English Teacher Needed in Taiwan – Immediate Hire
LEADER LANGUAGE SCHOOLS in Taiwan seek an ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR to
WHO WE ARE: Founded in
1999, Leader Language Schools are English language institutes in Changhua,
Taiwan. We teach the four skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing
to youths up to eighteen years old. We have had considerable success in
preparing students for the General English Proficiency Test (GEPT), which is
recognized by the Ministry of Education in Taiwan.
WHERE WE ARE: LEADER has
four branches in Changhua, a mid-sized city which is bordered by Ba Gua
Mountain, where residents can enjoy hiking, biking, tennis, golf, swimming,
bird-watching, etc. One of the largest free-standing statues of Buddha in
Southeast Asia is on Ba Gua Mountain.
is also only a 20-minute train ride north to Taiwan's 3rd largest city called
Taichung, which has a population of over one million people and is full of
wonderful restaurants, department stores, and parks.
branches have the advantage of being centrally located on the western plains of
the island. With the High Speed Rail, the northern and southern cities of
Taiwan are now easily accessible within one hour and the beautiful beaches of
Kenting are only three hours away.
WHO WE SEEK: We
primarily employ North Americans with four-year degrees in ANY field to teach
English. Experience in teaching, coaching, or mentoring is preferred.
WHAT TEACHERS DO: Teachers
have a mix of group classes and tutorials from different ages and levels.
Teachers do not teach the same age group, day-in day-out. Each class has at
least one native speaker teacher and one Taiwanese teacher of English. These
two teachers are not in the class at the same time, but coordinate classes
together. Foreign teachers must write comments on report cards and grade
essays, but most of the homework is graded by the Taiwanese teachers.
WHAT LEADER OFFERS:
schedule: The starting base hourly pay is $NT700 ($US 22.58/teaching hr.) &
a guaranteed MINIMUM of 20 teaching hrs./wk. On this schedule with an average
of 25 teaching hours per week, a teacher would make NT$70,000 a month (roughly
US$2,258). There are MANY of opportunities for extra hours/pay and yearly
HOURS: Hours at
LEADER are similar to a middle-shift. Teachers enjoy having their mornings free
for their personal activities and exploring Taiwan. Teachers come in one hour
before their first class of the day to prepare for lessons and conclude after
their last class. Mon. through Fri.; Tues. -Sat.; Or a split-week option.
* Advances on pay to assist in start-up costs.
* NT $700/ class hr.
* Yearly increases
* End-of-year bonus
* Our teachers have also participated in ESL research studies/ curriculum
design/voice recordings, summer camps, etc. (for extra pay).
airport pick-up & orientation
-We pay the major portion (based on the official government-provided salary
chart) of your national health insurance.
-PAID practice teaching during training period (usually one week), $550/
supervised teaching hour.
-Pre-planned lessons, but a flexible curriculum
-Assistance in processing and sponsorship of work visa & Alien Residence
-Reduced Rent- housing in the LEADER Teachers' House (Only US$200/mo.). If
residing in the "Teachers' House," the first week is rent-FREE! All
utilities except electric are FREE!
-Assistance in setting up a bank account
-Guidance in filing and reclaiming government taxes. Income taxes are 18% for
the first 183 days in Taiwan, but then recalculated at 5%-6% based on annual
earnings and you are eligible for a REBATE of the difference.
A SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL BE:
least a Bachelor's degree holder from an accredited North American
college/university in ANY field. We prefer degrees related to TESOL/TEFL,
English, Linguistics, drama, and/or Education, but ANY degree holder will be
who has experience working with children (teaching, mentoring, tutoring,
desire energetic teachers for lively classes. (FYI: Our current staff and
faculty are generally non-smokers).
in accepting periodic schedule changes.
who will commit to AT LEAST one year in Taiwan.
a genuine interest in learning Mandarin Chinese and/or Taiwanese: It gives a
teacher a sense of how difficult it is to learn a language, as well as an
appreciation of the culture, (not to mention facilitate living in Taiwan).
and friendly to students, staff, parents, and fellow teachers.
(We currently only have ONE position open at a time).
HOW TO APPLY
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