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TEFL Jobs in Taiwan
Taiwan holds a great many TEFL Job opportunities. If you have at least an associate’s degree and a well recognized TEFL certificate and are a native speaker of English, finding a TEFL job in Taiwan throughout the country will not be difficult.
TEFL salaries in Taiwan are excellent, and the cost of living is low. Saving money is, therefore, a definite possibility. Many teachers also find the working conditions in this country to be quite reasonable. Most of the positions available are in the hundreds of private schools, or “bushibans”, across the country. Most find the Taiwanese a warm and friendly people who enjoy getting to know those from other countries.
Finding a TEFL Job in Taiwan
Before accepting a TEFL job in Taiwan, make sure that you ask questions regarding salary or hourly pay rate, whether you’ll have to travel to your lessons and if you get compensated for this time and reimbursed for expenses, what kind of material resources the school has for lesson planning and teaching materials, what kind of administrative and collegial support you will have, whether a visa will be needed and if the school assists with that, etc.
Also be sure that the contract you sign will accurately reflect these details. This will help to avoid any nasty surprises after you’ve already agreed to take the job.
Jobs that pay you hourly offer more free time and greater scheduling flexibility, allowing you to take on some private students to supplement your income. They also tend to pay better, but do not offer paid holidays.
About TEFL Jobs in Taiwan
Be careful of recruitment agencies. Many of them will promise you a TEFL Job without really knowing exactly where they will place you. If you choose to find employment in this way make sure you research them thoroughly to ensure they have a good and solid reputation.
Also make sure you get a contract from the school itself. There are a lot of schools in Taiwan owned by large companies and many jobs to choose from. The job market is heavily weighted in the teacher’s favor now. Just be sure to thoroughly research the position you are considering accepting.