Travel and Teach in Taiwan
From indulging in urban comforts to escaping to natural wonders, experiences in Taiwan are unrivalled. Famous for its geographical richness, rolling hills and plains, majestic peaks, dramatic coastlines, and rugged gorges Taiwan's stunning, scenic views and unique landscapes can be explored at national parks and general scenic areas. Its varied coastline, which consists of sand dunes, sand banks, marshes, and wetlands, provide travellers with stunning vistas. The island is dotted with endless mountains towering over 3,000 meters, so if your idea of a perfect trip involves hiking, then you'll love Taiwan! Visit Taroko Gorge and feast your eyes on one of the most spectacular sights on the island's Pacific Coast. Discover Taiwan's Lantern Festival and witness a delightful blend of high-tech and traditional. Whether it's a trip to Sun Moon Lake, Wu Feng Qi Waterfall, or Qingshui Cliff, be prepared to be touched by nature.
Prospects for Teachers
English language teaching in Taiwan is booming. There is a very large market for teaching children (about 80% of the jobs are for teachers of Younger Learners), but other teaching opportunities in private language schools and business classes abound. Remuneration packages are rather competitive for the region and the relatively low cost of living means that teachers can save a substantial amount of money when they chose to. Please be aware that the Taiwanese government requires that teachers hold a passport from a native English speaking country. Holding the internationally known Cambridge CELTA (www.CambridgeESOL.org/teaching) is advantageous as schools are becoming choosier about who they hire.
Conditions of Work
|Requirements||A university degree in any field, or a college diploma and a passport from a native English speaking country is required.|
|Peak Hiring Season||All year round|
|Contract Length||12 months|
|Teaching Hours||Full-time teachers can usually be expected to teach between 25 to 30 hours a week|
|*Monthly Salary||On average about $55,000 NT per month, but anywhere from $50,000 to $70,000 NT per month depending on qualifications, experience and location|
|Bonus||One month's severance pay or performance bonuses are often included|
|Saving Potential||Depending on your spending habits, the number of hours you work, whether you live in a city or in the country, and if you chose to work overtime, teachers can save anywhere from $800 to $1,000+ per month.|
|Airfare||Return airfare sometimes provided by the employer|
|Accommodation||Typically not provided by the employer|
|Health Insurance||Usually not provided by the employer|
|Work Visas||Employer assisted|
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*Please note: wages may vary according to the fluctuation in exchange rates. For this reason, teachers should regularly monitor exchange rates, convert their foreign income into the currency of their home country, and have it transferred to their local bank accounts on a regular basis.