Teach English Abroad In Taiwan

Start earning $20,000 USD Per Year

Guaranteed monthly salary and training prior to teaching. 

 

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Overview

When you go abroad to teach English in Taiwan with GeoVisions Foundation, you will be earning more than a competitive salary. Your teaching job can be an excellent alternative to the traditional post-graduate employment path. It is also an amazing opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others while experiencing the rich culture of the East.

There are many opportunities for adventure to be found while teaching English in Taiwan. From discovering the chaotic city night markets to hiking on Yangminshan to lounging on the beaches of Kenting, you will find there is plenty to explore.

If you want to immerse yourself in Chinese culture and learn Mandarin Chinese while still having all the modern conveniences available, teaching in Taiwan is for you!

How Do I Get Started?

  1. Fill out the very brief form on this page. It won't take 30 seconds.
  2. If you've just started your research, we recommend that you read this post, which is our definitive guide to teaching abroad.
  3. When you're ready to have your questions answered and go through some plans, schedule a call with us. There is no obligation when you speak with us. We're here to answer your questions.
  4. Fill out and submit your application with your $350 fee. Why is there a fee? We provide pre-departure assistance, airport pickup, orientation on arrival and a high level of support throughout your experience as well as visa guidance.
  5. Fill out our supplemental application and upload the required documents like a copy of your passport, your transcript, photos, medical form, etc.
  6. Begin your interviews with schools in Taiwan.
  7. Next you will receive personalized, step-by-step guidance with document preparation for your visa after you accept a teaching position with the school of your choice.
  8. Arrive in Taiwan, begin your new teaching job and collect your first paycheck

Duration

One-year contract required.

Visa

Of all the locations to teach English abroad, Taiwan is the easiest regarding a visa to legally teach in Taiwan. You don't even need to go through a visa process until you arrive in Taiwan and begin teaching.

For US, UK, Canadian, Irish, New Zealand Australia citizens, you can enter Taiwan without a visa. Then your school director will assist you with the documentation necessary to apply for an ARC (Alien Residence Certificate).  For those outside of these countries, a visa is needed in advance of arriving in Taiwan.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be native English speakers up to age 35.
  • Applicants must be from Australia, Belize, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, USA.
  • Applicants must have a bachelors degree in any field. We can also accept a 2-year degree (Associates) if you have TEFL certification in advance.
  • Applicants must be in good mental health and physically fit to work with students as young as 3 years old.

Start Dates

2020 Dates:

The second or third week of each month in February, April, May, June, July, August, September, and November.

Fee

$350

Salary

A minimum monthly salary of $1,680 is guaranteed, even if you teach the minimum of hours. That means you are guaranteed to not make less than $1,680 US per month. Most of our teachers in Taiwan earn over $2,000 US per month. For those willing to teach extra hours, the monthly salary can increase substantially.

Assistance in finding accommodation is included, but teachers pay their own rent. Rent is generally between USD $250 and $400 per month, exclusive of electricity and water (which is generally quite affordable). In some instances Internet is provided in accommodation costs, in other instances, it must be purchased separately.

Teachers will prepare in-class activities focused on language development such as dialogues, games, pronunciation and grammar activities, songs, role-playing, and conversation groups. Each day plan lessons and presentations for your class and attend some faculty meetings.

You will receive 15 paid public holidays and another 10 paid vacation days, based on the schools’ protocol.

Included Benefits

  • Job Placement.
  • Guaranteed minimum monthly salary, even if you teach below the minimum hours that month.
  • Professional, locally-based staff to provide orientation, supervision, and guidance throughout your stay.
  • Pre-departure assistance.
  • Important documents, including in-depth pre-departure packs, orientation information, and all in-country informational materials.
  • Curricula with a full range of support materials such as CDs, posters, and visual aids, and classes are clearly structured. 
  • 1-day follow-up training is held for all new teachers three times in their first year. They are held after 1, 3, and 6 months of teaching.

What's Not Included

  • Meals.
  • Local transportation.
  • Visa costs.
  • Accommodation.
  • Airfare. 

TEFL/TESOL

If you have a Bachelor's degree, you do not need a TEFL or TESOL certificate for this program.

If you have an Associate's degree, you will need TEFL or TESOL certification to be accepted. There are many places to earn your TEFL or TESOL certification. One of those places is GeoVisions Foundation. If you decide to also include your TEFL/TESOL certification through GeoVisions, you will receive a $100 credit.

With GeoVisions Foundation, you can earn your 120-hour TEFL Certification online, or take your GeoVisions Foundation course onsite in Peru, Turkey, Italy or Greece and then travel to Taiwan to begin teaching after graduation. The in-class TEFL consists of 130-hours and 10 hours of practicum. Please let us know if you have any interest in these courses.

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Application Process

You can fill out and submit your application anytime. If you prefer to speak to someone first, schedule a call and find a day and time convenient to you.

When you're ready to apply, fill out and submit your application with your $350 fee. No, you won't be charged again. What's included:

    • Job Placement.
    • Guaranteed minimum monthly salary, even if you teach below the minimum hours that month.
    • Professional, locally-based staff to provide orientation, supervision, and guidance throughout your stay.
    • Pre-departure assistance.
    • Important documents, including in-depth pre-departure packs, orientation information, and all in-country informational materials.
    • Curricula with a full range of support materials such as CDs, posters, and visual aids, and classes are clearly structured. 
    • 1-day follow-up training is held for all new teachers three times in their first year. They are held after 1, 3, and 6 months of teaching.

Supplemental Application

After you apply, you'll receive our Supplemental Application with more detailed information about yourself and your qualifications. In this supplemental application, we will need you to upload a copy of your resume, passport, a copy of your degree and your TEFL Certification. If you're not TEFL Certified, we can help you choose a school or an online option.

Interview

You will be interviewed twice. The first interview will be with a staff person here at GeoVisions Foundation. And the second interview will be with the actual school in Taiwan.

A final decision will be made within 2 weeks of your second interview.

Visa

Of all the locations to teach English abroad, Taiwan is the easiest regarding a visa to legally teach in Taiwan. You don't even need to go through a visa process until you arrive in Taiwan and begin teaching.

For US citizens, you can enter Taiwan without a visa. Then your school director will assist you with the documentation necessary to apply for an ARC (Alien Residence Certificate).  For those outside of the US, a visa is needed in advance of arriving in Taiwan.

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FAQ

Please call us on +1 (203) 453-5838 if you have questions.

We are asked the same questions each day, so we hope this page of Frequently Asked Questions will be helpful to you. Anyone in our office can answer your questions anytime you call. We want you to made informed decisions and we will be happy to talk to you anytime.

What is the process once I apply through GeoVisions Foundation?

Application Process

You can fill out and submit your application anytime. If you prefer to speak to someone first, schedule a call and find a day and time convenient to you.

When you're ready to apply, fill out and submit your application with your $350 fee. No, you won't be charged again. What's included:

    • Job Placement.
    • Guaranteed minimum monthly salary, even if you teach below the minimum hours that month.
    • Professional, locally-based staff to provide orientation, supervision, and guidance throughout your stay.
    • Pre-departure assistance.
    • Important documents, including in-depth pre-departure packs, orientation information, and all in-country informational materials.
    • Curricula with a full range of support materials such as CDs, posters, and visual aids, and classes are clearly structured. 
    • 1-day follow-up training is held for all new teachers three times in their first year. They are held after 1, 3, and 6 months of teaching.

Supplemental Application

After you apply, you'll receive our Supplemental Application with more detailed information about yourself and your qualifications. In this supplemental application, we will need you to upload a copy of your resume, passport, a copy of your degree and your TEFL Certification. If you're not TEFL Certified, we can help you choose a school or an online option.

Interview

You will be interviewed twice. The first interview will be with a staff person here at GeoVisions Foundation. And the second interview will be with the actual school in Taiwan.

A final decision will be made within 2 weeks of your second interview.

Visa

Of all the locations to teach English abroad, Taiwan is the easiest regarding a visa to legally teach in Taiwan. You don't even need to go through a visa process until you arrive in Taiwan and begin teaching.

For US citizens, you can enter Taiwan without a visa. Then your school director will assist you with the documentation necessary to apply for an ARC (Alien Residence Certificate).  For those outside of the US, a tourist visa is needed in advance of arriving in Taiwan.

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Will Schools Hire Teachers That Are Older?

21-35 years of age is the current limit. 

What do I do about my student loans?

Many of the teach abroad programs GeoVisions operates pay more than enough to take care of your student loans. Some pay enough to live comfortably, but depending on your monthly loan payment, it could be close.

GeoVisions will work with you to provide official documents from your school and from GeoVisions. But ultimately, it's going to come down to the loan provider to make the final determination.

Many participants end up putting their loans on forbearance if their salary doesn't leave them enough funds to cover their loans.

The teach abroad programs that pay the most and where teachers have consistently been able to stay current on student loans are in Taiwan, South Korea and in some instances, China.

Gallery

Here are a handful of photos to give you a sense of this program.

You can also find more photos, stories, and video through our Facebook PageInstagram and YouTube channels and our Blog.

As you view more photos and video, consider the program benefits. A second home with new friends, becoming more independent and confident, improving your Mandarin since you're now living as a local and helping your community and students realize their goals of speaking English. Add an international reference to your resume which helps with future job applications because of your experience teaching English in a community in Taiwan and you're ahead of the game.

What Our Teachers Say (Click to see all reviews on GoAbroad.com)

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Our first teachers to Taiwan will be returning very soon. We expect to have our first full reviews published here as soon as they return. Please check back for them soon. Until then, you can click the link above to read over 200 other reviews of GeoVisions Foundation programs.

Rebecca LeGrant, Program Director