ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LIC-08-031

Date Created : 02/04/2008


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Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Human Resources/Licensure - Beverly A. Williams, Assistant Commissioner
Teaching in Taiwan

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Mary Richbourg

Phone Number:


The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) is now accepting applications for teachers interested in spending the 2008-2009 school year teaching English to students in Taiwan. Up to ten (10) teachers will be selected to participate next year in the Teaching in Taiwan program, which is offered in partnership with the government of Taiwan.

Teachers selected to teach in Taiwan will sign an 11-month contract, which runs from August to July. The first month is spent in cultural training. Teaching assignments for the rest of the year vary according to the school, but involve teaching English to students and to teachers.

To be eligible to apply, teachers must have a current Arkansas teaching license; a masterís degree is preferred but not required.

Applications and answers to frequently asked questions are attached or may be found on the ADE Web site at

Applications must be returned to Beverly Williams, Assistant Commissioner for Human Resources/Licensure, Arkansas Department of Education, # 4 Capitol Mall, Room 204-B, Little Rock, AR 72201 by noon on March 6, 2008. Interviews will be scheduled for the middle of March and selections will be made by the end of March.

For more information contact Mary Richbourg 501-683-4863 or email


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