Teaching English in Taiwan

Only 75 miles (120 km) off the coast of China, Taiwan is known not only for its bustling modern cities, but also for its friendly people, lush forests and rugged mountains.

Overview of English Teaching Jobs in Taiwan

Typical English Students
  • K-12
  • University
  • Adults
Best Time to Get Hired Positions available year-round
Typical Start Dates Positions available year-round
Average Contract Length 12-month contracts
Typical Teaching Schedules Full-time and part-time schedules available
Average Salary $1500 – $2000 USD per month
Bonus at completion of contract (most schools)
Average Cost of Living $500 – $700 USD per month depending on lifestyle
Typical Teaching Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • TEFL certification (see recommended courses below)
  • Native speaker or fluent in English
Typical Benefits for Teachers
  • Free housing
  • Visa assistance
  • In-country orientation
  • Travel stipend for off-site classes
  • Reimbursement of Emergency Travel Insurance
  • Reimbursement of airport pick up

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Demand for English Teachers

The demand for EFL teachers in Taiwan far surpasses the number of qualified teachers. This makes well-paying English teaching jobs easy to find. Though the official language of Taiwan is Mandarin Chinese, the most popular foreign language is English—which is incorporated into the regular curriculum in public schools. Adults in Taiwan also have a strong desire to learn English for professional reasons.

Typical English Students / Popular Teaching Destinations

Your Taiwanese students could range from primary school children to university scholars to company executives. TEFL jobs in Taiwan are high paying relative to living costs, and many employers reimburse airfare and offer bonuses when contracts are completed. With teaching positions available year-round, Taiwan is a very attractive place to teach English at any time


Taiwan Overview

The largest landmass between Japan and the Philippines, Taiwan is known both for its verdant landscapes and its booming cities. Thick forests and shallow rivers wind through the foothills, while the nation’s coast is smooth and speckled with coral reefs. The lower plains are home to most of Taiwan’s people, the majority of whom are descendants of Chinese immigrants from the provinces of Guangdong and Fujian. In addition, around 360,000 of the island’s indigenous inhabitants still live on Taiwan today. Ruled historically by the Dutch, Chinese, and Japanese, the island combines ancient sacred traditions and contemporary modern culture. The cities of present-day Taiwan are industrialized metropolises booming with economic growth, resulting in cutting-edge technology and a thriving arts and entertainment scene.

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