11 April 2012
How do you decide where you want to teach English abroad? TEFL teachers are in great demand all over the world and once you have completed your TEFL Org Course, and are ready to find a job teaching English abroad, you really are spoilt for choice. A destination you may not have considered for TEFL is teaching English in Taiwan. However this is a place certainly worth considering.
Why Teach English in Taiwan?
There are many other countries in Asia where you can teach English as a foreign language, however there are a few good things that make teaching English in Taiwan a worthwhile experience.
Low Cost of Living
The cost of living in Taiwan will be a lot cheaper than what you are used to in the UK and lot cheaper than nearby Japan and China. By eating locally, not only do you get the chance to sample the local cuisine, you will also save a bundle. TEFL Org’s jobs in Taiwan offer subsidised temporary accommodation and then help you find permanent accommodation. Other benefits include paid flights and a competitive salary, all of which will allow you experience a comfortable lifestyle in Taiwan.
Experience something different in Taiwan
You may be able to secure a TEFL job that gives you flexible working hours. This will allow you to pursue experiences outside of the classroom and explore this interesting country. Taiwan will offer you a whole range of new experiences from meeting new people, discovering different food and working in an environment far from what you are used to at home.
There is one thing in common all TEFL teachers experience where ever they are teaching; job satisfaction. Learning English can make a huge difference to the lives of your students as it improves their job prospects drastically. Your students are often enthusiastic and keen to learn and this makes the whole experience worthwhile and enjoyable.
Opportunities for teaching English in Taiwan
The demand for English in Taiwan is high and teaching positions are available all over the country. Children learn English as a required part of their education so the demand for TEFL teachers will always be there. Many business people are also looking for one to one private English tuition to improve their career prospects in the world of international business where English is the main language spoken.
Can I teach English in Taiwan?
To teach English in Taiwan you will need to take one of TEFL Org UK’s accredited TEFL Courses to get qualified. 120 hours of TEFL training is the minimum requirement to find work in Taiwan and our 120-hr TEFL course will give you the skills and confidence you need. You will also have to have a university degree to get a job teaching English in Taiwan.