Teach English in Taiwan

Taiwan provides teachers with a blend of sub-tropical island landscapes and ultra modern urban environments. The island is known as a business hub of Asia and has a vibrant culture for teachers to experience and diverse landscapes to explore.

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Earn a TEFL Certification to Teach English in Taiwan

Earn an Ofqual Level 5 TEFL Certification

The TEFL Academy 168-Hour
Level 5 Online TEFL Certification

What to Know about Teaching English in Taiwan

Employment Requirements


A minimum university bachelor degree is required to teach English in Taiwan.

TEFL Certification

TEFL Certification is required. A minimum of 120-hour TEFL certification is recommended.

Citizenship Requirements

Citizens of USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa are preferred.

Contract Hours and Terms

Types of Jobs

Corporate professional tutoring, public schools, private language schools, private international schools

Teaching Hours

25 - 30 teaching hours plus prep time


Language Schools: Two weeks paid vacation, public holidays (~ 1 month)
Public schools and Universities: Public holidays, winter and summer holidays (~ 3 months)

Contract Period

Typically 12 months

Income and Living Costs


$1,000 - $2,000 per month

Living Costs

$500 - $1,500 per month

Savings Potential

$500 per month

Startup Cost

$1,500 - $2,500


Usually not provided. Some schools may assist in finding housing or provide a housing allowance


Usually not provided

Getting Hired

Best Time to Apply

July - August and after the Lunar New Year

Hiring Process

1-2 interviews by phone or online, followed by job offer and contract if successful


A work visa is required to teach legally in Taiwan. Employers sponsor teachers to obtain work visas.

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