Reach To Teach - English Teaching Jobs in Taiwan

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About

Do you enjoy travel? Do you enjoy being around children? Do you think you have what it takes to be a creative and inspirational teacher? If so, then teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) may be the perfect opportunity for you. Reach to Teach staff are all former ESL teachers from countries around the world. We understand the business and care about our teachers and their students. The schools we represent are among the best in the business.

When you arrive at your school, our support does not end. We are there to help you through your exciting year of cultural challenges and adventures. We currently have many exciting opportunities in Taiwan. Reach to Teach is a FREE ESL Teacher Placement service. All you NEED is a 4 year degree, but you MUST have a great imagination and sense of adventure! If you would rather be experiencing the varied cultures of the world instead of the inside of a cubicle, this is for you!

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Hi, I'm keen to know more and apply for this program. I am located in Saudi Arabia at the moment. My current contract expires, May 2016. When is the best time to apply?

Reviews

93%
based on 37 reviews
  • Benefits 9.1
  • Support 9.5
  • Fun 8.8
  • Facilities 9
  • Safety 9.6
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kbelle
9/10

great support from reach to teach

I used R2T to secure a job in Taiwan. Since I wasn't living in Taipei, I didn't participate in most of the organized activities for teachers. However, I was always invited and when I did go I met lots of great people. R2T was really supportive during my transition to teaching and helpful when I needed something. The job that they helped me get was an honest, fine job. Not the very best possible, but safe, honest and more than just ok. I would definitely recommend using R2T to a friend who wasn't too confident about going without a recruiter.

Yes, I recommend this program
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andrewbudrobinson
10/10

Pretty Swell Company

Getting a job through Reach to Teach was extremely pleasant. Carrie helped me out every step of the way, and I made it to Taipei safe and sound. I was able to find an apartment the first week and started teaching not but two weeks in. My job placement was great, and I'm very happy to be where I am. No difficulties yet to report.

Yes, I recommend this program
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alm004
10/10

Reach to Teach is great!

My experience with RTT has been amazing. They were incredibly supportive in helping me find my teaching job and patiently answered my many questions. They helped me find a job that was exactly what I was looking for and gave me accurate, honest information. Since I have been in Taiwan, their support has been even more valuable and has gone far above and beyond what I expected. They have given me information on everything from teaching materials to local places to hang out. Their monthly social events have helped me develop a social network here, which is very comforting in an unfamiliar country. Everyone from RTT is totally approachable and always available to help.

Yes, I recommend this program
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TeacherPeter
8/10

Best Agency in Taiwan

Agents in the ESL world don't have the best reputation, and for the most part for good reason. They connect teachers with jobs and take a cut, whether directly from the teacher or from the school. A lot of agencies also get involved in other shady practices. If you use an agency, you're going to get paid less than if you find a good job on your own. There's no way around this.
So, why use an agency? It's actually very hard to sift the good schools from the bad. Working conditions can get pretty terrible on the bad side of things. If you're applying from your home country, it's virtually impossible to know what you're getting into. If you're already there and you do a great deal of research, you still won't really know until you get there. Reach to teach has been around for a while and they have longstanding relationships with a variety of schools.
As far as Agencies go, Reach to Teach is hands down the most responsible I have come across. They are very straightforward and they put a great deal of effort into finding the right job for each candidate. Reach also offers a strong social network and ongoing support to teachers once they arrive and throughout their year long contract. Whether or not you chose to use an agent or not is really up to you. If you use an agent, I strongly suggest you chose Reach to Teach.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Barlo
10/10

Smart Service, Great Social Scene, Loved Taiwan

I had a great experience with Reach to Teach. They set me, and my girlfriend us in Taipei. We were set up in different schools, by they were nearby.

All for the better that we went to different schools, as we broke up about 3 weeks after arriving in Taipei. Remember that song, 'It wasn't me,' yea...well...

Reach to teach put me in a quality school, with pay that was better than average for Taipei. Good social events, and I met some great people through those.

Though Reach to Teahc didnt offer much to help me find housing, I would certainly recommend them strongly.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Andrew
8/10

Reach to Teach Can Be Trusted

It has been my good fortune to know the founder of Reach to Teach (RTR) for over a decade both as a friend and as a recruiter. The school I work for has had a long and close relationship with this recruiting agency and it has sent many foreign teachers to us. I am actually a little envious of RTR teachers. My first six months in Taiwan was a rocky experience. Comparatively speaking, RTR rolls out the red carpet for it's teachers that leads straight to the school they are going to work for. As a former manager of 12 foreign teachers, they would liaise with us concerning the teachers they had. After a choice was made we were informed of the teacher's arrival date. RTR arranged for a limousine service to take them to their initial accommodation. Sweet! In a number of cases, new foreign teachers stayed at my home initially. Even after they arrived at our school RTR would check in with them to see if everything was alright and if they were settling in properly. Sometimes a representative would accompany a new teacher to our school or simply come by to touch base with their teachers and with management. There was even a situation I recall where someone from RTR came in to mediate on behalf of one of their teachers who had some concerns long after they had started working for us. I have found Reach to Teach to be professional, dependable and trustworthy. Whether you are a school in need of foreign teachers or a teacher looking for a job I can recommend Reach to Teach to you.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Burgon
Senior Foreign Teacher
Kid Castle American Language School
Ing Chuen Branch

Yes, I recommend this program
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Ashley
10/10

Besides a great job, also provides amazing support!

I couldn't have been happier with the service provided by Reach to Teach. After having dealt with a number of questionable recruiting agencies while looking for a teaching job from Canada, it was such a relief to connect with Reach to Teach. Once completing a phone interview (where my Grandma said I couldn't come to the phone as I was in the bathroom), Reach to Teach helped to find me a great job.
Their service didn't just end at finding me a job. Upon arriving to the new and exciting, yet extremely overwhelming country of Taiwan, members of the Reach to Teach staff helped me to adjust to my new home and meet new friends. They regurlarly plan really fun social events that give you the opportunity to meet teachers that have been there for years, as well as those that are just arriving. The events also gave the opportunity to experience different activities or parts of the city. It ALWAYS included amazing, local food, and usually some refreshing beverages. I met some of my closest friends through these events. The staff at Reach to Teach were also useful in helping if any questions or issues arose, or if you just wanted someone to chat with.
Since returning to Canada, I have recommended Reach to Teach to any of my friends that show interest in teaching overseas!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Reach
10/10

Great Program

Reach to Teach was a perfect fit. I met a great group of fellow teachers from all over the world, worked in a supportive school close to my place and could not of enjoy Taiwan anymore.

Yes, I recommend this program
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BAE
9/10

Great Recruiting!

Reach to Teach is the first and only recruiting company that assisted in helping me get my teaching position in New Taipei City, Taiwan. I came to Taiwan independently and decided to apply/interview for positions in country. After a week of many teaching positions, unsuccessful interviews and a lot of frustration, I came across RTT's ad looking for teachers to fill positions, and sent my resume immediately. A recruiter got back to me on the same day and I was already impressed with the person I spoke to - with their questions and information. Unlike other recruiting agencies, and after 4 months of being hired, RTT has managed to do their best to be a support and help. I receive monthly emails and invites to social events for the foreign teachers. This is why I rated RTT a good agency to contact for finding a teaching position overseas! Whenever anyone asks me about teaching overseas, I will definitely refer them to check out RTT.

I am satisfied with the school I work at. The things I enjoy about being there are the overall atmosphere and the kids I teach. I incorporate a lot of creativity in my lessons - playing a lot of BINGO, competitive word and sentence games, and use a reward system for good behavior and hard work during the week. The thing that has been challenging for me is to keep up with all the information I have to remember - but I best organize by keeping a schedule/planner I look at daily. As for adapting to Taiwan, the culture and other things, it's a great place to teach and live. I try to keep an open mind and a positive attitude, and I think that's what's helped me get through the challenges and unexpected things that I've encountered.

Yes, I recommend this program
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joymeckes
9/10

Reach to Teach in Taiwan

Reach to Teach got me my first TEFL job ever in Taiwan. At first glance, it almost seemed too good to be true, but it really exceeded my expectations.

After being waitlisted for the JET program, which was an extremely long process, I was very eager to find another way to get to Asia. I applied to RTT, and was surprised by how quickly they got back to me. I had an interview with Mitch within a few days, and got a decision almost immediately. Even though it was already May and I wanted to be there by the end of June, RTT managed to match me with a school and help me get my papers in order so quickly, that I got there before July.

Throughout my time in Taiwan, RTT was a great resource for socializing and getting to know Taipei. They regularly organized weekend activities, and I made some lifelong friends during my time there. Really, I couldn't be more pleased with how much they helped me. Taiwan was a life-changing year for me, and I couldn't have experienced it without RTT. I strongly recommend them if you're considering teaching in Taiwan.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Charlotte88
10/10

Reach to Teach

I found the support given by RTT to be really great. The monthly meetings (although I have only been to one) are a great way to meet other teachers and it was nice to meet other people who were also just new in Taiwan and in the same boat as me. I trust RTT selects the schools carefully and I know if I have any troubles I can go to Carrie for help. The school I am at is really friendly, and although the first week has had quite a few challenges, I am really happy to be teaching there for the next year.

I would recommend anyone looking to teach in Taiwan to use RTT. It is such a new and confusing experience moving to a new country and having support really does make all the difference.

Yes, I recommend this program
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portteach
10/10

An opportunity to teach in Asia

Reach to Teach found a set me up with a great program to teach ESL in Taiwan. They were courteous and very pro-active as far as finding a placement for me. I would recommend Reach to Teach to anyone looking to teach ESL in a foreign country.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Alan
9/10

Reach to Teach

I was impressed by the additional support offered by RTT. When the time came to renegotiate my contract, I contacted the RTT guys and asked for some help. I got taken to coffee and a chat. Mitch Gordon wanted to know what I was looking for. From that point he guided me and help me get exactly what I wanted. With his help we weighed up the possible options. When the time came to negotiate, I got more than I expected. RTT areprofessional and well organised. THey also, ulike many other recruiters are prepared to do what they promise.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Annanaqu
9/10

If you're going to teach in Taiwan, do it HERE!

Mitch and the support at RTT are trustworthy, well organized and fun. Taiwan can be an intimating place so its great to be set up with a group of bright-eyed teachers in the same position.

Highly, highly recommended! Get out there and explore :)

Yes, I recommend this program
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Alex
10/10

A Great Experience with Reach To Teach from Interview to Contract Expiry

Reach To Teach was side by side with me during my initial research process, through the interview and acceptance stage, at my arrival in Taiwan, and during my year.... they even gave me nice fair well to boot.

The company structure is extremely solid and professional and the people working for RTT maintain this reputation. Right off the bat I found the company was responsive, informative, honest, and genuine. I never felt I was being "sold" or pushed to do something but rather I always felt I was having a conversation with a group of people that were genuinely trying to find the best fit for me.

RTT answered all my questions in the time leading up to my arrival in Taiwan and really helped me prepare physically and psychologically. Then, upon arrival, I had the chance to meet with other RTT teachers through sponsored events and networking implemented by RTT.

During the year I had a few small problems and RTT staff were always willing to help. They created an incredible environment for me during my year in Taiwan both on the professional side (teaching) and the social side. It was truly one of the best years of my life and some of the people I met during that year have remained as some of my best friends.

Honestly, Reach To Teach is an incredibly well run company that provides professional service, expert advice, and genuine care for teachers. They have my full endorsement!!

Yes, I recommend this program

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As any ESL Teacher can tell you, finding a good teaching job abroad can be difficult. Similarly, a lot of ESL schools feel that finding a good teacher is equally difficult. This is where we at Reach To Teach come in. Our motto is matching great...