speakers and the Polish participants. Yes it was intensive, but nonetheless quite relaxed. It was also great I could study for TEFL certificate with Angloville as I completed 3 weeks of programs. The main cons I would say are that Angloville doesn’t provide accommodation in, or transport between, the departure cities. The accomodation affiliate linked on the Angloville website is also significantly more expensive than accomodation I could find online myself. Also they say the hotels will provide toiletries, but most don’t, so come prepared. In conclusion, I would definitely recommend Angloville to people, with a caution of how long the days are 🙂

Local Guide Tips

🗓️ When to arrive in the departure city in Poland

Angloville recommends that International Participants arrive 1 or 2 days before the programme begins. This allows you to have some rest before meeting the Angloville group at the meeting point on Sunday, which will be early in the morning. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the city and join our free walking tour on Saturday.

Please note that these additional expenses, such as airport shuttles, hotel rooms before, in-between, or after the programme, etc, are not covered by Angloville.

To arrive at the first start city, we recommend: www.skyscanner.com to look for some good flight deals. Budget airlines within Europe (Wizz air and Ryanair) do have some great deals for the upcoming months, with fares starting from 30 GBP!

The departure to the venue takes place on the first day of the programme, early in the morning, at a central easy-to-access meeting point. The Angloville bus takes the group of International and Local Participants from the starting city to the Angloville venue and back each time. Note the venue can be 1-4 hours away from the departure city.

✈️ Where to land in Poland?

Warsaw

The capital of Poland boasts two main airports: Chopin Airport and Modlin Airport. Chopin Airport provides extensive international connectivity, while Modlin Airport offers budget-friendly options.

  • Chopin Airport (Lotnisko Chopina) is located only 10 kilometers southwest of the city center. To get to the city center, several options are available: private shuttle services, taxi (30-minute ride, 40-60 PLN), train (S2 line, 20-minute ride), and bus (175 or N32 lines, 40-minute ride, 5 PLN).
  • Modlin Airport (Lotnisko Modlin) is situated about 40 kilometers north of Warsaw and primarily serves as a hub for low-cost carriers. However, it is well-connected by transportation services, including buses and shuttles to downtown Warsaw. Check out Modlin Airport website here

Krakow

John Paul II International Airport Krakow-Balice serves as a key air transportation hub in southern Poland. It is situated approximately 11 kilometers west of Krakow’s city center. To get to the city center, several options are available: taxi (20-30 min ride, 50-80 PLN), train (Balice Ekspres or Kraków Airport train, 20 min ride, 20 PLN) and bus (208 line, 40 min, 5 PLN).


Wroclaw 

Copernicus Airport Wroclaw is a major air transportation hub in western Poland. It is located about 10 kilometers southwest of Wroclaw’s city center. To get to the city center, several options are possible: taxi and bus (106 line).


Poznan

Poznań-Ławica Henryk Wieniawski Airport, is a significant air travel hub in western Poland. It is situated approximately 7 kilometers west of Poznań’s city center. To get to the city center, several options are available: taxi (20-30 min ride, 40-60 PLN), and bus (59 line, 30-40 min, 5 PLN).

📍 Meeting point return & intercity connections

We have to exercise utmost caution when predicting the return time of the Angloville bus to the departure city. Unforeseen circumstances, such as delays due to traffic, group issues, or other factors, can occur during the journey. Generally, we aim to have the bus back in the city centre by 18:00, but it’s important to be aware that the drop-off point for intercity or international connections may not be conveniently located near the Central train station, bus station, or airport.

Based on our past experiences, catching a train, bus, or carpool for an intercity connection on the same day has posed no issues. If you visit several cities in the host country, please check your itinerary is realistic. For moving between programmes and start cities, there are budget buses within Europe (www.flixbus.com), trip & itinerary scheduler (https://www.rome2rio.com/) and trains (https://www.thetrainline.com/,  https://www.intercity.pl/en/.

However, we recommend practising prudence when scheduling a flight, as it may be more unpredictable (distance to the airport, check-in procedures, security checks, etc.): as a general recommendation, we advise our international participants to consider booking their flights no earlier than 23:00, if feasible, or to opt for a departure on the following day. This will allow them to have sufficient time and rest before their flight.

Please keep in mind that the given time is a forecast, and we cannot guarantee it. Our staff will do their best to arrive on time, or even earlier if possible.

🏨 Where to stay before or after the program

We recommend you to arrive a day before the programme starts, which means you will have to book the accommodation yourself.

The city-centre of the departure is always a good option. Angloville only provides the accommodation for the duration of the programme. If you decide to complete a three-week package with Angloville, booking the accommodation between the programmes will also be your responsibility.

We suggest Couchsurfing (for a free accommodation), HostelWorld and Booking.com (for a bed in a dorm or a cheap hotel deal), or AirBnB (for a private room or a flat to share).

🧳 What to pack

When packing a trip to Poland, you should first consider the time of year you are visiting. Poland has a temperate climate, so you should pack layers of clothing, including a warm jacket or coat for colder months. In summer, light clothing is best for staying cool.

Summer programmes

Summer in Poland can be hotter than you would think! So pack lightweight & breathable clothing (T-shirts, shorts, skirts, dresses, light trousers, etc.), and don’t forget sunscreen and sunglasses. Remember to bring a hat or cap, comfortable walking shoes, a swimsuit, and a towel, as some of our venues have wonderful pools or lake beaches. Although it’s summer, occasional showers are possible, so it’s a good idea to pack a lightweight rain jacket or bring an umbrella.

Winter programmes

When packing for winter in Poland, prioritize warm clothing such as thermal layers, a heavy coat, and thick socks. Don’t forget essential accessories like hats, scarves, and gloves for protection against the cold. Additionally, bring waterproof outer layers, warm accessories like hand warmers, and don’t forget to pack moisturizers, sunglasses, and any necessary medications.

Ski programmes

If you decide to participate in a ski program, make sure to bring along essential specialized skiing gear and waterproof clothing, such as a ski suit, gloves, and a warm hat. Please note that Angloville does not provide ski clothing, so it’s essential to have these items ready for your trip.

Also, if you plan to explore Poland independently, consider downloading a travel app to help you get around and find things to do. Though many people in Poland speak English, it’s always nice to learn a few basic phrases in the local language to help with communication.

Don’t forget to pack all the essentials like your passport, travel insurance, and any other necessary travel documents. Also, it’s a good idea to have some cash and credit cards for shopping, snacks, and other extra activities. We also recommend that you bring a reusable bottle with you. If you’re coming from a country with a different type of electrical outlet, you’ll need to bring an adapter plug to charge your devices.