i was enjoying a nice cup of camomile at a nice coffee shop last nite and was having a nice conversation about intros to taiwan since i just arrived a couple of days ago and during that conversation, amidst nice mood lighting and the elegant translucent aroma of the teas on the table, someone mentioned a friend who was teaching english literature, ostensibly at the college level (but perhaps in high school) somewhere here in taiwan. in my slightly jet-lagged induced stupor and fatigue, i was in a state comparable to drunkenness where i couldn’t really focus on asking all the follow-up questions such as, where? when? how? etc.
so i inquire to this forum: has anyone taught lit here in taiwan? if so, what type of background did you need to score the gig? i personally have an e. lit bachelors but no masters, but i do have some (albeit brief) experience teaching lit with high schoolers. in terms of my eventual career path, teaching at such a place would be a boon for my educational development.
i searched the archives and couldn’t find any previous posts, which leads me to believe that such a story must’ve been a taipei urban legend. but if there is a record of such odd and strange happenings, please let me know!