How Much Can I Earn and Save as an English Teacher in Taiwan?

 

By Felicia Braverman

Taiwan is often an underrated market for teaching English abroad when it comes to salaries. It’s usually overshadowed by the perks that teachers receive in neighboring countries like South Korea and China, such as paid airfare and housing. Even though it’s not common to see those particular perks included in your contract in Taiwan, teachers can still expect to save the same amount per month as they would in China and South Korea, which is anywhere from $700- $1,000/month depending on your spending habits.

In this article, I’ll break down a few examples of different working and saving scenarios that my friends and I were able to accomplish in Taiwan. For the sake of keeping things simple, I’ll quote everything in the US Dollar, not the New Taiwanese Dollar.

Happy Chinese New Year! Teaching English in Asia During Holidays

恭喜发财 - “Congratulations and Be Prosperous!"  


Greetings to nearly 2 billion people in China, Asia and throughout the world who are celebrating the Lunar New Year, the most important holiday of the year for millions from Shanghai to Singapore. Centuries old and based in ancient Chinese myth and tradition, the “Spring Festival” as it is known in China is a two-week celebration centered around family gatherings, special foods and other traditions that vary from region to region. Many of these customs revolve around the ideals of reflecting on oneself and ushering in good fortune for the New Year.  The Lunar New Year in 2019 begins on February 5 and is the Year of the Pig.  From ChinaKorea and Vietnam to Taiwan and Malaysia, this holiday is a cultural focal point in many of the most popular destinations for certified English teachers.  

The Top 9 Public Transportation Systems Around the World

So you're moving halfway across the world to teach English abroad. The thought of waiting in the cold for a stalled train or not having right correct local currency to take the bus is enough to make you never venture out, especially when living in a foreign country. Indeed, wondering how you will get around is something that many first-time travelers and teachers worry about as they contemplate their options.

Not to worry, future teachers, your mind is about to be blown by some of the most efficient, clean and flat out cool transportation systems from abroad. Here are our top choices!

6 Culinary Adventures to Experience While Teaching English in Asia

By Chelsea Hendrickx

One of the best parts of living in a foreign culture is that you get to enjoy all the weird and wonderful foods it has to offer. You can order a pizza with reindeer meat on it in Finland or sample roast guinea pigs in Peru, but nothing tops the world’s list of culinary adventures like Asia, whose range of unusual foods sometimes baffle even the most ambitious foodies.

After polling teachers who have taught English in Asia about the good, the bad, and the ugly of the food scene abroad, here’s the list of things you’ve got to try, even if just for the story. Most of these foods can be found across many countries in Asia and even the west, but we’ve highlighted the ones each teacher remembers the most fondly from their experience abroad.

5 Reasons to Teach English in Taiwan

By Felicia Braverman

Taiwan is not necessarily the first place that people think of when they decide to teach in Asia. It’s often overshadowed by its popular, larger neighbors like China and Japan, and to many Americans Taiwan is simply a place in Asia that makes computer chips and fields great Little League baseball teams. But tucked away in between those shadows is a hidden gem of an island, just off the Southeast coast of China. Formerly known as “Formosa” (Portuguese for "beautiful island"), Taiwan provides an amazingly friendly environment to teach English, learn Mandarin, and experience adventures of a lifetime. Here are a few reasons I chose to teach English in Taiwan and why you should too!

The Top 5 Undiscovered Job Markets for Teaching English Abroad in 2017

By: Lauren Davis

Do you have any friends that are traveling the world and teaching English abroad? Or perhaps you have a few acquaintances or friends of friends that you've seen posting cool pictures all over Facebook from their time gallivanting around the world and teaching English. Maybe you've never met anyone who has left the country.

Either way, the demand for English teachers abroad is growing fast and even if you don't possess teaching experience, a degree in education, or even a diploma from a 4-year college, you can teach English abroad in any of dozens of countries with the training and qualification of a TEFL certification. Yes, there are literally hundreds of thousands of native English speakers teaching English abroad right now in major markets like China, Japan and Spain, but that doesn’t mean you have to follow their steps exactly. If you’re looking for an authentic experience, follow the advice of Robert Frost and  "take the road less traveled." To help point you in the right direction, here are five of the world's best untapped markets for teaching English abroad in 2015. 

Discover A Hidden Gem of Asia, Teaching English in Taiwan

Though most known of it primarily as major producer of computer chips, laptops and other high technology, pound for pound, the diminutive island nation of Taiwan is actually one of the most diverse and fascinating travel destinations in Asia, offering a fantastic array of stunning scenery, rich culture and vibrant cities. In fact, Portuguese explorers named the island "Formosa" or "Beautiful Island" and here you can enjoy gorgeous coastal vistas, hike through vast forest and jungles, relax in idyllic waterfalls and hot springs, and discover authentic Chinese and Taiwanese cuisine, culture and language (Mandarin Chinese).  

Top 6 Tropical Countries for Teaching English Abroad

Sun, Fun and Teaching English Abroad

Getting chilly? 

Want to get paid to live in a country where you can saunter down to the beach and get a tan in 85 degree weather…….. in February?

Want to learn how to surf, scuba dive or sea kayak?

Every year tens of thousands of English speakers are hired by schools to teach English abroad in some of the most fantastic tropical locations on the planet, from Costa Rica to Indonesia.