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Teaching Positions in Zhunan, Taiwan (R.O.C)

Posted By: Shane Zhunan <[email protected]>
Date: Tuesday, 5 November 2019, at 1:02 p.m.

Start date: end of January. We love teaching and want a like-minded professional to replace a leaving teacher as soon as possible. Our school has unique facilities in Taiwan and provides students with opportunities to play (we have a huge outdoor space), grow, develop their interests (we offer free classes in subjects as diverse as Scratch coding, Spanish cooking, football and blindfolded sculpting), develop their own responsibility for their education (they manage their cram school time and then can choose to visit our Persian themed library, indoor play area, coffee shop or climbing wall etc) and we focus on learning English that can be used.

We have been open for 14 years, but we have recently opened a new building with extremely attractive, modern classrooms to compliment and expand upon our existing facilities and we would love to find someone interested in helping us to continue moving forward, while also developing their own teaching skills. We have eight fulltime English teachers from English speaking countries and a team of Taiwanese staff.

We're a Shane English franchise cram school striving to both improve and maintain our environment of creativity, fun and modern educational practices. We firmly believe in the Shane ideals of professionalism, English immersion and learning through play and yet we are also quite unique; our school has a football pitch, a 4-storey climbing wall, a Lego classroom, a full size table-football table, an art room and by September we hope to fully open our English library, indoor adventure playroom, coffee shop and within the next year another outdoor play area. We hope both our students and teachers have a chance to pursue whatever they're interested in, relax, have some fun and feel like their time has been well spent.

Visit our Facebook page with its high level of engagement and get an idea of who we are and what we do:

We will hire the best candidate available, but we are trying to build a varied team of gender, ethnicity, nationality and culture - although we can only hire teachers eligible for a work visa (Taiwan requires foreign English teachers to be from an English-speaking country). Our teaching team is already made up of a mix of teachers who are DELTA certified, CELTA certified, have teaching licenses, have years of experience and those on their very first teaching job.

A Taiwanese teaching work permit cannot be processed without a CRB check (no older than 6 months and FBI check for US citizens).

Essential Requirements:
Bachelorís Degree (necessary for ARC)
Passport holder of English-speaking country (necessary for ARC)
Full mastery of English across all 4 skills (equivalent to user (CEFR C2) IELTS Band 8/9 in each of the 4 sections)
As of June 2017, Taiwan requires national police checks
All our teachers must be able to obtain work visas
Enthusiastic and passionate about education
Can understand young learners
Has classroom management skills and strategies
Has subject knowledge
Has lesson planning skills and strategies

Desirable Requirements:
Cambridge CELTA/Trinity cert TESOL
Has course/activity planning skills and strategies
Adults General English (Experience 400+ hours)
Young adults aged 7-17 (Experience 400+ hours)

Further Desirable Requirements:
Has a strong interest and the ability to teach extracurricular activities such as sports, arts or drama, electronics or robotics (we have a wide variety of equipment for a variety of activities such as: unicycling, climbing and slacklining, cricket, badminton, rugby, archery and fencing and we have a football (soccer) team etc.)
Strong supporting evidence from Cambridge ESOL CELTA / Trinity Cert tutorsí report
PGCE/B.Ed. in Primary or Education
DELTA Certified
FA/UEFA coaching licences
Can use learning technologies
Ideally, we want someone who can help us develop while looking to develop themselves

Salary Range Connected to Requirements Met
Guaranteed 80 hours per month though we would aim to supply 100+
We offer classes between 2-8:30 on Mondays and Wednesdays, 2-9 on Fridays, 4:15-8:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays Saturday or bimonthly Saturday classes are possible on a teacher's request.
Teacher meets the Essential Requirements: $600NT/hr (approx. NT$60K per month)
Teacher meets most the Desirable Requirements: $600NT - $650NT/hr
Teacher meets most the Further Desirable Requirements: $650NT - $700+NT/hr (approx. NT$52K - NT$70K+ per month)
After 6 months performance related pay-rise.
NT$21K contract completion bonus (increases each year). NT$10K of which can be borrowed against to help cover some of the resettlement costs (such as visa fees and apartment deposit)

Benefits and Support
Onsite we have a head of English and Taiwanese staff who will focus on helping you find an apartment that you are happy with and anything else to make your life more comfortable (e.g. arranging Chinese lessons or buying bicycles or scooters). Shane English School head office is also made up of native English speakers and Taiwanese staff who are on hand to help.
Most teachers will be expected to complete a weeklong training in Taipei.
We will liaise with you before arrival to find you a one-month trial in an apartment suited to you and can be as hands on or hands off as suits you regarding the building of your new life.
Free meals at the school and free monthly staff dinner socials.
Teachers meetings are paid.
We are open to discussing a salary rather than hourly wage if teachers prefer (it is not what we usually do, but we're always open to new ideas).

In Taiwan initial tax is high, but the money is returned in a rebate (simple to process).

Most of our students are elementary school age, however we do have several junior high school students and some high school and adult students.

Most classes have rigid course guides (not plans) and we do have a PPP planning structure and a gamification strategy that we hope teachers can follow for most standard classes (though we don't have scripts and certainly have a lot of scope for creativity in standard classes and for teachers to come up with their own (paid) extracurricular classes and activities.

Not Taipei, but urban convenience with access to the beach, rural villages and mountains.

Our school is in Zhunan in Miaoli County (less than 90 minutes South of Taipei (an hour is possible), 15 minutes south of Hsinchu and 40 minutes North of Taichung by national rail). Zhunan is near both the beach, mountains, old temples, Miaoli's highspeed rail station and is well connected to local attractions such as Sanyi, Lion's Head Mountain and Nanzhuang. It's a great place to save money, a wonderful place for developing Chinese language skills and it has a healthy variety of food options, while Shang Shun World mall is only a 50-minute walk from the school (contains cinema, mini-theme park, international food). However, Zhunan applicants will need to be a little more self-reliant and adventurous than the average big city applicant (we recommend they are able to ride a bicycle (there are now cheap/free bicycle ports around the town) or another form of transport) if they are to make the most of their time here.

Please email: [email protected]

We will try to respond to all applications that meet our minimum requirements and we will arrange Skype interviews with the top applicants.

You may also visit our Facebook Page and send us a PM to request more information or just say hello.

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