TESOL Jobs in Hong Kong

Job Market

Those who want to teach English in Hong Kong can find TESOL jobs at public school (NETs) or private language institutes.

NETs Jobs:

Earn anywhere between $4,800 and $8,500/month! The NET Scheme is run by the Government of Hong Kong’s Education Bureau and offers the highest salary in the TESOL industry. OnTESOL graduates get free job placement assistance for elementary and secondary schools in one of Hong Kong’s 18 administrative regions.

Private Language School Jobs:

Private language schools offer great opportunities. Salary ranges from $2,200 to $4,000 per month, plus benefits. Many schools assist with work permits and finding accommodation before you arrive.

Minimum requirements

  • Native speaker: Canada, USA, or UK. Non-native speakers who have a minimum IELTS score of 7 may also apply for TESOL jobs in Hong Kong.
  • University degree: The degree can be in any area. NET candidates who hold a Masters degree in education or related field qualify for the highest job category)
  • TESOL certification: 120 hours is the minimum requirement. Those who have more than 270 hours of TESOL training qualify for the highest job category. OnTESOL recommended adding the 20-hour Teaching English to Young Learners specialist to the 250-hour TESOL Diploma program.
  • Teaching Experience: Although teaching experience is not required for category 7 NETs jobs, those who have more than 2 years of teaching experience qualify for the highest job category.

TESOL Experts in Hong Kong

If you want to learn more about what it is like to teach English in Hong Kong, our TESOL graduate wrote excellent articles about her experience working in the public school program.

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