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Taiwan TEFL Program Summary
The best online course available. This TEFL program begins with an 11 week 170 hour online TEFL course that features live lectures and webinars taught by a highly qualified and experienced TEFL professor who is on hand to help you every step of the way. As part of the course you will also complete 20 hours practical teaching to gain the classroom experience you need to give you maximum confidence. Upon completion you'll receive your certificate before being guided and assisted in securing a paid teaching position in the legendary location of Taiwan!
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Key Program Details
Taiwan is probably most famous for ‘Made in Taiwan’ appearing on the back of just about everything manufactured. What many people don’t know however, is that this is a destination full of inspiring culture that will open your mind, with cuisine that will make your mouth water, and a multitude of outdoor activities that will see you experience one adventure after another, each and every weekend!
Located 180 km east of China, Taiwan is mix of modern cities giving you the full urban experience, and raw mountainous countryside to tingle the natural senses. Whilst this is a place that is pacing into its future with vision and development, the deep rooted culture is clearly there for you to see with traditional Chinese temples and dormant gold mines echoing a rich and engaging history.
Visit the beautiful Yin Yang Sea so you can surf in paradise, or release a sky lantern from Shi Fen Old Street Taipei so you can experience an iconic Asian tradition. Relax in one of Taiwan’s hot spring resorts to take the weight of your feet, before trekking one the many mountains to experience the thrill of paragliding back down. Visit the volcano at Yang Minh Shan’s famous national park to see for yourself a truly majestic landmark, or try your hand at wakeboarding from one of Taiwan’s paradisiacal beaches. One thing is for sure, you will NOT be bored living and teaching in Taiwan!
This program consists of a 170 hours of TEFL training, which you’ll complete over 11 weeks. This is split between 150 hours of online training lead by a university level instructor, and 20 hours of practical in class teaching at a location near to where you live. You will be assisted in securing this practical teaching element.
Whilst all the materials and features of the course can be accessed online at anytime, this course does include live lectures, chats and webinars for you interact and get the most from the tuition, however these do not require your mandatory attendance so it’s not a problem if you cannot make them.
Once qualified, the world is yours and you can use your TEFL certificate in other countries - there is no expiry date to the TEFL certificate. The TEFL certificate is externally accredited and accepted worldwide.
After gaining skills, making friends in this period is what it is all about. In addition to the TEFL friends you’ll make during the training, there are also specific in country teacher networks and alumni ambassadors, all of which are in place to help you make friends and settle into life abroad more easily. Everyone wants to support each other. It's one of the great benefits of starting your journey teaching abroad in this way.
During the TEFL training period, we give you all the tools, resources and contacts you need to secure a paid teaching job. Most jobs are secured within a few weeks after the course, and sometimes even shorter than that. A great benefit is to have our experienced in-country TEFL team at your disposal recommending good places to work, and where to avoid applying for jobs.
During the TEFL training period you will receive hands on job placement assistance from an expert placement advisor, helping you to secure type of job you’re looking.
In Taiwan most TEFL jobs consist of teaching in schools, teaching business professionals, as well as private tuition. You can expect to receive 2 weeks paid holiday in addition having national holidays off which makes for a great package.
Contract lengths are typically around 12 months or more. Salaries vary, but are around the equivalent of 1400 - 2100 US dollars per month, and living costs are around 1000 - 1400 USD if you budget well.
Whilst essentially anyone can come on this course and teach English in Taiwan, it’s important to note that there are specific requirements. Non native English speakers wishing to do the course must submit a written essay at the application stage, in order for us to assess their written English skills. If successful at this stage, like all successful applicants you will be invited to an online video interview, at which point your spoken English will also be assessed as part of the interview process.
In terms of the job placement services, through our experience we know those who are native English speaking and who hold a bachelor's degree (any subject) will normally secure jobs within 30 days after the end of the training - and in most cases this is shorter.
Those who are not native English speaking or do not hold a bachelor’s degree can also attend this course (having met the criteria stated above) but must be aware that employers will often be looking for native English speakers primarily, and so we advise them to be as flexible as possible as to salary and location. Native English speaking teachers are preferred in Taiwan, but many employers will accept non-native English speakers as long as they meet their requirements. Non-native English speakers may have to wait a little longer to get a job in their desired location.
Generally, accommodation costs $400 USD (12,000 TWD) per month. Most people opt for shared apartments, and you can also secure a studio apartment alone for this price, including bills.
As with all countries, the bigger the space, the more you pay! So we advise sharing with other foreigners in a lovely 3 bed apartment (typically) and you'll keep the cost around $400 USD per month!
Start dates for this TEFL Program are generally every month and places fill up fast. Taiwan is a popular location for teaching English abroad, so we suggest you apply early in order to get your desired start date.
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"Taiwan is a great place to study Chinese, even as a casual hobby. There is a large expat community of young people studying Chinese and many Chinese university students looking for cultural exchange with expats."
TEFL Teacher Taiwan
Taiwan is abundant with awesome places to go and experience a huge range of outdoor activities. With stunning coastline and many inland attractions you’ll be outside a lot!
In life, relationships matter! Your relationship with your students will be the thing you treasure the most in your time abroad.
Taiwan is conveniently positioned meaning you will have easy access to many of Asia’s surrounding countries. What makes it even better is that flights can be really cheap too!
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