“Teaching in Taiwan Program Overview” Abstract
In an effort to enhance the English learning environments for school-aged children, Taiwan Ministry of Education has been actively recruiting qualified American teachers to teach in K-9 public schools in Taiwan.
The goals of the program are to broaden English immersion experiences to Taiwan’s young minds and to establish inter-school relationships between Taiwan and the United States. Applicants with bachelor’s or higher degrees and valid teaching licenses issued by US Department of Education are welcome to apply.
Benefits for each teacher may include subsidy of round-trip airfare, housing stipends, overtime pay, insurance, and monthly salary remunerated upon their educational background, teaching experiences, and scope of job duties; however, these benefits may be varied from district to district. The intangible benefits to teachers include intimate exposure to the rich heritage and natural beauty of Taiwan as well as to the world-renowned cuisine and local delicacies.
The program duration is one academic year basis from August of the year of application to July of the following year. Contracts may be renewed subject to agreements between teachers and schools.
New Teacher Orientation
Notice of acceptance will be sent to successful candidates at the end of May of the year of application. Taiwan Ministry of Education will facilitate an orientation in the middle of August upon teachers’ arrival in Taiwan. Information on the orientation will be distributed to teachers before their departures to Taiwan. The agenda of the orientation may include:
- Introduction of life in Taiwan
- Differences between Taiwan and USA
- Frequently asked questions including taxes, housing, mobile phones, driver license, banking account, etc.
- Useful information for foreign teachers in Taiwan
- Short lessons of survival Chinese
- Workshop for teaching English in Taiwan including lesson plan, classroom management, etc.
- Excursions to cultural sites
Applications are accepted from March 1 to April 30 each year.