Located off the south coast of China, Hong Kong represents one of the most exciting job markets for teaching English in Asia, in addition to boasting a worldwide reputation as one of the world's most dynamic cities.
Potential to Save or Break-even: Typical monthly savings range from$ 500 - $ 600 USD/Mo
Accommodation Benefits: Sometimes
Flight Reimbursement: Sometimes
Health Insurance: Modest co-pay to join national health insurance system
Teaching English in Hong Kong 101
English teachers in Hong Kong can find jobs year round, as interviews are conducted well in advance. Interviews are held both over the phone and via e-mail. Instructors are usually responsible for airfare and housing expenses. Most teachers live in apartments recently vacated by previous teachers, while many choose to room with coworkers. Teaching positions with children or adults are extensive, though it should be noted that the job market can be competitive and most schools will only hire English teachers from a native English speaking country with at least a four-year degree and a TEFL certification.
A generous salary affords English teachers a comfortable lifestyle, with the possibility to save up to $ 600 USD per month. Schools typically offer 20 to 25 hours of work per week, leaving plenty of time to travel and explore.
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"My vacation time is whenever I want, just as long as I give them an advance notice." - Abel Buenconsejo
"Nightlife is amazing! Don't let it distract you from work! People are willing to party and drink every night of the week, so be careful and pick your friends wisely- you will have many. HK is truly a westerner's dream." - Craig Schuster
"Hong Kong was more amazing than I ever imagined. It reminded me of Manhattan with its own culture and identity." - Deshawn Peterson
TEFL Certification Options for Teaching English in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a fast-growing job market for teaching English in Asia, but hiring standards can be high, so a TEFL certification will provide you with the training and qualification you need to get hired. Because schools and recruiters interview prospective teachers in their home country in advance most Americans and Canadians take their TEFL certification class online or in North America. All International TEFL Academy TEFL students receive lifetime worldwide Job Search Guidance. Here are recommended options:
Earn your internationally accredited 170-hour TEFL certification online. Taught by experienced university-level professors, this 11-week part-time course incorporates live practice teaching and is designed to accommodate those working or going to school full time. Learn more.
North American TEFL Courses
Take a 4-week TEFL Course in the U.S. prior to heading abroad. Learn more.
TEFL Courses in 25 Locations Worldwide
International TEFL Academy offers accredited TEFL certification 4-week courses in 25 locations worldwide. Learn more.
All International TEFL Academy TEFL certification courses are accredited & meet or exceed international standards. Learn more.
Why International TEFL Academy?
Based in Chicago, IL, International TEFL Academy is a World leader in TEFL certification for teaching English abroad. We offer internationally accredited TEFL Classes online & in 25 locations worldwide. We certify 3,500 people a year from all walks of life to teach English abroad and our graduates are teaching English in 80 countries across the globe. All ITA students and graduates receive lifetime worldwide Job Search Guidance.