Teach in Taiwan
Teaching English in Taiwan is a great opportunity for licensed teachers to experience life abroad while you:
• Pay off your student loans
• Save for a down-payment on a house
• Earn enough for your dream trip around the world
• Gain international experience to enhance your resume
Taiwan offers some of the best benefits packages for English and TEFL teachers in the world, with high salaries, subsidized or free housing and paid vacation. Greenheart Travel currently has limited openings available in private schools in Taiwan for qualified candidates.
There is no fee for this program.
Teachers enjoy rent free accommodations and a salary that is plenty to cover their living expenses plus save a substantial amount for travel, paying off loans or saving. In addition to a generous monthly salary, teachers also receive monthly bonuses in most cases, and an international travel stipend.
How much can I expect to save?
Frugal teachers can save as much as $15,000 USD a year. Those who prefer a more extravagant lifestyle in Taiwan can still expect to save $5,000 USD or more. The salary is tax free, housing is provided in most cases, and living expenses in Taiwan are lower than in the U.S.
What if I don't speak Mandarin?
No problem - Chinese language skills are not required, although it is a fantastic opportunity to learn for those interested in picking up Mandarin language skills.
• Must hold a valid teaching certification/license issued in an English-speaking country. A TEFL Certificate is not sufficient for Taiwan teaching posts. (Please see our Teach in Korea and Teach in Thailand programs if you have a TEFL and are interested in teaching abroad.)
• Native English speaker
• BA/BS degree in any field
• Between the ages of 20 and 55
• Citizenship in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa
For Experienced Teachers:
Are you an experienced teaching professional? If so, you may be eligible to apply for a position with a private bilingual school. These preferred positions generally offer higher salaries and added benefits, including:
• Additional bonus opportunities throughout the year
• State-of-the-art faciities and resources
In addition to meeting the general requirements for Teach in Taiwan, applicants must have a minimum of 2 years of full-time teaching experience at the K-12 level. Bilingual teachers of Spanish and French, as well as teachers of Math and Science are particularly encouraged to apply.
Program Length: 1 year (52 weeks) beginning in September, 2011*
*Note: Some private schools in Taiwan have earlier start dates in July and August. Apply by the deadline of April 1 for best consideration.
Teacher responsibilities and working hours vary depending on the specific school post, but most require 30 working hours a week, consisting of 22 classroom hours and 8 office (preparation) hours per week. Teachers are responsible for conducting English classes of 25-50 students on average per class. Teachers assist with the development of teaching materials and activities related to English language education.
Teaching placements are generally in the greater Taipei area, although there are placements country-wide. Most placements are in secondary schools (grades 7-12), although a few primary school placements are also available.
Dates and Deadlines
Fall semester start date: September 1, 2011 Application deadline: April 1, 2011
How to Apply
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; however, we recommend you submit your application as soon as possible for Fall 2011 posts. Please visit our Application Materials page for information on applying.