Teach English in Taiwan

Teach English In Taiwan

Reach To Teach accepts applications for teaching positions in Taiwan throughout the year. Our busiest months are June through August and January through February, but we accept applications year-round from applicants who are willing to be patient for the right school to come along.

We have some incredible new opportunities in Taiwan for 2019. 

Keep an eye on our Job Board. We update it daily.

Teach English in Taiwan

Do you want to teach English in Taiwan?

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 lie below a traditional culture that 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, teaching in Taiwan is for you!

Reach To Teach currently works with a large number of reputable client schools offering ESL jobs in Taiwan. Your salary as an English teacher will be more than enough to live a comfortable lifestyle and save for trips around Taiwan and to other countries in Asia!

Please read our Teaching English in Taiwan FAQ Page for further information.

Teaching Requirements to Teach in Taiwan Private Schools 

  • Full university degree
  • At least a 100-hour TEFL certification. Our schools give preference to teachers that have a 120-hour+ TEFL Certification
  • A clean national Criminal Background Check (CBC). This law was implemented in July 2017. You cannot get a work permit without a valid CBC that is valid within a six-month period.

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

Brooke O'BrienAre you a qualified teacher looking for TEFL jobs in Taiwan?

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. Fun and games are emphasized! If your students learn without knowing they are learning, you can feel you have done your job as their English teacher.

Typical Job Duties of an ESL Teacher in Taiwan

As you teach English abroad in Taiwan, your ESL job duties will include the following:

  1. 20-25 in class teaching hours per week
  2. 10-15 office hours per week. This will primarily be spent in the preparation of ESL lesson plans
  3. 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.

Teach English in Taiwan – The Benefits of an ESL JobTeach in Taiwan

The benefits of a first-year teaching position in Taiwan include the following:

  1. A monthly salary of between NT$ 50,000-65,000+
  2. Airport collection
  3. Assistance in finding permanent apartment a to your liking
  4. Temporary housing for your first few weeks in Taiwan (if necessary)
  5. A work permit and ARC
  6. Health insurance coverage
  7. 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 English 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!

Interview with Carrie Kellenberger – Teach in Taiwan

What can you expect if you decide to teach English in Taiwan with Reach To Teach?

Watch this short and informative video that was filmed at Reach To Teach’s 2015 Summer Meet and Greet, including video testimonials from our teachers.

Go Abroad interview with Carrie Kellenberger

The Reach To Teach Community

Cing Tiang GangReach 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 host Reach To Teach events in Taipei every 4-6 weeks with at least 40-80 teachers in attendance. In the past five years, we have hosted happy hours, shrimping events, hiking events, dinner parties, and a paintball event! (Watch the video above. It was filmed at our 2015 August Summer Meet and Greet at The Shrimp Daddy in Taipei.)

Subscribe to the Reach To Teach Event page on Facebook for regular event updates or ask your recruiter for details!

Get ESL Job Advice from the Experts!

Everyone here at Reach To Teach has 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.

Teach English in Taiwan with Reach To Teach

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Teacher Testimonial

C. Venter - 2017 - Teaching in China

Thanks to the help and hard work of my recruiter at Reach To Teach, my journey to China was such a smooth and nearly stress free process. I have now been happily living in China for 6 months. Thanks, guys.

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Teacher Testimonials

R. Busony - 2017 - An ESL Teacher in Taipei
Reach To Teach Recruiting LTD

Reach to Teach is absolutely the best tool to have going into the teaching industry in Asia. I worked with Carrie Kellenberger when going to Taiwan and she managed to give me more than I asked and did frequent check-ups.

Weeks before my dep...

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Teacher Testimonials

Anabel Gabriela - 2018 Teacher Testimonial
Reach To Teach Recruiting LTD

They made what would have been a very complicated process easy. I always felt like they really cared about me and I never felt intimidated emailing or calling when I was confused. Highly recommend!

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