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Teaching English in Hong Kong

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  • Education: 
    A preferred BA/BS to teach and impart knowledge of English in Cambodia
  • TEFL Certification: 
    A minimum of 120 Hours’ Certificate in TESOL is required to teach English
  • Peak Hiring Months:  
    Throughout the Year
  • Types of Jobs: 
    Private language schools, Public Schools, Corporate Training
  • Citizenship Requirements: 
    Both Natives and fluent English speakers can apply for jobs
  • Typical Hiring Process: 
    Interview conducted via phone & Skype in advance (preferred); some schools hire locally in China
  • Average teaching hours per week: 
    Weekly 20-30 hours of classroom training and added preparation time
  • Types of Students/Audience: 
    Business professionals, school children, private students
  • Cost of Living per month:  
    $2,300 - 5,000 USD (18,000 - 39,000 HKD)
  • Visas: 
    Work Visa
  • Potential to save: 
    Savings from $400 - 600 USD/Mo is possible
  • Average Monthly Pay: 
    $3500 - 5000 USD
  • Start –up cost: 
    $ 1000 - 2000 USD
  • Accommodation Benefits:  
    Can be availed sometimes
  • Fight Reimbursements:  
    Can be availed sometimes.
  • Health Insurance:  
    Modest co-pay to join national health insurance system
Teaching English in Hong Kong

Those teaching English in Hong Kong have the choice of getting a job all during that time with the interviews ordinarily being held ahead of time through email or via telephone. Lodging costs and airfares are needed to be borne by the teachers. Choice of a home is typically the apartments as of late emptied by previous teachers while some likewise share space with their colleagues.

The vast majority of the teaching positions include working with kids or grown-ups however it is significant that competition can be extreme in the job market with most schools leaning toward those who are from local English-speaking nations having a TEFL certificate and at least a four-year degree.

Pay scales are moderate, permitting the teachers to lead a comfortable life with potential reserve funds adding up to $600 USD a month. An average workweek has 20 to 25 hours of work and the remainder of the time can be spent exploring and going around the country.