My name is Evan (還是我叫泰艾凡), I’m currently a senior at Boise State University. I’m majoring in communications with a minor in Mandarin Chinese. My fiance is from Taiwan and i’ll be moving there next summer after I graduate.
I initially intend to teach English, however only for 1-2 years. My main goal is to become fluent in Mandarin and be able to do work related to my interests (which include interpersonal/intercultural communication) as well as such fields as Public Relations.
I’ve studied Mandarin for 2 years now and feel very happy to have the chance in a podunk state like Idaho to study such a beautiful language. I plan to study Mandarin often once I actually get to Taiwan.
I have tons of questions, especially relating to teaching English as a newbie in Taiwan. I’ve read through the teaching forum and have gained a lot of information, almost too much honestly though, brain overload. That said, I’m glad to find Forumosa to have discussions with others that have made the move to Taiwan.
I enjoy photography, travel, sports (favorite is ice hockey), movies, music and more.
For now I can’t think of what else to type, it’s a bit late here: 我是一個夜貓子.
Enjoy your last year in college – and best of luck in your plans to come to the island!
I’m trying… up until now I’ve basically just kept my head down, work my butt off in school and working (I’m paying my way through uni)… but lately I’ve realized, hey… I’m almost done and I haven’t had much fun!! I’m too busy this semester, but next semester (my last) i’ll only need 1-2 classes to graduate. As such, next semester will hopefully be a lot of fun (but at the same time i’ll also be doing a lot of prep work for moving to Taiwan).
Hey golfmade, welcome to Forumosa. Do you know where in Taiwan you expect to live? I assume you will go to wherever your fiancee is from. If you can tell us a town/city, we can probably give you a lot more specific info to get you settled in ASAP.
[quote=“irishstu”]Hey golfmade, welcome to Forumosa. Do you know where In Taiwan you expect to live? I assume you will go to wherever your fiancee is from. If you can tell us a town/city, we can probably give you a lot more specific info to get you settled in ASAP.
Will be living and working in Kaohsiung. Any advice or information would be greatly appreciated.
to the best of my knowledge if you want to say work in marketing you need a requisite amount of time working in that area. finance is the same as is consulting, advertising, IT etc etc. all approvals for work permits go through respective government departments and they want to know why you - ahead of locals - deserve the job. experience is the differentiator.
[quote=“Dahudze”]Unless things have changed recently, for him to teach he only needs a 4-year degree and to be fluent in English (which, last I heard, they speak in Idaho. I lived in Eagle for a Summer).
To be hired in PR you have to show that you have to be qualified as an expert, either through your education (e.g. a degree in PR) or work experience (2 years, if I remember correctly).[/quote]
in the OP it says teach THEN work in PR. teaching wont give the requesite experience for PR
as for having an ARC based on marriage - it may be different - best to check though mate.