Teaching English in Taiwan: At a Glance

Taiwan boasts a major ESL teaching market, and is a great choice for those who want to teach with friends, or secure a contract quickly. Its bullet train allows you to easily enjoy most of Taiwan's major cities, and its beaches rival the beauty of any in Thailand or Mexico, but are truly unique for their pristine seclusion and lack of tourist traffic.

Monthly Salary*:50,000 - 80,000 TWD
Accommodations:Sometimes included or allowance may be given
Airfare:Rarely included
Health Care:Usually included
Holidays:Paid
Teaching Hours per Week:20 - 30
Typical Contract Length:One year
Typical Start Month(s):Year round
Application Timeline:1 - 4 months
Private Tutoring per Hour:500 - 1,500 TWD
Income Tax††:10 - 20%
Cost of Living**:Cost of a Big Mac = 79 TWD
Exchange Rate:As of 11-25-2014
100 TWD = 3.24 USD
1.00 USD = 31 TWD
Ability to Save:High
Visa:Employer sponsors
Minimum Requirements:Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate and Two Year College Diploma
Additional Notes:Bachelor's Degree preferred






Other East Asia / Southeast Asia Countries:

Cambodia ~ China ~ Hong Kong ~ India ~ Indonesia ~ Japan ~ Korea ~ Kyrgyzstan ~ Laos ~ Malaysia ~ Nepal ~ Taiwan ~ Thailand ~ Vietnam




Discover why Taiwan is known as Ilha Formosa meaning ‘beautiful island’. From the hustle and bustle of Taipei to the beaches and tropical mountainous regions, Taiwan is a small country worth exploring. The cultural and religious hybrid of the island makes this a unique destination. Taiwan's economy consists of both smaller businesses and international manufacturing companies, making it a stable economic environment and a thriving English language market.

The combination of Oxford Seminars' internationally recognized TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification and the Graduate Placement Service included with the course makes teaching English abroad a reality.  Learn more about teaching English in Taiwan and other opportunities teaching English abroad by calling 1-800-779-1779, or by attending an upcoming free Information Session in your area.

* Wages vary depending on the economy of the country.
** The Big Mac Index is a credible, reliable, third-party cost-of-living index created by The Economist. For comparison purposes, it lists the cost of an American Big Mac at $4.62.
† Exchange rates are subject to change. Check www.xe.com for current rates.
†† You will be paying income tax while teaching abroad, and the tax rate can change depending on how much money you earn.

Oxford Seminars makes every effort to keep our information as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, individual teaching positions and experiences may vary with job market conditions. Specific information listed cannot be guaranteed to be applicable when you are seeking employment teaching ESL in a specific country.

Note that certain positions require additional qualifications and credentials that are not negotiable due to specific country legislation.

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