Paid TEFL Taiwan Internship

Balance. That’s what we love most about what English teaching jobs in Taiwan promise.

A cool mix of big cities and the tropics, ancient and modern, work and play, Taiwan more than delivers its fair share of possibilities for TEFL interns.

Despite its rapid growth in the 21st century, Taiwan remains true to its cultural ancestry, giving you plenty to look forward to inside and outside the classroom.

But, don’t let its charming, local feeling fool you; the ESL job market here is hot.

Pour yourself a strong cup of oolong and stay awhile—you’re about to get talked into teaching in Taiwan!

COVID travel info:

  • Your 14-day quarantine upon arrival is organized and paid for by our partners
  • A negative PCR-test completed within 72 hours before arrival is required
  • It is essential to have a minimum of one month cover for health and travel insurance

Taiwan Internship

Start: August, October

12 Months

Offers End: June 11


What’s up for grabs?

47,000 – 60,000 (NTD) Taiwan Dollars (US$1,550-US$2,000/€1,300-€1680/£1,200-£1,550).

2 weeks vacation

120 Hour TEFL Course

All public holidays off

Mandarin lessons (3 free)

Interest-free relocation loan up to NT$30,000 (US$1000/€840/£770)

Airport pick-up & transfers

Visa and work permit sponsorship

14-day arrival quarantine & orientation

Access to Taiwanese health care

Full accommodation assistance

In-country medical

Opportunity to teach younger learners

Ongoing in-country support

Apply if you are:

  • Aged between 21 – 35
  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree
  • Native English speaker
  • TEFL qualified (included)
You'll Need
  • Passport from USA, Canada, UK, Ireland or New Zealand
  • Candidates need to be located in their home country (except for those already located in Taiwan)
  • Have dedication, cultural flexibility, organization, respect, creativity, enthusiasm and professionalism.

Accredited Courses

Hear from our past interns

Discover if teaching English in Taiwan is for you with the help of Annalyssa's story. This inspiring teacher now calls Myanmar home.

How it works

  • Apply

  • Interview

  • Documents

  • Go to Taiwan!

Before you go, you’ll have an application form to fill out and documents to submit, a video chat and then you’ll be on your way.
Before you go
You’ll have an application form to fill out and documents to submit, a video chat and then you’ll be on your way.

Your Teaching Experience

Kickstart your best year EVER with a full-on, comprehensive 10 day orientation and introduction to teaching English in Taiwan.

You’ll love getting to know the city of Taipei in between lessons on local culture and customs, practice teaching sessions (so you can flaunt your newly minted TEFL skills), sightseeing, and social outings to taste test all the things. ALL OF ‘EM!

Now it’s time for the real fun to begin: your first day of work. Past TEFL interns in Taiwan have been placed at language schools in Changhua or Taipei, with students’ ages ranging from three to 16.

You can expect to teach English ~26 hours weekly to your students, leaving you ample time (~15 hours) to prep new games and activities, grade papers, and provide in-class help to your co-teachers.

Free ESL professional development training sessions offered throughout the year will keep you on track to teaching-stardom.

Cultural Excursions

Wondering what you’re going to do with your precious free time? We’re glad you asked! We know your adventure bucket list is long, but make sure you tack these recommendations from past TEFL interns in Taiwan towards the top!


Taipei’s skyline is one of the most recognizable in the world. Go skyscraper hunting (there are nine that are 200m+ tall!) and see who can find the best view!


Up your omelette game with the local fave, oyster! This treat guarantees generous proportions, affordable prices, & salty goodness. Pairs well with boba tea. ;)


Get prepped for celebrating Lunar New Year by shopping for herbs, tea, and fabric in Dadaocheng, a historic Qing-era district lined boasting traditional shops.

Taiwan Internship

Our experience means we know the ins and outs of living and working abroad.

The Guide to Teaching English in Taiwan gives you a real understanding of how exciting your new life on this island will be an unforgettable TEFL adventure.



    Your monthly allowance is between 47,000 – 60,000 (NTD) Taiwan Dollars (US$1,550-US$2,000/€1,300-€1680/£1,200-£1,550).

    You’ll be the best-paid TEFL intern in Taiwan and live very comfortably. Many teachers earn over NT$55,000 per month.

    You are guaranteed to earn at least NT$47,000 monthly. Since you’re on an hourly rate, if you teach more, you get paid more!

    You’ll have full support in choosing accommodation, giving you a hassle-free beginning.

    Apartment and studios range in price, depending on location and style. Budget around NT$15,000 – 20,000 (US$500-US$660/€420-€560/£390-£510) and you won’t be disappointed.

    Take advantage of the interest-free starter loan of up to NT$30,000 (US$1000/€840/£770) to make your new life in the East begin that little bit easier.

    With this ultimate internship package, you’ll find it hard to beat this TEFL career-launching program.

    47-60,000 Taiwan Dollars Per Month

    Getting there

    On arrival at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE), you’ll enjoy airport pickup from our in-country team.

    Get the Guide

    After you settle in, you will spend 12 months teaching in one of our stunning placements throughout Taiwan.

    • Taipei
    • Changhua


    Practice a few Taiwanese Mandarin phrases, learn about food and culture, plus get tips for moving to Taiwan (that you won’t find in any guide book!).
    Join Today’s Tour

    What do you need to organize?

    • International flights: You’ll need return flights (can be two one-way flights)

    • Budget: Spending money for your first six weeks plus excursions etc.

    • Police check: You’ll need a clean criminal record

    • Visa cost: You’ll have full support to obtain your visa

    • Health check: You’ll need to provide a health statement and have a negative PCR-test completed within 72 hours before arrival

    • Insurance: It’s really important to sort your travel and health before you go, covering COVID-19 treatment.

    • Vaccines: Consult your local doctor for advice

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