We are looking for a teacher to start work in early January 2018 (or late December if possible). We will accept applications until the end of December.
We're a franchise cram school striving to both improve and maintain our environment of creativity, fun and modern educational practices. We are a part of Shane English School Taiwan and firmly believe in its 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 full size table-football table and we make sure all of our students have a chance to pursue whatever they're interested in, relax and have some fun. We have been open for 11 years, but in September 2016 we began a new stage in our development and would love to find someone interested in helping us to continue moving forward, while also developing their own teaching skills. We try to find a balance between providing a structured path for our students and allowing our teachers to shine through adaptability, innovation and their own personal style; most classes have rigid course guides and we do have a 'PPP' planning structure that we hope teachers can follow for initial continuity, but we don't have scripts or pre-made lesson plans and certainly have a lot of scope for creativity in all aspects of the school and especially in paid (optional) extracurricular classes.
https://www.facebook.com/ShaneZhunan/ or https://shanezhunan.w ordpress.com/ (Our Facebook page is updated daily and has an engaged following.)
We will hire the best candidate available, but we are trying to build a varied team of gender, ethnicity, nationality and culture. We also really love receiving video demos.
Taiwan has recently changed the requirements for a work visa, so a Taiwanese teaching work permit cannot be processed without a CRB check (no older than 6 months).
Bachelor's 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
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 tutors’ report
PGCE/B.Ed. in Primary or Education
Can use learning technologies
Ideally, we want someone who can help us develop while looking to develop themselves
Salary Range Connected to Requirements Met:
(For the first six months)
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: $580NT - $600NT/hr (approx. NT$46K - 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)
Free food at the school and free monthly dinner socials.
Most of our students are elementary school age, however we do have a number of junior high school students and some high school and adult students.
Our school is in Zhunan in Miaoli County (less than 90 minutes South of Taipei, 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 Neiwan. 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.
Please email Lewis our head of English: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
We will be happy to connect you to any/all of our current teachers. Currently we have an international team of 7 as well as a committed team of Taiwanese staff and teachers (all our English teachers are native speakers). Three of our current English teachers have been here for over two years. Our senior teacher has decided to return to the US after over two years with us.