Vacation time and teaching

I want to teach English to children, however, I also want to travel. We have about 5 weeks over the next year to travel. How flexible are schools in general with vacation days? Any suggestions? I just got here and haven’t started looking yet. Two weeks during the Chinese New Year just won’t work. Thanks.

Flexible like this: You want to take a long trip, so you tell you’re school “I have to go on a long trip so I have to give up my job, do you want me back if/when I come back to Taiwan”. If they don’t, get a new job.


English schools are always short on English teachers so they are not flexible at all. Basically you have to quit and then rejoin later if they let you. The ideal solution would be to find them another teacher to take your place while you are gone.