I’m a New Zealand-trained secondary school English teacher. I’ve lived in NZ ever since I was four, when my family moved here from mainland China. I would like to teach English or Humanities in Taiwan. I have a BA/LLB from the University of Auckland and did my PGDip in Secondary Teaching there too. I also have a TEFL certificate. My main reason for wanting to move to Taiwan is to improve my Mandarin, immerse myself in the culture and learn about my heritage. A decent salary would be nice, but I’d rather have more time to see Taiwan and the rest of Asia. Would I be better off working in a public school or a private one? Should I apply at universities or is that just a waste of time, given that I do not have a Masters or PhD? Does anyone know of schools that won’t discriminate on the basis of my non-Western appearance? I am would also consider working for an NGO or an organisation where I could make use of my other skills/interests in the writing, digital marketing, law and research.
Many thanks in advance for your time!