The Teach-in-Taiwan Program was created to assist those who are interested in teaching English in Taiwan to locate positions there. Over the years, we have established extensive ties with various types of educational institutions in Taiwan. What makes our program different is that instead of waiting to be notified by schools about their openings, we initiate contact with them on your behalf. Given enough time, we sometimes can even create a position for you. Schools in Taiwan generally require a one-year commitment. If you can’t teach for one year, we suggest that you consider teaching in China. Most schools where foreigners can be employed are private and they usually accept teachers on an on-going basis.
The basic qualifications for a teaching position include (for teachers of year-long and semester-long programs): native speaker of English from one of these countries: US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and South Africa, minimum BA degree and commitment to teaching. Teaching experience/certificate is preferred, but not required.
If you teach in Taiwan, you are likely to teach in a language school. Most university positions there require a Ph.D. The subjects that you are expected to teach include reading, writing and speaking. The minimum pay there is $15/hour with a guaranteed workload of 15 hours/week up to 40 hours/week. Most schools in Taiwan don't provide housing, but they will assist you finding housing. The policy about airfare varies from school to school. Some provide a ticket, others don't. Most schools will also provide you with health insurance. Please note that most language schools in Taiwan are for children.
If you are interested in applying through our program, please provide us with the following:
1. Your resume, both hard copy and electronic copy via email (please use Word attachment if possible).
2. Copy of the first page of your passport.
3. Copy of your highest degree and teaching certificates, if any.
4. Names and contact information of two references.
5. Preference, if any, of a location or locations. We can place you in just about any place, but try to be as flexible as possible.
6. When you will be available to start teaching and how long you can commit to it (minimum one year).
7. Two photos (for visa purposes).
The above constitutes an application. There is no other form to fill out. Placement is conducted on a first-come-first-served basis. If you have access to a scanner, you can scan the above and email to us.
The application should be sent to:
U.S.-China Educational Exchange
15 Locust Street
Jersey City, NJ 07305
For those who do not have a passport yet, you may submit the other documents first.
Once we locate a position acceptable to you, we'll provide necessary orientation (aspects of teaching in China, reading list, travel arrangement, visa application, logistic preparation and so on). In other words, we'll be with you every step of the way until you board the plane bound for Taiwan.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.