Shane Education Taiwan is the Taiwan branch of Shane English School, one of the biggest British owned TEFL companies in Asia and in Taiwan. This position is for teaching jobs in Taipei, Taiwan’s bustling capital city. Positions are available at both franchise schools and head-office run schools.
- NT$580-NT$630 starting hourly rate (with further incremental pay increases every 6 months).
- NT$20,000 end of contract bonus.
- 20 teaching hours per week guaranteed.
- Monday-Friday schedule, weekends off.
- Structured curriculum and courses.
- National health insurance provided.
- Work permit/ARC sponsorship.
- Western academic management, orientation training and welfare support.
- Career development opportunities in Taiwan and internationally.
- Passport from UK, IRE, USA, CAN, N.Z, AUS.
- Bachelor’s degree (or associate’s degree and 120 hour TEFL).
- A recognised teaching/TEFL qualification (or willingness to obtain a qualification)
- Teachers should be open-minded, enthusiastic, positive, hard-working, patient and professional.
- Must also be looking for a challenge and enjoy working with young learners!
More About Hsinchu
Hsinchu is a smallish city of just under 500,000 people in northern Taiwan. It’s the ideal choice for someone looking for low-key semi-urban living. Hsinchu – and the surrounding Hsinchu County – present a sprawling city with lots of open, green spaces. The weather is known to be windy – which is often a welcome relief from the heat and humidity experienced in cities like Taipei – with the hot summers and cool winters common to northern Taiwan.
Though Hsinchu’s residents aren’t as legion as one will find in Taiwan’s biggest cities, it is a popular destination for others in the region. There are a number of popular tourist attractions including golf courses, harbour-side parks, a zoo, an ecological park, and the Leofoo Village Theme Park. Its location is ideal for the outdoorsy type who wants all the convenience and creature comforts of city life (without the crowds and pollution).
But it would be a mistake to write Hsinchu off as a backwater city. The Taiwan High-Speed Rail (HSR) connects Hsinchu with the rest of Taiwan, making Hsinchu a commuter town for residents of larger cities willing to trade a commute for more space and lower cost of living. Moreover, this small city has big dreams to be Taiwan’s Silicon Valley. With the Hsinchu Science Park and Hsinchu Industrial Park, the city is well placed in the global tech market, especially in Taiwan’s booming semiconductor and photovoltaic cell industries.
For the cultural explorers, Hsinchu County is also home to Taiwan’s largest concentration of Hakka communities and a frequent site of unique festivals and cultural events. The effect of the Hakka community – and nearby indigenous communities – have had a profound effect on the culture and food of the area. Even with the local influences, the strong tech sector also lends an international flair to many of Hsinchu’s hot spots. And the expat community makes up for its small size with big heart and open arms.
Teaching English in Hsinchu present unique opportunities and experiences to teachers who want to get off the beaten track, experience another culture fully, and meet some truly amazing people.