TEFL Courses in Taipei | Taipei

Our TEFL course in Taiwan is based in the city of Taipei, a bustling metropolis, which is the political, economic, educational, and cultural center of Taiwan. It also serves as a major hub in the East Asia region. Taipei is a city of contrasts with architecture to match its fascinating history. Modern high-rises and skyscrapers co-exist with more traditional Chinese temples and colonial buildings. Taipei’s most famous building, and one of the most famous skyscrapers in the world, is the Taipei 101 building, which was the tallest building when it was built in 2004. A record it held until the Burj Khalifa arrived in 2009. The culture and history of Taiwan can be explored in the many fascinating museums such as the National Palace Museum. Here, you can see a huge collection of ceramics, carvings, paintings and calligraphy from ancient China.

Taipei’s food is a delight to behold. You can get almost everything here, whether you are looking for local Chinese food or international Western and Asian dishes. To make it easier to enjoy what Taipei has to offer diners, menus are increasingly available in English. Chinese staples are rice and noodles and you will find a variety of dishes including these along with fish, chicken, beef and pork as well as vegetables. Most meals are served with accompanying condiments like chili sauce, pepper and soy sauce.

The city’s exciting nightlife is boosted by numerous bars across the city as well as the many local night markets. Shilin Night Market is the most famous market and is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. Most night markets open at around 4 p.m. and stay open until after midnight. They are great places to shop and eat if you are on a budget or don’t enjoy the atmosphere of the more upmarket shopping malls.

For those who prefer a more outdoorsy experience, then the Yangmingshan National Park is just the thing for you. With beautiful cherry blossoms, hot springs and hiking trails, it is a fantastic place to visit. It is also home to the tallest dormant volcano in Taiwan; the 1,120 meter high Seven Star Mountain.

With so much to offer visitors, you’ll be sure to enjoy your time in Taipei as you work towards an internationally recognized TEFL certificate. If you decide to stay on and live and teach in Taiwan after your course, you are sure to have the time of your life.

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The School

The ITTT training center in Taipei is in a very nice part of the city surrounded by parks and educational buildings. The TEFL school is in an American-English education institute for children and is only a 10-minute walk from the MRT station. It is in a very convenient location and it is very easy to get around town from here.

Your classroom training will take place in real classrooms with real students to give you experience in a genuine teaching environment. Every member of staff has great English skills and you will also be able to gain advice and insights from our mentor teachers.

Accommodation

You will be able to choose from a number of different options with regard to accommodation for the length of your course. These options include nearby hostels located near to Taipei Main Station. The journey to the training center from the hostels is only about 25 minutes on public transport. Once your place on the course has been confirmed, we will help you to arrange the most suitable accommodation.

Course dates

2019

  • 4 November 2019 - 29 November

2020

  • 3 February 2020 - 28 February
  • 4 May 2020 - 29 May
  • 6 July 2020 - 31 July
  • 2 November 2020 - 27 November

Course fees

The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.

The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) Paypal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.

The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.

 

Deposit
US$ 800
to be paid in advance
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Balance
US$ 1190
to be paid on arrival

Accomodation Fees

The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.

You are not obliged to use the accommodation provided by the school and you are welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements. If you choose to use our accommodation, it should be paid for either by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the school at the start of the course.

from
US$ 500
(to be paid on arrival)
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are my payment options?

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    Deposit payments for the TEFL course must be made to our administrative centre. The quickest and cheapest way to pay is by credit/debit card, but you can also make payments via Western Union, Pay Pal or bank transfer. While there are no deadlines for making the deposit payment, our courses can sell out quickly and you can only be sure your place is secured once the deposit has been paid.

    Once you have made your deposit payment, we will send you an email with a booklet with information about the TEFL course and Taipei itself.

    The balance payment of the TEFL course fees is due on the first day of your course by credit card or two weeks in advance by bank transfer.

    The fees for your course are all inclusive and you will not be asked to make additional payments for any of your TEFL course related materials or services including course accreditation fees and lifetime job search help.

  • What are my accommodation options?

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    We have partnered with a Taiwan youth hostel organisation, which enables us to help you to book accommodation in advance.

    You can also choose from a variety of hostels and hotels in Taipei at a range of different prices and we can provide a list of hostels and hotels to you if needed.

  • What travel documents will I need for Spain?

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    All visitors to Taiwan are required to carry a passport with at least six months’ validity after their arrival date.

    Passport holders from the UK, the US, Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand wishing to enter Taiwan are generally granted a ‘Landing Permission’ at the airport. * As this information is subject to change at any time, we advise everyone to contact your local consulate for current travel regulations prior to planning your trip.

  • What is the course schedule?

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    Classes begin at 10:00 a.m. Monday to Friday. There is a lunch break at 1:00 p.m. and classes begin again at 2:00 p.m. In the afternoon classes, students will prepare for their TEFL teaching practice sessions held in the late afternoon. After these sessions you will receive immediate feedback from course instructors. Teaching does not take place every afternoon, but you will receive six to eight hours of observed teaching practice over the four-week course. In addition to these hours, there is also time that must be spent preparing materials and completing various assignments. You will also have the option of teaching adults as well if you would like to increase your experience in this area.

  • What can I expect during teaching practice?

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    You will get advice from your course trainer on lesson planning and then get immediate feedback on your lesson after it’s been delivered. Practicum is assessed and a satisfactory assessment is required to earn your TEFL certificate. The students are Taiwanese and are all excited to learn English.

  • Who usually attends the course?

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    Class sizes are usually around five to eight TEFL trainees per course and we welcome trainees over the age of 18. Most of the participants are American, British, and Canadian or South African. We do accept non-native speakers of English who have a high proficiency in the language.

  • Is there a dress code?

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    For all input and tutorial sessions at the training location, there are no specific dress requirements. We simply ask that you are mindful of your peers/students and be respectful of the fact that you are a visitor in another country.

    During Teaching Practice, however, there are specific dress requirements that adhere to the local working culture and basic ideas of professionalism. All trainees are expected to dress “casually smart” according to the following guidelines:

    1. Women:
      Shoulders should be covered. Very thin straps or tank tops are not allowed. No low-cut necklines or very short skirts. Bare midriffs must not be visible, even when lifting arms up.
    2. Men:
      Long pants or jeans. Short- or long-sleeved shirt with a collar; a tie is not required. Loafers or dress shoes, sandals are not acceptable. Long hair should be neatly tied back into a ponytail.

  • What should I bring for course studies?

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    Please make sure that you bring a pen and some notebooks for taking notes during the TEFL course. Otherwise, all the forms and instructions you need will be provided by us, including notes from the input sessions. It is a good idea to bring your laptop or mobile phone with you so you can connect to the free Wi-Fi to do any additional research on the internet.