Site Search:
 
TEFL International Supports Dave's ESL Cafe
TEFL Courses, TESOL Course, English Teaching Jobs - TEFL International
Job Discussion Forums Forum Index Job Discussion Forums
"The Internet's Meeting Place for ESL/EFL Students and Teachers from Around the World!"
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Coming to Taiwan, what documents to bring?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> Taiwan
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
down_town_SLO



Joined: 05 Sep 2011
Posts: 14

PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:28 am    Post subject: Coming to Taiwan, what documents to bring? Reply with quote

Hello,

I planning on come to Taiwan to look for work. From what I've read online its seems best to turn up and hit the streets rather than trying to find a job beforehand. Good idea?

If so what are the minimum amount of documents I will need to secure a job? I'll have 2.5 years teaching experience in Korea by the time I get there. I also have a 100 hour TEFL certificate.

Valid passport, Federal background check and degree(apostilled), and references was what I was thinking. I also hear its good to get an extended visitor visa(60 day).

Also when is the most opportune time to come and look for work? If school is starting in say March turn up 1-2 months prior?

Anything I'm missing? Advice?

Thanks!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
adogadie



Joined: 18 Sep 2010
Posts: 82
Location: Taiwan

PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have all that is needed. If I say anymore, the rest of my buddies here will feel compelled to respond. Seriously, your answer lies within this forum. Search and ye shall find. Good luck. Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
wayne1523



Joined: 02 Apr 2010
Posts: 95
Location: Toronto, Canada

PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm with this poster. i have the same questions. down_town i'll PM you
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
down_town_SLO



Joined: 05 Sep 2011
Posts: 14

PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@adogadie Thanks!

I'm curious when you came to Taiwan did you turn up and start to look for work? Do you know of any blacklists for schools in Taiwan? I've had a pretty stress free ESL teaching experience so far, in another country of course but from what I know each situation is unique. That being said I'd like to avoid some of the most obvious places of employment someone like yourself may know about having spent time teaching in Taiwan.

Also its pretty commonplace in Korea for one to work a job, private or public and on the side do some one on one tutoring. While technically illegal I haven't met to many people who don't do it, here at least. Does this happen in Taiwan?

I've also read some material on this board about working at kindergartens. Another "illegal" practice but commonplace. Any thoughts on this?

Thanks for your help!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
askiptochina



Joined: 26 Feb 2010
Posts: 488
Location: Beijing

PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
You have all that is needed.


Which is what? Specifically, the criminal background check stuff. The original poster worked in Korea, where you needed a background check and degree apostilled. Is that the same for Taiwan?

Quote:
i have the same questions. down_town i'll PM you


Why not comment here? It might be beneficial for others.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
isitts



Joined: 04 Jun 2010
Posts: 69
Location: Korea

PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:09 am    Post subject: Re: Coming to Taiwan, what documents to bring? Reply with quote

down_town_SLO wrote:
Hello,

I planning on come to Taiwan to look for work. From what I've read online its seems best to turn up and hit the streets rather than trying to find a job beforehand. Good idea?

If so what are the minimum amount of documents I will need to secure a job? I'll have 2.5 years teaching experience in Korea by the time I get there. I also have a 100 hour TEFL certificate.

Valid passport, Federal background check and degree(apostilled), and references was what I was thinking. I also hear its good to get an extended visitor visa(60 day).

Also when is the most opportune time to come and look for work? If school is starting in say March turn up 1-2 months prior?

Anything I'm missing? Advice?

Thanks!


A friend of mine hit the streets and that worked out alright for her. I used a recruiter, Mitch Gordon at Reach to Teach. I found him to be quite helpful.

Buxibans (hagwons) like anywhere else are likely always hiring. Pretty sure most only required a bachelors degree. TEFL Cert always helps.

You won't be able to work in a public school unless you're a certified teacher in your home country. There is no EPIK-like program.

Can't remember exactly how it worked, but for tax reasons, I think it was best to arrive in the spring to ensure a low tax rate.

I did the extended visa (60 day) and yeah, I recommend that.

I don't know about the FBI CBC. I didn't need that back in 2007, but things could have changed.

Hope that helps a little.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
down_town_SLO



Joined: 05 Sep 2011
Posts: 14

PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! Really helpful.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> Taiwan All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


This page is maintained by the one and only Dave Sperling.
Contact Dave's ESL Cafe
Copyright © 2011 Dave Sperling. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group

Road2Spain - TEFL and Spanish with one year student visa
EBC