Links to sites of interest to teachers in Taiwan.
I am always working on this section (it seems!) but is still doesn't stay
current. If you find any broken links... please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- General Interest to those coming to Taiwan
- Mr. Turton's site is highly recommended reading for anyone coming to teach
English in Taiwan. Unlike most other sites this is not a site made up of
links, but of experiences, research and first hand knowlege.
Horizon English services is a site by Chris Murphy the author of "Four
Years Without Socks." There is some very funny material at his site about the ups and
downs of teaching in Taiwan. Great original content.
There is a community calendar, there are
addresses of school, restaurants, pubs, list of community groups, churches,
General info about Taiwan. Brief history, geography, topography,
climate, maps, religion, language.
Oriented has some great resources (there is a pretty active forum for buying
and selling scooters and furniture, finding roommates etc.) Unfortunately, most of the
posters are in Taipei at this point.
This is a neat site covering many of the ins and outs of working abroad.
You will find something interesting here!
- http://www.ait.org.tw/ American
Institute in Taiwan provides help and information to Americans living abroad.
Canadian Trade Office in Taipei - Canadians contact these folks for information
about taxes, Canadian passports, etc.
- General Resources for ESL teachers
http://www.eslcafe.com/ The most
comprehensive resource on the web for ESL teachers.
bilingualism and biliteracy resources and research from a former
Taiwan Teacher staff member
Great collection of links here at the ESL Center. Topics include mixed
exercises, unciation and conversation, listening grammar, reading and
- GAMES for the ESL Classroom
EFL / ESL Games for Young
Learners by Julie Vickery with great games for kindergarten classes.
Highly recommended for young classes.
Chris Murphy scores again with 20 good games.
At EFL games, there are 37 good, easy to access games appropriate for a wide
range of kids. By Brett Reynolds.
This is the list of hints and tips for teachers broken down into
categories. There are over 120 games in the game section, however the quality of the games
varies greatly and it is slow to access.
Great game ideas and reflections on how to get the most learning out of ESL
- Links for Parents: These are two schools for international
kids living in Taiwan. Also see Mr. Turton's site above (the first
- Learning Mandarin Links:
The Nation Sun Yet-Sen University has Mandarin language classes for
foreigners as well as classes about Asian politics, geography, management
etc. You must apply early to take classes.
- http://www.tli.com.tw/e/ Most of
the recruiters and staff at Taiwan Teachers have taken classes at TLI.
Their classes are conveniently located in downtown Kaohsiung.
TLI Audio Files - Download
audio to support your study of Mandarin.
Majorie Chan's site links to all the current resources about Chinese
language & linguistics and more. Excellent!
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