Teaching Jobs in Hong Kong

Teach in Hong Kong which is a modern metropolitan city with a thousand attraction. Also known as a shopping paradise, teaching in Hong Kong will give you a life time experience which you will never forget!

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As a UK teacher, you'll find British International Schools very easy to transfer to. English will be the main language, many of the staff will be from the UK,

Lead Teacher for Learning Technologies (TLR3)

Quarry Bay School,
Far East, Hong Kong

Responsibilities
The current ICT setup is robust:

  • Schoo...

    Start Date: 01-08-2019 Apply By: 27-01-2019


PYP Coordinator (TLR 2)

Quarry Bay School,
Far East, Hong Kong

Responsibilities
*Previous applicants need not reapply - previous...

Start Date: 01-08-2019 Apply By: 27-01-2019


Teacher of Chinese

Kowloon Junior School,
Far East, Hong Kong

Responsibilities
Kowloon Junior School is now seeking to appoint a Teache...

Start Date: 01-08-2019 Apply By: 27-01-2019


Mainscale Class Teacher

Kowloon Junior School,
Far East, Hong Kong

Responsibilities
Kowloon Junior School is looking for a Mainscale Class T...

Start Date: 01-08-2019 Apply By: 27-01-2019


Head of Chinese (TLR 3)

ESF Discovery College,
Far East, Hong Kong

Responsibilities
Discovery College is searching for an experienced educat...

Start Date: 01-08-2019 Apply By: 27-01-2019


Mainscale Class Teacher (Aug 2019 - Jun 2020)

Glenealy School,
Far East, Hong Kong

Responsibilities
Glenealy School is now seeking to appoint a Mainscale Cl...

Start Date: 01-08-2019 Apply By: 25-01-2019


Mainscale Class Teacher

Peak School,
Far East, Hong Kong

Responsibilities
Peak School is looking for a Mainscale Class Teacher. Th...

Start Date: 01-08-2019 Apply By: 27-01-2019


Expressive Arts Coordinator (Specialism in Music)

Kowloon Junior School,
Far East, Hong Kong

Responsibilities
Kowloon Junior School is looking for a Expressive Arts C...

Start Date: 01-08-2019 Apply By: 27-01-2019


Upper Primary Classroom Teacher

ESF Renaissance College,
Far East, Hong Kong

Responsibilities
The school requires a Upper Primary Classroom Teacher fo...

Start Date: 01-08-2019 Apply By: 28-01-2019


Lower Primary Classroom Teacher

ESF Renaissance College,
Far East, Hong Kong

Responsibilities
The school requires a Lower Primary Classroom Teacher fo...

Start Date: 01-08-2019 Apply By: 28-01-2019


Vice Principal

ESF Island School,
Far East, Hong Kong

Responsibilities
The team of Vice Principals supports the Principal in pr...

Start Date: 01-08-2019 Apply By: 30-01-2019


Student Counsellor (Secondary)

ESF Discovery College,
Far East, Hong Kong

Responsibilities
Discovery College is searching for an exceptional educat...

Start Date: 01-08-2019 Apply By: 27-01-2019


Teacher of Psychology

ESF Island School,
Far East, Hong Kong

Responsibilities
A full-time teacher of Psychology & Humanities is re...

Start Date: 01-08-2019 Apply By: 30-01-2019


Teacher of Mathematics

ESF Island School,
Far East, Hong Kong

Responsibilities
Island School is looking to recruit an experienced and e...

Start Date: 01-08-2019 Apply By: 30-01-2019


Teacher of General Sciences (Chemistry)

ESF Island School,
Far East, Hong Kong

Responsibilities
The successful candidate will ideally be a specialist in...

Start Date: 01-08-2019 Apply By: 30-01-2019


Teacher of General Sciences

ESF Island School,
Far East, Hong Kong

Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be a general teacher of sc...

Start Date: 01-08-2019 Apply By: 30-01-2019


Teacher of Digital Technologies

ESF Island School,
Far East, Hong Kong

Responsibilities
Island School Technology Faculty seeks a well-qualified...

Start Date: 01-08-2019 Apply By: 30-01-2019


Head of Psychology (TLR 4)

ESF Island School,
Far East, Hong Kong

Responsibilities
A full-time Head of Psychology teacher is required to jo...

Start Date: 01-08-2019 Apply By: 30-01-2019


Teacher of MYP/DP English

ESF Renaissance College,
Far East, Hong Kong

Responsibilities
The school requires a MYP/DP English Teacher for 2019/20...

Start Date: 01-08-2019 Apply By: 28-01-2019


Teacher - MYP Design and Technology

ESF Renaissance College,
Far East, Hong Kong

Responsibilities
The school requires a MYP Design and Technology Teacher...

Start Date: 01-08-2019 Apply By: 28-01-2019


Teaching Abroad for UK Teachers - Hong Kong

Hong Kong, which is Cantonese for ‘fragrant harbour’, is an autonomous territory of China, which accords the island with limited self-governance and judicial system. Although human presence in Hong Kong has been recorded for thousands of years, the island only emerged as a critical sea port after it was ceded to British control by China following the ratification of the Treaty of Nanking in 1842. In the following one and half century, Hong Kong grew to become the busiest, and arguably, the most strategically important port in the world.

In 1997, Britain returned control of the island back to China under specific sets of conditions which the Chinese government has honoured. Despite fears that the Communist nation’s policies would cripple Hong Kong’s free market economy, the island has continued to prosper two decades on. In fact, the island of seven million people has grown to become one of the leading financial centres in the world.

Owing to its critical role in international trade and finance, mastery of the English language in the business community has become critical. In addition, the presence of many international and private schools on the island also contributes to the consistently strong demand for English as a Second Language teachers.

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Teaching in Hong Kong

Demand for ESL teachers in Hong Kong has steadily grown over the past decade. The quality of applications has also increased in tandem owing to market-leading wages offered to foreign teachers here. Essentially, the best and most experienced ESL teachers in the market will eventually gravitate to Hong Kong.

If you’re a fresh graduate, it would be good idea to pad your resume first in another country before applying for a job here.

If you feel you are qualified and experienced enough to make the leap to Hong Kong, take a quick look at our list of requirements below to determine if you check all the boxes.

  • Native English speakers from U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom
  • Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS/ MA preferred)
  • Teaching certification
  • ESL certification (CELTA, CertTESOL, etc.) for English language teachers (completed at least 120 hours)
  • Minimally two years practical teaching experience
  • Signed employment contract

Note: Classes are conducted in English, so fluent command of Cantonese or Mandarin won’t win you extra points.

Remuneration of a Foreign Teacher in Hong Kong

  • Salary: £2,200 - £4,900
  • Working Hours: 35 to 45 hours a week. Working hours vary depending on whether it’s a primary or secondary school, and whether it’s a morning, afternoon or full day class.
  • School Year: Late August to mid-July
  • Benefits: Healthcare allowance, housing allowance (£1,000 to £ 1,500) and annual flight home

Local Culture and Socio-political Climate

Hong Kong is a modern metropolitan with a thousand attractions. It is a well-known shopping paradise and food haven, and the nightlife can sometimes extend to the next day. Expatriates must exert great self-control and discipline to ensure they don’t over indulge themselves – especially since there is a sizeable contingent of big-spending, ultra-wealthy Europeans and Americans on the island.

Vital Stats

  • Regulatory agencies: Education Bureau, Immigration Department and Labour Department
  • Cost of Living: 10.43% lower than London
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  • Visa: The processing time for work permit is about four to six weeks

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