I am a CBC currently in Taiwan (cannot speak Mandarin, but Cantonese) taking an extended vacation with my girlfriend as she has family here. After being here for a few weeks (this is our third time in Taiwan together) I’m contemplating on teaching English here for a year.
I currently possess a two-year diploma. I am aware that for most jobs in Taiwan, I will also need a TEFL/TESOL certificate, so I am looking to do that as soon as I’m sure this is what I want to do.
I did some digging around and it seems like I’ll only be doing jobs at a chain like HESS with hourly shifts, is that correct?
Is expecting to make somewhere in the ball park of 40,000 to 45,000NTD realistic with my credentials? It seems the lowest paying hourly wages is 600NTD, so if I can manage 20 hours a week, that’s 12,000NTD. Multiplied by four and after 18% taxes, that would be about 39,360NTD.
I’ve seen some interesting jobs posted on Facebook groups where they guarantee a salary around 60,000NTD, but I am not sure if I can get that due to me having no experience teaching.
I plan on only staying in Taiwan for a year as a bit of an experience before I head back to Canada.
With that said, the pay is honestly pretty bad here due to the lack of hours, but the cost of living is quite lower compared to Canada, so I’ll have to make do.
Honest opinions are good as I am looking for some input and criticisms.