Teach English in Taiwan
START DATE: Late December 2012.
SALARY: NT $610/ class hr.
WHAT TEACHERS DO: Teachers have a mix of group classes and tutorials from different ages and levels. Teachers do not teach the same age group, day-in day-out. Each class has at least one native speaker teacher and one Taiwanese teacher of English. These two teachers are not in the class at the same time, but coordinate classes together. Foreign teachers must write comments on report cards and grade essays, but most of the homework is graded by the Taiwanese teachers.
WHAT LEADER OFFERS:
* Six-day-a-week schedule, approx. 4 to 5 teaching hours per day. To get a MAXIMUM number of hours, teachers can accept classes at separate branches which are approx. 20 min. from the main branch by rail, bus, or motorcycle).
HOURS: Hours at LEADER are similar to a middle-shift. Teachers enjoy having their mornings free for their personal activities and exploring Taiwan. The main branch is open Mon. through Sat. 1:30pm-10:10pm, HOWEVER, teachers come in one hour before their first class of the day to prepare for lessons and conclude after their last class.
* Advances on pay to assist in start-up costs.
* NT $610/ class hr.
* Yearly increases
* End-of-year bonus
* Our teachers have also participated in ESL research studies/ curriculum design/voice recordings, summer camps, etc. (for extra pay).
-FREE airport pick-up & orientation
-We pay the major portion (based on the official government-provided salary chart) of your national health insurance.
-PAID five-day practice teaching during training period, $550/class hour, when time is spent in front of any class.
-Pre-planned lessons, but a flexible curriculum
-Assistance in processing and sponsorship of work visa & Alien Residence Card (ARC)
-Reduced Rent for a fully-furnished individual apartment within the LEADER Teachers’ House (Only US$200/mo.). All utilities except electric are FREE!
-Assistance in setting up a bank account
-Guidance in filing and reclaiming government taxes. Income taxes are 18% for the first 182 days in Taiwan, but then recalculated at 5% based on annual earnings and you are eligible for a REBATE of the difference.
*At least a Bachelor’s degree holder from an accredited North American college/university in ANY field. We prefer degrees related to TESOL/TEFL, English, Linguistics, and/or Education, but ANY degree holder will be considered.
*One who has experience working with children (teaching, mentoring, tutoring, coaching experience).
*We desire energetic teachers for lively classes. (FYI: Our current staff and faculty are generally non-smokers in good health. Teachers will need to move between classrooms rather than stay at one place).
*Flexible in accepting periodic schedule changes.
*One who will commit to AT LEAST one year in Taiwan.
*Has a genuine interest in learning Mandarin Chinese and/or Taiwanese: It gives a teacher a sense of how difficult it is to learn a language, as well as an appreciation of the culture, (not to mention facilitate living in Taiwan).
*Sociable and friendly to students, staff, parents, and fellow teachers.
*Single (We currently only have ONE position open at a time).