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Private Schools in Taiwan Thread (For Teachers)

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Re: Private Schools in Taiwan Thread (For Teachers)

Postby FlyingBird » 20 Feb 2016, 03:04

I have experience with Columbia International College Taiwan.

Private message me if you wish.

In short: STAY AWAY
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Re: Private Schools in Taiwan Thread (For Teachers)

Postby gavmasterflash » 11 Apr 2016, 14:53

Well, it is hiring season for local private schools. I found out about a new private school in Linkou. Asia American International Academy. Here is a link to their website:

http://www.aaia.org.tw/

They are brand new, so they really don't have a reputation. There certainly are challenges to working with any new school, but if anyone has any solid info on the school, please post here. Thanks.
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Re: Private Schools in Taiwan Thread (For Teachers)

Postby WaltzingMatilda » 11 Apr 2016, 16:57

It doesn't look like AAIA is open for business yet.. most probably the 2016-2017 school year...
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Re: Private Schools in Taiwan Thread (For Teachers)

Postby gavmasterflash » 12 Apr 2016, 01:17

Yes, you're right. Now that I look more closely, November 2014 is when they were granted permission to create the school and that this coming school year (2016-17) will be the inaugural year.

Did a little research and found this:

https://www.tieonline.com/view_appointments.cfm

Here are the principal and vice principal, just need to scroll down a few. The principal has a pretty good looking resume, that is if he went from PAS to IBSH to KAS. If it's the other way around, I'm not at all impressed. The founder and executive director seem to be Taiwanese, I am guessing based on their names. Of course, one has to wonder how much they plan to meddle with the running of the school. Also funny that they say that "up until now there has been no international or American school available for the large population of New Taipei City." They seem to forget that Kang Chiao is in NTC, albeit, on the opposite end.
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Re: Private Schools in Taiwan Thread (For Teachers)

Postby WaltzingMatilda » 22 Apr 2016, 11:00

gavmasterflash wrote: Also funny that they say that "up until now there has been no international or American school available for the large population of New Taipei City." They seem to forget that Kang Chiao is in NTC, albeit, on the opposite end.


Technically, they are correct in their statement, as Kang Chiao accepts local students as well as foreign-passport holding students. True international schools can only accept students with a foreign passport, and not students who only have local passports.
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Re: Private Schools in Taiwan Thread (For Teachers)

Postby gavmasterflash » 24 Apr 2016, 15:49

WaltzingMatilda wrote:
gavmasterflash wrote: Also funny that they say that "up until now there has been no international or American school available for the large population of New Taipei City." They seem to forget that Kang Chiao is in NTC, albeit, on the opposite end.


Technically, they are correct in their statement, as Kang Chiao accepts local students as well as foreign-passport holding students. True international schools can only accept students with a foreign passport, and not students who only have local passports.



So students with a Taiwanese passport can enroll in the international program in the middle and high schools at KC? Anyway, the kids at this new school are likely to be almost entirely Taiwanese. They are trying to capture the wait listed students for TAS and TES. Even though this new school requires a foreign passport, we all know that the kids were either intentionally born in the US or that they have passports from cash strapped African countries. Not to say that it is wrong or bad, just being realistic about what the school will be like demographically and the reality that there aren't that many proper international students in Taiwan these days.
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Re: Private Schools in Taiwan Thread (For Teachers)

Postby johnlockian » 25 Apr 2016, 16:20

WaltzingMatilda wrote:
gavmasterflash wrote: Also funny that they say that "up until now there has been no international or American school available for the large population of New Taipei City." They seem to forget that Kang Chiao is in NTC, albeit, on the opposite end.


Technically, they are correct in their statement, as Kang Chiao accepts local students as well as foreign-passport holding students. True international schools can only accept students with a foreign passport, and not students who only have local passports.


As a holder of the ROC---and only the ROC---passport, as well as a former student of KC, I can attest to this.
(Though I transferred to Fuxing after 8 years at KC and continued down the educational mainstream here.) Now a sad graduate of TFGHS I am bitterly preparing for my second attempt at medical school admission. Ugh.
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Re: Private Schools in Taiwan Thread (For Teachers)

Postby Rob_D » 03 May 2016, 12:43

Hey guys,

any info on:

-WAGOR (W.I.S.E)
-Washington High School
-Lizen High School

All based in Taichung. Just researching their reputation and feel of the place. I've been here 4 years and know the score (to a certain extent.)
Any info would be much appreciated,
cheers!

Rob
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Re: Private Schools in Taiwan Thread (For Teachers)

Postby gavmasterflash » 08 May 2016, 00:55

I've never even heard of Lizen High School. To be honest, I don't know much about any of these schools except they are Taiwanese run and you should expect all the typical crap that goes along with a Taiwanese run school.
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Re: Private Schools in Taiwan Thread (For Teachers)

Postby gavmasterflash » 19 May 2016, 15:01

Rob_D wrote:Hey guys,

any info on:

-WAGOR (W.I.S.E)
-Washington High School
-Lizen High School

All based in Taichung. Just researching their reputation and feel of the place. I've been here 4 years and know the score (to a certain extent.)
Any info would be much appreciated,
cheers!

Rob


This website might have some info you're looking for about those schools in Taichung:

http://taichungexpat.com/2015/03/24/exp ... -taichung/
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