Paid Teach In Taiwan

Get Paid To Teach English In Taiwan

"Kind of like a Gap program for grownups and grads."

Schedule A Call

"My favorite thing about Taiwan is the food." ~ Jason Wu

Find Out More

Overview

Many of us look for an opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives. Still others look for an alternative to the traditional post-graduate employment path. Teach English in Taiwan with GeoVisions, and weave those opportunities into the fabric of your daily life as you teach English abroad. GeoVisions offers paid teaching positions for university graduates or current classroom teachers looking to share their language and culture while immersing themselves in new communities around the world.

When you go abroad to teach English in Taiwan with GeoVisions, 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.

Taiwan is a country of contrast, where cutting edge modern conveniences lie below a traditional culture that remains strong today.

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!

Fee

$350

Duration

One-year contract required.

Visa

Not Included.  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.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be native English speakers.
  • 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 / CELTA certification in advance.
  • Applicants must be in good mental health and physically fit to work with students as young as 3 years old.
  • Teachers will prepare in-class activities focused on language development such as dialogues, games, pronunciation and grammar activities, songs, role-playing and conversation groups.
  • Plan lessons and presentations for your class.
  • Attend some faculty meetings.

Start Dates

2018 Dates: (subject to change)

  • Nov 18 (small intake)

2019 Dates: (subject to change)

  • Jan 8 (medium intake)
  • Feb 19 (large intake)
  • Apr 8 (medium intake)
  • May 13 (small intake)
  • Jun 18 (small intake)
  • Jul 15 (large intake)
  • Aug 19 (large intake)
  • Sep 14 (medium intake)
  • Nov 18 (small intake)

If you have only 1, 2 or 3 months, consider our summer paid teach program in Thailand, or our volunteer teach programs in Italy or Costa Rica.

Costs

$350

GeoVisions-4cprocess

The fee you pay to teach in Taiwan goes to our 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity, The GeoVisions Foundation. The program donation for this experience covers our costs of local screening of potential host schools in Taiwan; assisting you with the process of compiling the documents you will need to collect for a guaranteed job and the correct visa; and assistance in Taiwan during your entire stay to make sure what you have agreed to is what really happens. This provides you a great deal of security and a social base to grow and enjoy your time in Taiwan. If you are from the US, the fee also includes your travel and medical insurance.

We provide 24/7 emergency service, supported by real people. You are supported from the moment you contact us to the time you return … and beyond, through our active Alumni Community. Be sure to speak to your tax preparer to see if any of these fees can be deducted as a charitable donation. Also, ask your tax preparer about moving costs and if you can deduct those as well.

Salary and Benefits

This is teaching position in Taiwan that involves teaching English in a real classroom in a real school. You will earn a full time teaching salary.

A minimum monthly salary of $1,680 is guaranteed, even if you teach the minimum of hours. We guarantee you will not make less than $1,680 US per month. Most of our teachers in Taiwan earn up to $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 are awarded an accredited TEFL Certificate at the end of their first year. This encompasses initial training, branch training, 1, 3, and 6-month follow-up trainings, and a minimum of 800 hours of practicum teaching. This TEFL certificate is FREE.

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

What's Included

  • Job Placement.
  • An experienced U.S. based GeoVisions Program Manager who will serve as your coordinator and liaison with our in-country staff in Taiwan.
  • Professional, locally-based staff to provide orientation, supervision and guidance throughout your stay.
  • Pre-departure assistance.
  • Travel and accident insurance along with emergency evacuation insurance for US permanent residents.
  • 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 trainings are held for all new teachers three times in their first year. They are held after 1, 3, and 6 months of teaching.
  • A toll-free 24-hour emergency hotline in the U.S.
  • A 12-month contract with a screened school.

What's Not Included

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

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.

Why Is There A Placement Fee?

Over the years we have met teachers who have had horrible experiences when they think they are going into a fantastic overseas teaching job only to find out they are not going to a real school, but a corporate school and not a true International school. They have been caught in a signed contract without having visited the school or met the administrators. Where do they turn without a support team who’s only job is to look out for you?

At GeoVisions, we have pre-screened the school and the position and in most cases, we have placed teachers at that school before. We make sure you’re being paid the highest thank you gift from the school as possible. We provide a formal orientation, starting when we pick you up at the airport. You will meet other teachers just like you the day you arrive. Start enjoying the GeoVisions safety net immediately. We help you with your visa, your formal documents and we make sure your new school is ready to receive you. In fact, if your placement doesn’t work out, we work to move you to another school or another part of China.

Will Schools Hire Teachers That Are Age 50 Or Older?

21-45 years of age is the current limit.  If you are over 45, give us a call.  Sometimes we can place you … it just takes longer.

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.

Whitfield St.jpg

GLOBAL  HEADQUARTERS

Guilford, Connecticut USA