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What happens when you are planning to teach abroad and then a global pandemic hits? What is it like to move to a new country amidst the uncertainty? Is it even possible to go? These brave new teachers moved to Taiwan to teach in 2020. We asked them to tell us about their experience.

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Daniel, a high school teacher in our Ontario ESL program, shares how, through making connections to K-pop, learning Chinese, and discovering hole-in-the-wall restaurants, he’s been able to grow personally and make the most of his experience teaching in Taiwan.

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 Who doesn't love a carnival? This weekend was the GuangRen Elementary School annual carnival fundraiser. The ESL Department worked together to create and host 4 carnival games to test their students' English ability while also having fun!

 
 
In 2020, we saw the whole world drastically changed by the effects of COVID-19, while life in Taiwan remained relatively normal. We asked some of our teachers to describe how the global pandemic has impacted their teaching and daily lives in Taiwan.
 

Lian's view of Taipei City from Maokong

One of our Foresight staff members shares her experience and recommendations for hiking in Taipei, one of the best places to live for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers.

The Accidental Teacher: How did I ever get into teaching English as a Foreign Language? by Jake Tobiyama

Jake, a high school teacher in our Ontario ESL program, recounts experiences living and working in Asia that led him to become an English (EFL/ESL) teacher, despite public speaking not coming to him naturally. 

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What are the most beautiful, interesting, quirky sights you've seen where you live? During the month of November, we invited our teachers to participate in a photo challenge to share their favourite things about teaching in Taiwan. They were asked to share a photo and complete the prompt "The best thing about teaching in Taiwan is..." 

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Luke, an elementary and support teacher with Foresight, reflects on valuable lessons learned inside and outside of the classroom while teaching abroad in Taiwan. 

 

Perfect fall weather and beautiful natural scenery make ideal conditions for a school outing! Our ESL teaching team at Sacred Heart Elementary participated in the school's hiking day to appreciate the outdoors and get some physical activity together with students and parents. 

Dihua Street Lunar New Year Market attracts thousands of visitors

One of our Foresight staff members share photos and reflections from visiting Dihua Street Lunar New Year Market last year, an annual event cancelled due to the pandemic this year. 

 

A unique aspect of teaching in a local school in Taiwan is participating in school events and having the opportunity to engage with students, parents, and the greater school community in different ways outside of the classroom.

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