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  • I really enjoyed the course and my time in Cambodia. Almost too much, because I didn't want to leave! The staff really have things under control there, and everyone was very helpful. The excursions were absolutely amazing. Everything is going good here in Taiwan. My classes been a lot of fun so far and I'm really happy that I came here. So I want to thank you because LanguageCorps has really held up its end of the deal, and has provided everything I could ask for.

    Ari

    Taiwan

    LanguageCorps Programs in Taiwan

    Taiwan is a small island country off the southeast coast of mainland China. Also known as Formosa, it is the largest island of the Republic of China (ROC) in East Asia. Since the end of World War II in 1945, the island group has been under the government of the Republic of China. A hybrid of cultures, at various times the people of Taiwan have been ruled by the Dutch, Chinese, Imperial Japanese, postwar China and even, arguably, the United States. A democracy and autonomous state now, the culture of Taiwan still bears the marks of these foreign powers. The official language of Taiwan is Mandarin Chinese and the most popular foreign language in Taiwan is English, which is part of the regular school curriculum. Taiwan is a safe, well developed country, with a rich Chinese cultural history and great opportunities to teach English.

    Training & Certification

    LanguageCorps offers the following Programs in Taiwan:

    • TeachTaiwan

    This program provides a comprehensive blend of training and orientation, pre-departure job placement, and services to support you while you teach English in Taiwan, helping to ensure that you have a secure, rewarding adventure.

    TESOL Training and Certification

    The TeachTaiwan Program begins with an intensive TESOL training and Certification phase. Click here for details of the TESOL certification. The 4-week TESOL training program takes place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and includes two great weekend excursions. You will also have a chance to meet participants in the other Asian programs, extending your LanguageCorps network and making great contacts for future travel or vacations while you teach English in Taiwan. At the end of the four-week certification phase you will travel to your destination city to begin your position teaching English in Taiwan.

    Job Placement

    Your teaching position will be at one of our affiliated schools located throughout Taiwan. You will typically be teaching English to Taiwanese children, but you may also teach adults. Taiwan offers small class sizes and eager students who enjoy learning English. Job placements require flexibility on your part, but if you are accepted into the TeachTaiwan Program, we will work with you to place you in a position to teach English in Taiwan with good pay and benefits. There may be a short period of time between the end of training and the beginning of your contract to teach English in Taiwan. Most people view this as a great opportunity to fit in a little travel before the job starts!

    The TeachTaiwan Program Fee in Taipei, Taiwan is US$2,495

    The following are not included:

    • Round-trip airfare to host country, and/or Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    • Personal expenses (meals, entertainment, local transport, living expenses, and personal shopping)
    • "Upfront" costs following the training period, such as apartment security deposits and first month's rent
    • Visa costs and fees

    Note: To ensure placement in the program you desire, we advise applying two to six months prior to your intended start date. Late placements are sometimes possible; please contact us immediately if you are applying less than two months before your desired start date.

    Are you ready to teach English in Taiwan? Email, call, or write us for more information - or apply now. Learn. Teach. Explore. Travel. Give Back. Get paid to teach English in Taiwan.

  • Taiwan Start Dates

    To ensure placement in the program you desire, we advise applying two to six months prior to your intended start date. Late placements are sometimes possible; please contact us immediately if you are applying less than two months before your desired start date.

    The application is available here.

  • I really enjoyed the course and my time in Cambodia. Almost too much, because I didn't want to leave! The staff really have things under control there, and everyone was very helpful. The excursions were absolutely amazing. Everything is going good here in Taiwan. My classes been a lot of fun so far and I'm really happy that I came here. So I want to thank you because LanguageCorps has really held up its end of the deal, and has provided everything I could ask for.

    Ari

    Taiwan

    Country Overview

    Taiwan is a small island country off the southeast coast of mainland China. Also known as Formosa, it is the largest island of the Republic of China (ROC) in East Asia. Since the end of World War II in 1945, the island group has been under the government of the Republic of China. A hybrid of cultures, at various times the people of Taiwan have been ruled by the Dutch, Chinese, Japanese and even, arguably, the United States. A democracy and autonomous state now, the culture of Taiwan still bears the marks of these foreign powers.

    Much of the island is lush forestland, but the topography includes picturesque mountains, rice fields, and balmy beaches. Taiwan enjoys warm weather all year round. The strongest fluctuations in weather conditions are during spring and winter, while the weather is relatively stable during summer and autumn. The annual average temperature is a comfortable 72 degrees Fahrenheit, and with the exception of a few mountain areas where some traces of snow can be found during winter, no snow can be seen throughout Taiwan.

    Taiwan is a country of contrast, where cutting edge modern conveniences belie the traditional culture which still remains strong today. The official language of Taiwan is Mandarin Chinese and the most popular foreign language in Taiwan is English, which is part of the regular school curriculum. Taiwan is a safe, well developed country, with a rich Chinese cultural history and great opportunities to teach English.

  • I really enjoyed the course and my time in Cambodia. Almost too much, because I didn't want to leave! The staff really have things under control there, and everyone was very helpful. The excursions were absolutely amazing. Everything is going good here in Taiwan. My classes been a lot of fun so far and I'm really happy that I came here. So I want to thank you because LanguageCorps has really held up its end of the deal, and has provided everything I could ask for.

    Ari

    Taiwan

    Job Prospects & Pay

    Job placements are available throughout Taiwan, but most are in the main cities of Taipei, Kaohsiung, and Taichung. Teaching positions are in private language schools, and students are typically children, although you might teach adults as well. Class sizes are typically small and students are eager and enjoy learning English! In addition to your time spent in the classroom you will administer tests, grade papers and participate in school meetings with your Chinese co-teachers. Your salary as an English teacher in Taiwan will be more than enough to live a comfortable lifestyle and save for trips around Taiwan and to other countries in Asia! includePay('Taiwan', 'TeachTaiwan');

  • I really enjoyed the course and my time in Cambodia. Almost too much, because I didn't want to leave! The staff really have things under control there, and everyone was very helpful. The excursions were absolutely amazing. Everything is going good here in Taiwan. My classes been a lot of fun so far and I'm really happy that I came here. So I want to thank you because LanguageCorps has really held up its end of the deal, and has provided everything I could ask for.

    Ari

    Taiwan

    Day-to-Day Living

    Food & Clothing

    Due to its great ethnic diversity, Taiwan has a wide variety of cuisines. These include Holo (also called �Minnanese,� or simply �Taiwanese�), Hakka, and vegetarian foods, as well as the various cooking styles of mainland China such as Hunan, Jiangzhe (from the provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang), Hong Kong (Cantonese), and Sichuan. Virtually every city has its famous specialties; many Taiwanese tourists will go visit other cities on the island only to try the local foods. Your typical Taiwanese meal can be found right on the streets. Little mom �n pop stalls are everywhere selling all kinds of snacks and none of it is very expensive. Night markets are a great place to try a number of different foods. Night markets can be found in every town, and in major cities like Taipei there are literally dozens! Typically, one can spend as little as NT$200-300 (US$6.00-9.00) per day here and eat well.

    In Taiwan, people dress in stylish clothes and follow European or American styles. When teaching, women should cover their shoulders (sleeveless shirts are acceptable, but very thin straps or tank tops are not). No low-cut necklines or very short skirts. Open-toed shoes are acceptable.

    Male Teachers should wear long pants (not jeans), short- or long-sleeved shirt with a collar, and loafers or dress shoes. Long hair should be neatly tied into a ponytail.

    Visible piercings, other than standard earrings, and visible tattoos are usually not acceptable. If you have either, please discuss them with us.

    Housing & Communication

    During your first four weeks of training in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, housing will be provided by LanguageCorps in a guest house or apartment near our office. All accommodations have air conditioning and western style bathrooms.

    Schools in Taiwan don't provide housing for you, but you will receive assistance in finding an apartment which matches what you are looking for. The cost of an apartment in Taiwan varies from city to city. In all cases apartments are much less expensive than what you would expect to pay in most Western countries. Most apartments are spacious and comfortable and there are many accommodation options depending upon your personal preferences.

    As the economic and cultural hub of the country, expect to pay a premium for housing in Taipei. Within Taipei City expect to pay NT$10,000/month (approximately US$310) + utilities. As you move out into what is called Taipei County your costs could fall as low as NT$5,000/month (approximately US$155), but expect an average of NT$7,000-9,000/month (approximately US$215-280) + utilities. The housing situation in the rest of Taiwan is roughly the same throughout, particularly in terms of price. You can expect to pay as little as NT$4,000/month (approximately US$125) and no higher than NT$7,000/month (approximately US$215) + utilities for a simple one bedroom studio. Space is less of an issue so apartments tend to be a little larger than a similarly priced Taipei apartment.

    Expect to pay NT$500 to NT$1,000 (US$15-30) a month for basic utilities (water and electricity). There is no central heating in Taiwan because it is not that cold. Most apartments do come with air conditioning which is an absolute must during the summer months, but you will pay a little extra on your electric bill.

    During training, internet access is available at the office in Phnom Penh, and at internet cafes throughout the city. In Taiwan, just about every apartment is wired with a broadband internet connection. Many landlords will include the internet in monthly rent, but if they don't you should expect to pay an additional NT$500/month (approximately US$15) for internet. Internet cafes are readily available throughout Taiwan.

  • I really enjoyed the course and my time in Cambodia. Almost too much, because I didn't want to leave! The staff really have things under control there, and everyone was very helpful. The excursions were absolutely amazing. Everything is going good here in Taiwan. My classes been a lot of fun so far and I'm really happy that I came here. So I want to thank you because LanguageCorps has really held up its end of the deal, and has provided everything I could ask for.

    Ari

    Taiwan

    Excursions

    In addition to the initial welcome tour of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the TeachTaiwan Program includes a 3-day excursion to Angkor Wat, in Siem Reap, Cambodia - our most popular excursion by far. You will explore ruins of the largest religious building area in the world, and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Temples range in condition from moderately restored to jungle encrusted. The excursion includes time for a visit to a near-by waterfall to cool off, relax and enjoy. This trip creates memories that will be treasured forever! A second weekend excursion is included to the beautiful beaches of Sihanoukville in Cambodia. Here you will have a chance to relax, swim, and enjoy some good food.

    Popular things to do in Taiwan include a stay in lively, high-tech Taipei and visits to its colorful street markets; tours of historic temples and museums; stays in mountain resorts (with popular hiking trails) and tropical beaches; and drives through national forests.

  • I really enjoyed the course and my time in Cambodia. Almost too much, because I didn't want to leave! The staff really have things under control there, and everyone was very helpful. The excursions were absolutely amazing. Everything is going good here in Taiwan. My classes been a lot of fun so far and I'm really happy that I came here. So I want to thank you because LanguageCorps has really held up its end of the deal, and has provided everything I could ask for.

    Ari

    Taiwan

    Travel Resources

    We're still working on getting these up, but check back soon or email us at info@languagecorps.com and we will send you some.

  • I really enjoyed the course and my time in Cambodia. Almost too much, because I didn't want to leave! The staff really have things under control there, and everyone was very helpful. The excursions were absolutely amazing. Everything is going good here in Taiwan. My classes been a lot of fun so far and I'm really happy that I came here. So I want to thank you because LanguageCorps has really held up its end of the deal, and has provided everything I could ask for.

    Ari

    Taiwan

    Frequently Asked Questions

    LanguageCorps Programs

    What are the fees for LanguageCorps Programs? What do those fees cover?

    LanguageCorps offers a TESOL Certification Program with program fees that range from approximately US$1395-2295. We offer our TESOL Certification Programs in Europe, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. The program is an intensive and thorough 4-week course of classroom training and practice teaching, leading to a TESOL Certificate which is internationally recognized. As part of all TESOL Certification Programs, you will receive job search assistance, and in all locations, most people who are persistent and flexible are successful in finding teaching positions.

    In Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Ecuador and Mexico, we also offer the TESOL Plus Program. This combines the 4-week TESOL certification course and job placement assistance, with a more comprehensive set of support services including accommodations and travel insurance. The TESOL Plus program fee is US$2345-2995 depending on location.

    The fee for our Short-term Volunteer/Volunteer Plus Program (available in Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam) is US$2595-2695 for eight weeks. These programs include abbreviated TESOL training or full TESOL certification, accommodations, placement in a volunteer (unpaid) teaching position, cell phone, medical insurance, visas, excursions, and local support while in country.

    Our Online TEFL (TESOL) Certification Program includes a full 150 hour certification course (including 20 hours of teaching practicum). This program is designed to be flexible enough for full time students or working professionals, while still ensuring a rigorous training. The program fee for our Online TEFL Certification Program is US$[Online fee].

    For all Programs we require a deposit of US$500 ($300 for the Online TEFL Certification Program) to reserve your scheduled start date. This deposit is deducted from the total program fee. Due to enrollment constraints, deposits received within 60 days of a program start date are non-refundable. Deposits received within 61-90 days of a program start date are refundable for 3 business days after receipt (minus a $25 processing fee), after which they are non-refundable. Deposits received 91 or more days before a program start date are refundable for 10 business days after receipt (minus a $25 processing fee) after which they are non-refundable. The balance of the program fee is payable four weeks prior to your scheduled start date.

    Are there other costs in addition to the Program fee?

    You must provide for your own travel from your home to your arrival point and for your own travel back home at the end of your teaching assignment. (NOTE: Some hiring schools may offer partial or full reimbursement of airfare costs as part of your overall compensation.)

    In some teaching assignments, you may have accommodations, and/or free access to dining facilities, as part of your compensation. But more commonly, you will have to pay for your own food and rent. In addition, an apartment you select may require additional "up-front" payments such as security deposits and fist-month's rent. As in all walks of life, be sure to have enough funds to get through to your first monthly paycheck!

    You will need to pay for your food during the program, although in some countries a home stay is an option, which typically includes two meals per day. Of course, you will have to pay for any personal items and services (cleaning, laundry, etc.) you may want, and for your own entertainment, vacation or leisure travel, gifts or other personal shopping.

  • I really enjoyed the course and my time in Cambodia. Almost too much, because I didn't want to leave! The staff really have things under control there, and everyone was very helpful. The excursions were absolutely amazing. Everything is going good here in Taiwan. My classes been a lot of fun so far and I'm really happy that I came here. So I want to thank you because LanguageCorps has really held up its end of the deal, and has provided everything I could ask for.

    Ari

    Taiwan

    TeachTaiwan Program, Taiwan

    This program provides a comprehensive blend of training and orientation, pre-departure job placement, and services to support you while you teach English in Taiwan, helping to ensure that you have a secure, rewarding adventure.

    TESOL Training and Certification

    The TeachTaiwan Program begins with an intensive TESOL training and Certification phase. Click here for details of the TESOL certification. The 4-week TESOL training program takes place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and includes two great weekend excursions. You will also have a chance to meet participants in the other Asian programs, extending your LanguageCorps network and making great contacts for future travel or vacations while you teach English in Taiwan. At the end of the four-week certification phase you will travel to your destination city to begin your position teaching English in Taiwan.

    Job Placement

    Your teaching position will be at one of our affiliated schools located throughout Taiwan. You will typically be teaching English to Taiwanese children, but you may also teach adults. Taiwan offers small class sizes and eager students who enjoy learning English. Job placements require flexibility on your part, but if you are accepted into the TeachTaiwan Program, we will work with you to place you in a position to teach English in Taiwan with good pay and benefits. There may be a short period of time between the end of training and the beginning of your contract to teach English in Taiwan. Most people view this as a great opportunity to fit in a little travel before the job starts!

    The TeachTaiwan Program Fee in Taiwan is US$2,495

    The following are not included:

    • Round-trip airfare to host country, and/or Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    • Personal expenses (meals, entertainment, local transport, living expenses, and personal shopping)
    • "Upfront" costs following the training period, such as apartment security deposits and first month's rent
    • Visa costs and fees

    Note: To ensure placement in the program you desire, we advise applying two to six months prior to your intended start date. Late placements are sometimes possible; please contact us immediately if you are applying less than two months before your desired start date.