Teach in Taiwan

Known as a “hidden gem”, Taiwan is a tropical Island nation, with modern cities, good infrastructure, low cost of living, beautiful mountains and beautiful beaches, and friendly locals who always greet you with a smile. With a unique blend of cultures, beautiful scenery, diverse cuisines, exciting city life, and a well-developed hospitality industry, Taiwan has something for everyone, making it one of the best places to start your teaching adventure!

HESS International Educational Group is the oldest and most recognised English school in Taiwan. They believe learning is a lifelong process. That is why they have been evolving since their humble beginnings in Taiwan in 1983. Although they have grown to become an international education group, they are still growing and learning. As a result, they are continually looking for TEFL teachers who share their passion for learning. They strive to help empower their teachers to make a difference in children’s lives.

HESS produces a variety of educational materials for Taiwanese public schools and private educational institutions in addition to their own in-house curricula. To date, HESS has published more than 1,000 titles, and as a result, students use more than 800,000 copies of their award-winning teaching and learning materials every year. Being both an education and publishing company ensures that their teachers use the best methods to teach the most effective materials.

HESS teachers come from all walks of life. Whether you are seeking adventure or looking to further your career in education, HESS has the established environment for you. With various locations in Taiwan, there is a place for you to hone your teaching and interpersonal skills and find personal and professional growth.

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  • Guaranteed minimum teaching hours per week, conveniently spread throughout the month.
  • Flexible schedule that allows for safe budget planning and time flexibility, allowing you to invest your time in your personal interests and take on additional teaching hours as you like!
  • Comprehensive training for both novice and experienced teachers. Learn how to teach English effectively with HESS even if you have never taught before. With over 30 years of experience in curriculum development, classroom teaching, and teacher training, HESS has created a comprehensive training program that helps HESS teachers learn and grow.
  • In addition to the initial training, follow-up trainings are held in the first, third, and sixth months of the first year for all new teachers. A wide range of topics is covered, including teaching methodology and educational psychology, and a wealth of practical knowledge from our experienced staff is available to all HESS teachers.
  • There are many learning, teaching and friendship opportunities to be had as a HESS teacher in Taiwan.


  • Starting pay rate of 620 – 660 TWD per hour. A maximum pay rate of 800 TWD per hour is possible after four to five years of good appraisals. (You can check the current exchange rate here: xe.com)
  • Visa assistance
  • Guaranteed teaching hours
  • Assistance enrolling in national health insurance
  • Yearly raises
  • Contract completion bonus
  • Renewal bonus
  • Teaching duties stipend (3,000 TWD for meetings, training, class preparation, grading)
  • Interest-free set-up loan, and much more.
  • Age groups: 2 to 16 years old.
  • Class size: Between 10 to 20 students, but varies on location and size of the branch.
  • Work hours and schedules: The work schedule will vary between the location and branch, but you are guaranteed one day off per week (the day can vary). You are guaranteed a minimum of 20 teachings hours per week but on average, teachers teach 26 hours per week (No mandatory office hours).
  • Locations:Positions are available across Taiwan, including Taipei, Keelung, Taoyuan, Zhongli, Hsinchu, Zhubei, Yilan, Loudong, Changhua, Nantou, Yunlin, Taichung, Hualien, Taitung, Chiayi, Tainan, Kaohsiung, and Pingtung (No rural locations).
  • Start dates:Year round.
  • Contract length: 12 month contracts available.

Due to work visa requirements, applicants must:

  • Be native English speakers from the USA, UK, Canada, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, or New Zealand.
  • Hold a fully completed bachelor’s degree (or higher). Associate degrees will be accepted with a 120-hour TEFL Certificate (we can assist you with this if you’re not TEFL certified)
  • Hold a clean national criminal background check.
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