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Possibility of Teaching ESL for Filipina Instructor

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Re: Possibility of Teaching ESL for Filipina Instructor

Postby aphasiac » 11 Aug 2015, 13:46

English teachers work permit requires a degree from a "recognized" college, which is secret list of large schools the Taiwan govenment have decided are valid.

I'm guessing this is the barrier? Id be amazed if any SE Asian college were on this list.
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Re: Possibility of Teaching ESL for Filipina Instructor

Postby Tempo Gain » 11 Aug 2015, 15:17

Not secret at all, the list is here:

http://www.fsedu.moe.gov.tw/home.aspx

There are quite a few in the Philippines; it's not a restrictive list.

It's clear to me that there is no legal barrier. The government has set the law; I don't see why they couldn't have spelled out what legal restrictions they wanted if they had cared to. The problem will be in getting hired, not in getting a work permit if hired.
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Re: Possibility of Teaching ESL for Filipina Instructor

Postby TheGingerMan » 11 Aug 2015, 18:36

Tempo Gain wrote:Not secret at all, the list is here:

http://www.fsedu.moe.gov.tw/home.aspx

There are quite a few in the Philippines; it's not a restrictive list.

It's clear to me that there is no legal barrier. The government has set the law; I don't see why they couldn't have spelled out what legal restrictions they wanted if they had cared to. The problem will be in getting hired, not in getting a work permit if hired.


That last sentence is the crux of the issue. A few years ago, I met a few chaps from the Philippines who found that to be just the case. They eventually did find schools, but it was a hard slog indeed, and they did face wage discrimiation.
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Re: Possibility of Teaching ESL for Filipina Instructor

Postby anabanana » 12 Aug 2015, 22:52

Hi guys! Thanks for the inputs!

May I ask if the similar case will happen if she pursued a teaching gig in Science (not ESL)? Will she have a hard time securing permits and all? Sorry if the question is noob and obviously, I don't want my girlfriend get into jail. :)

Thanks again guys!
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Re: Possibility of Teaching ESL for Filipina Instructor

Postby icha » 10 Feb 2016, 02:20

ive met few filipino teaching in a buxiban legally. i guess it should'nt be a problem. In MOFA website,you'll find that philippines local language are:tagalog and english. just saying.
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Re: Possibility of Teaching ESL for Filipina Instructor

Postby icha » 08 Mar 2016, 01:13

well im working in a buxiban as ESL teaher.im from the philippines. any question?
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Re: Possibility of Teaching ESL for Filipina Instructor

Postby Tempo Gain » 08 Mar 2016, 01:36

Good to know, did you run into any obstacles?
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Re: Possibility of Teaching ESL for Filipina Instructor

Postby Abacus » 08 Mar 2016, 15:24

This is great news. I am assuming that you have a work permit for teaching in a buxiban. Correct? No dual citizenship? Attended a Filipino university?
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Re: Possibility of Teaching ESL for Filipina Instructor

Postby dasaint » 08 Mar 2016, 17:02

anabanana wrote:Hi guys! Thanks for the inputs!

May I ask if the similar case will happen if she pursued a teaching gig in Science (not ESL)? Will she have a hard time securing permits and all? Sorry if the question is noob and obviously, I don't want my girlfriend get into jail. :)

Thanks again guys!


Ask your friend to send her resume here:
http://www.dishs.tp.edu.tw/Careers.html

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Re: Possibility of Teaching ESL for Filipina Instructor

Postby kaikai34 » 09 Mar 2016, 13:55

I think it would be harder for one from the Phillippines to get an English teaching gig in Taipei. One reason is the accent. Parents and schools want American accents. The second that nobody is talking about is the discrimination. A lot of the Filipinos here are care givers and house keepers. Unless you have perfect American English, I feel like you may have a harder time than someone with similar experience and education level but different skin color.
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