Click here to go to our new forums at http://tw.forumosa.com
If you are a Forumosan Regular, when you log in for the FIRST TIME, you must RESET your password by using the Password Recovery system.

Usernames on the new forums must not contain any SPACES and must end with LETTER or a NUMBER; if yours does, you will be prompted to change your Username
Contact us at admin(at)forumosa(dot)com or @forumosa on Twitter or on our Facebook Page if you have any questions or problems logging back in

German Passport holder teaching English

Work Permits, Employment Qualifications, Employer Problems
Forum rules
While the moderators are happy to help point people in the right direction for legal assistance and to attempt to keep these forums civil and tidy, please bear in mind that an Internet forum is not the place for providing or receiving legal advice or for the creation of any attorney-client privileges or obligations. Also keep in mind that Forumosa and the moderators cannot conduct comprehensive reviews of all laws or legal concepts referenced or discussed within these forums – laws and regulations are updated and amended, interpretations do change, and sometimes the legal landscape can change very fast. Forumosa provides these legal forums for general informational purposes only. By using these legal forums, you agree that the information does not constitute legal or other professional advice and no attorney-client or other relationship is created between you and any other posters on these forums. DO NOT CONSIDER THE FORUMS TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR OBTAINING LEGAL ADVICE FROM A QUALIFIED LICENSED ATTORNEY.

German Passport holder teaching English

Postby Sunny Sandra » 20 Jan 2016, 17:44

Hi, I have a German passport but I want to teach English in Taipei. Is this legal? I have master in English. Thanks
Sunny Sandra
Ink Still Wet in Passport (shífēn xīnshǒu)
Ink Still Wet in Passport (shífēn xīnshǒu)
 
Posts: 1
{ AUTHOR_TOPIC }
Joined: 20 Jan 2016, 17:36



Re: German Passport holder teaching English

Postby bob_honest » 21 Jan 2016, 10:53

I am German, yet never worked in the teaching industry. As far as I know only native English speakers can work legally as English teachers here. Yet I personally know a EU citizen not from UK/IRL working in a "Kindergarten" as a teacher. He might be employed as an adviser or similar, which would not make it perfectly legal.

Maybe wait for people from the business here on the forum who talk you through it.
Taiwan is like Zimbabwe: Cheating foreigners out of their monthly old age labor-law pension: read here: https://www.forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=138311&p=1736162#p1736162
User avatar
bob_honest
Overpaid Foreign Athlete (duō fù xīn shuǐ guò gāo de wài jí yùn dòng yuán)
Overpaid Foreign Athlete (duō fù xīn shuǐ guò gāo de wài jí yùn dòng yuán)
 
Posts: 3380
Joined: 10 Jan 2004, 06:04
Location: Taipei



Re: German Passport holder teaching English

Postby hsinhai78 » 21 Jan 2016, 11:31

bob_honest wrote:I am German, yet never worked in the teaching industry. As far as I know only native English speakers can work legally as English teachers here. Yet I personally know a EU citizen not from UK/IRL working in a "Kindergarten" as a teacher. He might be employed as an adviser or similar, which would not make it perfectly legal.

Maybe wait for people from the business here on the forum who talk you through it.


Only citizens from certain English-speaking countries can get a work permit as English teachers. If you have open work rights through marriage to a local or an APRC it would entirely depend on a school willing to employ you but there would be no legal restriction due to your nationality.
User avatar
hsinhai78
Gravel Truck Driver (suìshí chē sījī)
Gravel Truck Driver (suìshí chē sījī)
 
Posts: 1384
Joined: 14 Apr 2012, 22:27
In Taiwan since: 01 Aug 2009



Re: German Passport holder teaching English

Postby bob_honest » 22 Jan 2016, 09:34

Ah yes, that is what that other EU fellow's situation is, because he is married here.
Taiwan is like Zimbabwe: Cheating foreigners out of their monthly old age labor-law pension: read here: https://www.forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=138311&p=1736162#p1736162
User avatar
bob_honest
Overpaid Foreign Athlete (duō fù xīn shuǐ guò gāo de wài jí yùn dòng yuán)
Overpaid Foreign Athlete (duō fù xīn shuǐ guò gāo de wài jí yùn dòng yuán)
 
Posts: 3380
Joined: 10 Jan 2004, 06:04
Location: Taipei



Re: German Passport holder teaching English

Postby aim » 10 Apr 2016, 19:46

I know many non-English native speakers from EU counrties that teach English. Even heard for Turkish ones so anything is possible i guess. The funny thing is that I know some of them and their accent sucks big time.
aim
Breakfast Store Laoban (zǎocān diàn lǎobǎn)
Breakfast Store Laoban (zǎocān diàn lǎobǎn)
 
Posts: 127
Joined: 25 Jan 2010, 07:34



FRIENDLY REMINDER
   Please remember that Forumosa is not responsible for the content that appears on the other side of links that Forumosans post on our forums. As a discussion website, we encourage open and frank debate. We have learned that the most effective way to address questionable claims or accusations on Forumosa is by engaging in a sincere and constructive conversation. To make this website work, we must all feel safe in expressing our opinions, this also means backing up any claims with hard facts, including links to other websites.
   Please also remember that one should not believe everything one reads on the Internet, particularly from websites whose content cannot be easily verified or substantiated. Use your common sense and do not hesitate to ask for proof.




Return to Legal Issues at Work



Who is online

Forumosans browsing this forum: No Forumosans and 0 guests