The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) is now accepting applications for teachers interested in spending the 2009-2010 school year teaching English to students in Taiwan. Up to ten (10) teachers will be selected to participate next school 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 2009 to July 2010, with the Taiwan partner. The first month of the contract the teacher is involved 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 available on the ADE Web site at http://arkansased.org/teachers/taiwan.html
Applications must be returned to Beverly Williams, Assistant Commissioner for Human Resources/Licensure, Arkansas Department of Education, Four Capitol Mall, Room 204-B, Little Rock, AR 72201 by noon on March 6, 2009. Interviews will be scheduled for March and selections will be made in late March or early April.
Contact Beverly Williams for more information at Beverly.Williams@arkansas.gov or 501-683-4095.