Teaching English in Taiwan


Interesting Facts About Life in Taiwan


    • Taiwan is also known as Formosa, which comes from the Portuguese for “beautiful island.”
    • Because the shape of Taiwan resembles a sweet potato, many Taiwanese refer to themselves as “children of the sweet potato.”
    • Baseball is Taiwan’s national sport.
    • The rapid economic and industrial growth that occured during the late 20th century is known as the "Taiwan Miracle."
    • A number of internationally-popular technologies are based out of Taiwan, Garmin, Giant Bicycles, Acer, and HTC for example.



    English Teaching Requirements in Taiwan


    • Education: AA  BA/BS is required; TEFL TESOL Certification is required and students can obtain certification in any of our Onsite TEFL Courses or by taking the Online TEFL Course.  


    • Citizenship Requirements:  USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa.
    • Typical hiring process: phone/e-mail in advance
    • Average teaching hours per week: 20–25 hours of classroom plus extra prep time
    • Types of students: business professionals, children in public schools and private language schools
    • Cost of living per month: 1,000–1,400 USD; 32,000–46,000 TWD
    • Average monthly pay:
    • 1,400–2,100 USD; 46,000–68,000 TWD
    • Start-up cost: 1,000–1,400 USD
    • Potential to save or break even: save 500-600 USD/month
    • Accommodation/housing benefits paid: no, will assist in finding housing
    • Medical Insurance - co pay, national health insurance
    • Vacation - paid 2 weeks & sick days
    • Flight reimbursement: no


    Living in Taiwan Teaching English


    Found off the southeast coast of mainland China, Taiwan is the perfect destination for those seeking remote island beauty mixed with a taste of modern Asia. Known for its ancient temples as well as it's cutting edge technology, Taiwan is quickly becoming the hotspot of East Asia.

    Asia's English teaching market is one of the largest in the world, and Taiwan is one of the oldest and most established markets among Asian nations.

    English teachers in Taiwan can expect to find jobs available year round. Interviews are conducted well in advance, both over the phone and via e-mail. Instructors are responsible for airfare and housing expenses. Most teachers live in apartments recently vacated by previous teachers, and many room with coworkers.  Teaching positions are with either children or adults, though the market for teaching children is particularly outstanding.

    A generous salary affords English teachers a comfortable lifestyle, with the possibility to save up to 600 USD per month. Schools typically offer 20 to 25 hours of work per week, leaving teachers plenty of time to travel and explore while they are employed. English teachers need an AA or bachelor’s degree to teach in Taiwan, and TEFL certification is required. Most English teaching jobs are found in the major cities of Taipei, Kaohsiung, Taichung, Taoyuan, and Tainan.


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