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PatrickCh1986 wrote:Hello guys,
this is my first post here.
I have been teaching English in China for 3 years now and I taught in Hong Kong for a year. I am a 27 year old German and I even got a work permit to teach English in Hong Kong.
My plan is to apply for the working holiday visa and fly to Taiwan at the end of February to teach there. I have sent some mails to a couple of training centers and it seems there is no problem. They are offering me 650 NTD per hour.
There should be no problem with that, right ?
http://www.forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi ... 5&t=100046Hans89 wrote:Hi,
I'm a German citizen and native speaker, I have . . . a working holiday visa. That visa means I can take jobs for as many hours as I want, but they should be limited to 3 month each. Is there any chance I can teach English at a cram school or the like? Other jobs? I've been trying via email and phone to contact schools I found on tealit, no success so far, not even remotely.
http://www.forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi ... 3#p1310743Loretta wrote:You're allowed to work, so they don't need to get a work permit for you. So they don't really need to worry about your nationality, from a legal perspective. (This is only an opinion, but it's as good as any other in a country where you can be jailed for writing a restaurant review.)
BUT, there are too many people chasing too few jobs. If you're poorly-informed, and not qualified to tell who has the weird accent and who doesn't, then why take a chance employing someone who doesn't fit the normal description? It's easier to take your pick of desperate Canadians.
I think you'll find it hard, whatever the legalities, just because you're not a standard teacher.
On the other hand, you could do private tutoring. Lots of people claim to be interested in learning German. In fact, I know one. Send me a PM.
http://www.forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi ... 0#p1474650Here's some general information from the Bureau of Consular Affairs:http://www.boca.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=131 ... e=783&mp=2Activities after Entrance
(1)Work permit not needed
As long as in accordance with the purpose of entry, working holiday makers may work legally during their stay in the Republic of China to earn their living expenses. However, they should not work for the same employer for more than 3 months (The working holiday visa holders from Korea, Japan, Canada and the U.K. are exempt from this limitation.) In accordance with Article 4 of “Regulations Governing the Permits for Employing Foreigners and Management”, working holiday visas issued by the ROC Embassy, Consulate and overseas missions shall be regarded as work permits. Therefore, visa holders do not need to apply for a work permit with the Council of Labor Affairs of the Executive Yuan. However, those who engage in professional or technical work shall meet the necessary qualification and laws of registration for practice required by the Republic of China. In addition, visa holders should not work for longer than the validity of the visa. For more information on related employment regulations, please log on to the website of the Bureau of Employment and Vocational Training of the Council of Labor Affairs of the Executive Yuan:
I found a National Immigration Agency FAQ about work restrictions under the title "Taiwan-Japan Working Holiday Visa," but I haven't been able to find a restrictions-related FAQ that is explicitly, specifically about any of the other Working Holiday Programs. Anyway, here's what the "Taiwan-Japan Working Holiday Visa" FAQ says about work restrictions (last updated December 3, 2010):http://www.immigration.gov.tw/ct.asp?xI ... 09&mp=T002Q: Are there issues to be aware of while working in Taiwan?
A: There is basically no restriction on what kind of job you can work for. However, working in a sex related establishment is forbidden.
[Edit: I noticed that the link immediately above does not work at this time. Here is a link with the same information as the quote immediately above: http://www.immigration.gov.tw/ct.asp?xI ... 29989&mp=2 ]
Dadoweth wrote:Thank you very much Icon. A white collar job would have been my preference, but I do not know my chances of that. But that is for another thread. Thanks again for the quick response.
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