cbcbc wrote:Hi everyone!
Rookie question: Is there a website that has a list of contact information (Roman alphabet) for schools in Taipei? Taichung? Etc?
I know about eslbase.com, but it's pretty limited. Is there maybe a gov resource for foreigners? (No, that's not meant to be funny!)
I do research schools that post job openings. But is there a comprehensive list (or semi-such) somewhere...?
I won't be in Taiwan for a while yet and am trying to do as much due diligence as possible. I hope to separate the wheat from the chaff, eh? (a tall order, I know)
For me, that's a tough question. I probably can't give you a satisfactory answer, but maybe there's someone who knows of such a list.
There's a very old list of Taipei English cram schools (buxibans), that's also very limited, and goes back, I think, to the late 1990s, so it may not be very useful:http://www.reocities.com/allhou/schootaip.htm
There's a website that contains basic information about many cram schools: http://bsb.edu.tw/
From what I've seen of the http://bsb.edu.tw
website so far, I think I would have problems trying to use it to make a list of English cram schools. For me, it seems as if it might be pretty time-consuming to get a large, useful list of cram schools from that site, but I'm not saying it can't be done by someone. You or someone else may be able to create such a list using that site (but I think that would be quite a project), or you might be able somehow just to use what's available on the site.
A couple or three times tonight, by Googling around using Chinese characters that I got from Google Translate (I don't know Chinese), I stumbled on government cram school lists (I guess they were made by governments, national or local), but they seemed to contain a mixture of different kinds of cram schools. A mixed list might not be very desirable, and besides, I didn't find anything like a comprehensive list.
That's a good question, though, cbcbc. I'm sorry I couldn't help.