Posts Tagged 'teaching english in taiwan'

Shane school, Toufen

I don’t usually write about teaching English or my job simply because there is a lot of information out there on the subject, and I doubt I will say anything that hasn’t been said before.  That being said, since I am leaving my current job, I feel that I should leave a review of the school for anyone considering coming to work here in the future.

Note: Franchise schools are run VERY differently, depending on the owner.  Toufen and Zhunan are in close proximity, and each have a Shane school.  This is about the Shane in TOUFEN.  I’ve never worked at the Zhunan Shane, so cannot comment on it. Continue reading ‘Shane school, Toufen’


Funny things kids write in class

I haven’t written much about teaching English in Taiwan, because there is tonnes of information out there about it.  Recently though, I was going through some of my pictures and couldn’t help laughing, so I thought I’d share some of the funny moments I’ve had during marking some of the exercises.

If you have experience teaching ESL, then you will be aware that for most language learners, bad words are the first ones learned.  In the case of little tykes in Taiwan, poo poo rules as king.  Everything can be related to poo poo.  One even went so far as to write: Continue reading ‘Funny things kids write in class’

Private tutoring in Taiwan

Teaching English in Taiwan is a lucrative business.  While the established schools possess the lion’s share of the action, it is easily possible to take on private students to supplement one’s income.

Note that it is ILLEGAL to do this without a license, and can result in ARC (visa) cancellation and deportation.  Most contracts have a clause prohibiting you from working anywhere else and since your employer controls your ARC, if you are caught doing so, kiss that visa good bye.  Hasta la vista baby.  Sometimes, there will also be a ban from Taiwan included in the punishment.

But like anywhere in the world, if you don’t get caught, it’s not really Continue reading ‘Private tutoring in Taiwan’

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