Recruiting overseas Taiwanese volunteers to teach English at primary and secondary schools

Though the majority of Taiwanese students start learning English at a young age, they rarely use it on a daily basis. This issue has caught the attention of ICYE, who created a platform for international volunteers to engage with Taiwanese students in language learning. ICYE has hoped that the interactions between local students and those who live abroad could motivate both sides to develop a better understanding of foreign cultures and in turn prompt students to speak English.

Number of Participants

20 individuals max

Service Hours

35 hours max per week

How to Apply

  • Download and fill out the application form, email to icyetaiw@ms1.hinet.net
  • If your application is accepted, you will be notified to schedule an online interview

Application Deadlines

  • 2018 Summer Session: 2018/7/15
  • 2019 Winter Session: 2018/12/31

What you will do

  • Serve as a teacher assistant
  • Arrange after-school tutor sessions
  • Organize cultural activities
  • Interact with students in English

Required Documents

  • An English application form
  • A photo of you (preferably passport photos)
  • A casual photo of you (e.g. school or family pictures)

Accomodation

  • Host families
  • Dorms
  • most volunteers will have their own room; only a small number of them will be sharing a room with someone of the same sex

Holidays

  • Volunteers will take days off on weekends and national holidays
  • Normally, volunteers could rest on weekends; should your school hold any events on weekends and need your help, you would reschedule your breaks with the school where you teach

Camps for Volunteers

Upon participants’ arrival at Taiwan, ICYE will hold a training camp for all volunteers. ICYE will also follow up on all volunteers’ service at schools and be a constant presence in all volunteers’ lives until they leave Taiwan. There are three scheduled camps in this project

Qualifications

  • Participants’ native language has to be English Participants have to be aged between 18-28; you have to be 18 years old by the time you apply for visa.
  • Participants have to be independent and passionate and creative about English teaching One of the participant’s parents and/or grandparents has to be a citizen of Taiwan (R.O.C).
  • Participants will also be responsible for the application for visa in your own countries
  • Participants are required to volunteer in Taiwan full-time for either 6 months or a year

Duration

Please note that participants are required to arrive at Taiwan on the scheduled pick-up day in order to participate in the mandatory training sessions on time
  • 2018 6-month Session: Aug. 2018- Feb. 2019
  • 2018 12-month Session: Aug. 2018- Aug. 2019
  • 2019 6-month Session: Feb. 2019- Aug. 2019

Volunteer’s benefits

  • A petty cash of 3800 NT per month
  • Holidays: in addition to the regular holidays mentioned above, one-year volunteers will have a 4-week break and those who volunteer for 6 months will have a 2-week break. All breaks will be scheduled in accordance with the dates of local summer and winter vacations.
  • Free meals and accommodation during your service in Taiwan
  • Travel insurance
  • You will be guaranteed local health insurance after staying in Taiwan for more than 6 months
  • You will receive a certificate of appreciation from Tainan City Government by the end of your service

ABOUT US

Tainan City Government has been actively promoting its EASOL policy through various measures. The Office of English as the Second Official Language of Tainan City Government (OEASOL) cooperated with International Cultural Youth Exchange Taiwan (ICYE Taiwan) to recruit Taiwanese living abroad whose native language is English to teach English at primary schools and secondary schools. This project is considered part of the city’s bilingual education program, which aims to increase students’ exposure to English and the overall proficiency level in English among children. Through this project, OEASOL hopes to establish a long-term collaborative relationship between Tainan City Government and Taiwanese who live abroad to further promote the EASOL policy. OEASOL would also like to express its gratitude towards Flomo Education Foundation for its sponsorship for this program.

Though the majority of Taiwanese students start learning English at a young age, they rarely use it on a daily basis. This issue has caught the attention of ICYE, who created a platform for international volunteers to engage with Taiwanese students in language learning. ICYE has hoped that the interactions between local students and those who live abroad could motivate both sides to develop a better understanding of foreign cultures and in turn prompt students to speak English. All volunteers in this project will be teaching at local primary schools and secondary schools in Tainan and conduct a series of interactive English-learning activities according to the needs of different schools. Volunteers are expected to ameliorate the English-learning environment within school campuses and bolster student’s abilities to listen to and speak in English.

If you are interested in knowing more about the culture and language of where you or your family come from, or if you are currently at a crossroad in life and thirsting for a unique experience, then this project might be something that you would want to participate in. This project offers you opportunities to volunteer and live in a place that is culturally foreign yet, perhaps, peculiarly familiar to you. We hope to give you an authentic experience of the local culture and an opportunity to realize your potential!
ICYE
Taiwan

CONTACT US

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