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tboasis7 wrote:Hey everyone, I'm a teacher in Korea right now with EPIK but I'm planning to move to Taiwan to teach there instead since I love Taiwan. I have a BA and will have 1 year of experience teaching by the end of my contract in September. What is the deal? Just land in Taiwan and find a job when you get there? Seems pretty risky since I havent heard of anyone that I know doing it lol. Also, where would be the best place to stay while you are trying to find a job there? I havent really got any contacts there that could house me ....
frank_lemay wrote:Hi everyone,
I'm a new arrived Canadian in Taiwan. I already have my ARC based on my family situation (wife and kids are Taiwanese). I do not have any uni degrees or English teaching experience. What are my chances to get a decent job and where should I look first to find one? Is agencies can be helpful?
Thanks in advance.
Joyie wrote:Hello everyone!
I've just recently become interested in going to Taiwan to teach English and I was wondering if anyone could offer me some advice on where I should first start.
I'm 22 years old with a BSc in Social Anthropology and an RP English accent. I don't have a TEFL Cert, since I've been told by a couple of people that they're a bit of a waste of money. I've had no prior experience with teaching, but I've generally always been very good with children and I'm constantly told that I'm one of those 'mother-hen' types. I'm not currently in Taiwan, since I was hoping to get all the official paperwork sorted out before I go there.
I've read a couple of the threads around the forum and it seems like quite a few people are going to Taiwan first before going out to look for a job - is this something I should do? I've seen a couple of posts saying that jobs are hard to come by now. Are my chances of finding a teaching job relatively slim? If so, should I look to teach on mainland China instead? I want to teach abroad so that I can learn Mandarin.
Any advice offered would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance!
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