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Questions about part-time teaching and summer break

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Questions about part-time teaching and summer break

Postby Bimmerjeff » 10 May 2016, 02:53

Hi everyone, my name is Jeff and this is my 1st post here. I've been doing a lot of reading on Forumosa recently in trying to plan a potential relocation of my family to Taipei from the US. There are a couple of questions about working as a ESL teacher that I can't find a clear answer to and need help from you guys on the ground there. As background, I will be looking to teach ESL only part-time at a buxiban, not full time. We will be living largely off our investments/assets so the hours/pay is not critical to me I just need what is necessary for a work visa and ARC to live in Taiwan for a few years. Obviously the more I can make per hour the better, but it's not critical to my move. And I understand I must work at least 14 hours/week and make 32,000NTD to qualify for a work visa.

#1 - Should it be easy to find an employer that will give me the 14 hours and not want me to work more? I read a lot of threads about teachers who are upset because they were promised 25 and only get 10-15, but not much about people wanting part-time hours since that's the rare case. Given all I read about companies skimping on teacher hours it seems like it should be easy to find someone to pay me less hours but anyone have experience with this?

#2 -Summer break. We want to be able to travel back to the US for at least a month in summer while school is out. Is it customary to work ESL in the summer just like the rest of the year, or should I be able to find employers who only do after-school learning during the school calendar year and will let me have the summer break off (without pay of course)?
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