If you are interested in teaching English in a country where the cultures of east and west meet, then you could not come to a better place than Hong Kong. This former British Territory became the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China on 1st July 1997. China has agreed to operate a “one country, two systems” formula, meaning that China’s socialist economic system will not be practiced in Hong Kong and that Hong Kong will enjoy a high degree of autonomy in all matters except foreign and defence affairs for the next 50 years.
There is an enormous demand to learn English in Hong Kong. This is the case even though Cantonese is now the medium of instruction in state schools instead of English. Demand exists throughout the private and state sectors, and there are also flourishing freelance opportunities. There are ample teaching opportunities in this vibrant, colourful location. Generally, if you are looking for teaching work, you will not have a problem. Expect more perks for if you have higher qualifications.
|Requirements : Sometimes a Bachelor Degree and The Canadian College of Linguistics’ TEFL/TESOL Certification
Typical Contract : One year
Peak Hiring Season : Year round
Teaching Hours/Week : 30 – 40
Monthly Salary* : 12,000 – 40,000 HKD
Private Tutoring : 200 – 500 HKD/hr
Cost of Living : Cost of a Big Mac = 14.8 HKD
Income Tax : 16 – 20%
Accommodations : Sometimes included
Airfare : Sometimes included
Health Care : Sometimes included
Holidays : Paid
Visa : Employer assisted
Important Notes : Preference is given to candidates who apply in person and who have degrees in English.