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Thursday
Apr082010

DO I NEED TO GET HEALTH INSURANCE TO COME TO TAIWAN?

No! Taiwan has the 2nd best national health plan in the world. You can get your teeth cleaned for $5! The school will cover for 70% of the insurance, while you will pay 30%.

Thursday
Apr082010

WHAT ARE THE GENERAL TERMS FOR SOMEONE WITH A BA, NO TEACHING CERTIFICATE? 

   Because of the way Taiwanese society is, almost all Taiwanese elementary school children attend after-school classes. Therefore, you will find most of teaching jobs in this sector. These cram schools, known locally as buxibans, may be privately run or a branch of one of the large chain schools. Chain schools provide a convenient starting point for new arrivals. They offer training, help with housing, guarantee working hours, and in some cases, even extend opportunities for promotion.

Working hours at a buxiban can be anywhere between 200pm and 1000pm, with the majority of classes running between 430pm and 630pm, just after elementary school finishes. Many schools will have Saturday classes as that is often the only time the kids can come for extra English classes.

The two main alternatives to buxiban work are kindergartens and adult classes. Many parents have decided that the best way to ensure their kids speak English is to send them to English-speaking kindergartens from the age of three. The kindergarten business is a highly competitive industry, because of Taiwan's falling and extremely low birth rate. Parents pay a lot of money, and they expect their kids to have conversational English ability by the time they get to elementary school. Kindergartens prefer to higher female teachers, but the majority of teachers are male, so men can still find work. Working hours are usually between 830am and 500pm. Adult classes, on the other hand, tend to be harder to find and unstable in hours and terms. However, it is easy to find private tutoring jobs teaching adults.

A teacher's salary can afford a comfortable lifestyle in Taiwan. A new teacher at a chain school teaching 25 hours per week will make about NT56,000 per month. This is similar to what an accountant with five years experience earns, so teachers certainly have an above-average spending power.

 

 

 

Thursday
Apr082010

IF I WANT TO BE LOCATED EITHER IN DOWNTOWN TAIPEI OR ANOTHER MAJOR CITY, LIKE KAOHSIUNG OR TAICHUNG, WILL I BE ABLE TO GET A JOB THERE?

Naturally, as long as you are a qualified candidate, you can get a job in Taipei or anywhere else. But, it would also depend on your personality. If you are shy, nervous around children or being in front of a large group of people, self-focused, then chances are, you would have a harder time in landing a position.

Also, something else to consider is the fact that for many of the jobs in Taipei and other major cities, schools will require an in-person interview and teaching demonstration first.

Thursday
Apr082010

ARE THERE JOB AVAILABILITIES YEAR-ROUND, OR DO THEY MOSTLY START IN AUGUST OR SEPTEMBER? IN OTHER WORDS, WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO COME TO TAIWAN?

 Although there are jobs available all year round, the peak hiring season is during the summer each year. Therefore, the best time to arrive is between end of July to end of August. Many jobs will be gone by beginning of September. Another time to come would be around Chinese New Year, as this is the beginning of second semester.

 

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