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  • circleForeign English Teacher
    1. Hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited university or college. The list of the accredited universities and colleges is based on the Database for the Reference List of Foreign Universities from the Ministry of Education, Republic of China (Taiwan) website (list).
    2. For the teaching qualification, one shall meet one of the following requirements:
      1. Hold a state-issued teaching license or certificate.
      2. Have taught English courses in accredited schools for more than one year, or have served as a full-time teaching assistant for more than one year in public schools that participate in MOE’s program, and shall meet one of the following requirements:
        1. Hold a bachelor’s degree or higher in education, English or related field, and have taken English teaching materials, teaching assessment, introduction to second language learning and trial teaching for more than 120 hours.
        2. TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificate, TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificate or CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults) certificate approved by accredited universities.
          The courses offered by the university mentioned in item b in granting the certificates shall meet the following requirements:
          1. The course includes teaching methods, teaching assessment, introduction to second language learning and trial teaching.
          2. The course lasts at least 120 hours.
          3. Distance learning courses shall not exceed two thirds of the total course hours.
    3. The applicant should provide a criminal record certificate/police check issued after August 1, 2022 from relevant authorities in his or her home country or the country he or she currently resides in. One should assure the validity of the criminal record/police check during the application process. The certificate must include the name of the applicant, the date of issuance, and state that the applicant has no criminal record.
  • circleForeign English Teaching Assistant
    1. Hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited university or college (list).
    2. The applicant should provide a criminal record certificate/police check issued after August 1, 2022 from relevant authorities in his or her home country or the country he or she currently resides in. One should assure the validity of the criminal record/police check during the application process. The certificate must include the name of the applicant, the date of issuance, and state that the applicant has no criminal record.

Note: Applicants without prior teaching experiences in either Taiwan or other countries are highly advised (but not required) to provide education or teaching qualifications that are either certified by Republic of China (Taiwan) Embassies and Missions or verified by a recognized credential evaluation agency[1].

[1]: A recognized credential evaluation agency such as WES (World Education Service), NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Service), Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada (ACESC), and International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES).

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Updated: 2022-09-13

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