LEADER LANGUAGE SCHOOLS in Changhua, Taiwan SEEK ENGLISH INSTRUCTORS to begin on or around May 7th, 2008.
WHO WE ARE: Founded in 1999, Leader Language Schools are English language institutes in central Taiwan. We teach the four skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing to students, ages 4-18 as well as adult tutorials. We have had considerable success in preparing students for the General English Proficiency Test (GEPT), which is recognized by the Ministry of Education in Taiwan.
WHERE WE ARE: Two of our branches are in Changhua, a mid-sized city in west central Taiwan- (only a 20-minute train ride from Taiwan’s 3rd largest city called Taicheng). Changhua is famous for having one of the largest free-standing statues of Buddha in Southeast Asia. Another branch is in Yuanlin, the largest “town” (by definition) in Taiwan, near Changhua.
WHO WE SEEK: We employ North American English instructors with four-year degrees in ANY field. Experience in teaching, coaching, or mentoring is preferred.
WHAT TEACHERS DO: Teachers have a mix of group classes and tutorials from different ages and levels. Teachers are not teaching the same age group, day-in day-out. Each class has at least one native speaker teacher and one Taiwanese teacher of English. These two teachers are not in the class at the same time, but coordinate classes together.
WHAT LEADER OFFERS:
While Changhua is a mid-sized city, it has a MUCH lower cost of living than other larger cities such as Taipei. We have two work options depending on teachers’ preferences.
*Five-day-a-week schedule: The starting hourly pay is $NT610-$640 (based on experience)/teaching hr. & a guaranteed MINIMUM of 20 teaching hrs./wk. On this schedule with an average of 25 teaching hours per week, a teacher would receive approx. $NT61,000 per month. (Exchange rate= about $NT32=1USD). There are MANY of opportunities for extra hours/pay and yearly INCREASES.
* Six-day-a-week schedule, approx. 4 to 5 teaching hours per day: For a total 29 teaching hrs. per wk. a teacher can expect to make over $NT70,000/month. (To get a MAXIMUM number of hours, teacher can accept classes at separate branches which are approx. 20 min. from the main branch by bus or motorcycle).
Note: Teachers come in one hour before their first class to look over their pre-prepared lesson plans.
HOURS: The schools is open Mon. through Sat. 1:30-10:10pm however, teachers come in depending on the time of their first class of the day and conclude after their last class. Mon. through Fri., Tues. -Sat., Or a six-day option.
-FREE airport pick-up & orientation
-We pay the major portion (based on the official government-provided salary chart) of your national health insurance.
-PAID training, $550/class hour, when time is spent in front of any class
-Pre-planned lessons, but a flexible curriculum
-Assistance in processing work visa & Alien Residence Card (ARC)
-Inexpensive housing in the LEADER Teachers’ House (Only US$187/mo.). If residing in the “Teachers’ House,” the remainder of first month’s rent is FREE! All utilities except electric are FREE!
-Assistance in setting up a bank account
-Guidance in filing and reclaiming government taxes. Income taxes are 20% for the first 182 days in Taiwan, but then recalculated at 6-13% based on annual earnings and you are eligible for a REBATE of the difference.
A SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL BE:
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IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, please CUT and PASTE your brief cover-letter, resume, and two references’ contact info. (former employers or professors) directly into e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Please do NOT send any attachments yet). If chosen by our selection committee, we shall wish to set up a phone interview and THEN ask for a jpg./fax of your diploma and the picture page of your valid North American passport.
Leader Language School Main Branch: 278 Min-Tsu. Rd. Changhua, Taiwan
Director of Recruitment
Leader Language Schools