Taipei, Taiwan

National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) affiliated schools

This partner will host:

  • 8 – secondary teacher candidates (May 17 – June 4, 2021)
  • 0 – elementary/middle years teacher candidates

(Taipei City. Credit: Creative Commons)

Teacher candidates who choose to do a CFE in schools in Taipei will be immersed in a rich cultural exchange that will give insights into both traditional and progressive lifestyles and teaching/learning pedagogical practices. Teacher candidates will work in primary and secondary schools affiliated with the National Taiwan Normal University, and there will be opportunities to speak with the university faculty and participate in university-based information seminars.

(NTNU Viennese Forest – Wenhui Hall)

A) Websites:

B) Description of Community Partner

Founded in 1946, originally as Taiwan Provincial Teachers College, the school’s mission was to train outstanding teachers for secondary education. The name was changed to National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) in 1967, but the commitment to quality education and teacher training remained. Established on the credo that education is the root of our nation, NTNU has been committed to the pursuit of academic excellence, characterized by the many influential educators and researchers it has nurtured over the years.

(NTNU Main Gate)

Bearing the hallmarks of tradition and innovation, NTNU offering a wide spectrum of courses and degrees under its 9 colleges, including the arts and humanities, education, sociology, business management, athletics, along with the the sciences. NTNU has expanded to 3 campuses: the main campus, the Gongguan campus (home to the College of Science), and the Linkou campus (home to the College of International Studies and Education for Overseas Chinese), its main campus and Gongguan campus are in Taipei City while its Linkou campus is in New Taipei City. Taipei City is the capital and a special municipality of Taiwan.

Past a current accomplishments of NTNU can be found here: and

C) Some potential CFE activities that teacher candidates may observe/teach/experience are:

  • Observe, assist and teach in a grade/subject area similar to those taught in Canada.
  • Observe, assist and teach English and English as a Second Language.
  • Observe and assist with other school activities.
  • Share Canadian Education and culture with teachers and students.

(NTNU’s Administration Building)

D) The partner’s larger community:

E) Numbers and types of teacher candidates this partner will host:

  • 4 secondary teacher candidates (April 23-May 11, 2018)

F) Required documents:

a) For entering/exiting Taiwan

– Canadian passport holders:

  1. Students should complete the following files :
    1. Application for practicum admission of NTNU
    2. A proof stating that the practicum is a compulsory part of the student’s graduation requirement.
  2. NTNU will request Ministry of Education Taiwan for a practicum permit one month before the practicum starts.
  3. With the practicum permit, students can submit their visa application with the necessary documents which are:
  • A copy of the duly filled form
  • Recent passport photos

These need to be submitted at the Taipei Representative Office in Canada. [This information is current as of March 2020, things may change so please check regularly with regards to visa requirements for Canadian passport holders]

PRC (the People’s Republic of China), Macau, Hong Kong passport holders:

At this time due to political tensions between Taiwan and mainland China, Chinese passport holders (including Hong Kong and Macau) will not be able to come to Taiwan for a CFE placement through this program. The Taiwanese government strictly prohibits Chinese passport holders from entering Taiwan schools for practicums, especially teaching and excessive contact with students. (Current as of March 9, 2020).

  1. Students should complete the following files:
    1. Application for practicum admission of NTNU
    2. Application for entry permit of Mainland Chinese resident.
    3. Letter of attorney [UPDATE PENDING FOR ABOVE LINK]
  2. NTNU applies online for the student’s entry-permit.
  3. Students would be interviewed in the Taipei Representative Office in Canada (notice for the interview will be sent out by NTNU beforehand).
  4. Online application for entry-permit approved. Payment will be made by NTNU first.
  5. After NTNU transfers the digital entry-permit via e-mail, students can apply for the visa.

(NTNU’s Administration building at night)

G) Costs

a) Would you know the cost of a monthly transit tickets in Taipei?

  • You can explore Taipei by metro, using this MRT map. This is the main site for the MRT.
  • Metro Tickets cost anywhere $1.5 CAD to $8 CAD, the higher end being transport to the airport. This blog has some nice details on navigating the metro and their costs.

Note 1: The cost of Travel, approximately, 5 CAD/per day

Note 2: 5 CAD/per day *30 day = 150 CAD/ monthly and per person

  •  In Taipei city, you can use the Youbike , YouBike is a very convenient mode of transportation in Taipei with a plethora of stations to choose from.

b) Can the school assist the student finding/recommending accommodations, or is the student to find their own?

NTNU provides accommodation options, for detailed information, please visit the NTNU website and click the “Accommodations” tab. For more information please visit the website:

  • Standard Room-2 beds Executive- 1500 TWD/per day, about 68 CAD/per day
  • Standard Room-4 beds Executive(Bunk bed) – 2000 TWD/per day, about 90 CAD/per day

c) Can you give an estimate for 3 weeks (21 days) of accommodation, food, transit and other expenses?


  • Standard Room-2 beds Executive- 1500 TWD/per day (about 68 CAD/per day) (about 34 CAD/per day, per person).  In total for accommodation: 32 X 21 days = 714 CAD/per person.


  • 15 CAD/per day * 21 day =315 CAD


  • Travel (by Taipei metro, MRT) is 5 CAD/day X 21 days = 105 CAD

Other expenses:

Total accommodation, food, transit, and other expenses: $1592.00 CAD

(NTNU’s administration Building at night)

H) Q’s & A’s

a) Does NTNU provide any assistance for teacher candidate entering/exiting Taiwan?

NTNU will provide advice on recommended modes of travel from the airport.  A list of transportation modes are located here.

b) What are the directions for getting to/from the airport to the school?

NTNU will provide airport pickup service, if the four student teachers arrive at the same time. (Other modes of travel from the airport are located here.

Getting to Main Campus I from Taoyuan Airport

  1. Take a bus from the airport to Taipei Railway Station.
  2. In order to get to the main campus, get on the MRT at Taipei Main Station and take either the red line (Tamsui-Xinyi Line) or the green line (Songshan-Xindian Line) to Guting Station.
  3. Go out exit 4 and walk straight up Heping East Rd. for about 8 minutes.

More information website:



I) Contact

Tel: +886 2 77341234
Administrative Specialist
Division of Educational Practicum and Professional Development,
College of Teacher Education,
National Taiwan Normal University
Huang, Chia-Kai

Address: 162, Section 1, Heping E. Rd., Taipei City 106, Taiwan R.O.C.

Officer Huang, Shih-Ting

Division of Teacher Education Programs,

College of Teacher Education,

National Taiwan Normal University

E-Mail Box:

Tel: +886 2 77491252

Address: 162, Section 1, Heping E. Rd., Taipei City 106, Taiwan R.O.C.


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