Before you think about teaching in Taiwan as a classroom teacher of children in state elementary & high schools, you must have trained teacher status for the primary or secondary school level in your own country k12 level. Government public schools, and for teaching jobs in Taiwan international schools look at experience teaching at that certain age range, especially for teaching younger children, such as kindergarten.
Jobs for teachers available
Kindergarten, elementary and high schools pay teachers a package that includes an end of year bonus. A classroom teacher in 2017 can expect to be offered around 65,000 to 70,000 Taiwan dollars per month for nursery to high school teaching posts depending on experience and student age.
Also, your salary package includes accommodation or allowance, paid flight, holiday pay, medical insurance and visa assistance. You would be working for a stable government employer, a major benefit to think about.
State school qualifications requirement basics
- Undergraduate BA/BSC degree such as BA Education and or qualified/certified trained teacher status from you home country
- Subject degree and qualified teacher status for state school children
- One year plus full time teaching experience, which you would have being qualified
See other teacher requirements below.
School teachers secure a job before or flying to Taiwan
Taiwan is one country at present where you can secure a firm offer from a school and turn up and start, although, government public schools in Taiwan generally require you to attend an interview and give a mini presentation.
Teachers continue to arrive in Taiwan on tourist visas and then go through the process of obtaining an ARC residency and a work permit. This is still possible in 2017 for many nationalities, although allow plenty of time to find a job and processing of all paperwork for your residency and work permit.
Other options to Teach in Taiwan
International school jobs in Taiwan are advertised to teach at all age levels from 4 to 18 years old. Similar to state public schools a teacher of children at a private school must also be qualified in their home country as a school teacher. Education jobs in Taiwan schools also include, coaches, religious education, accountant, classroom teaching assistants, nurse and management positions.
Public school and teaching at international schools in Taiwan requirements
Visa requirements show that for prospective teachers you should have appropriate education qualifications for the position for a work permit.
Taiwan tends to be easier to obtain the right to work in the education field compared to other countries.
Jobs in teaching:
- From your home country, a police criminal record check dated within the past 6 months
- Qualification for public & international school teaching, you require an appropriate teaching qualification for the age or be a qualified teacher for school age children, k12
- Employers recruit native English speakers and are easier to obtain a work and ARC residence permit
- Undergraduate degree in a related subject
- One year plus experience teaching that age range
- Medical testing for residency and a working permit conducted in Taiwan
- Sign a contract from 6 months to 2 years
Subjects and teacher positions
Government elementary and high schools in Taiwan and international schools are always looking for western trained (K12) teachers.
Kindergarten school jobs in Taiwan international & government schools for children from 2 to 5 years are open for early year’s teachers who are qualified at that age.
Although many of the international school teacher jobs are advertised for a classroom teacher more experienced teachers can gain senior positions.
Where can you find teacher jobs?
Jobs can be found on job boards, teaching recruitment websites and advertised on school websites.
Best time to go to Taiwan
Public and international schools start late August or early September, although you should leave at least 6 weeks before term time starts to apply for jobs, interviews and work/residence applications.
State and international school providers supply an apartment, although no always. You should expect to find and pay your own living accommodation.
In Taiwan renting houses or apartments is much cheaper than in western countries, and rental agreements are much the same as in your country.
You will find that you require at least 1 months rent as a deposit and two months rent in advance.
Apartments came furnished or unfurnished.
Always a good idea before leaving obtaining year round medical insurance, before getting on the plane, at least until you can access Taiwan state medical care. By law in Taiwan employers must provide medical care insurance to some level.
Cities in Taiwan
- New Taipei Kaohsiung Taichung Taipei Tainan Hsinchu
- Taoyuan Keelung Zhongli Chiayi Changhua Pingtung
- Pingzhen Bade Yangmei Zhubei Hualien Taitung
- Douliu Nantou Yilan Miaoli City Magong Puzi Taibao
- Magong Night.JPG, Magong
Population: 24,000,000 approximately
Area size: 13902.8 SQ km approximately
Climate: Humid in the summers and not cold in the winter
Taiwan dollar as the local currency
Dialing code: + 886 for overseas callers
GMT + 8 hours for Taiwan local time