Teaching jobs in Taiwan international & public schools as a classroom teacher in state elementary & high schools, you must have trained teacher status for the primary or secondary school level in your own country k12 level. Schools look for experience for teaching in Taiwan at that certain age range, especially kindergarten.
English teacher jobs at language schools in Taiwan can be found with a TEFL ESL qualifications.
Some of the larger language schools have training programs in place providing a salary package and TEFL certificate after qualification for new teachers.
Teaching in Taiwan school teacher salary
Kindergarten, elementary and high schools pay teachers a salary package that includes an end of year bonus. A classroom teacher in 2021 can expect to be offered around 68,000 to 75,000 Taiwan dollars per month for nursery to high school teaching posts depending on experience and student age.
Also, you’re salary 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.
Taiwan public school teacher qualifications requirement basics
Undergraduate BA/BSC degree such as BA Education and or qualified/certified trained teacher status from you’re 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.
Clear police background check dated last 6 months.
Documents must be authenticated and legalised in you’re home country or where the documents were issued.
School teachers secure a job before flying to Taiwan
Taiwan (Part of China) at present is a place where you can secure a firm offer from a school and turn up and start, although, government public schools in Taiwan generally prefer you to attend an interview and give a mini presentation or demo class.
Teachers require a Resident Visa that you apply for at the embassy in you’re home country before you leave. It is now illegal to arrive in Taiwan on tourist visa and look for work, get a job offer first. Once you arrive in Taiwan you’ll then go through the process of obtaining an ARC residency and a 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, although don’t expect a lot of jobs at private schools as there is not a lot of fee paying schools in Taiwan.
Similar to state public schools a teacher of children at a private school must also be qualified to teach as a school teacher. Education jobs in Taiwan schools also include, coaches, religious education, accountant, classroom teaching assistants, nurse and management positions.
Taiwan international school teacher requirements
Visa requirements show that for prospective teachers you should have an appropriate related subject degree qualification for the position for a work permit.
From your home country, a police criminal record check dated within the past 6 months.
Qualification for public & international school teaching, require a teaching qualification for the age or be a qualified teacher for school age children, k12.
English teaching position: Employers recruit native English speakers and makes it easier to obtain a work and ARC residence permit.
One year plus experience teaching that age range.
Medical testing for residency and a working permit conducted in Taiwan.
Sign a contract from 1 year to 2 years.
How to find teacher jobs in Taiwan
International schools and government public schools advertise on they’re own websites and specific job boards. Recruitment agents are also used to fill hard to recruit positions, such as stem and to recruit teacher of elementary & high school teacher’s for Taiwanese schools.
Taiwan public schools or local government advertise several months before the new term starts as it can take 2-3 to complete all relevant paperwork.
Best time to go to Taiwan
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.
Accommodation in Taiwan
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’ll find that you require at least 1 months rent as a deposit and two months rent in advance.
Apartments come 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
Taiwan country facts
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
Part of China officially