Updated: Dec 4, 2018
Travel in Asia while Earning
Travel while financing it with well-paying TEFL teaching jobs and get expose the world! Teaching in Taiwan is great as Taiwan offers some of the most amazing sights and activities in Asia. Furthermore, it’s a central location to take a quick flight to China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, and the rest of Southeast Asia.
HESS is based in Taipei, Taiwan with many branches classrooms throughout the country. They employ more than 600+ native English-speaking teachers in 250+ HESS schools across Asia, including Taiwan, China, South Korea, and Singapore. Great flexibility and options to expand to travel to different branches!
1/2 day English, 1/2 day Chinese
These students are very young and need lots of personal attention.
Social Interaction and vital self-help skills. pronunciation
1/2 day English, 1/2 day Chinese
Children are encouraged to speak only English, creating an English immersion environment.
Theme-based learning. English and Chinese lessons mirror each other.
Full day English
Allowing children to fully adapt to Western learning styles.
Subject matter in English. Very similar to the learning style of your home country.
HESS Language School
2 hour English class, 3 times a week.
interactive and lively with lots of games and activities that allow students to use their language skills in a natural way.
2 hour English class, 4 times a week.
This curriculum spends less time explicitly teaching English and more time teaching subjects in English. Art, math, science, literature, cooking.
2 hour English class, 2 times a week.
Students are just starting with English.
The foreign teacher and Taiwanese teacher take turns teaching the class. This is a traditional style ESL course that focuses on speaking, reading, writing, and listening.
Many Many Great Benefits
Base pay of NT $620/hour
Starting pay up to NT $660/hour based on experience and qualifications
Yearly raise up to NT $40/hour based on overall yearly review.
Ceiling pay of NT $800/hour
Minimum of 20 teaching hours per week
The average for a HESS teacher is 25–26 hours per week
1st year resigning bonus of NT $10,000
2nd year completion bonus of NT $15,000
3rd year completion bonus of NT $20,000
4th year and beyond completion bonus of NT $30,000
Receive NT $3000/month for class preparation work. You decide when and where to prepare for class—it doesn’t have to be at the school
Vacation & Travel:
7 days unpaid sick leave; 14 days unpaid vacation
1 month vacation in between renewing contracts
Your vacation time is not tied to the school's semester schedule; take time off whenever you need it
10 days of orientation and training in Taipei followed by class observations at your assigned school ensure you are up to the task of leading students
Main Office follow-up trainings in the 1st, 3rd, and 6th months of first year
Free TEFL Certification:
Earn a TEFL certificate after completing HESS' initial and follow-up trainings in first-year contract
HESS-sponsored resident visa and work permit
Document staff handles all documents for teachers
National health insurance (appx. NT $300-500/month)
Stay at our partnership hotel free of charge during the initial 10-day training period
Your branch will help you find an apartment that meets your needs after training
Healthcare in Taiwan
Teaching jobs for HESS in Taiwan offers FULL healthcare and dental in exchange for ONLY 13% average contribution from your paycheck each month! (This is far better deal than being in the US for sure). Not saying it’s a great idea, but dropping by the ER for a visit only pay around US$10 for minor issues and get a full week’s prescription of medicine from the clinic for US$4!
Tax rates start at 18% and drop to 5% mid-year. Hospitals in Taiwan are state-of-the-art and run by some of the best physicians in the world.
Native-level English speaker
Passport holder from USA, CAN, UK, IRE, SA, AUS, or NZ
Bachelor's degree (in any discipline) OR associate degree with a TEFL/TESOL certificate
Min One-year commitment
How to Apply?
Founded in 1983, HESS International Educational Group is the one of the largest and most recognized private language schools in Taiwan. They employ more than 600+ native English-speaking teachers in 250+ HESS schools across Asia, including Taiwan, China, South Korea, and Singapore. hesseducation.com
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