I used to work for the Gloria English cram school in Taoyuan.
I enjoyed it for what it was - they provided housing for around a year, paid the standard 600nt/hr, had coteachers. It was the first job I can say that I actually loved.
I might consider returning there, however, I was wondering if anyone could recommend a school with similar benefits closer to the Taipei area (city proper or New Taipei City). I've heard mixed things about Shane and Hess - and almost no one I talked to there had a positive opinion about their work.
This is the order of what I find to be important:
- A staff that treats you like a human
- At least 600NT pay
- Taiwanese co-teachers
- Some amount of housing provided (not necessary, but was great).