One of the areas touched upon in my Warsaw set novelette Red Esperanto is the rather, louche and down-at-heel world of the city’s ex-pat EFL teachers. The ‘flotsam and jetsam of life’ that make their living teaching English in Poland’s capital. A world I know well.
To give you a further — and very noir — taste of that bitter-sweet life here’s All About Steve, a documentary that was made a few years ago by James Torr and Jonathan Walsh.
The focus of All About Steve is a teacher known as EFL Steve who disappeared from Warsaw after claiming he was being poisoned by a sinister and mysterious group but as the mystery unravels we also get a good look at EFL life in Warsaw.
I first saw this documentary about five years ago and it’s great to see so much — if not all — of it on You Tube.