Teacher of English (Hourly Paid)

Date: 27 Jun 2024

Location: New Taipei City, East Asia, TW

Company: British Council


We support peace and prosperity by building connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and countries worldwide.


We work directly with individuals to help them gain the skills, confidence and connections to transform their lives and shape a better world in partnership with the UK. We support them to build networks and explore creative ideas, to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications.


Working with people in over 200 countries and territories, we are on the ground in more than 100 countries.  In 2021–22 we reached 650 million people.


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Role Purpose


  • To maintain and enhance professional development and academic quality in the teaching center, through the management of in-house teacher development programme and support
  • To promote and ensure quality teaching and effective learning of English
  • To provide learners with a rewarding and stimulating English language learning experience
  • To support the wider aims of British Council and its cultural relations mission



  • Plan and deliver high quality English language lessons which meets the needs of different customer groups, taking into account individual learning styles – up to the number of contracted teaching hours
  • Monitor progress and provide regular feedback to help manage students’ performance throughout the course, and actively promote learner autonomy and sense of progress
  • Contribute to the development, evaluation, and improvement of English language courses, materials and related services, in order to meet students’ needs by actively working as a member of the teaching team
  • Complete teaching related administrative tasks to specified standards
  • Actively engage in professional development and performance management to ensure quality and high standards in teaching and learning, and maintain British Council’s position at the forefront of best ELT practices
  • Contribute to the development of lasting, mutually beneficial relationships by enhancing students’ understanding of contemporary UK
  • Assist the teaching centre team in delivering excellent customer service and upholding British Council Values and Behaviours
  • Ensure safeguarding and guidelines are applied and upheld in line with standards and policy for the following areas:
    • Child protection
    • Equal Opportunity and Diversity
    • Health and safety



  • Cambridge CELTA or Trinity Certificate TESOL
  • Undergraduate or University degree in any discipline
  • High proficiency in English i.e. full mastery of English across all 4 skills equivalent to user CEFR C2.


  • Cambridge DELTA or Trinity Diploma or equivalent
  • PGCE/B.Ed. in Primary or Secondary or equivalent
  • Certificate in English Language Teaching to Young Learners extension or Teaching Young Learners Extension Certificate

Work Experience

  • 2 years post-certificate (i.e., CELTA or Trinity Certificate TESOL) experience
  • Experience in teaching relevant age groups:
    • Young learners aged 4-7 (400+ hours)
    • Young learners aged 8-12 (400+ hours)
    • Young learner aged 13-17 (400+ hours)
    • Adults  18+ (400+hours)

Salary & Benefits


  • Salary: NT$950 per hour
  • Contract length: Indefinite
  • Location: We are seeking Hourly Paid Teachers for Linkou.
  • Work Schedule: We seek Hourly-Paid Teachers available primarily on Saturdays and/or Sundays, for morning and evening classes. 
  • Performance enablement: Our professional development pathways are organized by professional practice using the British Council’s Continuing Professional Development frameworks for teachers. These frameworks address the skills and knowledge English language professionals need in their day-to-day working lives and throughout their careers. As part of our teaching staff you will:
    • Meet regularly with your line manager to discuss your progress
    • Attend regular training sessions, including in-person sessions as well as a large range of online training 
    • Get feedback on your classes from a highly trained team of teacher trainers
    • Have access to the British Council library of relevant ESL materials. 
  • Other Allowances: Fares/Travel/Baggage allowance, Relocation/Transfer Allowances-Not applicable for this role


Additional Information


Passport requirements/ Right to work in country: 


Local labour requirements specify that only passport holders from countries where English is the official language used in the country specified in the passport are eligible for an ARC. Applicants for hourly-paid positions can have a primary employer which sponsors the ARC and the British Council Taiwan will be the secondary employer. Alternatively, if in need of a work permit British Council could sponsor the applicant as the primary employer if they can meet minimum hour requirements. 



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Equality , Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Statement


The British Council is committed to policies and practices of equality, diversity and inclusion across everything we do. We support all staff to make sure their behaviour is consistent with this commitment.  We want to address under representation and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, in particular, but not exclusively, on grounds of ethnicity and disability.  All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria are guaranteed an interview and we have Disability Confident Employer Status. We welcome discussions about specific requirements or adjustments to enable participation and engagement in our work and activities.


The British Council is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults who we work with.


We believe that all children and adults everywhere in the world deserve to live in safe environments and have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse, maltreatment and exploitation as set out in article 19, UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) 1989.


Appointment to positions where there is direct involvement with vulnerable groups will be dependent on thorough checks being completed; these will include qualification checks, reference checks, identity & criminal record checks in line with legal requirements and with the British Council’s Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.


If you have any problems with your application please email askhr@britishcouncil.org


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