My old boss, William, is currently looking for an English teacher at his Tomcat school. I can say from personal experience that William is a good boss and a great guy. His school doesn’t have huge student numbers, so it doesn’t pay as much as some of the other HFRBs, but outside of class prep work and stress levels are also much lower. I worked at Tomcat two years ago, and both of my co-workers from that time are still there. I think it’s pretty much an ideal job for somebody learning Chinese. My old co-worker Blake studied at Shida at the same time and made it all the way up through their level 7 classes and beyond. Now he’s going to work at a magazine, and William’s helping him make the transition. If you’re interested in this job, you’d be taking Blake’s classes. Here are the details from the ad:

  • About $700/hr starting
  • Great teaching environment
  • ARC and health card.
  • A very short walk from Shuanglian MRT in Taipei
  • 16 hours to start and more as we open new classes


  • Native English speaker (preferable North American accent)
  • 1 year of teaching experience
  • Planning to stay at least 1 year
  • At least some Chinese speaking ability and an interest in learning Chinese
  • Easy-going and a good sense of responsibility
  • Willing to teach on Saturdays

This is a great opportunity for someone planning to learn or continue learning Chinese in Taiwan. We’re a small, friendly school and have very little teacher rotation: our current teachers have worked with us for at least three years. We’ve been in business for a decade, if you meet the above requirements please e-mail a resume include your phone number to William Chiu at or call 0958-255-838.