Experience with teaching in Taiwan

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1. Posted by Paul3879 (Respected Member 212 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Deall all, well I have been looking at maybe teaching in Taiwan but... I have read somewhere, and I quote:

"Native English Speaker of English and must hold passports from the U.S and Canada. Please do not apply if you are not from the U.S. or Canada!"

Could anyone confirm if the above is true? are British people etc. allowed to teach in Taiwan.

2. Posted by danahawkins (Inactive 128 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I know a British guy that is working for Nova in Taipei... I guess it depends on the company you go with. Nova isn't such a great company, but they will accept you.

3. Posted by Walkaways (Full Member 106 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hey Paul,

I am British too, and a while ago i was seriously looking into teaching english in Taiwan (and still am). Its absolutely fine for brits to teach, although from my research they prefer north american accents. If you are serious about teaching in taiwan though, the best thing for you to do is to look at the website www.tealit.com - This is where i worked out how much money it would cost to get a motorbike, apartment and how easy it is to get a job. Also for an insight into what life is like i found a website that has some short films of people who moved out to Taiwan to teach english. Check out www.hess.com.tw - this is prob the best website with profiles of schools etc (but do remember it is just one out of many language schools out there)

Oh and another thing to think about is the fact TEFL teachers out there are mainly kindergarten teachers. Anyhow goodluck - maybe ill see you there one day.