At a Glance: Teaching English in Taiwan
Taiwan boasts a major ESL teaching market, and is a great choice for those who want to teach with friends, or secure a contract quickly. Its bullet train allows you to easily enjoy most of Taiwan's major cities, and its beaches rival the beauty of any in Thailand or Mexico, but are truly unique for their pristine seclusion and lack of tourist traffic.
|Monthly Salary*:||50,000 - 80,000 TWD|
|Accommodations:||Sometimes included or allowance may be given|
|Airfare:||Reimbursement (full or partial) sometimes given|
|Health Care:||Usually included|
|Teaching Hours per Week:||20 - 30|
|Typical Contract Length:||One year|
|Typical Start Month(s):||Year round|
|Application Timeline:||1 - 4 months|
|Private Tutoring per Hour:||500 - 1,500 TWD|
|Income Tax††:||10 - 20%|
|Cost of Living**:||Cost of a Big Mac = 75 TWD|
As of 05-24-2013
1.00 CAD = 29 TWD
100 TWD = 3.45 CAD
|Ability to Save:||High|
|Minimum Requirements:||Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate and Two Year College Diploma|
|Additional Notes:||Bachelor's Degrees are strongly preferred, but Two Year College Diplomas may be accepted|
Other East Asia / Southeast Asia Countries:
Discover why Taiwan is known as Ilha Formosa meaning ‘beautiful island’. From the hustle and bustle of Taipei to the beaches and tropical mountainous regions, Taiwan is a small country worth exploring. The cultural and religious hybrid of the island makes this a unique destination. Taiwan's economy consists of both smaller businesses and international manufacturing companies, making it a stable economic environment and a thriving English language market.
The combination of Oxford Seminars' internationally recognized TESOL/TESL Certification and our Graduate Placement Service included with the course makes teaching English abroad a reality. Learn more about teaching English in Taiwan and other opportunities teaching English abroad by calling 1-800-269-6719, or by attending an upcoming free Information Session in your area.
* Wages vary depending on the economy of the country.
** The Big Mac Index is a credible, reliable, third-party cost-of-living index created by The Economist. For comparison purposes, it lists the cost of a Canadian Big Mac at $4.73.
† Exchange rates are subject to change. Check www.xe.com for current rates.
†† Income tax rate is based on the amount of yearly income. Most TESOL/TESL instructors will be charged no more than the minimum percentage.
Oxford Seminars makes every effort to keep our information as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, individual teaching positions and experiences may vary with job market conditions. Specific information listed cannot be guaranteed to be applicable when you are seeking employment teaching ESL in a specific country.
Note that certain positions require additional qualifications and credentials that are not negotiable due to specific country legislation.