I know a person who’s going to the same language centre as me, and he’s looking for an ESL job to help cover his expenses. The university’s web page says it’s only legal to work if you have extenuating circumstances, or have studied for a year and the school needs your help, at which point they will sponsor your application for a work visa. He says that his friend, who is teaching in Taipei, told him that he can teach for up to sixteen hours per week without a permit of any kind on a student visa (no ARC). This seems to go against what the university web page said, but the registrar referred him to a buxiban when he signed up at the language centre.
Is this true? I will have an ARC in a few weeks – does that make any difference?