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Make Taiwan your next TEFL destination. Start your application today.

Are you looking for a new adventure? Do you seek personal growth? Want to discover Asia's best kept secret? Come and join an established school and teach English in Taiwan!

Teach in Taiwan with HESS

Founded in 1983, HESS International Educational Group is the largest and most recognized private language school in Taiwan. The school employs over 600 native English-speaking teachers in 250+ HESS schools across Asia, with destinations including Taiwan, China, South Korea and Singapore. You can be assured of a warm welcome from a staff with 35+ years experience in bringing both new and experienced teachers to this beautiful island.

Join HESS and you'll work with a stable, well-established educational organization with branches all over Taiwan.

As an English teacher in Taiwan, you'll receive plenty of support

  • Teacher Training: 10 days of orientation plus training in Taipei.
  • Class observations at your school by a mentor to ensure that you feel well prepared to start teaching.
  • Full teaching curriculum provided: Don't worry! The school has it's own teaching materials and in house teacher's guide meaning lesson plans are prepared for you in advance
  • Teach Young Learners from KG through middle school

You will be provided with full training

Check out these videos to learn more about the HESS training program today!


Enjoy some exciting benefits whilst teaching in Taiwan with HESS

  • Competitive starting pay

    NTD $620-660/hour (experience and qualifications based)
  • Guaranteed income

    The average HESS teacher earns NTD $60,000 – 75,000/month
  • Year end bonuses

    1st year completion bonus / NTD $6,000, 2nd year / NTD $15,000, 3rd year / NTD $20,000, and NTD $30,000 for every year of completion thereafter
  • Re-sign bonus

    2nd year re-signing bonus / NTD $10,000
  • Paid office hours

    NTD $3000/month for class preparation work. It's up to you where you prepare for class—it doesn’t have to be at the school.
  • Flexible off time

    Your vacation time is not tied to the school's semester schedule. Take time off whenever you need it.
  • Save and travel

    Teaching with HESS, you will earn enough money to save, but also have enough left over to explore Asia.
  • Career professional development opportunities

    HESS is a large organization with plenty of opportunities beyond teaching.
Student and teacher

Requirements to teach English in Taiwan

  • Passport holder from USA, CAN, UK, IRE, SA, AUS, or NZ due to local visa requirements
  • Bachelor's degree (in any subject) OR associate degree with a TEFL/TESOL certificate. Need a TEFL certificate? Book your TEFL course
  • One-year commitment
  • Clean criminal record check

Get housing support and an interest free start up loan on arrival

  • HOUSING ASSISTANCE: Your branch helps you find housing that fits your personal needs. Whether it’s living alone or with another HESS teacher, your branch has you covered.
  • DOCUMENTATION SUPPORT: You will get help collecting documents and HESS will apply for your legal documents on your behalf.
  • INTEREST FREE START UP LOAN: Get started without needing to worry about money. NTD $30,000 on the first day at your school.
  • FREE ACCOMMODATION DURING THE TRAINING: You will be set up in a nearby hotel and HESS will cover the cost. The hotel is within walking distance of the training venue. You'll be right in the heart of Taipei City for training and the hotel has easy access to the Taipei MRT (subway).
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Taiwan is a beautiful country, with friendly people and excellent food!


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There are plenty of jobs for English teachers in Taiwan with great pay and benefits. Taiwan's cost of living is low, the climate is good, and the people are friendly to foreign visitors. Taiwan also has a fantastic cuisine with lots of tofu, rice and dumpling based dishes. You can enjoy eating out at very low cost!

Teaching in Taiwan is a culturally enriching and enjoyable experience. In Taiwan, most English Second Language or 'Cram Schools' are private schools with kindergarten in the mornings and high school classes in the afternoons. You'll usually be teaching classes of around 10 - 15 students per class, often with a Taiwanese co-teacher for the younger learners.

It's a fantastic experience to teach English in Taiwan. It's a safe, convenient and comfortable country to get started as an English teacher. You'll be able to save plenty of money each month as living costs are relatively much lower than in most western countries.

You will need a bachelor's degree and a clean criminal record in order to teach English in Taiwan. Preference is given to native English speakers, and teaching qualification, such as TEFL certificate, is favoured.

In Taiwan, the average monthly salary for teachers ranges from $2,000 to $2,400 USD. Teachers would typically expect to save around $700 to $1,000 per month depending on their spending habits.

A bachelor's degree is usually required for teaching in Taiwan. A TEFL certificate is required for those with a two-year (Associates) degree who want to work as an English language teacher in Taiwan.

Want to teach English in Taiwan?

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