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itinerantman



Joined: 13 Feb 2012
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Location: India

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:20 am    Post subject: Want to teach in Taiwan Reply with quote

This is my situation:
I was educated in the UK and am a native English speaker but have an Indian Passport.
I'm 55 years old and in good health.
I have a Bachelors in History but I teach English-I also have a Bachelors in Education.
For personal reasons I need to settle in SE Asia.
I have about 10 years of part time undocumented Home School teaching experience & another 3 years of documented International School teaching experience in Bali.
I would prefer a school teaching job over ESL but am willing to try ESL if required. Online teaching is also an option. I would need at least US $ 1000 + accommodation from my day job.
What would you suggest I do to land a job in Taiwan/SE Asia? I'm aware that many countries will only accept native speakers so I'm looking for any loopholes ie some schools bring in non native speakers under the category of Social Science Teachers and then get them to teach English. Lastly do I need a TEFL Certificate or is my Teaching degree enough? If not,which is the cheapest online recognized TEFL Course?

Any advice would be much appreciated.
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yamahuh



Joined: 23 Apr 2004
Posts: 1026
Location: Karaoke Hell

PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure that you would be needing to look for 'loopholes' if you are a native speaker - do you have a heavy accent?

A bachelor's in Education should be enough to get you into a proper school as opposed to a Buxiban / Cram school - but more than likely you will still be teaching English.

Is your opposition to teaching ESL in a cram school environment or ESL in general? Have you looked at the possibility of working in Taiwan for an International School? That sounds like what you are looking for.

Re: $$$ - any full time position you can find should pay you well in excess of your stated financial requirements - an average wage is approximately $600NT / hour and an average workload is around 100 hours a month, which works out to around $2,000US a month depending on fluctuations in the exchange rate. More than enough to pay for your own accommodations.

High School jobs have the added bonus of not deducting taxes from your earnings so what you make is what you keep (minus health insurance deductions).

Hope that helps
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itinerantman



Joined: 13 Feb 2012
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hope that helps


Many thanks-it helps a lot! Do you have a list of International Schools in Taiwan?
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