Abroad ESL Teacher for Columbia Consulting Company
Summary(Review): Columbia consulting company welcomes you to Taiwan and the exciting experience of living and working abroad.
Job Overview for Abroad ESL Teacher:
Salary Per Month:
Late Afternoon (3pm-6pm)
Elementary & Junior (age 5-15)
High School & College Prep (age 15-18)
Job Details for Abroad ESL Teacher
Bachelor or above
Native North American
Native Australian/New Zealand
Native South Africa
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Abroad ESL Teacher Job Description
Innovative English Consulting System
All prospective clients are assessed of their language abilities before they sign on with Columbia Consulting in the form of a free, personal, language evaluation. This is crucial since Columbia insists on providing our clients with unique and individualized sessions. Additionally, we employ our patented curriculum system, DCGS (Dynamic Content Generating System), to give clients and consultants specially tailored content at the click of a mouse.
Clients at Columbia enjoy the flexibility of selecting the hours and times of service in an all English learning environment. At any given time, a client can come in for consultation and be placed in his proper level. With this method, combined with the individualized sessions, a few missed classes are no longer detrimental to a client’s learning progress.
Relaxed Learning Atmosphere
Unlike cram schools on the market and language schools abroad, clients at Columbia enjoy a smaller teacher-to-student ratio of 3 to 6 clients per language consultant. Clients at similar levels can learn together and encourage each other to speak up in session. Mistakes are corrected and explained immediately so clients are aware of their errors and learn from them.
Clients are consulted by a team of competent, professional, language consultants. They provide their services in a facilitative approach rather than a didatic one. The goal is to encourage clients to practice what they learn in an amicable environment. Over time, not only comfortable thinking in English.
Service Driven Consulting
We live in a service economy where success of the business is determined by the quality of service we provide. To achieve that, we first discarded the traditional educational model and positioned “pupils” as “clients”. The common perception of a language instructor has been elevated to that of a “consultant”. By placing the client as the focal point of our business, we value the exchange of dialogues rather than unilaterally lecturing the information .
Adult Oriented Clientele
The clientele is a mixture of mostly industry professionals in business, medicine and engineering, etc. They come from highly disciplined backgrounds and have a strong desire to acquire fluency. We provide flexibility to professionals who are too busy to follow a curriculum-based learning plan. As such, we favor a more dynamic approach to content generation. We also place high emphasis on the trade knowledge that our consultants bring to the mix, many of whom are musicians, engineers and businessmen/woman themselves. It is a whole new concept and it has been a proven success.
All English Immersion
Columbia believes strongly in fostering an all English speaking environment for our clients. Thus, all of the sessions are conducted free of Mandarin. The clients expect and appreciate such a setting, as this is as close a simulation as they could immerse themselves in, short of living in an English speaking country. Studies have shown that language acquisition through environmental stimulus is the most effective method of learning.
Internet Equipped Session Rooms
With the advance in search engine capabilities, Columbia saw a need to tap into this expanding content pool in an effort to bring forth materials that are not only discussion worthy but also up-to-date, refreshing and in vivid colour.A picture is worth a thousand words, they say. By equipping our consultants with this tool, you can share knowledge far and beyond mere language instruction. We’ve taken the chalk out of the equation and replaced it with the world in your hands.
It has always been our objective to hire a diverse range of individuals with his/her own unique skill sets. To achieve that, we tap into people like you who have proven career track record in your own industry. We provide on-site, hands-on practical training to incorporate you into the Columbia family. All you need to bring is a positive attitude and a will to learn.
Quality Compensation Package
Columbia provides one of the most competitive remuneration package in the industry.You will be provided with national health insurance, group health insurance and labour insurance. There are numerous opportunities for additional performance and productivity based bonues, We understand the balance between work and play, thus Columbia even provides monetary incentive for your annual vacation! Promising upward mobility into corporate management exists for those individuals who excel in performance.
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Company Information for Columbia Consulting Company
Columbia consulting company welcomes you to Taiwan and the exciting experience of living and working abroad. The information provided herein should not be considered comprehensive or complete. It is intended to provide you with some basic information and answer some of the most common questions posed by many expatriates living in Taiwan. Needless to say, the best way to find out more about Taiwan is simply to explore its many places and interact with its people. Nevertheless, we hope that you will find this guide to be useful in dealing with the logistics of living in Taiwan.
Situated in the bustling metropolis of Taichung city, The Chung-Ming Branch is Columbia’s flagship centre.
It sits on the top floor of one of Taichung’s iconic skyscrapers.
It is strategically located for ease of access to Taiwan’s famed High Speed Rail station, a train station and 2 major hospitals.
All session rooms are air conditioned, carpeted, sound-proof and equipped with a large plasma monitor for internet access.
This is Columbia’s northern Taichung branch.
The interior was recently updated by award-winning designers to showcase the chic scandonavian flair.
In the vacinity, you will find Carrefour, Starbucks,Blockbuster, McDonalds and lots of other modern creature comforts.
The consultants’ office features large work stations and an extensive library.
This is our satallite branch in the largest industrial city south of Taichung city.
As English is the primary tool for international trading, this branch was initially established mainly to serve those in the manufacturing industries aimed at exporting such as bicycle, furniture, precision tools and semiconductor, etc.
This branch known for its spaciousness and is even equipped with a screening room.
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Renting a two- or three-bedroom apartment can cost you NT$10,000 (roughly US$300) plus maintenance fees and utilities. However, most apartments are not furnished or sparsely furnished. You may need to invest some money on basic furnishings. However, Taiwanese people tend to throw out relatively decent furniture, so you can try to get some local friends to ask around for you.
The best way of locating a satisfactory residence is to find a helpful local Taiwanese who can introduce you directly to a landlord. Alternatively, find an English-speaking agent who can locate proper lodging for you. You will have to pay a half-month’s rental as a broker’s fee to the agent. Most contracts require a two month security deposit, in addition to the first months rent.
The agent will inform you what the base rent for the apartment is; then you should find out how much the general maintenance fees are for the particular apartment. Maintenance fees for a complex are prorated according to the total size of the apartment. In addition to maintenance fees, you will be expected to pay for gas, electricity and water. Of course, you will pay for additional monthly charges for telephone and cable TV if you have those conveniences. In Taichung, cable TV currently costs NT$600 per month. It is a worthwhile expense if you want CNN, HBO, ESPN, Discovery, Disney, etc. and feel like you never left home. Internet also costs approximately the same per month.
Most contracts require identification (via passport or ARC number), a non-interest bearing security deposit equivalent to two months’ rents, the first month’s rent and the agent’s fee. Since most of us are not able to read the contract in Chinese, you might do well to have a local friend review the contract and explain any unusual stipulations within the agreement. Most lease agreements for apartments are standard off-the-shelf documents.
When negotiating for your apartment, ask your landlord if they will give you rent receipts. When doing your income tax there are two ways to file. One is just a straight forward personal exemption of NT$ 73,000 where the rent receipts are of no use to you. The second is an itemized list of deductions and exemptions where things like medical expenses, insurance payments (health, labor, life and travel) and your rent can be used as deductions. If you are paying a lot in rent the itemized deductions can end up being much more than NT$ 73,000. Unfortunately many landlords refuse to give receipts because they then have to declare the rent you pay as earned income. Some landlords will raise your rent if you try to demand receipts. It’s a must to bring a local Taiwanese with you when signing a contract because they can help you negotiate for other things like replacing broken or worn out items (TV, water heater, furniture, fridge paint etc.)