Teach English in Hsinchu
Teach English for one of the biggest British-owned TEFL companies in Asia.
- The children are aged 3-12.
- 8-16 students per class.
The school provides the books, CDs, educational toys and other teaching resources needed to teach the curriculum. You are welcome to bring any music, games, and other teaching materials to adjust classes to suit your style. Each classroom has a projector and internet access, so it’s easy to demonstrate something to your kids.
Although it’s a smaller city, when you teach English in Hsinchu you’ll have plenty of opportunity to visit the nearby Taipei and go to the south of the country.
Salary and Benefits
- 600-640 TWD (21.60-23 USD) starting hourly rate.
- National health insurance.
- 14 days holiday.
- 20 teaching hours per week guaranteed.
- Career development opportunities in Taiwan.
- Structured curriculum and courses.
- Western academic management, orientation training and welfare support.
- 15,000 TWD (530 USD) end of contract bonus.
Job Requirements to Teach English in Hsinchu
- You’re a native English speaker.
- An associate or bachelor degree.
- A 120-hour TEFL certificate or better. No TEFL yet? Get discount on a course.
- A clear criminal background.
- Open-minded, enthusiastic, positive, hard-working, patient and professional.
- 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, and a complex of traditional Taiwanese culture, beautiful green spaces, and high-tech industry. 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).
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.
Teach English in Hsinchu and get some unique opportunities and experiences to get off the beaten track, experience another culture fully, and meet some truly amazing people. The local expat community makes up for its small size with a big heart and open arms. If a smaller city doesn’t strike your fancy, check out our other locations in Taiwan.