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Work, travel, and live in Taiwan! 

Ready to have the experience of living and working in another part of the world? International Language Programs (that's us) can get you set up to apply with your Taiwanese employer to teach English professionally at schools in northwestern Taiwan.

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Requirements 

To apply, you must have a four year degree in any emphasis (teaching degree not required), be a native English speaker, and a citizen or resident of North America. There are a very limited number of positions for those with a two year degree as well.

Applicants should demonstrate good social skills, willingness to work with a foreign employer, and the desire to serve children.

Dates 

6 and 12 month contracts are available in 2 terms: Spring is January-June and Fall is July-December.

 

Compensation 

Your employer covers the costs of roundtrip airfare to Taiwan, housing, stipend for meals, teaching materials, along with your salary.

6 months
Bachelor's degree $6,500
Associate's degree $5,500

12 months
Bachelor's $15,000
Associates $12,000

Due to the time required for a work permit, the school can not begin paying your salary until the 3rd month of your contract. So during the first 2 months of your agreement, you will be receiving the food stipend split into 2 payments at the beginning of each month ($300 month 1 and another $300 month 2).
 
The Taiwanese government does require that you pay taxes while working in the country as well as enrolling in the national health insurance plan which will be about $25/month and will provide you with both medical and dental coverage in Taiwan. These will be taken from your check each month. After staying in the country for 184 days during the same calendar year (which is basically right at the 6-month mark), then you are eligible for a tax refund and we highly recommend you stay in Taiwan to receive that refund!
 

The Teaching Experience 

Teachers use a teaching methodology for teaching English developed by the late Dr. Trevor McKee, Ph.D., professor of Human Development and Psycholinguistics at Brigham Young University. Prior to departure, you will complete a qualifying training session with ILP on teaching using this methodology. Applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds have become very effective teachers in a short time, even without prior experience.

Teachers will work 40 hours per week. An average of 30 hours is spent in the classroom while the other 10 hours are devoted to preparation time (training workshops, lesson planning, staff meetings, etc).

Chinese language skills are not required! In ILP classes, children learn English similarly to how they acquired their native language, through experience and interaction with a fluent, loving adult. Since teachers speak only in English while teaching, you do not need to be able to speak Chinese.

English will help the children in Taiwan receive numerous educational and professional opportunities as they grow. A Taiwanese English speaker will be hired at three times the salary of other applicants with otherwise equal credentials. But more importantly, each Taiwanese child will build a loving relationship with an American teacher. The good which could come from this interaction is immeasurable.

Living in Taiwan 

One of the great things about the ILP program is that you will live with and teach at schools with other American teachers. Participants come from schools like Brigham Young University, BYU-I, University of Utah, Utah State, Weber State, Arizona State University, and many others throughout Utah and the United States and Canada.

The best way to experience a foreign culture is to contribute to it rather than by simply observing and touring it. There are however opportunities for teachers to travel on weekends, holidays, and designated school vacation days. Teachers are responsible for all of their own vacation arrangements and costs.

Teachers are currently teaching in the northwestern cities of Fengyuan and Changhua.

 

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Apply Online 

Get started by clicking that green button below and submitting your online application. Once that is received, your ILP Representative will contact you to chat about what's next. If you have any questions before you apply, just email us: proteaching@ilp.org

We can accept applications no earlier than 1 year in advance, and highly recommend starting the application about 6 months prior to the semester you wish to go in order to get a better chance at an opening.

 

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