What are the best websites to find a job teaching English in Taiwan?

Question by sdn90036: What are the best websites to find a job teaching English in Taiwan?
I’d like to know the best online forum for English teachers in Taiwan.

Thank you for your assistance.

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Answer by Kristen C
well, where do you want to work? taiwan, singapore or hong kong?

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what is the best way to find teaching Jobs in Taipei?

Question by Tom Omeara: what is the best way to find teaching Jobs in Taipei?
hi all

I am curious to how people have found work in Taipei and Taiwan ..

I myself found driving around dropping off resumes works
internet can be useless
and tealit =toliet
any kind advice will be appreciated

cheers guys

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Answer by angelmae3995
Here in Kaohsiung we have a group on Yahoo called Kaohsiung Living. You can easily post there and get a few replies online.
I agree tealit is not very good…
I think other Taiwanese cities should have groups like this.. Tainan has one, but its not as popular as Kaohsiung.

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What is the best way to find an English teaching job in Taiwan, especially in Kaohsiung?

Question by Shinchon: What is the best way to find an English teaching job in Taiwan, especially in Kaohsiung?
I’ve been in Taiwan for about a month now, and have been searching for a job. I’ve called probably close to 30 places and submitted resumes to about half of those.

I’ve had only two interview offers. One of them I had to turn down because the job was much farther away than expected. The other one, I was rejected, BUT the interviewer said that he still thought I had good teaching skills and would have made a good teacher, as well.

I’m fairly well-qualified. I have a CELTA, degree in a linguistics-related field, speak some Chinese, and have 1.5 years of experience teaching in Korea.

Can anyone offer any other suggestions for applying to jobs here?

How saturated is the market? It’s seeming REALLY saturated right now…

I’ve been using Tealit.com to find jobs (my most successful method, seeing as how it yielded two interview offers), and when I ran out of Tealit jobs to apply for, I also scouted out schools and cold-called them and dropped off resumes directly at others (completely unsuccessful, no interview offers).

I’m really feeling like there are almost no English teaching jobs in Kaohsiung right now, not even for reasonably qualified teachers, and the few that exist, there are 30 people applying to each one…

Does anyone have any suggestions? Any job-finding Web sites I don’t know about? Any recruiters I don’t know about?

I’ll take pretty much any job at this point that offers an ARC…

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Answer by TaiwanTeacher
I think you’re right about the market becoming saturated. Too many Westerners want to bail out of the bad economic situation in the USA and elsewhere. You can also try looking online at “ESL99”.

Perhaps some of the other ex-pats here can lend a hand. I’ll try to point them at your question.

Chubu? Jerry? Anybody??? Care to help out?

Thanks, Chubu!

EDIT: ESL99 has a job posted as follows –

16/07/09 Hon-Lin English School Buxiban NT$ 600 Kaohsiung
we looking for Foreign English teacher for young children(aged7-12). The teacher were msut be 1.a native English Teacher Speaker. 2 a bachelor degree’s holder 3.Strengthens the schoolchild hearing and spoken language ability 4.heathly, experenced, responsible, hardworking and like children.

10/06/09 Wells English Buxiban NT$ 600-700 Taipei
Wells English Looking for English Teachers

ABC/CBC & Foreign Teachers are WELCOME! Full-timer and Part-timer available.
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tealit.com has several jobs posted, here’s one –

07/17/09 A great environment for both living and working!! Little Forest Have Both Available Kaohsiung City ??? Immediately Details
A great environment for both living and working!! We are a well- known professional English school located in Kaohsiung City ??? and Pingtung City ???. We have great environment and helpful co-workers always ready to help. We are currently hiring English teachers for both full- time and part- time positions: ** Full- time, Morning to Afternoon to 6:30pm & Part- time, Afternoon & Evening to 9pm. ** ARC and health insurance are provided. ** Good pay. ** Curriculum provided. For more information or an interview, please call Sarah 0933-657-887 or Jack 0911-717-899 to discuss the details.

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I need to find fulltime Work in Taichung Taiwan Asap teaching english!!!!?

Question by Tom Omeara: I need to find fulltime Work in Taichung Taiwan Asap teaching english!!!!?
Hi

i need some advice on finding work in Taichung Taiwan. I have drove all around the city like crazy for hours with no luck for days sending off resumes…….
if anyone out there can give me websites agents schools anything at all in Taichung i’ll be most grateful …i have an little beautiful daughter to support and a Dragon ex wife who just barks for money
i am in haste
please help
i am in haste..

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Answer by Anderson Cooper
Quite a few people here recommend “Dave’s ESL Cafe” for job hunting teachers in East Asia. It is updated daily with posting from schools and recruiters looking for ESL instructors in China, Korea, and elsewhere across East Asia. You might get lucky and spot something in your area listed there.

I sympathize regarding your “dragon ex-wife who just barks for money”. Perhaps Saint George (the legendary dragon slayer) will take pity on you. Good luck finding suitable employment.

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Average income: monthly and yearly teaching English in Taiwan (Kaohsiung, Taipei, Tainan, etc)?

Question by andrew f: Average income: monthly and yearly teaching English in Taiwan (Kaohsiung, Taipei, Tainan, etc)?
Hi, I just had a general question the pay rate for teaching English in Taiwan. I know that Taiwan is a very modern country just like Japan, S.Korea and (now) China, so I would like to know the going average pay rates: hourly or monthly. I live in the United States so I’m not sure if taxes will be deducted by teaching in Taiwan. Thank you for your time, take care.

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Answer by ???
Average pay rate is about US/hr.
Monthly income, about US00.
Yes, you will have to pay taxes in Taiwan, AND will have to report your income to pay taxes in the USA… IF you do not spend the entire year here.

Be it known, ESL jobs here are getting more scarce by the minute. It seems everyone thinks coming here is a good way to avoid the “economic downturn”, and the market is being flooded.

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Good schools to work for (teaching English) in Hualien?

Question by matt_of_asia: Good schools to work for (teaching English) in Hualien?
I will be heading out to Hualien in August this year. I would like to focus my job search to schools with a good reputation. I would ideally like a school that pays a reasonable amount.
I am a Canadian married to a Taiwanese, have 8 years of teaching ESL out here. 5 years kindy/bushiban, 3 years G1 G2 at a bilingual school. Are there any bilingual schools in Hualien looking for experienced teachers?
I am open to working with junior high, high school or even as a conversational teacher at a university… but I do not have a masters degree. sigh…
The ARC is all taken care of.
I already am aware of tealit and forumosa- I am more looking to see if any locals there know of schools or even *horror* kindys with a good reputations and the BAD ones to avoid at all costs. I will post my resume up on tealit in the next couple days too.

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Answer by mattfromasia
I’m not sure of any schools in Hualien being on the other side of the island. However, I know you said you’re aware of forumosa and tealit, but have you also checked their blacklist of schools?

I think they both have a thread that is worth looking into.

Matt

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Need a teaching job in Taiwan ,Hsinchu?

Question by seph1412: Need a teaching job in Taiwan ,Hsinchu?
Hi i am an overseas chinese from Australia.Now i am living in Hsinchu.I have evperience in teaching kindergarten and elementary students for about 2 years.I graduated in commerce.If you need a teacher mail me at Seph1412@yahoo.com. Thank you

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Answer by CosmicKelly
I had success finding a job in Taiwan by listing with http://www.monster.com. I don’t remember if I found the school or if they found me, there. The monster.com job database is searchable so that you can easily locate what you’re looking for.

Here’s another site you may also want to check out:
The Ultimate Guide to Teaching English, Living & Traveling in Taiwan! http://www.eslisland.com/
Whether you’re thinking about teaching English in Taiwan or you’re already here, we’ve got the most complete information available for teaching ESL and traveling/living in Taiwan. Want to make a lot of money and travel Asia but don’t know where to start? Take a look at our info. pages and free classified ads to find teaching jobs, housing, transportation, language exchanges and more…

Best Wishes!!

CosmicKelly 🙂

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What is Hsinchu City in Taiwan like? (teaching English at standfu? school)?

Question by eschroed1000: What is Hsinchu City in Taiwan like? (teaching English at standfu? school)?
I got a job offer to go teach English in Hsinchu City at the standfu school. I was wondering if it is a nice place to visit or live.
I have lived in Taipei and really enjoyed that. I have never been to Hsinchu. I couldn’t tell if Hsinchu was big or small or what the city was like. Would it be a good place to live for a year?
Any information about the school would be nice as well.
Any information would be helpful. Thank you very much.

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Answer by mattfromasia
Hsin Chu is nice. It’s a pretty big city, though clearly not as big as Taipei. You’ll also find you will miss the MRT for getting around.

I’ve been to Hsin Chu a few times, but only have one friend that lives there. I am not sure if this is “normal,” but one of the nice things about where he lives is it seems like a much quieter neighborhood. Hsin Chu seems more “residential” to me, but that just might be my perception from my friend’s place.

There are quite a few bars, good restaurants, and shopping that you’d expect from a larger city, though there don’t seem to be as many events as there are in Taipei, Kaohsiung, or Taichung. One nice advantage is that you’re not too far from either places on a regular train or you are easily able to jump on the high speed rail to get you there quickly if you want to take that option.

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I’m interested in possibly teaching English in Taiwan, preferably in the Tainan area?

Question by crispy golden harmony: I’m interested in possibly teaching English in Taiwan, preferably in the Tainan area?
I taught English in Japan for five years, so I have some experience teaching English abroad. Now I have an interest in Taiwan, and might like to teach there. I cannot speak Chinese. How might I go about finding a teaching job
there? Can I start the process while still living in the United States?

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Answer by Love Shepherd
Dave’s ESL Cafe is always a good start. You can find job listings and get info on scary and good places.

www.eslcafe.com

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