ITTT’s TEFL course in Taiwan is located in the capital city of Taipei, a thriving metropolis that is the political, economic, academic, and cultural center of Taiwan and is a significant hub in the East Asia region. Taipei is a town of many contrasts brought about by its fascinating history. Modern skyscrapers soar above ancient Chinese temples and colonial buildings. Taipei’s most noted building is the Taipei 101 building, which was the tallest building when it was built in 2004. It was only knocked off the top spot in 2009 by the Burj Khalifa. The culture and history of Taiwan can be discovered in the many interesting museums around the city such as the National Palace Museum where you'll see a large assortment of ceramics, carvings, paintings and calligraphy from ancient China.
One of the best things about Taipei is the superb food you'll be able to try here. Chinese food is obviously available all over the place, but Western food and other Asian cuisines are also available and English-language menus are more common these days. Rice and noodle dishes form the majority of Chinese along with fish, chicken, beef, and pork dishes with vegetables. The dishes tend to not be spicy, but come with a range of condiments, such as pepper, chili sauce and soy sauce. Typical Taiwanese dishes are “braised pork on rice”, “beef noodle”, “fried rice”, and “soup dumplings” (Xiao Long Bao). Seafood is also very popular with lobster, crabs, cuttlefish, and Neritic Squid among the number of delights to relish.
Taipei has a thriving nightlife with several night markets and western bars to enjoy. The Shilin Night Market is probably the most famous of them all and is a popular draw for locals and tourists. The night markets usually open around 4 p.m. and keep open well past 12 a.m. and are good places to eat and shop if you are on a budget. Taipei also has a number of more upmarket shopping malls on offer including one at the bottom of the Taipei 101 tower.
Yangmingshan National Park is a great place to explore the natural beauty of Taiwan and can be found between Taipei and New Taipei City. The park is known for its cherry blossoms, hot springs, sulfur deposits, fumaroles,, and hiking trails, as well as Taiwan's tallest dormant volcano, Seven Star Mountain , which at 1,120 meters, is an impressive sight.
When you decide to earn your TEFL Certificate at ITTT’s training centre in Taipei, Taiwan, you will get excellent training from leading industry professionals and an internationally recognised and accredited TEFL Certificate, and you will be sure to make friendships and memories to that will last a lifetime.Apply now & get certified to teach english abroad!
Our Taipei training school is located in a nice area of the city surrounded by schools, universities and parks. The TEFL center itself is found in an American-English education institute, which teaches children. The center is about 10 minutes’ walk from the nearest MRT station and is very conveniently located to get around town.
In-class teaching practice takes place in real classrooms to give you authentic experience in a genuine teaching environment. All members of our staff have great English skills and we have mentor teachers available to give trainees advice and insights to teaching English as a foreign language.
There are a number of different accommodation options available to trainees for the duration of their course. These include hostels, which are located close to Taipei Main Station. It will only take about 25 minutes to get from the hostel to the training center by public transportation. Once your place on the course has been confirmed, we will help you to arrange the most suitable accommodation.
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The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.
The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) Paypal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.
The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.
The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.
If you choose to use our accommodation, it should be paid for either by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the school at the start of the course.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are my payment options?Close
Deposit payments for the TEFL course must be made to our administrative centre. The quickest and cheapest way to pay is by credit/debit card, but you can also make payments via Western Union, Pay Pal or bank transfer. While there are no deadlines for making the deposit payment, our courses can sell out quickly and you can only be sure your place is secured once the deposit has been paid.
Once you have made your deposit payment, we will send you an email with a booklet with information about the TEFL course and Taipei itself.
The balance payment of the TEFL course fees is due on the first day of your course by credit card or two weeks in advance by bank transfer.
The fees for your course are all inclusive and you will not be asked to make additional payments for any of your TEFL course related materials or services including course accreditation fees and lifetime job search help.
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We have partnered with a Taiwan youth hostel organisation, which enables us to help you to book accommodation in advance.
You can also choose from a variety of hostels and hotels in Taipei at a range of different prices and we can provide a list of hostels and hotels to you if needed.
What travel documents will I need for Spain?Close
All visitors to Taiwan are required to carry a passport with at least six months’ validity after their arrival date.
Passport holders from the UK, the US, Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand wishing to enter Taiwan are generally granted a ‘Landing Permission’ at the airport. * As this information is subject to change at any time, we advise everyone to contact your local consulate for current travel regulations prior to planning your trip.
What is the course schedule?Close
Classes begin at 10:00 a.m. Monday to Friday. There is a lunch break at 1:00 p.m. and classes begin again at 2:00 p.m. In the afternoon classes, students will prepare for their TEFL teaching practice sessions held in the late afternoon. After these sessions you will receive immediate feedback from course instructors. Teaching does not take place every afternoon, but you will receive six to eight hours of observed teaching practice over the four-week course. In addition to these hours, there is also time that must be spent preparing materials and completing various assignments. You will also have the option of teaching adults as well if you would like to increase your experience in this area.
What can I expect during teaching practice?Close
You will get advice from your course trainer on lesson planning and then get immediate feedback on your lesson after it’s been delivered. Practicum is assessed and a satisfactory assessment is required to earn your TEFL Certificate. The students are Taiwanese and are all excited to learn English.
Who usually attends the course?Close
Class sizes are usually around five to eight TEFL trainees per course and we welcome trainees over the age of 18. Most of the participants are American, British, and Canadian or South African. We do accept non-native speakers of English who have a high proficiency in the language.
Is there a dress code?Close
For all input and tutorial sessions at the training location, there are no specific dress requirements. We simply ask that you are mindful of your peers/students and be respectful of the fact that you are a visitor in another country.
During Teaching Practice, however, there are specific dress requirements that adhere to the local working culture and basic ideas of professionalism. All trainees are expected to dress “casually smart” according to the following guidelines:
Shoulders should be covered. Very thin straps or tank tops are not allowed. No low-cut necklines or very short skirts. Bare midriffs must not be visible, even when lifting arms up.
Long pants or jeans. Short- or long-sleeved shirt with a collar; a tie is not required. Loafers or dress shoes, sandals are not acceptable. Long hair should be neatly tied back into a ponytail.
What should I bring for course studies?Close
Please make sure that you bring a pen and some notebooks for taking notes during the TEFL course. Otherwise, all the forms and instructions you need will be provided by us, including notes from the input sessions. It is a good idea to bring your laptop or mobile phone with you so you can connect to the free Wi-Fi to do any additional research on the internet.