I’m in the process of permanently moving to Southern Italy to write professionally while teaching English. I’m writing you this email in hopes that you might give me a tip on how to get started with writing professionally. You appear to have found success and I’m taking a shot in the dark asking for a tip or a recommendation. Do you know of a particularly informative book? Is it necessary to begin blogging in order to entice publishing opportunities?
I have been researching living and working in Taiwan and came across your writing, tips, information and blog. I have found this to be a wonderful resource.
I have seen enough of Taiwan to know that I would be happy living there. I would like to marry my Taiwanese girlfriend and settle down there.
I’m thinking of moving to Taiwan, but I’ve heard there are not as many teaching jobs as there used to be. Are there still many jobs? How can I improve my chances of finding one?
When I first arrived in Tainan six years ago I would be approached on the street and in restaurants by people who needed teachers. When I went to an interview, I would be interviewing the school, rather than the school interviewing me. Teachers were in very high demand. Schools would accept anybody.
I just landed a job at a language school in Taiwan, teaching both kindergarten and elementary age kids. I found the job through IACC.
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