English Language Teacher in Penghu archipelago Taiwan
Date 2016-09-30 23:09:55 Location : Asia:Taiwan
Location Description: Magong City, Penghu archipelago Taiwan.
Dragon English School is a family owned business affiliated with their feeder Kindergarten, 5 minutes walk away in the city of Magong. Magong is the major city of Penghu, a pleasant collection of 64 islands sitting on the Tropic of Cancer in the Chinese strait. The population is around 100,000 people, where 60% of them live in Magong city.
There are many tourist attractions on the islands that bring a busy Summer season to the streets especially the 2 month long Firework Festival in April. Others include; crystal clear beaches with breath taking snorkelling and diving spots, water sports such as Windsurfing and surfing, stunning geological formations made up of basalt rocks due to ancient volcanic explosions and many more.
The landscape is overall levelled and the wildlife is abundant in migratory birds, coral and marine species. Penghu enjoys a long summer with hot and humid weather majority of the time. The winter is short but windy, whereby rain is minimal.
This Teaching post is a unique and a particular choice. The lifestyle is very laid back and it’s a contrast to a job in a city on the mainland, however Magong doesn’t lack any essentials you may worry about it missing. This includes a Movie Theater, Music concerts, shopping facilities and night life. Last but not least; the cost of living is quite low, so if you want to save, Penghu would be the place to do it.
For further information please visit:
‘Vital Penghu’ - https:vitalpenghu.wordpress.com
(This was written and created by a previous Teacher at Dragon English School).
Qualifications needed: TEFL/TESOL Certification and Bachelors Degree
Applicant Requirements: MUST be of the following nationalities:
American, Australian, British, Canadian, New Zealand or South African.
Teaching Experience: New comers are welcome but at least some experience in any of the following fields would be an advantage:
Teaching, Teaching Assistance, Early Years, Nursery, Childcare, Support Work, Youth work, Au pair.
Contract: Minimum 1 Year.
Working Hours: Monday – Friday afternoons and evenings,
(generally 2.30 – 8.30pm)
Saturday and Sunday - Private class opportunities.
Pay Scale: 3 months probation period NT$550 p/hr
Increase after probation - NT$600 p/hr
Private Classes - NT$550 p/hr
Compulsory Training and Event Attendance:
2 weeks training prior to beginning of contract, observation of existing Teachers and perspective Classes, (paid at a lower pay scale).
Special Vacation celebration dates are expected to be attended throughout the year e.g. Thanks Giving and Christmas Day (during Teachers own time).
Chinese New Year (over 1 working week in either Feb – March).
Public Holidays (Taiwan).
Teachers are allowed to take a further 1 working week vacation.
1 month notice prior to dates requested.
All VISA and ARC process is expected to be paid by the Teacher.
Health Insurance 30%/pcm is expected to be paid by the Teacher.
As a language teacher you are responsible for developing schemes of work and lesson plans in line with particular curriculum objectives. You must facilitate learning by establishing a relationship with all students and their families. Use your own organization skills and learning resources to create a fun, enjoyable and accepting learning environment in your classroom.
Language teachers develop and foster the appropriate skills and social abilities to enable the optimum development of all children, according to their age and language ability.
They assess and record the progress of all pupils and adapt their teaching approach to each individuals needs. Teachers must be flexible and understand their students and where they can engage their families in their learning.
Children age and class size: Ranging between 3-16 years, attending relevant age and ability classes of 3 – 20 students.
Faculty: 3 Foreign English Language Teachers,
3 Assistant Taiwanese Teachers.
Successful Applicant Qualities
Teachers should possess the following attributes:
• Be highly motivated, have a professional attitude, understand cultural differences and be flexible with students, colleagues and working conditions.
• Energetic, passionate and creative.
• Produce high quality and engaging lesson plans.
• Highly organized, good at time keeping, able to work as part of a team and independently.
• Affinity with children and their families.
• Most of all enjoy Teaching!