I’m an American who’s relatively new to the teaching English abroad community. I have my BA in English language arts, TEFL certificate, and experience tutoring and substitute teaching and I’m looking to teach English in Taiwan in January of 2020.
I was originally intending on finding a job once I arrived, but it was brought to my attention that these schools should be considered a priority because of how good the testimonials from previous tefl certified individuals regarded their experience. However, I’m conflicted whether I should follow through with them, since it would offer some security and comfort to know where I’ll be teaching prior to arriving and in essence could plan out my living situation better OR do you think I’m better off being face to face and feeling out the school’s environment in person?
My plan was to live in Taipe since it seems the most accessible to first time visitors, but I’m truly open to anything…I would love to hear your feedback and personal experience
Looking forward to it,