[quote=“Bu Lai En”]Do local teachers at kindergartens need qualifications?
Even if a foreigner on a JFRV or with an OP needs to get some sort of qualification to teach in kindergarten, this does still not make true the oft-repeated MOE claim that it is illegal for foreigners to teach in kindergartens. [/quote]
I believe so, but as I say, I stop short of guaranteeing that this is the case. Whether or not this rule is taken seriously or not by local staff I don’t know, but I am sure that there are certainly a lot of local teachers are not qualified.
Assuming though that this is the case, then it is possible for the MOE to state that no foreigners can work legally in kindergartens in Taiwan (if none of us have the appropriate accreditation), but I guess you are right that it is probably wrong of them to say that it is ‘illegal’.
Anyway, my posts here are more of a question than anything, can anyone confirm or put to rest the suggestion that local teachers need some qualifcation to become kindy teachers. There may be some arrangement where only a certain percentage of staff need such a qualification, rather than all of the staff.