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Save money while living and working in Penghu Islands, Taiwan

Date 2014-10-05 10:10:30 Location : Asia:Taiwan

Save money while living and working in a beautiful island location. A small family owned English language school in Magong City is seeking 2 experienced Foreign English Teachers to arrive in mid-late October and start training in the first week of November. The full teaching schedule will commence after training in mid-November.
The Location: 
The school is located in the small seaside city of Magong, in Penghu, Taiwan. Magong is the only city in the Penghu archipelago and you can find almost everything you need here. The locals are relaxed and friendly and it's a great place to immerse yourself in Taiwanese culture and language. Not only are Penghu's pristine beaches and rocky coasts fit for snorkeling, windsurfing, fishing, diving and more, it has scores of beautiful islands for you to visit and explore while here. Penghu is a small somewhat isolated place where few people speak English. The summer is very hot and full of sunny days, while the winter is very windy! Life in Penghu suits people who are outgoing, independent, interested in different cultures and able to deal with language barriers.

Applicants Description:
be a highly motivated teacher who goes above and beyond what is expected.
have a professional attitude yet also understand cultural differences and be flexible.
be energetic and creative and able to excite students.
understand the finer details of how to keep students interested, learning and happy.
be able to produce high quality, well structured, engaging lesson plans.
work to a schedule and reach target goals in all aspects of the curriculum.
have excellent spelling and grammar skills.
have a strong ability to explain difficult concepts to a variety of different levels. 
be able to work well in a team environment and independently. 
have an affinity for children and be able to engage meaningfully with their parents.
be able to have fun and enjoy teaching!

Job Description:
Small family owned school with 1-2 other foreign teachers and 3-4 Taiwanese teachers.
Two weeks of training will be given to successful applicants (paid by per-diem)
Full curriculum and materials provided - speaking, listening as well as reading and writing are taught at our school.
Reasonable class sizes (average 10 - 15)
Approximately 14 – 20 hours per week (depending on quality and ability)
Salary is $550-600NTD per hour / $700NTD on the weekend
ARC and Health Insurance provided through the school
Up to 1 week paid holiday at Chinese New Year + other national public holidays
No set office hours – Prepare in your own time but arrive min 10 mins before class 
Working hours generally fall between 2:30pm-8:30pm Monday – Friday 

The schedule could include 4:30-6pm Saturday &/or Sunday. 
The school will work with teachers to enable them to take the weekend off every now and then. 
The weekend is also paid at a higher rate.

The school will help teachers find suitable living accommodation.
Contract Renewal Bonus is an additional 7-days paid holiday.

Teachers are required to have:
teaching 2+ years experience working with/teaching young children
a degree from a recognized University
a passport from either US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa

Preference will be given to:
Teachers with 2+ years experience
Teachers seeking stable long-term permanent employment
Teachers who are able to speak Chinese
A teaching couple seeking long-term positions

To apply please email the following to penghuenglish@gmail.com:
1. your up-to-date resume
2. cover letter – explaining why you are right for this job
3. 2x recent photos
4. copy of your degree
5. copy of you current passport

Due to the large number of applications received, we will only be responding to those that fit all the listed criteria. Thank you for your understanding.

For more information on Penghu and the school see:
vitalpenghu.wordpress.com and penghuenglish.wordpress.com