Sunday, April 12, 2009

Owl Preschool

Hey Everyone! Sorry it's been over a week since I last posted, but I write with a plea...tonight I got an e-mail from Yuling (my boss at Owl Preschool in Taiwan-for those who have forgotten or just may not know :D) and she needs two teachers for July 6-December 19. If you have been considering doing a internship you should really look at this one, it is such a huge learning experience, you get to travel, get paid, work with the most amazing/adorable kids ever, and have fun while doing it all. Please, please take a look at it and see if it wouldn't be something that you are interested in. If you are I am more than willing to answer questions, share pictures with you, and all of my lesson plans, etc. from my experience.

Here is a copy of Yuling's flyer (sorry I just copy and pasted it so it might look a little weird):
(and in case you miss it at the bottom, the website for the school is: )

Owl Preschool

Teaching in Taiwan

( Two openings)

(July 6, 2009~ December 19, 2009)

We are pleased to offer a unique overseas teaching experience for students of LDS schools in Taiwan, Hualien.

Our Mission

We are here to provide opportunities for our students (age 3~6) to achieve their maximum learning potential by nurturing their confidence in our classrooms.

We are also here to provide a unique overseas working environment so that college students can discover the joy of teaching and Taiwanese culture. Requirements

There are some basic requirements that are necessary to apply for this position. Please do not apply if you cannot fulfill these requirements

1. Native English Speaker

Your first language must be English. If English is your second language, it should be just as fluent and clear as your first language. Remember you are applying for a position to teach young children. You are here to teach proper pronunciation, intonation and grammar. The market in Taiwan prefers the American phonetic system. However, don't panic if you are not American. If you are willing to sound a bit 'American' while teaching phonics and vocabulary, you'll do fine.

2. Must be able to sign a six-month contract

3. Must be patient, flexible, enthusiastic, energetic and personable. You should also have a good sense of humor and genuinely enjoy working with children.

4. Caring, loyal, honest, diligent. A willingness to work as part of a team to promote a spirit of learning.

5. Should have a lot of initiative and be very creative with the children.

6. Care for the education of their students.

7. A positive, professional attitude and a genuine desire to teach children.

8. Teach 4 hours per day, Monday through Friday.

Chinese language ability is not essential as you work with a Chinese Teacher in all classes. However, it would help to learn some basic Chinese phrases to get around.

If you are confident that you can pass all the requirements, we welcome your application.

School offers:
1. NT $30,000 per month, no tax (base payment or scholarship, not including
optional extra tutoring hours at evening groups ($300~$500NT per hour payment US $1=NT $31~34).
2. Traveling insurance.

3.$500 US dollars airfare and train station pick up.

4. Visa application fee (US$100)

5. Free housingtransportation and a bank account.

6. Supportive Staff and a friendly, collaborative work environment.

7. For students, there are great opportunities to receive internship credit. Check with your advisor or an internship advisor at your University.

The websites relative:

If you are interested in teaching at our preschool, please contact Yuling Lin at

P.S. You don't know how tempted I was to just write back to Yuling and tell her that I would do it.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Beth,
    I taught at owl school in 2003. I was just talking to the other teacher I taught with their today so it prompted me to google our school and your blog popped up. I was wondering if Yuling is still looking for teachers?
    Also, I would love to hear more about your experience there. You can contact me at (that's my name)