Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China, which has a long history and was colonized by the United Kingdom hundereds of years ago. It is located in South China, enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea; Bordering Shenzhen to the North. The city is known for its fast moving economy, modern skyline and natural harbor that attracting a number of expats come to travel and begin their career.
Teaching jobs in Hong Kong
In Hong Kong, English and Cantonese are the official languages, with Mandarin (the official language in China) on the rise. However, even though English is one of the official languages, there is still a considerable need for English language training in schools. Hong Kong offers many available jobs in international schools, private training centers and kindergartens for those who have teaching experience and hold a BA degree or higher.
How to find teaching jobs in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is one of several countries that have excellent online resources when it comes to finding jobs teaching English. Many positions are available through various online job boards which list the teaching positions by country, as well as through the Hong Kong government's website. With a little searching, you should be able to find numerous jobs for which to apply.
Requirements to teach English in Hong Kong
1: Have a BA or higher certificate
2:You must be a native English speaker from one of the following countries: Canada, USA, Australia, England, New Zealand, or South Africa.
3:Teaching experience is preferred, but not required
4:You must have a 120-hour TEFL certification
5:You must commit to a one-year contract.
Hong Kong is an international city and provides many opportunities for promotion.
Teaching in Hong Kong can give you excellent working experience in the future no matter where you go to teach and which country you go to. After you teach one or two years in Hong Kong, you can easily find a job in other cities like Guangzhou, Shanghai, Macau and Hong Kong. You can ask higher salary or a higher position when you negotiate with your employer.
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