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!

Shane English is one of the largest British owned EFL organisations in Asia. They opened their first school in Japan in 1977 and now they have over 300 schools worldwide. Their first school in Taiwan was first established in Taipei in 1994 and now they have over 70 English schools operating in 8 cities across Taiwan.

Shane English School Taiwan offers excellent opportunities for those just beginning or already following a career in ESL teaching. As a well-established company with a driven Head Office team and 70+ schools across Taiwan, there are numerous professional development opportunities for teachers and career advancement opportunities for those who excel. Apart from receiving a competitive wage, teachers at Shane English School Taiwan enjoy working within a company that is progressive, well-structured, supportive, and a leader in its field.

  • Shane English School Taiwan is one of Taiwan’s leading British language schools, offering new and experienced teachers the opportunity to work in a well-structured organisation that fosters the development of teachers. Supported by a driven Head Office team, teachers at Shane English School Taiwan are provided with the tools, knowledge and network to truly experience Taiwan, excel in the classroom and continuously progress in their teaching career.
  • All new teachers will undergo a week of teacher training at Head Office in Taipei City. Administered by a competent academic team, Training Week will cover everything from managing and motivating your students to creating fun and engaging lessons across a range of ages. Teachers who are new to the job will be given fundamental pointers to becoming effective classroom teachers, while experienced teachers will find great value in receiving exposure to our curriculum and procedures under the guidance of experienced Shane teachers. Training Week also includes live observation opportunities to see what has been taught in theory during training being put into practice in the classroom by current Shane teachers.
  • Their specialised curriculum is focused on naturally spoken English with minimal written work to allow for more peer to peer speaking opportunities through class discussions, group work and games. Teachers are provided with all the materials and resources necessary to teach the curriculum and are usually supported by a local assistant teacher.
  • Shane English School Taiwan prides itself on the relationships they form with their teachers. Those relationships begin during the application process and continue to form through teacher training, observation sessions, teacher socials, and ongoing general support. During this time they routinely ask teachers for feedback to find which areas they can adjust to improve the overall well-being of their teachers, from orientation and training to academic and wellness support.


  • $600-$700 TWD per hour based on qualifications and experience. Performance-related pay increase every 6 months, and automatic pay increase every 12 months. (You can check the current exchange rate here: xe.com)
  • Teaching Hours Allowance (THA). To provide a stable income during any transitional periods, new teachers receive payment of 20 hours/week for the first 4 months, regardless of actual teaching hours
  • Guarantee system for working hours
  • Contract completion bonus every 12 months (NT$15,000 for the 1st year, up to NT$40,000 for 4th+year)
  • Work permit, ARC (resident permit), and health insurance sponsorship provided
  • Hotel subsidy provided (NT$500/night, up to 10 nights)
  • Discounted hotel deals
  • Paid annual leave (pro-rata) and unpaid leave
  • Paid training (in-person training at Head Office for 1 week with observations)
  • Pre-arrival guidance and on boarding training provided
  • Assistance finding an apartment and opening a bank account
  • Complete and continuous support, both inside and outside the classroom
  • Management pathway and opportunities for growth, development, and career advancement
  • Age groups: 3 to 15 years old.
  • Class size: Typically 15-20 students.
  • Work hours and schedules: You are guaranteed to teach a minimum of 20 hours per week, although teachers normally teach between 20 to 25 hours per week (No office hours required). You’ll be working 5 days a week with two days off (Saturday is usually a working day in Taipei, so Taipei teachers get Sunday and another day off; teachers at non-Taipei schools get weekends off). The schedules will vary between the locations and age groups you teach, with the kindergarten students, you’ll be teaching in the mornings and afternoons, with the older students, you’ll be teaching in the afternoons and evenings.
  • Locations: Positions are available in Taipei City, New Taipei City, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Taichung, Changhua, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Miaoli, Keelung, Yunlin, and Pingtung.
  • Start dates: Year round.
  • Contract length: 12-month contracts available.
  • Candidates can accept/reject the location before deciding to commit.
  • A provisional schedule and factsheet for the school is typically provided with a contract.
  • Possible to transfer to a different branch/location upon contract completion.
  • Course guides, materials, and resources provided
  • Initial training and ongoing academic support provided
  • TEYL training week scheduled every month

Due to work visa requirements, applicants must:

  • Be native English speakers from the USA, UK, Canada, Ireland, 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)
  • TEFL/teaching certificate or willing to do one within the first 3 months of teaching
  • Hold a clean national criminal background check.

To apply for jobs, please email a copy of your CV, recent photo, preferred countries and your available dates to asia@teflgraduate.com. In the subject part of the email, please enter ‘Teach in Asia’.

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