Teach English in Taiwan
An English Teaching Job in Taiwan is an Amazing Experience!
Ancient temples, modern bustling cities, speeding motorcycles, stinky tofu and beautiful coastal beaches are just a small part of the unique lifestyle you will find while teaching English in Taiwan. Taiwan is a country of contrast, where cutting edge modern conveniences belie the traditional culture which still remains strong today.
There are many opportunities for adventure to be found while teaching English in Taiwan. From discovering the chaotic city night markets, to hiking on Yangminshan to lounging on the beaches of Kenting, you will find there is plenty to explore. If you want to immerse yourself in Chinese culture and learn Mandarin Chinese while still having all the modern conveniences available, a job teaching English in Taiwan is for you! Reach To Teach currently works with a large number of reputable client schools offering ESL jobs teaching English in Taiwan. Your salary as an English teacher in Taiwan will be more than enough to live a comfortable lifestyle and save for trips around Taiwan and to other countries in Asia!
Teaching Requirements to Teach in Taiwan Private Schools
- Full BA
- At least a 100-hour TEFL certification. Our schools give preference to teachers that have a 120-hour+ TEFL Certification
Teaching Requirements to Teach in Taiwan Public Schools
- BA in Education OR Masters Degree PLUS a valid teaching credential from your home country
- BA in any discipline PLUS a valid teaching certification in your home country PLUS a full year of formal teaching experience in a Western public school system
- You must be certified to teach in the public school system in your home country OR have a sub teaching certification from your home country
English Teaching Jobs – CELTA, TEFL and TESOL Qualified Teachers
Reach To Teach offers ESL jobs for well qualified teachers, including TESOL jobs & CELTA jobs in Taiwan. Whether you are a TEFL, CELTA or TESOL qualified teacher, a recent University graduate, or just looking for a change from your current job, teaching English in Taiwan may be just what you are looking for!
For those who have a passion for other cultures and enjoy being around children, there is no better way to experience life than teaching English in Asia. In Taiwan, you will be teaching English to Taiwanese children anywhere from age 4-15 years old. While teaching English in Taiwan, fun and games are emphasized! If your students learn without knowing they are learning, you can truly feel you have done your job as their English teacher.
Tim Finnigan - 2014 - An American in Taipei, Taiwan
Reach to Teach has been tremendously helpful in facilitating my transition to Taiwan. Whenever challenges arose, Carrie was willing to take time out of her busy schedule to be sure that my issues were personally attended to. As an organization, Reach to Teach does a terrific job of supporting teachers. Making the move abroad for the first time is an intimidating experience. There are times when almost everyone will feel confused or frustrated. During my stay here, there have been moments where I found it hard to do my job or communicate to bosses because of the different work environment. However, Carrie personally spent a significant amount of time to discuss problems with schools, and she made me feel like my perspective was valued and understood. Overall, I highly recommend Reach to Teach. It’s been such an amazing year filled with adventures. Even though adjusting to a different culture is challenging at times, it ultimately makes you a stronger and more adaptable person, and for that I’m grateful.
Typical Job Duties of an ESL Teacher in Taiwan
As you teach English abroad in Taiwan, your ESL job duties will include the following:
- 20-25 in class teaching hours per week
- 10-15 office hours per week. This will primarily be spent in the preparation of ESL lesson plans
- Teacher training is also provided and your school will have materials for use during ESL lesson preparation
At first glance, teaching in Taiwan may not seem like a particularly demanding job. However, being in front of a classroom full of children can be a real challenge. It takes careful preparation and real caring for your students. Teaching English to young students is an important responsibility. On a day to day basis, part of a teacher’s job is to prepare lesson plans. An active and interesting classroom atmosphere is always encouraged! In addition to your time spent in the classroom you will administer tests, grade papers and participate in school meetings with your Chinese co-teachers.
The benefits of a first-year teaching position in Taiwan include the following:
- A monthly salary of between NT$ 50,000-65,000+
- Airport collection
- Assistance in finding permanent apartment a to your liking
- Temporary housing for your first few weeks in Taiwan (if necessary)
- A work permit and ARC
- Health insurance coverage
- At Reach To Teach, we support you throughout your year (or more!)
Many of our teachers move on to higher paying jobs when they choose to stay on for a second year or more. An ESL job teaching English in Taiwan is rewarding and challenging.
Why teach ESL in Taiwan?
There are many excellent locations for ESL jobs in Asia. Many teachers choose to accept ESL jobs in Korea and China. Some choose to work in ESL jobs in Japan, Thailand or Vietnam. While there are many options, Taiwan is an increasingly popular choice for ESL teachers. Taiwan is a safe, well developed country, with a rich Chinese cultural history and provides great opportunities to save money. The above factors combined with support from Reach To Teach make Taiwan an attractive choice!
The Reach To Teach Community
Reach To Teach has a great community of English teachers in Taiwan. If you feel overwhelmed by the thought of moving halfway across the world, you are not alone. With Reach To Teach teachers arriving each month, there will be many opportunities to meet new and interesting people. We have regular events with between 50-100 teachers in attendance. In the past year we have had happy hours, hike events, dinner parties, a paintball event and even white water rafting!
Visit our Reach To Teach Blog for regular event updates in Taiwan.
Get ESL Job Advice from the Experts!
We here at Reach To Teach have all taught English abroad. We understand the anxiety that comes with considering a move halfway across the world for an ESL job. With that in mind, remember that all questions are good questions! We want you to feel as comfortable as possible with your decision. Leaving your home country to teach English in Taiwan is an exciting and adventurous choice. It’s important to be sure you have as much information as possible so you can concentrate on enjoying your year (or more!) teaching English in Taiwan.
Please consult our Teaching English in Taiwan Frequently Asked Questions Page for further information.