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Teaching in Taiwan – The Basics, Before You Come

There’s many routes to take, regarding teaching here in Taiwan.  Since there are a lot of outdated resources out there on the subject, I thought I’d write about a few of them, to give people some idea what to expect in 2012 Taiwan.





  1. October 7, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Great breakdown of the teaching situation in Taichung. I’m currently here with my American employer but wonder about teaching here in the future. How do the Taiwanese view older teachers? I know it’s rather difficult to get employment in Japan beyond a certain age.

    • October 7, 2012 at 8:19 pm

      I’d recommend teaching adults instead of children – with experience in business, you will be in demand here because of that. Children really do take a ton of energy to teach. But there’s no real age bias in terms of hiring teachers here in Taiwan. There’s more of a racism issue (whites only) or sexism issue (women preferred) or even nationality issue (Canadians are really hot right now) then an ageism issue.

  2. October 24, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    wow man ur awesome, u know so much, u r so smart, i learn so much from u, takes for teaching us about teaching in taiwan

  3. Mac
    October 26, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    I know there are many expats who teaches here locally but are not from any native-speaking countries. I wonder how they end up with working visas.

    Another, definitively harder, but lucrative way in Taiwan is to look for a job in business. Especially if you speak additional language – many companies higher international managers to help them develop market. Although you can expect basic salary (around 50k for foreigner) + working visa – if you are good, commissions will start to add up. It is usually a day-desk job, and sometimes quite stressful, but gives an opportunity if you get tired of teaching.

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