What are the required qualifications?

We are looking for qualified teachers who hold (1) a bachelor's degree or higher, (2) a government-issued teaching license, and (3) a passport from a country that has English as an official language, as per Taiwan's work permit requirements for foreign language teachers. 



I have a TESOL/CELTA/TEFL Certification. Am I eligible to teach in this program?

For our Ontario-based ESL program, we are looking for certified teachers who hold a teaching license issued by the government of an English-speaking country, particularly Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, UK, and South Africa. For teachers who do not hold a teaching license, but have other ESL qualifications and teaching experience, we may be able to recommend them for positions in local schools that we partner with, depending on availability. Interested applicants are welcome to apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



I am from [country]. Am I eligible to teach in your program?

As per Taiwan's work permit requirements for English language teachers, you must hold a passport from a country that has English as an official language (eg. Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, UK, and South Africa, etc.). 



Do I have to be a native English speaker to teach in your program?

Not necessarily. As long as you meet the other qualifications, you are welcome to apply. Typically, in order to meet those qualifications, candidates have native or native-like English proficiency and strong command of the language. Many of our teachers also speak additional languages to English. 



Does your program only teach ESL, or other subject areas as well?

Our program is a robust ESL program focussed on students' English language development and learning skills. We also use other subject areas, such as art, physical education, health, and drama to expand student's language learning and apply it in diverse contexts, but the focus remains on learning and using English.



What if my background is not in English or ESL? Can I still teach in your program?

Yes! Our teachers come from diverse teaching backgrounds, from sciences, to music, to physical education, and not necessarily English or ESL. We provide ample professional development and support for teachers to be able to implement the curriculum effectively and develop skills for working with ELLs. Teachers will find that the skills they already have in their toolkit (such as for classroom management, lesson planning, differentiation, assessment and evaluation) will serve them well, and also be sharpened through their experience teaching abroad.



Where are the schools located?

Currently we partner with two schools in Taipei City, two schools in New Taipei City, and one Taiwanese international school located in Shanghai. For specific districts, our HR team will be able to provide more information in an interview.



Are you a cram school?

No. We partner with local schools, meaning our teachers teach in local elementary and secondary schools and teach during the regular school day, unlike cram schools which typically operate evenings and weekends. Students who opt into our program take English classes in our program alongside their regular subject classes taught in Chinese.



Are you a recruiter?

No. We do not recruit teachers on behalf of other schools or institutions. Although we are not a school (we are a company that partners with local schools), we hire teachers directly for our ESL program. This means that the teachers we hire are employed by us and we support them throughout their time with us.



Are the curriculum and resources provided?

Yes! Our curriculum is developed by Ontario curriculum experts and is regularly revised and updated. Teachers also have access to digital curriculum materials (unit plans, lesson plans, slides, handouts) from previous teachers. While the curriculum framework is provided, teachers are still required to develop their own lessons and adapt to the needs and interests of their students. Teachers enjoy the freedom of bringing their own ideas and creativity to the provided framework.



What are the hours?

Teachers teach approximately 22 teaching hours per week. The school hours are typically from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (varies by school). A teacher’s schedule may have them starting earlier or ending later on some days, but the time is made up for by a later start or early finish on another day. Personal prep and co-planning time is built into the weekly timetable, as are teacher meetings for professional development (not during lunch hours or after school hours).



What are the holidays?

The academic year follows the Taiwanese school calendar, including Taiwanese public holidays, Chinese New Year break, and summer break.



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Who are we?

We are a Taiwanese company specializing in international education experiences for Taiwanese students and international teachers. We partner with leading international education specialists to deliver educational programs within Taiwanese schools while also creating opportunities for teachers from around the world.


No. 139, Fuhua Road, Shilin District, Taipei City 11158, Taiwan