I think I understand the Open Work Permit well. If you have an OWP (based on marriage at least) you can do any work a Taiwanese person could do, provided you have the qualifications needed for the job.
But I still hear that you need a degree to teach English. Is this just people being misinformed because the MOE requires a degree to issue a work permit (in which case, if you had an OWP you wouldn’t need a degree)? Or is there a separate regulation that says to teach English you must have a degree (ie even Taiwanese who want to teach English mush have a degree). I know there’s certain qualifications required to teach (at least in higher levels) in the public school system, but what about private schools, buxibans and kindergartens?