Finding work as an English Teacher in Hong Kong
Foreign English teachers are in huge demand in this cosmopolitan region. Opportunities are available to teach kindergarten, primary and secondary level children at private and public schools or at the many language schools which cater for all ages. Expect fantastic pay and excellent working conditions.
If you have an English degree, teaching experience, or a TEFL/TESOL Certificate, then you are eligible to apply through the Native-speaking English Teacher Scheme (NET). This program is affiliated with a variety of public schools and you can apply to teach either elementary and middle school or high school. These typically ask for a two-year contract, which begin and end in August.
There are a ton of international schools all over Hong Kong, which include British, American, Australian and Canadian schools. International schools will require a degree in the area or subject you will teach. If you have extensive teaching experience, then they may make an exception.
Teachers can post ads in newspapers or flyers in popular neighbourhoods. As a private tutor you can charge anywhere from HKD300 to HKD500 per hour depending on your skill level and abilities. Be wary of this option since it does not come with a work visa and you would only be able to do this if you already have a Hong Kong Residency Permit.
|Monthly Salary||Salary ranges from HK$15,000 to HK$50,000 per month.|
|Length of Contract||1 to 2 years|
|Accommodation||Accommodation is provided by the schools|
|Airfare||Return airfare paid at end of contract|
|Start dates||NET scheme – Winter and Spring Private schools – All year round|
| Requirements|| Bachelor’s degree and TEFL certificate|
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