ESL / EFL teacher
6-10 years , 11-14 years , 15-18 years
6-10 , 11-20
Work as employee
Teaching English while living in a foreign country, while highly rewarding, can be a challenging experience, and it is not for everyone.
Teaching English as a second language requires enthusiasm, creativity, and patience. Teachers, of course, must also be passionate about working with children, and be capable of cultivating a friendly, yet orderly environment in the classroom. Successful teachers work well with their co-workers and managers and are able to easily build rapport with their students. We look for organized, outgoing people with a good sense of humour, and clear, articulate speech. Candidates for teaching positions at KNS are chosen with careful consideration to these qualities.
Full time hours all in one place. KNS teachers work full time hours at a single school, where they have their own desk and access to an array of teaching aids and materials, including the internet. A standard work week consists of between 25 to 30 teaching hours.
Moving to a foreign country can be a daunting experience and the first few weeks adjusting to a new culture and a demanding job are sometimes difficult. KNS is committed to making your transition to living and working in Taiwan an easy one. Upon your arrival in Kaohsiung, you will be met by a member of our support team, who will take you to your temporary accommodation, answer your questions, and assist you in starting the process of settling in.
Whether you wish to live alone or share with others, furnished apartments are easily found. Upon moving into your new apartment, you will generally be required to pay a months rent plus two months damage deposit, which is returned upon completion of your lease. You can expect to pay between $NT 7000 to $NT 15000 per month depending on your living arrangements and location.
You will stay with one of our existing teachers for the first week or so, while we work with you to find your preferred permanent accommodation.
The most practical mode of transportation in Kaohsiung is the scooter. Purchasing a refurbished, second-hand scooter can cost between $NT 10000 to $NT 20000 and this cost can be partially recouped upon re-selling when you leave.
You'll want to get yourself set up with a cell number as soon as possible after arriving. Used phones are available, but most people opt to buy new ones. Calling rates are much cheaper in Taiwan than in North America and you are not charged for calls received.
KNS Financial Assistance
Getting set up can be expensive, and you'll want to bring enough money to cover the costs, but in the event that you arrive in Taiwan with limited funds, KNS is happy to loan you the money you require to get settled in, interest free.
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
(holding a passport from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, or the USA)
0 years (beginners, too)
BA in any subject
(Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. Applicants holding a Bachelor’s degree majoring in any field will be considered, although those with a degree in Education or with related TEFOL certifications are preferred.)